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Four UK Horse Jump Racing Events to Watch

The United Kingdom is a hotbed of horse racing and one of the best places in the world to be for racing fans. Each years sees a slew of great events all across the country and this guide will give you an insite into the five major races.

The Grand National

Probably the most well-known race of the year in the world for jump racing, The Grand National sees a ton of bets placed and brings out even the casual horse racing fan. Held in early April each year, this race is known as a challenging one for rider and horse with lots of exciting action during the race. If you're like most people in the UK, you'll place a bet of your own on this race. Be sure to track the Grandnational day results online to see if you've won!

Cheltenham Festival

This festival, held in March each year, is second only to the Grand National for the value of the bets placed over the course of the event. The event features several top races held over four days including the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase, and the World Hurdle.

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the marquee race in the festival, held on the last day. With 22 fences on the race the horses are put to the ultimate challenge of jumping ability combined with stamina.

The World Hurdle is another hugely popular race which is held on the second last day of the Cheltenham Festival. This is the world's more prestigious race for staying hurdlers.

The Queen Mother Champion Chase is held on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival and is one of the season's main events for two mile chasers.

The Cheltenham Festival is well known for it's amazing atmosphere and the crowds are loud and boisterous making for a really fun experience. The Cheltenham festival mainly attracts local horses from the UK and Ireland so it's a great place to see what's happening in the local scene. With all of the jumps, this is a really exciting event, even if you're new to watching horse racing. - Australia - Canada - Europe - New Zealand

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