The 2022 horseracing scene is already underway this year as fans get ready for what’s set to be an exciting year of events. With the Cheltenham Festival coming up in March, ticket sales have gone through the roof this year with many options now being sold out.
As a hub for horse racing activities, there’s also a huge line-up of exciting events in Yorkshire this year. If you’re looking to make a trip across the pond, it’s well worth booking tickets to events in advance. Below, we’ll take a look at some of the top horse racing events that cannot be missed in the UK this year.
The Cheltenham Festival
As one of the best-known horse-racing festivals in the UK and as one of the best known across the world for that matter, the Cheltenham Festival offers a full 3 days packed with excitement that will keep fans gripping the edges of their seats.
Held on the 15th to the 18th of March this year, some of the top feature races at the event include the Unibet Champion Hurdle, Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase, Ryanair Chase, and the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
This year, the top events over the 3 days will be as follows:
Day 1: The Unibet Champion Hurdle
Day 2: The Betway Queen Mother Champion Race
Day 3: The Ryanair Chase and Paddy Power Stayers Hurdle
For those who would like to get in on the action from a distance, see the Cheltenham tips from OLBG. Whether you’re looking to win big from home or get your bets in early, the Cheltenham tips page offers the best predictions, trends, stats and general advice to give you the best chance of landing the jackpot this horse racing season.
Horse Racing Events in Yorkshire
Across 2022, there are a number of exciting horse racing events taking place at York Racetrack. Let’s take a deeper look at some of these below.
Dante Festival – Wed 11th – Fri 13th May
As one of the most popular annual horse racing festivals in Yorkshire, this year the event will end with the Yorkshire Cup being held on the last day. As a thrilling flat race, the Dante Festival features a number of impressive thoroughbreds and a considerably large pot of prize money too.
The highlight of the festival is the Dante Stakes; a highly popular Group 2 Flat Race. As an event that’s been going since 1945, this one isn’t to be missed.
May Spring Meeting – Sat 21st – Sun 22nd May
The May Spring Meeting at York Racecourse features two exciting events – The William Hill Bronte Cup on the Saturday and the Sky Bet Sunday Series. Tickets are already on sale for this and are expecting to sell out quickly so it’s worth getting in there early.
June Meeting – Fri 10th – Sat 11th June
Just as the British weather begins to offer its full glory, the June Meeting at York Racing track offers a weekend full of entertainment in what we hope will be pleasant conditions. During the event, the Mid-Summer Race will take place on Friday the 10th and the 51st Macmillan Charity Race day will take place on the Saturday with tickets again available to this event now.
John Smith’s Cup Meeting – Friday 8th – Saturday 9th July
Previously called the Magnet Cup until 1988, the John Smith Cup is a handicap race that runs at the beginning of July each year. Having taken place since 1960, the traditional race offers an incredible jackpot of £200,000.
John Smith’s Brewery is the main sponsor for the race in which it’s the longest active commercial partnership in the history of racing. Events during the Meeting will include the William Hill Summer Stakes and the 63rd John Smith’s Cup.
Yorkshire Ebor Festival
The Yorkshire Ebor festival is a huge 4-day event, featuring Juddmonte International, Darley Yorkshire Oaks Ladies Day, Coolmofd Longthorpe and Sky Bet Ebor.
Overall, Yorkshire is one of the UK’s greatest hubs for horse racing events and is even known on the global stage where people from across the world participate in and watch the events. While this year’s events are looking busy, there’s set to be some great wins across the course of the events. Keep your eyes peeled for the latest predictions coming up.