Major Events in Horse Racing in 2008

Jan 12: Lanzarote Hurdle (Kempton Park).
26: Victor Chandler Chase (Cheltenham).

Feb 2: Agfa Diamond Chase (Sandown Park).
9: Totesport Gold Trophy (Newbury), Totesport Game Spirit Chase (Newbury).
16: Axminster Kingwell Hurdle (Wincanton), Red Square Vodka Chase (Haydock Park).
23: Totesport Eider Chase (Newcastle), Racing Post Chase (Kempton Park).

March 8: Sunderlands Imperial Cup (Sandown Park).
11-14: Cheltenham Festival (Cheltenham).

April 5: John Smith’s Grand National (Aintree).
16-18: Craven Meeting (Newmarket).
19: Fred Darling Stakes (Newbury), Greenham Stakes (Newbury), Scottish Grand National (Ayr).
26: Betfred Gold Cup Chase (Sandown).

May 3: Stan James 2,000 Guineas (Newmarket).
4: Stan James 1,000 Guineas (Newmarket).
7: Totesport Chester Cup (Chester).
14-16: Dante Meeting (York).
17: Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (Newbury).
24: Irish 2,000 Guineas (Curragh).
25: Irish 1,000 Guineas (Curragh).

June 6: Vodafone Oaks (Epsom), Coronation Cup (Epsom).
7: Vodafone Derby (Epsom).
17-21: Royal Ascot (Ascot).
29: Irish Derby (Curragh).

July 5: Coral Eclipse (Sandown Park).
9-11: July Meeting (Newmarket).
26: King George Stakes (Ascot).

29-Aug 2: Glorious Goodwood (Goodwood).
19-22: Ebor Meeting (York).

Sept 13: St Leger (Doncaster).
20: Ayr Gold Cup (Ayr).
27: Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Ascot), Royal Lodge Stakes (Ascot).

Oct 2: Cheveley Park Stakes (Newmarket).
3: Middle Park Stakes (Newmarket).
4: Cambridgeshire (Newmarket).
5: Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Longchamp).
18: Champion Stakes (Newmarket), Dewhurst Stakes (Newmarket), Cesarewitch (Newmarket).
24-25: Breeders’ Cup (Santa Anita, California).
25: Racing Post Trophy Doncaster.

Nov 1: Charlie Hall Chase (Wetherby).
4: Haldon Gold Cup (Exeter), Melbourne Cup (Flemington, Australia).
29: Hennessy Gold Cup (Newbury), Fighting Fifth Hurdle (Newcastle).

Dec 6: Tingle Creek Chase (Sandown Park).
13: Boylesport Bula Hurdle (Cheltenham).
26: Stan James King George Chase (Kempton Park).
27: Coral Welsh National (Chepstow)