Three betting sites announced a new promotion this week that has already resulted in a “significant upsurge” in punters looking to bet on Cheltenham online. The festival is still more than two months away, but bookmakers have already reported a big surge in punters looking to lock in bets on their favourite runners. Continue reading
The 2017 Yorkshire Ebor Festival is one of the last major Flat events of the season which means it attracts tens of thousands of punters eager to get one last taste of a high-profile meeting.
The festival was established in 1843 when the first Ebor Handicap was run at York Racecourse. In this guide, we focus on three Group One events and Europe’s most lucrative Flat handicap event. Hopefully, the four-day meeting won’t suffer the same fate as in 2008 when the entire event was scrapped due to bad weather. Continue reading
The 2017 Qatar Goodwood Festival, traditionally known as Glorious Goodwood, is a 5-day feast of Flat racing. There are no fewer than 13 Class 1 races including three prestigious Group 1 events, one on each of the first three days. Glorious Goodwood offers something for everyone with sprints, middle distance and staying events across all five days. Continue reading
The King George VI weekend is one of the most anticipated summer events at Ascot. It features four Class 1 races over the two days including three on Saturday. The main event of the festival is the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes which is one of Europe’s premier middle distance all-aged championship races. Continue reading
The 3-day Northumberland Plate Festival has become one of the biggest Flat racing events on the calendar in the North of England. This year, the festival begins on Thursday 29 June and ends with the main event, the Northumberland Plate, on Saturday 1 July. Plate day on Day 3 attracts up to 24,000 visitors, and an increasing number of female attendees view the festival as a more relaxed and informal version of Royal Ascot in terms of fashion.
In this short guide, I will focus on the main race on each of the three days: The Seaton Delaval, the Gosforth Park Cup and of course, the Northumberland Plate.