In the UK, during certain racing festivals, horse racing is more of a national passion than a sport. Events and races like the Grand National, 100 & 2000 Guineas, Derby and Cheltenham Festival grip the nation and are transmitted further afield to countries all around the world. Whether at home or at the racecourse, race fans cheer on this group one horse racing action and are often tempted to place a bet or two. Of course not everyone is 'in the know' aka a professional gambler, but even casual punters enjoy a flutter on a race or two either by betting online, on the day at the course or via an office sweepstake as often occurs with the Grand Nation. Some opt for the safe option of a firm favourite, whereas others like to go for an outsider in hope of getting a big win for very little outlay. The Race Days blog caters for professional and casual punter alike.

Race Days is a celebration of this love and interest in horse racing. With biographies of various legends of racing, from horses to jockeys to trainers, we highlight those individuals that have contributed so much to this sport, the sport of kings. Figures such as Lester Piggott, Kieran Fallon and Richard Dunwoody are covered on Race Days. And on the equine side of things, we highlight horses such as Nashwan, Frankel, and Desert Orchid. The racecourses that host these racing legends are also detailed, including Ascot, Cheltenham and Aintree and dozens of other racecourses.

Other aspects of horse racing covered on Race Days include a look at various racing videos (enabling you to watch the Grand National, Cheltenham Gold Cup, 1000 Guineas, 2000 Guineas and Derby , all from this year) so that you can relive these moments of racing excellence. Racing Links showcasing the best of UK horse racing websites from around the net, and a schedule of racing Festivals and Events held over the course of the horse racing calendar year are also highlighted. Aside from the Grand National and Cheltenham, dates and details of the Scottish and Welsh Grand National, British Champions Day, St Leger, Yorkshire Ebor Festival and more are detailed on Race Days. So join us at Race Days and celebrate a love of horse racing.