The 2017 Royal Ascot horse racing festival takes place this week, from Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 June. With a history that goes back to 1711, Royal Ascot is one of the highlights of the British racing calendar, and is almost as famous for the fashionable attire of its visitors as it is for the racing itself, especially on the day of the Gold Cup.
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.
There is plenty of excitement in store for horse racing fans this week, with over two dozen meetings taking place in Britain, all-weather action scheduled every day from Monday through to Saturday and a handful of meetings to be held in Ireland.
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