Horse racing is one of the most popular sports both worldwide and especially in the UK. With events and racing festivals such as the Grand National and Royal Ascot steeped in history going back hundreds of years it's no wonder that both on course and at home in front of the TV, both small stakes punters and professional gamblers alike join in the thrill and excitement of racing. The racing calendar is packed with action all year around.
With so many racecourses around the country, none of us are far away from one, whether it's Ascot, Cheltenham, Windsor or one of the 57 British racecourses, all offer a close up of this exciting sport. But it's what happens at these courses that makes history and at racingcalendar.co.uk we aim to cover those history making individuals, the jockeys and trainers that immediately come to mind when we think of horse racing. Jockey's such as the high achieving Kieran Fallon (British Champion Jockey with five 2000 guineas wins and four 1000 guineas wins under his belt), Ruby Walsh (Grand National winner at the age of 20), and true fighters of the sport like Bob Champion. The trainers behind the jockeys too get a look in, Michael Stoute, Mark Johnston, Paul Nicholls and more.
We also offer both racing news updates and media, funny horse and horse racing themes images to add a splash of humour. Horse racing tips also feature from time to time.
Last but not least though are the horses that make those magic sporting moments possible. Mnay of the legends of racing are covered, such as Shergar, Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Desert Orchid, the undefeated Frankel, the ever talented Nijinksy and of course punter favourite Red Rum. The site offers a real celebration of horse racing, and really does demonstrate why the sport is rightfully called the sport of kings.