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Race Season 2019 - Dates for the Diary

Race Season 2019 - Dates for the Diary

The Cheshire Magazine round up the fixtures not to be missed in this year’s racing calendar

Randox Health Grand National Festival

Aintree, UK: Thursday 4th - Saturday 6th April

Watched by millions around the world, nothing comes close to the atmoshere and endeavour of the randox health grand national festival

Aintree Racecourse Ormskirk Rd Aintree Merseyside L9 5AS UK

t: 0151 522 2911 / 0344 579 3001



Boodles May Festival

Chester, UK: Wednesday 8th - Friday 10th May

The iconic Boodles May Festival, perfectly combining tradition with high society style

Dante Festival

York, UK: Wednesday 15th - Friday 17th May

York in May is a fantastic place to come racing, the season lies ahead and many star horses have risen to prominence on the Knavesmire over these three fantastic days

York Racecourse, Knavesmire Road, York, YO23 1EX

t: 01904 620911



MBNA Roman Day

Chester, UK: Saturday 25th May

Celebrating its historical roots within the Roman city of Chester. This promises to be a great day for the whole family

Royal Ascot

Ascot, UK: Tuesday 18th - Saturday 22nd June

The Royal Meeting is the perfect occasion for socializing, hosting a choice of four separate enclosures with plenty to offer in terms of dining. Royal Ascot is equally synonymous with sartorial elegance and is awash with colourful fashions as well as the most magnificent millinery creation

Ascot Racecourse, High St, Ascot SL5 7JX

t: 0344 346 3000



Qatar Goodwood Festival

Goodwood, UK: Tuesday 30th July - Saturday 3rd August

With five days of thrilling action set against the magnificent backdrop of the rolling Sussex countryside, The Qatar Goodwood Festival – popularly known as 'Glorious Goodwood' – is one of the highlights of the flat-racing season.

Goodwood Racecourse, Selhurst park road, Chichester PO18 0PS

t: 01243 755022



MBNA Family Fun Day

Chester, UK: Sunday 4th August

Kick start the Summer Holidays with a day of family fun at Chester Racecourse, with action on the flat and fun free activities for younger racegoers on the Open Course.

32Red Sprint Cup Festival

Haycock Park, UK: Thursday 5th - Saturday 7th September

Arguably one of the most exhilarating Flat racing fixtures in the sporting calendar, see the sprinting superstars compete side-by-side for the coveted Sprint Cup.

Haydock Park Racecourse Newton-le-Willows Merseyside WA12 0HQ UK

t: 01942 402 624 / 0344 579 3006



Season Finale

Chester, UK: Saturday 28th September

The last hurrah. Toast the end to another fabulous season of racing on the Roodee

Chester Racecourse, Chester, CH1 2LY

t: 01244 304 600



Racing Further Afield

Dubai World Cup

Dubai, UAE: Thursday 28th March - Monday 1st April

Experience the Race of Champions at the Dubai World Cup in the land of golden beaches, slick city attractions and year-round sunshine. Held at the luxurious Meydan Racecourse. Packages available through luxury travel operator ITC sports.

Qatar Prix DE L’arc De Triomphe 

Paris, France: Thursday 3rd - Monday 7th October

The ‘Arc’ is considered one of the most prestigious horse racing events throughout Europe, with enthusiasts around the world taking an interest, and on 6 October the race will take place once again at newly-designed Longchamp.

The Breeders Cup

Arcadia, California, USA: Friday 1st - Saturday 2nd November

The best return west.

Anita’s landmark Art Deco grandstand boasts an original 1930’s façade, seats 26,000 guests and can comfortably accommodate a meeting of 50,000 racegoers for the most prestigious horse racing event in the world.

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