New Year’s Racing : Please note this lists New Year celebratory racedays and some feature racedays only – there is other racing on including exciting contests in the Jump racing and All-weather Racing Championships calendars.

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.

Mon 1 Catterick Bridge

Jump Afternoon New Year’s Day Meeting
1 Cheltenham

Jump Afternoon New Year’s Day

Live music from The Hipcats. Visit the Family Fun Zone with visits from Paddington Bear, balloon artists, Showtime Shane, plus facepainting, pony plaiting, horse hoppers, colouring in, rosette making and live Animal Magic. The first 500 children will receive a walking pet balloon.

1 Exeter

Jump Afternoon New Year’s Day Racing – A Devon Tradition


1 Fakenham

Jump Afternoon


New Year’s Day
1 Musselburgh

Jump Afternoon New Year’s Day

Top quality jump racing including the HOGMANEIGH HURDLE, plus one of the most historic amateur athletic events in the world, The New Year Sprint. Warm up with mulled wine and a haggis roll!

1 Southwell

Flat AWT Afternoon New Year’s Day
Sat 6 Wincanton

Jump Afternoon Newcomers’ Day

with a focus on lifting the lid on the sport of horseracing. See a runner tacked up in the parade ring, enjoy a guided tour of the racecourse, as well as an interview with a trainer, a jockey and a jockey’s valet. The parade ring tipping panel will be on hand to decode the jargon of the betting ring and help you pick a winner!

Sun 7 Plumpton

Jump Afternoon


Sussex National
Tues 9 Taunton

Jump Afternoon


2 for 1 offer
Fri 12 Sedgefield

Jump Afternoon


2018 Party Raceday featuring Tess Tickle and the Dragettes live after racing.
Sat 13 Warwick

Jump Afternoon BETFRED CLASSIC CHASE Day, includes the LEAMINGTON HURDLE, plus the inaugural Racing Memorabilia – Bring, Buy, Swap and Show.
Thur 18 Ludlow

18 Wincanton

Sat 20 Ascot

Jump Afternoon


Sat 27 Cheltenham

Jump Afternoon


Festival Trials Day featuring the BETBRIGHT TRIAL CHASE.
Sun 28 Sedgefield

Jump Afternoon


Sunday Funday – a great family day out.
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