Christmas Racing: Please note this lists festive or major racedays only – there is other racing on with many superb contests in the Jump racing calendar, plus fireworks extravaganzas and other fabulous days out.

Racedays may be cancelled due to bad weather and timings and other details may change so please always check details before travelling.

Information correct at time of writing.

NOVEMBER 2017

Wed 1 Fakenham

http://fakenhamracecourse.co.uk

Jump Afternoon

 

GREENE KING RACEDAY
Thur 2 Sedgefield

http://www.sedgefield-racecourse.co.uk

Jump Afternoon

 

DURHAM NATIONAL RACEDAY
2 Stratford-On-Avon

http://stratfordracecourse.net

Jump

Afternoon

Season Finale at Stratford.
Fri 3 Newmarket (Rowley Mile Course)

http://newmarket.thejockeyclub.co.uk

Flat Afternoon

 

The Final Meeting (Day 1) includes free activities such as face painting and crafts plus ‘Elfmas’ with an opportunity to write your Christmas letter and post it in the North Pole Express Post Box.
3 Uttoxeter

http://www.uttoxeter-racecourse.co.uk/

Jump Afternoon

 

Gentlemen’s Day

With prizes for the Best Dressed and Best Beard.

3 Wetherby

https://www.wetherbyracing.co.uk

Jump

Afternoon

 

The Bet365 Meeting – Day One
Sat 4 Ayr

http://www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk

Jump

Afternoon

 

Tennents Raceday

Live music from Highway in the PR Suite after racing. DJ after racing in the Ayrshire Suite.

4 Newmarket (Rowley Mile Course)

http://newmarket.thejockeyclub.co.uk

Flat

Afternoon

 

The Final Meeting (Day 2)

Includes free activities such as face painting and crafts plus ‘Elfmas’ with an opportunity to write your Christmas letter and post it in the North Pole Express Post Box.

4 Wetherby

https://www.wetherbyracing.co.uk

Jump

Afternoon

 

The Bet365 Meeting – Day Two featuring the CHARLIE HALL STEEPLECHASE.
Sun 5 Carlisle

http://carlisle.thejockeyclub.co.uk

Jump

Afternoon

 

CUMBERLAND CHASE RACEDAY

An afternoon of Jumps racing, featuring Carlisle’s most prestigious race, The Colin Parker Memorial [Class 1].

5 Huntingdon

http://huntingdon.thejockeyclub.co.uk

Jump

Afternoon

 

Annual Beer Festival

Great quality racing, fantastic tasting beers and brilliant live music from Irish band The Wild Murphy’s.

Mon 6 Plumpton

http://plumptonracecourse.co.uk

Jump

Afternoon

 

At The Races Jump Season Preview Raceday
Tues 7 Exeter

http://exeter.thejockeyclub.co.uk

Jump

Afternoon

 

HALDON GOLD CUP Day
Wed 8 Nottingham

http://nottingham.thejockeyclub.co.uk

Flat

Afternoon

 

Season Finale at Nottingham.
Sat 11 Doncaster

https://www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk

Flat

Afternoon

 

NOVEMBER HANDICAP
11 Wincanton

http://wincanton.thejockeyclub.co.uk

Jump

Afternoon

 

BADGER CHASE Day

With a 56-year continuous association with horseracing and Wincanton Racecourse, the Badger Ales Chase is the sport’s most celebrated handicap chase.

 

11 Wolverhampton

http://www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk

Flat AWT

Twilight

Twilight Racing followed by Live Music from Dirty Dancing tribute band.
Mon 13 Carlisle

http://carlisle.thejockeyclub.co.uk

Jump

Afternoon

 

GRADUATION CHASE RACEDAY
Tues 14 Huntingdon

http://huntingdon.thejockeyclub.co.uk

Jump

Afternoon

 

THE MICHAELMAS HURDLE DAY
Fri 17 Cheltenham

http://cheltenham.thejockeyclub.co.uk

Jump

Afternoon

 

The November Meeting – Countryside Day

One of the most popular days of the season with a country fair atmosphere, where money is raised for the Countryside Alliance and Injured Jockeys Fund. There will be pre-racing activities in the paddock to raise awareness of these organisations, plus a silent auction. There will be live music from the Hip Cats and The Chip Shop Boys plus Cheltenham’s Shopping Village offers an ideal Christmas shopping opportunity.

