There are outstanding venues to watch horse racing in the United Kingdom, which is often referred to as the home of the sport. It provides perfect stadia to watch both flat and jumps racing throughout the year.
There is a debate about which venues provide the best atmosphere for watching the elite racing and to make the most of your bets. We’ll now break down two of the best venues from both disciplines.
Cheltenham hosts race meets all year round, but the signature event comes in the second week of March at Cheltenham Festival. The great and the good of jumps racing converge on the Cotswold region of England for four days of elite action.
The atmosphere is electric from day one and the beginning of the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle all the way to the end of the week in the Foxhunters’ Chase, with the standout Cheltenham Gold Cup taking centre stage on Friday. Few events in the world of sport can match the sense of occasion when 70,000 punters are roaring on their presumptive winners to cross the line first.
Winning a bet can make the experience all the better and by using AI tools you can get notified of early horse race prices and receive the system’s top predictions for the races based on a select criteria. Given the amount of races that take place over the course of the week at Cheltenham, there is not enough time to analyse all of the meets in great detail.
Therefore, having access to a system that helps you decipher the best horses and optimum odds is perfect for Cheltenham week, allowing you to enjoy the action and the festivities. There’s no place like Cheltenham Racecourse for atmosphere.
There are few places better to watch racing at the height of the English summer than Ascot Racecourse. There is no bad time to visit one of the oldest and most prestigious racecourses in the world, but you should certainly bookmark the second week in June for the festival of Royal Ascot. It is named thus because the British Royal Family are in attendance throughout the week, including The Queen, who has a vested interest when she sees her own horse in action.
The raucous atmosphere you will find at Cheltenham is not here in an abundance, although Royal Ascot does have its moments. On the whole it is a more reserved affair due to the grandeur of the racecourse and the occasion. It is a time to get suited and booted or dressed up to enjoy the finer things in life. It is still very affordable for tickets in the enclosures, which makes it appealing for a diverse audience rather than just the select few.
You will also see the best of the flat horse racing action in any venue in the world. All the top owners, trainers, jockeys and most importantly horses are all in attendance. Given the occasion and the prizes on offer, they all bring their best form to Royal Ascot and it should not be missed.
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