Major Racing Calendar

Looking for all the key racing dates in 2022? Look no further!

We’ve got all the big racing Festivals and races here for you in our major racing calendar.

Including the Cheltenham Festival, Royal Ascot plus all the major races from across the world.

January

Date Race Course
1st Relkeel Hurdle Cheltenham
2nd Lawlor’s Of Naas Novice Hurdle Naas
8th Tolworth Hurdle Sandown
15th Silviniaco Conti Chase Kempton
15th Leamington Novices’ Hurdle Warwick
22nd Clarence House Chase Ascot
22nd Peter Marsh Chase Haydock
29th Festival Trials Day Cheltenham
29th Lightning Novices’ Chase Doncaster
29th Pegasus World Cup Invitational Gulfstream Park

February

Date Race Course
5th Scilly Isles Novices’ Chase Sandown
5th Towton Novices’ Chase Wetherby
5th Dublin Racing Festival – Day 1 Leopardstown
6th Dublin Racing Festival – Day 2 Leopardstown
12th Game Spirit Chase Newbury
19th Ascot Chase + Reynoldstown Novices’ Chase Ascot
19th Grand National Trial Day Haydock
19th Kingwell Hurdle Wincanton
26th Coral Chase Day Kempton
27th National Spirit Hurdle Fontwell

March

Date Race Course
5th Premier Kelso Hurdle Kelso
15th Cheltenham Festival – Day 1 Cheltenham
16h Cheltenham Festival – Day 2 Cheltenham
17th Cheltenham Festival – Day 3 Cheltenham
18th Cheltenham Festival – Day 4 Cheltenham
26th Dubai World Cup Night Meydan (UAE)

April

Date Race Course
2nd Scottish Grand National Ayr
7th Grand National Festival – Day 1 Aintree
8th Grand National Festival – Day 2 Aintree
9th Grand National Aintree
12th Craven Meeting – Day 1 Newmarket
13th Craven Meeting – Day 2 Newmarket
13th April Meeting – Day 1 Cheltenham
14th Craven Meeting – Day 3 Newmarket
14th April Meeting – Day 2 Cheltenham
15th All Weather Championship Vase Day Newmarket
16th Spring Trials Weekend Newbury
17th Spring Trials Weekend Newbury
17th Underwriting Exchange Gold Cup Fairyhouse
18th Irish Grand National Fairyhouse
22nd Bet 365 Classic Trials Day Sandown
23rd Bet 365 Jumps Finale Sandown
26th Punchestown Festival – Day 1 Punchestown
27th Punchestown Festival – Day 2 Punchestown
27th Royal Ascot Trials Day Ascot
28th Punchestown Festival – Day 3 Punchestown
29th Punchestown Festival – Day 4 Punchestown
29th Guineas Festival – Day 1 Newmarket
30th Guineas Festival – Day 2 (2000 Guineas) Newmarket
30th Punchestown Festival – Day 5 Punchestown

May

Date Race Course
1st Guineas Festival – Day 3 (1000 Guineas) Newmarket
4th Boodles May Festival – Day 1 (City Day) Chester
5th Boodles May Festival – Day 2 (Ladies Day) Chester
6th Boodles May Festival – Day 3 (Chester Cup Day) Chester
7th Kentucky Derby Kentucky (USA)
7th Derby + Oaks Trials Day Lingfield
11th Dante Festival – Day 1 York
12th Dante Festival – Day 2 York
13th Dante Festival – Day 3 York
14th Al Shaqab Lockinge Day Newbury
21st Temple Stakes + Sandy Lane Stakes Haydock
21st Irish Guineas Festival – Irish 2000 Guineas Curragh
22nd Irish Guineas Festival (Irish 1000 Guineas + Tattersalls Gold Cup Curragh
26th Brigadier Gerard Stakes + Henry II Stakes Sandown
26th John Of Gaunt Stakes Haydock

June

Date Race Course
3rd Epsom Oaks Epsom
4th Epsom Derby Epsom
14th Royal Ascot – Day 1 Ascot
15th Royal Ascot – Day 2 Ascot
16th Royal Ascot – Day 3 Ascot
17th Royal Ascot – Day 4 Ascot
18th Royal Ascot – Day 5 Ascot
23rd Northumberland Plate Festival – Day 1 Newcastle
24th Northumberland Plate Festival – Day 2 Newcastle
25th Northumberland Plate Festival – Day 3 Newcastle
25th Irish Derby Curragh
26th Pretty Polly Stakes Curragh

