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Racing Festivals

European racing boasts several major Festivals throughout the season.  Held at the most famous racecourses, these events combine first class racing, international contenders and a social scene to match. Champions are crowned in every nation, with the best of the best doing battle for racing's most prestigious races. If you would like to visit any of these iconic events, we are here to help you plan your trip.  2018 Major Festivals - DOWNLOAD


QIPCO Guineas Festival


With the 2,000 Guineas on Saturday 5th May and the 1,000 Guineas on Sunday 6th, the QIPCO Guineas Festival is a fantastic weekend of style, sophistication and spectacular entertainment. Both the 2,000 and 1,000 live up to their Classic status and catapult the winners on their way to stardom.


Churchill and Winter brought up a Classic double for Aidan O’Brien. These were the first two of his world record breaking twenty-six Group 1 victories in a calendar year.

DateSaturday 5th & Sunday 6th May 2018
Prize Money Over £1.5 million