Flat Racing is by far the most popular form of thoroughbred racing in both the UK and the world. There is nothing quite like pitting the fastest horses against one another in a direct race to the finish.
The highlights of the flat season are widely known as The Classics, the first leg is made up of the Newmarket Classics – 1000 Guineas and 2000 Guineas.
The second leg is made up of The Derby and The Oaks, both ridden over 1m 4 furlongs at Epsom in early June. The Oaks is regarded as the Fillies’ Classic, The Derby as the Colts.
The final leg is the St Leger, held over 1m 6 1/2 furlongs at Doncaster.
Aside from The Classics, the highlight for most race goers is Royal Ascot, probably the centerpiece of the British social calendar and the ultimate stage for the best racehorses in the world.
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