The Christmas racing season sets off at a cracking pace in the first half of December.

With top class racing and fabulous festivities, it’s time to grab your Christmas jumper and head down to a racecourse!

Christmas Racing 2019: This includes ALL racedays in December – some festive and some less so (but still providing a great excuse to form your own party)!

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.

Racecourse

Race Type and First Race Time

Raceday

Sunday 1st December

 

Carlisle

JUMP

12:20pm

Enjoy an afternoon of Jump racing

Leicester

JUMP

12:40pm

Enjoy an afternoon of Jump racing

 

Monday 2nd December

 

Musselburgh

JUMP

12:15pm

Enjoy an afternoon of Jump racing

Plumpton

JUMP

12:30pm

Festive Fun Raceday

Don your Christmas jumper and enjoy live music from the Wild Murphy’s.

Wolverhampton

AW FLAT

3:45pm

Winter evening racing

 

Tuesday 3rd December

 

Southwell

JUMP

12:30pm

Winter afternoon Jumps racing

Lingfield Park

JUMP

12:45pm

Veterans Chase Jumps Raceday

Enjoy racing for horses aged 10 years and older

Wolverhampton

AW FLAT

3:45pm

Winter evening racing

 

Wednesday 4th December

 

Lingfield Park

AW FLAT

12:10pm

Festive All-Weather Racing

Ludlow

JUMP

12:30pm

Enjoy an afternoon of Jump racing

Haydock Park

JUMP

12:50pm

Christmastime Raceday

Kempton Park

AW FLAT

3:40pm

An evening of floodlit racing

 

Thursday 5th December

 

Market Rasen

JUMP

12:00pm

Mansionbet £10 County Raceday

Access all areas for £10 when booked in advance

Wincanton

JUMP

12:20pm

Enjoy an afternoon of Jump racing

Leicester

JUMP

12:45pm

Enjoy an afternoon of Jump racing

Southwell

AW FLAT

4:10pm

Winter Floodlit Flat Racing

 

Friday 6th December

 

Sedgefield

JUMP

12:05pm

Christmas Jumper Raceday

With prizes for the Best Christmas Jumper

Exeter

JUMP

12:25pm

Festive Raceday

Enjoy fun, festivities and Jump racing

Sandown Park

JUMP

12:45pm

The Betfair Tingle Creek Christmas Festival – Day 1

Newcastle

AW FLAT

3:15pm

Evening all-weather racing

 

Saturday 7th December

 

Aintree

JUMP

11:55am

Becher Chase Raceday

Includes two races over the iconic Grand National fences

 

Wetherby

JUMP

12:05pm

Christmas Cracker Saturday

Sandown Park

JUMP

12:15pm

The Betfair Tingle Creek Christmas Festival – Day 2

Christmas cheer, family entertainment and live music. Top racing includes the Tingle Creek Chase

Chepstow

JUMP

12:20pm

Christmas Party Raceday with The Wurzels

Wolverhampton

AW FLAT

5:00pm

Christmas Party Racing

 

Sunday 8th December

 

Kelso

JUMP

12:15pm

Festive Family Day

Scottish Borders National plus festive entertainment.

Huntingdon

JUMP

12:30pm

Peterborough Chase Day

The highlight of Huntingdon’s racing season!

 

Monday 9th December

 

Musselburgh

JUMP

12:15pm

Christmas Jumps Meeting

Lingfield Park

AW FLAT

12:30pm

Festive Weekend All-Weather Racing

Newcastle

AW FLAT

3:45pm

Evening all-weather racing

 

Tuesday 10th December

 

Fontwell Park

JUMP

12:30pm

Festive Jumpers Raceday

Christmas jumper competition, plus six races on the UK’s only figure of eight course

Uttoxeter

JUMP

12:40pm

Christmas Jumper Raceday

Seven races plus Christmas Jumper Competition

Wolverhampton

AW FLAT

3:45pm

Winter evening racing

 

Wednesday 11th December

 

Lingfield Park

AW FLAT

12:10pm

Festive Mid-Week All-Weather Racing

Hexham

JUMP

12:20pm

Christmas Raceday

Enjoy a festive day out at this scenic racecourse

Leicester

JUMP

1:00pm

Enjoy an afternoon of Jump racing

Kempton Park

AW FLAT

3:40pm

An evening of floodlit racing

 

Thursday 12th December

 

Warwick

JUMP

12:20pm

Eventmasters Christmas at the Races

Don your Christmas attire for the Best Festive Outfit Competition

Newcastle

JUMP

12:40pm

Afternoon Jump racing

Taunton

JUMP

1:00pm

Festive Fixture

Chelmsford City

AW FLAT

4:00pm

Raceday Christmas Party Evening

If you book the Fairwood Restaurant package it includes a three-course meal and Christmas party with DJ

 

Friday 13th December

 

Bangor-on-Dee

JUMP

11:50am

Christmas Meeting

Enjoy a festive flurry of seven races, plus activities between races and a Christmas jumper competition.

Doncaster

JUMP

12:00pm

Festive Jumpers Friday

Seven quality races and fantastic prizes to be won in the Christmas Jumper Competition.

Cheltenham

JUMP

12:10pm

The International – Day 1

Featuring the Crystal Cup cross country race finale. Plus Christmas shopping boutiques.

Chelmsford City

AW FLAT

4:00pm

Raceday Christmas Party Evening

If you book the Fairwood Restaurant package it includes a three course meal and Christmas party with DJ

 

Saturday 14th December

 

Doncaster

JUMP

11:50am

Festive Jumpers Saturday

Seven quality races plus Christmas jumper competition AND Santa’s Great Present Giveaway

Hereford

JUMP 12:00pm

Christmas Jumper Raceday

Festive entertainment and carol singers; supporting Save the Children.

Cheltenham

JUMP

12:10pm

The International – Day 2

Feature race The Unibet International (Hurdle). Plus Christmas shopping boutiques.

Newcastle

AW FLAT

12:15pm

Afternoon all-weather racing

Wolverhampton

AW FLAT

5:00pm

Christmas Party Racing

 

Sunday 15th December

 

Southwell

JUMP

12:10pm

Gentlemen’s Day Live music plus Lowes Wong School performing carols before racing

Carlisle

JUMP

12:20pm

Christmas Jumper Raceday

A festive atmosphere and prize for the best Christmas jumper 

 

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