Date - February 19, 2020

Big Races

In this section 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, gives you insight into the famous winners that have made these races so prestigious.

Big Race History: The Darley July Cup

One of the rare delights of the English summer is to go racing at Newmarket’s July Course, where there is a distinctly laid-back approach to racing.

The highlight of the course’s programme is the July Festival which takes place in… Read More

Big Race History: Irish Derby

The Curragh on the final weekend of June is often the setting for revenge, an opportunity of Classic glory and the chance of affirmation of brilliance.

The Irish Derby often brings together the main principles from its Epsom counterpart earlier… Read More

Royal Ascot Big Race History: Coronation Stakes

There are plenty of races at the Royal meeting which leave connoisseurs waxing lyrical over the quality of competition. Certainly down the years the Coronation Stakes has fallen nicely into that category.

The Coronation Stakes is a Group 1 contest with similar conditions to… Read More

Big Race History: Commonwealth Cup

The Commonwealth Cup is a new innovation at Royal Ascot, but one which has quickly caught the imagination of owners, trainers and breeders.

The race, over six furlongs, is a Group One contest for three year olds (including geldings) and… Read More