 

Sat 18 Cheltenham

http://cheltenham.thejockeyclub.co.uk

Jump

Afternoon

 

The November Meeting – BETVICTOR GOLD CUP Day

Plus Cheltenham’s Shopping Village offers an ideal Christmas shopping opportunity. Live music includes Hipcats performing in the Best Mate Plaza all day, Lucky 15’s in The Centaur, and the Chip Shop Boys in the Final Flight bar.

18 Lingfield Park

http://www.lingfieldpark.co.uk

Flat AWT

Afternoon

 

THE CHURCHILL STAKES
18 Uttoxeter

http://www.uttoxeter-racecourse.co.uk/

Jump

Afternoon

 

Beer Festival Raceday
18 Wetherby

https://www.wetherbyracing.co.uk

Jump

Afternoon

 

CIU National Charity Raceday
18 Wolverhampton

http://www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk

Flat AWT

Evening

Evening Racing followed by Live Music from Take That tribute band.
Sun 19 Cheltenham

http://cheltenham.thejockeyclub.co.uk

Jump

Afternoon

 

The November Meeting Sunday

With Family Fun Zone – the first 500 children will receive a walking pet balloon. Zone includes balloon artists, Showtime Shane, facepainting, pony plaiting, horse hoppers, colouring in and rosette making. Plus Animal Magic, a collection of unusual live animals. Plus Shopping Village and live music.

Mon 20 Plumpton

http://plumptonracecourse.co.uk

Jump

Afternoon

Pompadour Raceday
Fri 24 Ascot

https://www.ascot.co.uk/

Jump

Afternoon

 

The Prince’s Countryside Fund Racing Weekend & Christmas Shopping Fair

Featuring the Country Living Christmas Shopping Fair. Michael Owen will be riding in The Prince’s Countryside Fund Charity Race

Sat 25  

Ascot

https://www.ascot.co.uk/

Jump

Afternoon

 

The Prince’s Countryside Fund Racing Weekend & Christmas Shopping Fair

Featuring the Country Living Christmas Shopping Fair and the ASCOT HURDLE.

25 Haydock Park

http://haydock.thejockeyclub.co.uk

Jump

Afternoon

 

BETFAIR CHASE Day
25 Huntingdon

http://huntingdon.thejockeyclub.co.uk

Jump

Afternoon

 

The 2017 Winter Ladies’ Day with a Gin and Prosecco festival, The Style Awards and live music.
25 Lingfield Park

http://www.lingfieldpark.co.uk/

Flat AWT

Afternoon

 

Festive Panto Raceday

Along with a full racing card, a festive panto will take place after racing with free entertainment such as face painters and giant games throughout the day.

From £16, Kids go Free.

25 Wolverhampton

http://www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk

Flat AWT Evening Racing followed by Live Music – Elvis tribute.
Sun 26 Exeter

http://exeter.thejockeyclub.co.uk

Jump

Afternoon

 

Devon Day

Featuring a Clydesdale race in aid of Devon Air Ambulance Trust, and entertainment throughout the day.

Wed 29 Hereford

http://www.hereford-racecourse.co.uk

Jump Afternoon ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Raceday with giveaways at the entrance to the first 200 racegoers, ABF merchandise and a bucket collection. Hospitality in the Rusty Bridge Restaurant includes a talk by Champion Jockey Richard Johnson.
Thur 30 Musselburgh

http://musselburgh-racecourse.co.uk

Jump Afternoon Saltire Raceday

Celebrate the run up to St Andrew’s Day.

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