With winter firmly settled in and the year drawing to a close, we take a look at the last few events of the season, with a guide to the best courses left to run, the top jockey’s to check out and the upcoming events.
It’s been a fantastic year for racing, from Jim Crowley winning his first British Champion title, to Luke Morris holding onto his title as the World’s Busiest Jockey with over 1,000 runs! Whether you’re a seasoned veteran, or it’s your first experience with horse betting, we give you the definitive guide to horse racing over the next few weeks.
Races This Week:
Friday 11th Nov Sat 12th Nov Sun 13th Nov Mon 14th NovCheltenham / The Open12:55pmWolverhampton4:15pmLingfield Park12:15pmWetherby12:20pmUttoxeter12:30pmCheltenham / The Open12:40pmWolverhampton / Music Night6:15pmFontwell Park12:25pmCheltenham / The Open12:45pmPlumpton1:05pmNewcastle2:00pm Tue 15th Nov Wed 16th Nov Thu 17th Nov
Southwell12:45pmLingfield Park12:55pmFakenham1:05pmHexham12:25pmWarwick12:35pmChepstow1:20pmKempton Park4:10pmNewcastle12:20pmWincanton12:40pmMarket Rasen1:00pmChelmsford City4:40pmAscot1:00pmNewcastle/LWC Race Day3:40pm
The Cheltenham Open running from Friday 11-Sunday 13 November is the penultimate event at this course of 2016. The Open provides three days of adrenalin-packed action to enjoy at the Home of Jump racing with BetVictor Gold Cup Day on the middle day. It is one of the most popular days at Cheltenham outside of The Festival.
Friday 11 November at Lingfield Park is Autumn Ladies Day with the annual best dressed competition. The Churchill Stakes race takes place the following day with seven races taking place between 12:15pm and 3:45pm.
The Totepool Southern National takes place on Sunday 13 November at Fontwell Park with the first of seven races starting at 12:25pm. The Journey to the National starts here with 193 horses entered for this meeting.
Best Courses in the UK
We believe Cheltenham is the best horse racing circuit and day out in the United Kingdom and we highly recommend attending this weekend’s event in Gloucestershire if you haven’t been to one this year.
Best Flat Jockeys of 2016
- Jim Crowley
- Silvestre de Sousa
- Luke Morris
- Adam Kirby
- Joe Fanning
- Andrea Atzeni
- Oisin Murphy
- Pat Cosgrave
- Ryan Moore
- Paul Mulrennan
Jim Crowley has ensured he will finish 2016 on top of the pile with 184 wins to his name in 991 rides. 2015 Flat Jockeys Championship winner Silvestre de Sousa had to make do with the runners-up spot this year, some 20 wins behind the champ.
Luke Morris has won 147 of his 1,197 rides this year, showing great stamina and trust in trainers by riding in so many races this year. Of the top 10 Ryan Moore deserves a shout out for having the highest winning percentage, riding home in first place in 22.51% of his 462 flat races this year.