UK Racing Tips
Horse racing is one of the most traditional and popular sports in the UK. Racing takes place throughout the year, whether on the flat during the summer, or over jumps during the autumn and winter months.
We’ll have every major meeting, on the flat and National Hunt racing, covered with tips. Bringing you through the card Royal Ascot tips, as well as ante-post selections for big handicaps like the Aintree Grand National.
UK Racing Tips – Famous Meetings
Arguably the most famous race meeting in the UK is the Cheltenham Festival. Known as the “greatest show on turf” the Cheltenham Festival showcases the best jumps racing from across the entire world. When the middle week of March rolls around, everyone is on the lookout for Cheltenham Festival tips.
The second most important race over jumps in the UK is the Grand National. Staged at Aintree racecourse in Liverpool ever April, millions of viewers from around the world tune in to watch the Grand National. Hundred of millions of pounds will be placed on the runners in this 40-horse handicap.
Royal Ascot is synonymous with UK racing, as is the Epsom Derby, which is also held during June. Glorious Goodwood tips are all the rage when we reach the summer months. The final major meeting of the flat racing season also takes place at Ascot, as the popular racecourse stages British Champions day.
UK Racing Tips - Flat Racing Schedule (Major Meetings)
|Month||Code||Racecourse||Meeting/Feature Race Title|
|January||Jumps||Ascot||Clarence House Chase|
|Jumps||Cheltenham||Cheltenham Festival Trials Day|
|April||Jumps||Aintree||Grand National Festival|
|Jumps||Ayr||Scottish Grand National|
|Flat||Epsom||Epsom Derby Festival|
|Flat||Ascot||King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes|
|October||Flat||Ascot||British Champions Day|
|Flat||Newmarket||Sun Chariot Stakes|
|Flat||Newmarket||Future Champions Festival|
|Flat||Doncaster||Vertem Futurity Trophy|
|Jumps||Newcastle||Fighting Fifth Hurdle|
|Jumps||Chepstow||Welsh Grand National|
UK Racing Tips – Top Trainers
Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson are the top two trainers on the UK National Hunt racing scene. Nicolls and Henderson have won every big prize jumps racing has to offer, and the two have dominated the race to be Champion Jumps Racing Trainer for the past 15 years.
On the flat, John Gosden is often the man to beat. Sir Michael Stoute is one of the stalwarts of UK racing, with the likes of Charlie Appleby, Richard Hannon, Mark Johnston and William Haggas also featuring amongst the sport’s most prominent trainers.
UK Racing Tips – Leading Jockeys
Frankie Dettori is the first name that springs to mind when you think about UK racing. Dettori is the retained jockey for John Gosden, and has been responsible for some of the most incredible moments in the history of the sport.
With modern legends AP McCoy, Ruby Walsh and Barry Geraghty now retired, the race to be crowned Champion Jumps Jockey is often wide open. Richard Johnson and Brian Hughes are the two most recent winners. The names of Harry Skelton, Aidan Coleman and Bryony Frost will also crop up when you read many expert’s National Hunt racing tips.