What's On This Week In The World Of Racing

This week is not quite as hectic as last week was with just the seven Group 1s across England and Ireland but there is still some brilliant spectacles with the main attention going to Scotland at Ayr Racecourse for there three day meeting.


Five meetings are on the agenda to start of the week with jumps racing coming to the front of the line with three superb meetings at Worcester, Hexham and Galway to wet the appetite for the up coming season.

Not all is lost for flat racing fans aswell though with two meetings in England split between a day and a night meeting with Brighton starting us off near the seaside and then going over to Kempton for a eight race card on the all weather.


Another five meetings follows the Monday up with more for the flat racing fans to shout about with all of the cards providing no National Hunt racing.

Kempton and Galway offer there second day of racing in a row where they both cover the night meetings.

The earlier racing comes from Lingfield, Redcar and Yarmouth where they show off the pick of the days racing with some interesting Handicaps that will be strongly contested.


A common theme throughout the week see's another five meetings set to take place with again no jumps racing in the offing.

Racing takes place in Scotland, England and Ireland on Wednesday starting at Beverley and the day ending at kelso.

In between them we have the second day in a row from Yarmouth in which the Listed John Musker Fillies Stakes takes centre stage, Naas offers the only Irish racing of the day and the feature of the Wednesday is at Sandown with the the Listed Fortune Stakes which could see some really smart horses go to post.


For the fourth day in a row there are five meetings spread across the united kingdom with the ony jumps meeting of the day coming from Clonmel in Ireland.

Flat racing takes over again with cards at chelmsford, pontefract, Yarmouth for the third straight day but the feature of the day is at Ayr in Scotland where it is the first day of their Gold Cup festival.

The feature race of the day is the William Hill Doonside Cup where the Listed contest see's some strong youngsters go to post.

The racing doesn't stop there on Thursday with a Grade 1 handicap taking place at Belmont Park in America where Gordon Elliot sends over one horse in the way of Clarcam to back up his Galway Plate win in the 2 mile 4 furlong Lonesome Glory Handicap Hurdle.


As we head towards the weekend the more competitive the racing gets with two meetings displaying numerous Listed contests.

Ayr offers its second day out of the three of its Gold Cup festival where two Listed contests are up for grabs with some nice prize money. Newbury also back this up with a race card built around a listed event of there own in the first day of there two day meeting.

Four other meetings are set to take place with two from England and two from Ireland with a mixture of jumps racing from Newton Abbot and Ballinrobe to the flat all weather racing at Newcastle and Dundalk.


The weekend see's the explosion of racing we were all expecting with seven strong meetings with the feature of the day coming from Ayr on in the final day of there festival with the Ayr Gold Cup. This race is keenly anticipated throughout the flat racing calendar as the 6 furlong handicap offers a first place prize money of round £125,000.

Newbury are not far behind them with a great race card on offer with two Group 3 and one Group 2 races on show. The Dubai Duty free Mill Reef Stakes always offers an attractive field and this years Group 2 shouldn't be any different.

The Group racing doesn't stop there with Gowran park offering a Group 3 contest in one of the racecourses highlight race of the year there. This is backed up by four other meetings around Great Britain at Catterick, Chelmsford, Wolverhampton and Newmarket.


The final day of the week offers a nice light three race meetings to wind the week down with a bit of racing for everyone.

Hamilton starts the day off for the flat fans in the early afterrnoon but them National Hunt racing takes over with competitive meetings from Uttoxeter and Plumpton.