British racing festivals are the global gold standard. The quality of racing and bloodstock on display will reverberate around the world in the pedigrees of future champions.
Barbara Banke, owner-breeder, Stonestreet Stables, Kentucky
Races in Longines World's Best Race 2020 Top 100
Longines World's Best Race 2020
Gr.1 Juddmonte International at York Racecourse.
Royal Ascot remains the pinnacle of global racing, with its 8 Group 1 races & 19 Group races in total across the week amounting to the biggest concentration of quality across one meeting anywhere in the world.
Over past 5 years, Royal Ascot has attracted runners from 10 countries including 6 outside Europe.
It’s the finest of racing, from five furlongs to two and a half miles, and such a variation of quality in these races is superb but it’s the variation of the types of races that makes it so interesting.
John Gosden, trainer
If you are in the racing game for the love of the sport, Royal Ascot is one of those events that you only hope you can have a horse run at.
David Bernsen, owner, USA
The Cheltenham Festival is recognised worldwide as the pinnacle of the jump race calendar.
It is National Hunt racing's Olympics and the meeting is the envy of every jumps association in the world, and it's not hard to see why that is.
Anthony Bromley, bloodstock agent