One of the world’s most traditional sports. Horse racing is high on the social calendar in many countries around the world. There’s lots of great places around the world that host fantastic races, amazing atmosphere and lots of betting opportunities too. So pop to House of Fraser for a new outfit, book your tickets and check out one of our favourite days at the races!
Royal Ascot, England
Lets start with one of the most prestigious and famous events in the entire world calendar for horse racing. So good even the Queen attends this amazing 5 day festival starting on Tuesday 16th June this year. Expect big hats, big bets and some epic races as well. The huge crowds get very animated here and once the drinks are flowing the races just get more and more lively. I’d recommend Ladies Day on Thursday for a real slice of high class fashion and entertainment. For the latest 2015 Royal Ascot races betting odds & horses click on the image below.
Royal Randwick Race Day, Sydney, Australia
Switching to the other side of the world now and a venue that is one of my favourite. Australians sure know how to have a good time and the Australian Turf Club is an exceptional venue too. The grandstands here are great but for the best views you can get right up to the track and see the horses thundering past. The facilities here are second to none, ample big screens to see the latest odds and all the racing action, a fantastic amphitheatre seating area and plenty of race day extras to keep you entertained. There are plenty of races on throughout the year but the Royal Randwick Race Day is my favourite. Starting on 20th May this year, its not to be missed if you’re down-under! Check out their website for more details.
World Cup Carnival, Dubai
For something a little different I’d highly recommend a holiday in Dubai and a chance to see horse racing at night! Day time temperatures in Dubai, even in November and December are very high so stay by the pool or in air conditioned luxury until the sun goes down, then head to the Meydan race course. The World Cup Carnival runs from January to March on selected evenings, culminating in the World Cup Day on 26th March, touted as the “World’s richest race day” with prize money reaching an eye watering $40 million. Horse racing under floodlights seems to energise the crowd even more so the atmosphere here is electric! With a strong local following and sociable ex-pat community too there’s quite a buzz and always a memorable evening. Check out their website for more info.