Which Horse Racing Meeting is Best?

We often get asked by our clients which is the best race meeting to attend each year. Firstly we would advise to check the best location for your clients, after all there is no point buying a box at the Goodwood Festival if all your clients are based in the north of England.

Some of the major meetings each year are below:

1 Cheltenham Festival: Held annually in March at Cheltenham Racecourse, this festival is a highlight of the National Hunt racing season, featuring top-class jump racing. Friday is when the Gold Cup is run which is the biggest race of the festival.

2 Royal Ascot: Taking place in June at Ascot Racecourse, Royal Ascot is not only a significant racing event but also a social and fashion spectacle attended by members of the royal family. Ladies Day on Thursday is very popular and the most glamorous day

3 Epsom Derby Festival: The Epsom Derby, part of the festival held in early June at Epsom Downs Racecourse, is one of the most prestigious flat horse races in the world with the Derby being run on the Saturday.

4 Grand National Festival: While the Grand National, run on the Saturday, itself is the main event, the festival at Aintree Racecourse in April is a major three day fixture in the National Hunt calendar, culminating in the famous steeplechase.
York Ebor Festival: Taking place in August at York Racecourse, this flat racing festival is known for its top-quality racing and elegant surroundings.

5 Glorious Goodwood: Glorious Goodwood is a flat racing event held at the Goodwood Racecourse in late July or early August each year. It is one of the highlights of the British flat racing season and is known for its high-quality racing and picturesque setting.

Horse racing packages can range from private boxes overlooking the winning post, to high end restaurant packages with fine dining and free flowing champagne to more informal packages with a cash bar.

Typical packages can include the below

VIP Access: Exclusive access to premium areas of the racecourse, including private boxes and suites, hospitality tents and restaurants, or dedicated enclosures.
Fine Dining
: Gourmet meals and high-quality catering, often with a choice of menus and beverages. Some packages can include afternoon tea or a champagne reception.
Reserved Seating: Premium seating with excellent views of the racing action. These can include access to balconies or terraces.
Corporate Branding: Opportunities for corporate branding and sponsorship within the hospitality areas, such as banners, signage, or branding on racecards. You could even look to sponsor a race
Entertainment: Additional entertainment options, such as live music, guest speakers, or celebrity appearances. Live music/bands are popular with the evening meetings
Private Betting Facilities: Exclusive access to private betting facilities or bookmakers within the hospitality area or suite
Event Hosts and Speakers: Some packages may include the services of racing celebrities and tipsters to enhance the experience and provide insights into the races.
Car Parking: VIP parking facilities close to the racecourse entrance for ease of access.
Event Programs and Racecards: Complimentary event programs and racecards to keep guests informed about the day’s schedule and races.
Dedicated Staff: Dedicated hospitality staff to assist with any specific requirements or queries throughout the day.

If you are looking to attend a race meeting in 2024 please email us at [email protected] or call 0207 1180456.