In this section course-specialist.co.uk takes a look at the overall history of the big races that have shaped the pattern system for Ireland and the UK and have defined horse racing’s champions. From the Cheltenham Festival to the Grand National, Epsom Derby, Royal Ascot, York’s Ebor meeting, Newbury’s Winter Festival and Kempton’s King George VI Chase, course-specialist.co.uk gives you insight into the famous winners that have made these races so prestigious.
No race in the world compares with the drama, sense of history and achievement of winning the Grand National.
Whilst the 30 formidable fences have been modified and the course is now less than 4 and a half miles, the… Read More
Cheltenham week attracts just under a quarter of a million race goers for the Festival each March, with the Friday the busiest day when the Cheltenham Gold Cup takes place. The race is regarded as the Blue Riband of National… Read More
Inaugurated in 1959, the Queen Mother Champion Chase has established itself as one of the highlights of the entire National Hunt season.
This two mile championship race leaves no margin for error and there have been numerous occasions where a… Read More
The Cheltenham Festival is always keenly awaited and the highlight of the opening day since 1980 has been the Champion Hurdle.
The race has developed into the premier hurdle race in the calendar and always attracts the cream of the… Read More
The Betfair Hurdle has long been regarded as one of the biggest, most lucrative handicap hurdle races to win in the British jumps racing calendar.
The Grade 3 National Hunt hurdle race is open to … Read More
Desert Orchid won the inaugural race in a thrilling contest with Panto Prince
Formerly known as the Victor Chandler Chase, this 2 mile 1 furlong signature chase gives the month of January some real impetus and began life in 1989… Read More
The Welsh National has a long and illustrious history as well as several home and calendar dates.
The race originally had its home at Ely Racecourse in Cardiff, where the first running was held back in 1895. When Ely Racecourse… Read More
Undoubtedly the King George VI Chase, run at Kempton Park on Boxing Day, has become the Crown Jewel in British Steeplechasing’s first half of the season.
That underlines how misjudged the Jockey Club’s announcement that it wanted to sell… Read More