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EUROPEAN RACING FANS HAVE 2022 EVENTS TO SAVOR

By HRI Foreign Staff — The world has reopened, and we can get back to trackside to see some high-quality racing. The thunder of hooves and shouts of bookies offer a special mix, and there is nothing like getting up close.

We can binge on some great racing action on the television with our fingers itching to place the right bet for the rest of us.

With a historic Cheltenham behind us, we have been treated to the historic win of Rachel Blackmore in the Gold Cup. With so much excitement already experienced, what else do we have to look forward to in 2022?

Aintree Grand National

Early April is always marked by the signature event of the steeplechase season and arguably the most famous race globally. The Grand National at Aintree takes place on 9th April and is the most challenging race, with the biggest hurdles and fences.

The Chair and Beechers Brook are two of the more famous obstacles the horses need to traverse, and any jockey coming in first is immortalised in history. You will be able to place your bets on the official OlyBet website.

The Cazoo Derby Festival

The Epson Derby Festival is the highlight of June. Taking place on the 3rd and 4th, this event offers two days of the most prestigious and richest flat races on the calendar.

The Derby itself is a total distance of one mile, four furlongs and ten yards over the undulating course, and it always produces an exciting race and some glorious outfits.

Royal Ascot

Glorious June continues with Royal Ascot from the 14th to the 18th. Ascot is always a highlight of the racing calendar, and some of the finest horses show up to compete. The course covers 179 acres and is the most beautiful stage for a royal occasion.

The event is defined by its prestige and elegance, with 600,000 spectators joined by the Royal Family. It was first visited by Queen Anne in 1711, and the royals continue to visit every year they are able.

Going global

While you can pop across the UK to some of these high-quality racing events, there are some stunning races available worldwide. For those who live for horse racing, you will also look to catch the Melbourne Cup, Sheema Classic, Breeders’ Cup Classic, Prix de l’Arc Triomphe, Dubai World Cup, Kentucky Derby and many more.

Of all these, the Kentucky Derby is probably the most prestigious event. It is held on the first Saturday of May each year and is open to three-year-old thoroughbreds. If you are lucky to head out to Louisville, you will be rubbing shoulders with celebrities and millionaires.

For the winner, the prize is a mere $1.9 million. Known as the greatest 2 minutes in sport, it is a grab-your-seat moment when the horses are unleashed.

A great year to follow racing

2022 has already proven itself to be historic, with Rachel Blackmore being the first woman to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup. It has set the bar high for a stunning year of horse racing.

We can binge on some great racing action on the television with our fingers itching to place the right bet for the rest of us.

With a historic Cheltenham behind us, we have been treated to the historic win of Rachel Blackmore in the Gold Cup. With so much excitement already experienced, what else do we have to look forward to in 2022?

Aintree Grand National

Early April is always marked by the signature event of the steeplechase season and arguably the most famous race globally. The Grand National at Aintree takes place on 9th April and is the most challenging race, with the biggest hurdles and fences.

The Chair and Beechers Brook are two of the more famous obstacles the horses need to traverse, and any jockey coming in first is immortalised in history. You will be able to place your bets on the official OlyBet website.

The Cazoo Derby Festival

The Epson Derby Festival is the highlight of June. Taking place on the 3rd and 4th, this event offers two days of the most prestigious and richest flat races on the calendar.

The Derby itself is a total distance of one mile, four furlongs and ten yards over the undulating course, and it always produces an exciting race and some glorious outfits.

Royal Ascot

Glorious June continues with Royal Ascot from the 14th to the 18th. Ascot is always a highlight of the racing calendar, and some of the finest horses show up to compete. The course covers 179 acres and is the most beautiful stage for a royal occasion.

The event is defined by its prestige and elegance, with 600,000 spectators joined by the Royal Family. It was first visited by Queen Anne in 1711, and the royals continue to visit every year they are able.

Going global

While you can pop across the UK to some of these high-quality racing events, there are some stunning races available worldwide. For those who live for horse racing, you will also look to catch the Melbourne Cup, Sheema Classic, Breeders’ Cup Classic, Prix de l’Arc Triomphe, Dubai World Cup, Kentucky Derby and many more.

Of all these, the Kentucky Derby is probably the most prestigious event. It is held on the first Saturday of May each year and is open to three-year-old thoroughbreds.

If you are lucky to head out to Louisville, you will be rubbing shoulders with celebrities and millionaires. For the winner, the prize is a mere $1.9 million. Known as the greatest 2 minutes in sport, it is a grab-your-seat moment when the horses are unleashed.

A great year to follow racing

2022 has already proven itself to be historic, with Rachel Blackmore being the first woman to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup. It has set the bar high for a stunning year of horse racing.

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