Many horse racing fans look forward to Boxing Day’s King George VI Chase almost as much – and sometime even more – than to the Christmas festivities themselves, and for good reason. The Grade 1 National Hunt Chase was first run in 1937, and has taken place on 26 December since 1947, so it has been a holiday highlight for quite some time, and its generous purse attracts some of the best thoroughbreds in the business.
The 2017 Royal Ascot horse racing festival takes place this week, from Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 June.
Horse racing fans around the world are counting down the days to the Randox Health Grand National, which will take place this Saturday 8 April at Aintree.
Horse racing fans have around two dozen meetings to explore this week, and those who have concerns about the weather will be pleased to hear that there is at least one all-weather meeting scheduled for every day except Sunday.
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