Britain's major racing festivals are known for exhilarating sporting competition set against a backdrop of sartorial elegance and summer socialising.

In 2023, 17 of Britain's Group 1 races featured in the World's Top 100, a higher ratio than Australia, France, Ireland, Japan and the USA. Moreover, nine of Britain's Group 1 races have been in the World's Top 100 since 2019, more than any other country.

British racing festivals are the global gold standard and Great British Racing International (GBRI) look forward to seeing many familiar faces and also welcoming those having their first visit to Britain. We are confident that you will walk away with memories to last a lifetime.

If GBRI can assist with any part of your visit to Britain, we would be delighted to help at any time, so please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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Jockey Club Racecourses

Jockey Club Racecourses

The Jockey Club operates 15 racecourses staging 103 of the 292 UK Flat Pattern and Listed Races, 14 of the 36 Group 1s and four of the five Classics. Prize money for 2024 across our 342 fixtures totals nearly £60 million. Many of racing’s most historic and prestigious prizes are staged at the likes of Epsom Downs, Newmarket’s two racecourses – The Rowley Mile and The July Course – Sandown Park and Haydock Park. The Jockey Club host the 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas, The Derby and The Oaks, The July Cup, The Eclipse and The Sprint Cup – all races with significant history, prize money and international pedigree.

Wherever you choose to run, you can be guaranteed a fantastic welcome and an unforgettable owners’ and trainers’ experience, supported by the International Racing Bureau and Great British Racing International. Enquiries on potential contributions from the Jockey Club towards the cost of transport and entry fees are welcomed and can be directed to the Jockey Club's international representatives, Matt Woolston and Sophie Able. Details for all appear in this brochure.

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Royal Ascot was worth a record £10m in prize money in 2024 with all Group 1 races run for a minimum of £650,000. Internationally-trained horses have a history of success at Royal Ascot and Ascot Racecourse welcome all enquiries concerning potential contributions towards the cost of transport. Ascot will contribute towards the cost of transport for 115+ rated horses travelling to the UK from outside of Europe to compete specifically in Group One races at Ascot. More information can be found in the International Races brochure.

The King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes, rated the fourth best race in the world and worth £1.25 million in 2024, is Britain's undoubted midsummer highlight and attracts a world-class field every year.

The Flat season at Ascot finishes with QIPCO British Champions Day, featuring five fantastic finales to this year's QIPCO British Champions Series. With four Group 1 races over a variety of distances from sprint trips to staying contests, there's no better stage to crown a champion than QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot.

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The Sky Bet Ebor Festival, run over four days at York Racecourse in August each year, will be worth a record £6.8 million in 2024, with every race worth at least £100,000. The Group 1 Juddmonte International, a Longines world ranking top 10 rated race, will be the richest race ever staged at York worth £1,250,000 in 2024. The Sky Bet Ebor continues as the UK’s richest flat handicap offering £500,000.

You are guaranteed a warm welcome to the Knavesmire, and all overseas enquiries and arrangements can be made through Adrian Beaumont of the International Racing Bureau.



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