Horse races are well-known with a long history from many years ago. The UK is considered as the first home of horse races. In this article, we will discuss some famous horse races in the UK, including flat and national hunt races. Some professions said that you understand major horse races in the UK means that you collect a huge number of knowledge about horse races in the world.
Firstly, discussion a flat horse race
There are five major classic races in flat horse races. They are the Guineas with over a mile at Newmarket, 2000 Guineas and Derby as the top colts, Oaks with a half mile at the Epson Oaks and St Leger over a mile and three-quarter at the Doncaster.
In general, Derby, 2000 Guineas and St Leger are combined to make the Triple Crown in the UK. All races offer horses for three-year old. Sometime St Leger can require for horses older than three years old. It can change in other occasion.
The biggest flat race in the UK is Royal Ascot which is hold in June annually. It consists 19th other group races. Final prize of this race is up to 7$ M for a winner. Some favorite races are Ascot Gold Cup, Prince of Wales’s Stakes, Queen Anne Stakes and even Diamond Jubilee Stakes.
Secondly, discussion a national hunt race
The Cheltenham gold cup is hold in March annually which is considered as the biggest national hunt race. They find the winner for the most prestigious race with over two miles. Besides it, the national hunt races have other rounds such as the Queen Mother Champion race, the Stayers Hurdle or the Ryanair race. Above all, the Grand national at Aintree is also an interesting race for this league.