2022 Horse Racing In Yorkshire - It’s a Tradition!

Published 2022/02/17

                      2022 Horse Racing In Yorkshire - It’s a Tradition!


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For generations, people have been mesmerized by the power of horses. It is human nature to place wagers on which of these massive animals can outperform the others, Like Lottoland probabilities, placing a bet on anything that is promising and completely out of your control is mind-blowing. Millionaires have been made with such wagers. Organized horse races in Yorkshire date back to the 17th century. It is part of the culture, history, and society of the area.

It is safe to say, there is no other region in the UK investing in the sport of horse racing as Yorkshire. There are more top-class racecourses in Yorkshire than anywhere else. Besides the nine top-class racecourses, there are a large number of famous and impressive stables. These include names like Middleham, Malton, and Richmond. More than 170 meetings are held in Yorkshire annually.


Horse racing styles in Yorkshire

Any style of horse racing you enjoy is provided in Yorkshire.

There are six flat racing courses. They are:

● York

● Beverly

● Pontefract

● Redcar

● Ripon

● Thirsk

Catterick in the north, Wetherby in the west, and Doncaster in the south have dual courses and monthly events.

The “Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor” meeting and the “St Leger at Doncaster” are staged in Yorkshire. They are the oldest classic horse races in the world.


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UK Horse Racing Events for 2021

2022 Chelten Festival

When: 15-18 March 2022

Where: Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, England Feature races (jumps):

● Unibet Champion Hurdle

● Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase

● Ryanair Chase

● Cheltenham Gold Cup

2022 Coral Scottish Grand National Festival

When: 1-2 April 2022

Where: Ayr Racecourse, Scotland

Feature races (jumps):

● Coral Scottish

● Coral Scottish Grand National

● Champion Hurdle

2022 Randox Health Grand National Festival

When: 7-9 April 2022

Where: Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool England

Feature races (jumps)

● JLT Melling Steeple Chase

● Randox Health Topham Steeple Chase

● Grand National

2022 Randox Grand National

When: Saturday 9 April 2022

Where: Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, England

2022 QIPCO Guineas Festival

When: 30 April to May 2022

Where: Newmarket Racecourse, England

Feature races (flat): 2000 and 1000 Guineas

Epsom Derby Festival

When: 3-4 June 2022

Where: Epsom Downs, Surrey, England

Feature races (flat):

● The Oaks

● The Derby 

Royal Ascot

When: 14-19 June 2022

Where: Ascot Racecourse, England Feature races (flat):

● Gold Cup

● St James’s Palace Stakes

● Queen Anne Stakes

● Prince of Wales’s Stakes

● Coronation Stakes

● Golden Jubilee Stakes

Coral Summer Festival

When: 1-2 July 2022

Where: Sandown Park, England

Feature races (flat): Group 1 Coral-Eclipse

2021 Moët & Chandon July Festival

When: 7-9 July 2022

Where: Newmarket Racecourse

Feature races (flat):

● Darley July Cup

● Arqana Princess of Wales’s Stakes

● Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes

King George Weekend

When: 23-24 July 2022

Where: Ascot Racecourse

Feature races (flat):

● QIPCO King George VI

● Queen Elizabeth Stakes


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Yorkshire Ebor Festival

When: 17 August 2021

Where: York Racecourse, England

Feature races (flat):

● Juddmonte International

● Darley Yorkshire Oaks

● Sky Bet Ebor

St Leger Day

When: September 2022 (TBC)

Where: Doncaster Racecourse

Featured races (flat): St Leger classic

The November Meeting 2022

When: mid-November (TBC)

Where: Cheltenham Racecourse, England

Featured races (jump):

● Mucking Brilliant

● Paddy Power Handicap Chase

● Paddy Power Gold Cup Chase

● Unibet Greatwood Hurdle

2022 Ladbrokes Christmas Festival

When: December (TBC)

Where: Kempton Park, Surrey, England

Featured races (jump):

● King George VI Steeplechase

● Mare’s Handicap Hurdle Race

● Wayward Lad Novices’ Steeple Chase

● The Desert Orchid Chase #

Coral Welsh Grand National

When: late December (TBC)

Where: Chepstow, Wales

Featured races (jump):

● Welsh National

● Finale Junior Hurdle

● Championship Bumper

Major international horse racing events

2022 Dubai World Cup Carnival

Where: Meydan Racecourse, Dubai, UAE

Number of meetings: nine

When: Thursday nights from 13 January

Super Saturday: 5 March Dubai

World Cup night: Saturday 26 March

2022 Pegasus World Cup

Where: Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, Florida, US

When: 22 January 2022 (TBC)

Kentucky Derby

When: 7 May 2022

Where: Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Preakness Stakes

When: 21 May 2022

Where: Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Belmont Stakes

When: 10-11 June 2022

Where: Belmont Park‎, ‎Elmont, New York‎, USA

The Everest 2022

When: October 2022 (TBC)

Where: Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, Australia

Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

When: 1-2 October 2022

Where: Longchamps Paris

Melbourne Cup Carnival

When: 28 October to 2 November 2022

Where: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Melbourne Cup

When: 1 November 2022

Where: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

2022 Breeders’ Cup

When: 4-5 November 2022

Where: Keeneland, Lexington, Kentucky, US

2022 Japan Cup

When: November 2022 (date TBC)

Where: Tokyo Racecourse, Tokyo, Japan


As you can see, Yorkshire, the UK, and many other places in the world are deeply involved in the world of horse racing. They support the breeding and training of these fine animals that go back for centuries. Horse racing is part of their heritage. It is steeped deep in their history.

Members of royalty and the highest social circles frequent the races. Millions will be spent on yearlings in the hopes of raising a world champion. This may be one of the few social events on the earth where the very rich and the working class will each spend their afternoons. Do not hesitate to go to one or more of the above-mentioned events this year if you can. You are sure to have a good time and it is sure to be a memory you will pass down to your future generations. Be sure to include this in your plans for 2022.