2023 UK Horseracing Fixture List Released

2023 UK Horseracing Fixture List Released
2023 UK Horseracing Fixture List Released

Though one of the most celebrated sporting sections throughout the United Kingdom and all over the world is Horse Racing, the English Premier League mostly dominates all headlines. Leaving all other sports behind to send for plausible recognition globally.

Despite horse racing being a traditional sort that is deeply rooted in the whole of the UK, the excitement of starting a new season is beyond the comfort of the heart as many anticipate the surge of action that this sport brings along the enthusiasm

The horseracing fixture list for UK meetings in the next 12 months has been formally published. The eyes of horseracing punters will be scouring the dates of the headline meetings to make plans for the months ahead.

Cheltenham Festival is considered the number-one horseracing festival of the year by the leading tipsters and it marks the start of spring with a bang for British sport.

While the news of the new fixture is getting the fan to salivate the fierce of the new season, the increment in the stake is another obvious reason to get excited about the season, because the higher the stake, the higher the reward and it invariably increase the competitive edge that comes with the season which allows each team to prepare extensively for these fixtures

Beyond the enthusiasm of the athletes with the raised stakes, many bettors and loyal fans are beginning to micro research their favorite teams in order to have a fair share of the potential stake through their stake but according to the horse racing leading tipster and some other pundits, Leading jockey Neil Callan was among those players that worth the stake in the coming season as the team is looking stronger and yet tactical

Moreover, the potential of the Racing League fixtures could still find some changes as the season unfold through mid-September as these fixtures do not characterize the present circumstance

However, the record that comes along with the new fixtures includes the St Leger Festival at Doncaster which the calendar kicks off on a Thursday and finishes on a Sunday, while the Christmas break will be around the corner, with four fixtures staged on December 23.

Also, there are going to be five fixtures maximum on Sunday afternoon irrespective of the day, while there will be four ‘code breaks’ – two each on the Flat and over jumps – to allow participants time off.

More importantly, Richard Wayman, the chief operating officer of the BHA in his previous testimonies has said that: “At a time when horse racing is facing a number of challenges, it is particularly important that industry agreement has been reached on raising minimum prize money values.

“Owners have always been incredibly loyal in their support of British racing, but we are experiencing significant growth in the number of higher-rated horses being sold overseas and, over jumps, an increasing number of the best horses being based elsewhere.

“Total prize money will reach record levels this year but, as we enter the yearling sales season, when many owners are making their plans for next year, it is vital that we have been able to announce further steps forward in the guise of increased minimum values for 2023.”

And with the increment in the horse racing price value, the newfound robust fixtures is somewhat giving the 2023 UK horse racing a new dimension, and below are two important reminders that a racing fan should remember going into the new season

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The Aintree Grand National is scheduled to be held exactly one month after the Cheltenham Festival. The Grand National Festival is another highlight in the British National Hunt racing calendar, with the Merseyside racecourse generating a significant chunk of its annual revenues across this three-day event.

The Grand National is the jewel in the crown of the festival and one of the world’s most watched horse races. It will be run on Saturday, April 15 – the latest the National has ever been held in the calendar year.

The Epsom Derby, which is one of the most valuable Group 1 flat horse races in British horseracing, is scheduled for June 3. It’s also one of the most historic, with 243 years of racing held at this Surrey racecourse. The Jockey Club, which owns Epsom Downs Racecourse, is inviting racegoers to sign up for alerts when tickets go on sale for Derby Day.

Doncaster Racecourse is also the venue for some of the most iconic British horse races throughout the season. The Lincoln meeting is scheduled for April 1, which usually signals the commencement of the flat racing season on turf. The final ‘Classic’ race of the UK’s flat racing season – the St Leger meeting – will be held on September 16, 2023.

Jump race meetings on the decline in 2023

It’s another interesting sign of the times that the number of jump race meetings is likely to be diminished next summer. Using August 22, 2023, as an example, just two jump meetings are slated to be held on this day. On August 22, 2022, there were three jump meetings, demonstrating the decline in prize money throughout the National Hunt season.

According to the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), the average prize purse for a jump race is currently £12,826 compared with £19,569 for flat races. Attendances for flat race meetings are significantly higher than jump race meetings, with 4,092 racegoers for flat races compared with 2,674 spectators at an average National Hunt race card.

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