July

Date Race Course
1st Ladies Day Sandown
2nd Coral Eclipse Day Sandown
2nd Old Newton Cup Day Haydock
7th July Festival – Day 1 Newmarket
8th July Festival – Day 2 Newmarket
9th July Festival – Day 3 Newmarket
9th Summer Mile Ascot
16th Irish Oaks Curragh
23rd King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes Ascot
26th Qatar Goodwood Festival – Day 1 (Goodwood Cup) Goodwood
27th Qatar Goodwood Festival – Day 2 (Sussex Stakes) Goodwood
28th Qatar Goodwood Festival – Day 3 (Nassau Stakes) Goodwood
29th Qatar Goodwood Festival – Day 4 (King George Stakes) Goodwood
29th Qatar Goodwood Festival – Day 5 (Stewards’ Cup) Goodwood

August

Date Race Course
6th Phoenix Stakes Curragh
13th Hungerford Stakes Newbury
17th Ebor Festival – Day 1 (Juddmonte International) York
18th Ebor Festival – Day 2 (Darley Yorkshire Oaks) York
19th Ebor Festival – Day 3 (Coolmore Nunthorpe) York
20th Ebor Festival – Day 4 (SkyBet Ebor) York
27th Celebration Mile Goodwood

September

Date Race Course
3rd Sprint Cup Haydock
7th St Leger Festival – Day 1 (Leger Legends Day) Doncaster
8th St Leger Festival – Day 2 (Ladies Day) Doncaster
9th St Leger Festival – Day 3 (Doncaster Cup) Doncaster
10th St Leger Festival – Day 4 (St Leger Day) Doncaster
10th Irish Champion Stakes + Matron Stakes Leopardstown
10th Irish Champions Weekend – Day 1 Curragh
11th Irish Champions Weekend – Day 2 Curragh
17th Mill Reef Stakes Newbury
17th Ayr Gold Cup Ayr
22nd Cambridgeshire Meeting – Day 1 Newmarket
23rd Cambridgeshire Meeting – Day 2 Newmarket
24th Cambridgeshire Meeting – Day 3 Newmarket

October

Date Race Course
1st Sun Chariot Stakes Newmarket
2nd Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Longchamp (FR)
7th Persian War Novices’ Hurdle Chepstow
7th Future Champions Festival – Day 1 Newmarket
8th Future Champions Festival – Day 2 Newmarket
15th British Champions Day Ascot
15th The Everest Randwick (AUS)
21st Showcase Meeting – Day 1 Cheltenham
22nd Showcase Meeting – Day 2 Cheltenham
22nd Vertem Futurity Trophy Doncaster
23rd Old Roan Chase Aintree
29th Charlie Hall Chase + West Yorkshire Hurdle Wetherby

November

Date Race Course
2nd Melbourne Cup Flemington (AUS)
4th Breeders’ Cup – Day 1 Keeneland (USA)
5th Breeders’ Cup – Day 2 Keeneland (USA)
5th Ladbrokes Champion Chase Down Royal
5th Elite Hurdle + Rising Stars Novices’ Hurdle Wincanton
11th November Meeting – Day 1 Cheltenham
12th November Meeting – Day 2 Cheltenham
12th Craven Meeting – Day 1 Newmarket
13th November Meeting – Day 3 Cheltenham
19th Betfair Chase Haydock
20th Morgiana Hurdle Punchestown
25th Winter Carnival- Day 1 (Long Distance Hurdle) Newbury
26th Winter Carnival – Day 2 (Ladbrokes Trophy) Newbury
26th Fighting Fifth Hurdle Newcastle
27th Japan Cup Tokyo (JPN)

December

Date Race Course
2nd Tingle Creek Festival – Day 1 (Winter Novices’ Hurdle) Sandown
3rd Tingle Creek Festival – Day 2 (Tingle Creek Chase + Henry VIII Novices’ Chase) Sandown
3rd Many Clouds Chase Aintree
4th Hatton’s Grace Hurdle Fairyhouse
4th Drinmore Novice Chase Fairyhouse
4th Royal Bond Novice Hurdle Fairyhouse
4th John Durkan Memorial Chase Punchestown
4th Peterborough Chase Huntingdon
9th International Meeting – Day 1 Cheltenham
10th International Meeting – Day 2 Cheltenham
10th Summit Juvenile Hurdle + December Novices’ Chase Doncaster
16th Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle Ascot
17th Long Walk Hurdle Ascot
26th Christmas Festival – Day 1 (King George VI Chase) Kempton
26th Leopardstown Christmas Festival – Day 1 (Racing Post Novice Chase) Leopardstown
26th Faugheen Novice Chase Limerick
27th Christmas Festival – Day 2 Kempton
27th Leopardstown Christmas Festival – Day 2 (Future Champions Hurdle) Leopardstown
27th Welsh Grand National Chepstow
28th Leopardstown Christmas Festival – Day 3 (Christmas Hurdle + Savills Chase) Leopardstown
31st Challow Novices’ Hurdle Newbury