The Christmas racing season sets off at a cracking pace this week.
With top class racing at Doncaster and Newcastle plus the fabulous festivities at Sandown, it’s time to get into the Christmas spirit and onto a racecourse!
Christmas Racing 2018: 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.
|Sat 1st||Bangor-On-Dee||Jump||Early December Meeting. Afternoon racing with seven races. Tickets from £7 in advance.|
|Doncaster||Jump||Beer Festival Raceday. Enjoy an afternoon of winter racing while sampling fine ales from Marston’s Brewery.|
|Newbury||Jump||Ladbrokes Winter Carnival – Ladbrokes Trophy Day. Formerly known as the Hennessy Gold Cup. One of the highlights of the winter social calendar and with live music after racing.|
|Newcastle||Jump||Fighting Fifth Hurdle Raceday. Afternoon racing featuring the historic Fighting Fifth Hurdle, the first Grade 1 hurdle of the 2018-19 national hunt season, and the Rehearsal Chase, a listed Chase. Official after-racing party at Aveika on the Quayside.|
|Wolverhampton||Flat AWT||Christmas Live. Evening racing with a Christmas Party Night experience (see Events).|
|Sun 2nd||Carlisle||Jump||Smarkets Northern Lights Finals. Afternoon racing.|
|Mon 3rd||Musselburgh||Jump||Jumps Meeting. Enjoy a more relaxed afternoon of jumps racing, stand close to one of the hurdles or fences for a real sense of the power of the horses as they speed past.|
|Plumpton||Jump||December Raceday. Afternoon racing|
|Wolverhampton||Flat AWT||Winter twilight racing on the all-weather track.|
|Tues 4th||Fakenham||Jump||Afternoon racing.|
|Lingfield Park||Flat AWT||All-Weather Racing. Afternoon racing as part of the All-Weather Championships series.|
|Weds 5th||Haydock Park||Jump||Christmastime Raceday. Afternoon racing with ‘Punters Panel’ in the Parade Ring one hour before racing.|
|Kempton Park||Flat AWT||Twilight racing.|
|Lingfield Park||Flat AWT||All-Weather Racing. Afternoon racing.|
|Thurs 6th||Chelmsford City||Flat AWT||Christmas Racing. Evening racing, with a Christmas meal followed by a post-racing DJ party.|
|Market Rasen||Jump||County Raceday. Afternoon racing and access to all enclosures for £10 with tickets bought in advance.|
|Wincanton||Jump||Festive Raceday. Afternoon racing with a touch of Christmas and live music from the Silver Band.|
|Fri 7th||Exeter||Jump||Festive Raceday. Enjoy afternoon racing and festive fun.|
|Kempton Park||Flat AWT||Evening racing.|
|Sandown Park||Jump||Tingle Creek Christmas Festival Friday. Enjoy afternoon racing and Christmas cheer.|
|Sedgefield||Jump||Christmas Jumper Raceday. Afternoon racing and Best Christmas Jumper Competition, in support of the Ellen Timney Foundation.|