What's On This Week In The World Of Horse Racing

This week sees another sparkling week of racing with the lead up to the widely anticipated Dewhurst Stakes on the Rowley Mile the race that everyones eye is on, but before that there are some notable events in racing to take not of.


The start of the week see's a subdued start to proceedings after the weekend bought us the pinnacle of racing from Longchamp on Arc day.

Five meetings set the tone for the day with two early after noon flat meetings from Pontefract and Windsor that both stage eight race cards. Stratford and over in Ireland at Tipperary racecourse offer the proceedings for National Hunt fans.

Kempton brings up the rear for the day with a night meeting under the lights on the all weather with the big race of the night the Class 2 Claiming Handicap giving a £30,000 purse.

Leading up to the big racing on Saturday at Newmarket see's the five day forfeit stage for the Group 1 Dewhurst stakes giving punters a better idea of who will be actively entered into the race.



Tuesday see's another five meetings take place with a very similar theme to Monday's racing with five meetings consisting of four in the day and one on the all weather in the evening.

Three flat meetings start the day off with the earliest of them all getting underway near the seaside in Brighton. This is followed by cards from Catterick and Leciester.

The only jumps meeting of the day comes in Ireland at Galway with seven races and then Tuesday is rounded off at Newcastle under the lights with a meeting made up of strong handicaps.

Off the course it is the first day of the widely watched Tattersalls October Yearling Sale with this year expected to see the most money change hands with some really exciting prospects up for sale.


Five meetings get underway again on Wednesday with the class of racing taking a step up as we get closer and closer to the weekend.

Flat racing starts at Nottingham with four races on the card just for two year old runners to give us an sneak peak of potential superstars for next years big races. Cork also offer a classy card with the pinnacle of it being the Listed contest worth €45,000.

Jumps fans will not be disappointed aswell with two smart cards on offer with Ludlow returning to the racing scene after a summer lay off and they come back with a bang with a £21,000 3 mile handicap chase on offer.

Southwell brings the final jumps event of the day with some smart races before attention is turned to the final meeting of the day under the lights at kempton where Cenotaph is in search of his fourth consecutive win on the all weather.

Off the course attention is redirected to the Tattersalls sale and the big lot of the day see's full brother to Too Darn Hot, Lah Ti Dar, So Mi Dar go up for auction. The son of Dubawi and out of superstar mare Dar Re Mi is set to go for over £1 million.

Lah Ti Dah


Just three meetings for racing fans after one of the first cancellations of the jumps seasons has come already with Exeter not having a meeting that was planned due to the ground being to fast, this problem has been because of the summer we have had especially with the lack of water in the west country.

The three that do take place are from Ayr and Chelmsford on the flats with Worcester being the only course on Thursday holding the fort for the jumps racing scene.

The last day of the Tattersalls sales takes place with a tremendous amount of money set to be spent. Last year the final day saw Godolphin spend just over 4 million guineas on a Galileo filly that is currently being trained by John Gosden and will be unleashed next season.


The final day before the long awaited weekend see's four meetings with the best racing of the week so far take place at Newmarket where the ITV camera's are set to show off the Group 1 bet365 Fillies's Mile which see's some of the star two year olds of the season on show and was won by five time Group 1 winner Laurens. Also on the card is three other Group races.

York is also on show on ITV with some sharp handicap and Class 2 and 3s on show. Other meetings around the country see an all weather meeting at Wolverhampton and Newton Abbot offering the only jumps card of the day.



With the weekend finally here the best of the weeks racing is set to get underway with five race cards on offer with the best coming from Newmarket with Listed, Group 3, the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes and one of the most valuable handicaps in racing with the Cesarewitch handicap.

The Dewhurst Stakes will see the best two year old sprinters go at each other over six furlongs. This race has been won by superstars in the past that have gone on to be the best six furlong horses in the world.

York are also back for a second day of racing and will also again be on the screens with ITV where there feature of the day is the Listed Rockingham Stakes. Chelmsford offer the only other flat contest of the day.

The two jumps meeting for Saturday see's Chepstow with there first jumps meeting of the season and Hexham backing them up with a standard card.



The last day of the week see's four meetings that are not tame at all and ending the week on a high with the peak of the racing in Ireland.

Navan for the flat racing fans offers the Irish version of the Cesarewitch Handicap that isn't quite as valuable as the one at Newmarket but still a nice purse. Limerick for jumps fans brings the best of the jumps racing with the Grade A Munster National Handicap.

In Britain Chepstow offers another days racing over the jumps with there second meeting in two days and Goodwood offers a smart card in England.