Date - October 22, 2017
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Big Races

In this section course-specialist.co.uk takes a look at the overall history of the big races that have shaped the pattern system for Ireland and the UK and have defined horse racing’s champions. From the Cheltenham Festival to the Grand National, Epsom Derby, Royal Ascot, York’s Ebor meeting, Newbury’s Winter Festival and Kempton’s King George VI Chase, course-specialist.co.uk gives you insight into the famous winners that have made these races so prestigious.

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History of the Racing Post Trophy

The Group 1 Racing Post Trophy is the final Group 1 contest of the year in British racing.

Contested at Doncaster, the race used to be contested around the left-handed bends, but in recent years has been run on the… Read More

Big Race History: Dewhurst Stakes

Now recognised as the race that most likely defines the champion two year old colt of Britain and Ireland each season, the Dewhurst Stakes is a race that also plays a significant role in establishing likely contenders for the following… Read More

Big Race History: Middle Park Stakes

As the British Flat Season draws towards its close, a series of Group 1 contests help to define the leading juveniles of the year and often play a significant role in shaping the ante-post winter markets for the following year’s… Read More

Big Race History: Cheveley Park Stakes

The arrival of autumn on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse is always a keenly anticipated time, particularly as far as the juveniles go.

For autumn at Newmarket is a defining time when the best two year old colts and fillies from… Read More

Big Race History: St Leger Stakes

The world’s oldest Classic horse race takes place at Doncaster each September.  The term ‘Heritage Race’ could almost have been invented for a race which was first run in 1776.

The St Leger forms the final part of the… Read More

Big Race History: Doncaster Cup

First run in 1766, the Group Two Doncaster Cup is the oldest race that still takes place under the Rules of Racing..

The two and a quarter mile contest, one of the highlights of the season at Doncaster, is the… Read More

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