There may be hundreds of horse racing meets all over the country but Glorious Goodwood is the best kept secret of the racing elite and upper classes.
Held at the Goodwood estate, home to the Dukes of Richmond for over 300 years, Glorious Goodwood has a timeless quality that cannot possibly be replicated elsewhere.
With breathtaking scenery of the Sussex Downs, there are few places more beautiful and it is a race goer’s idyll. A haven for peace and serenity due to the stunning views over the untouched Downs.
At Glorious Goodwood you are able to enjoy the same backdrop that has been enjoyed by some of the most notable figures in British history for centuries.
Playing the ponies isn’t what it once was. For several decades, interest in horse racing has been on the decline, not only in the U.K., but worldwide.
The rise of other gambling opportunities—such as poker rooms, online casinos and mobile sports betting has gradually eroded the popularity of off-track and turf-side wagering.
That’s why “Racing For Change” was created, a project board tasked with modernising the image of British horse racing and widening the sport’s appeal. Established in 2009, the board features representatives from the sport’s key organisations and stakeholders.
In 2010 they announced a raft of initiatives aimed at making horse race wagering easier and more accessible to the general public. These included the use of decimal odds instead of fractions, the creation of more premier events, and clearly defining the racing season.
For 111 years the epicentre of professional cycling has been found etched into everyone’s calendars in the month of July, Le Tour de France.
The Tour de France has rolled through the ages and left behind it a trail of history littered with feats of human strength, advances in science and all the shades of grey that ethics has to offer.
Le Tour de France is a powerful tool for marketing and attracts vast sums of money in the form of sponsorship and acts as a significant part of the calendar year for many businesses.
Le Tour has evolved into a monstrous global event that will be watched by 3.5billion people across 190 countries, but just how has that evolution taken place?
For two weeks a year, SW19 is the place to be. Wimbledon is where dreams are made and also where they are shattered.
There are four grand slam tournaments. In order: the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. But what is it about Wimbledon that makes it the best? The answer is everything. To win Wimbledon is the crown jewel in any tennis player’s collection.
Not only is Wimbledon the oldest tennis tournament on the tour (it dates back to 1877), but it is also considered the most prestigious. Each grand slam has its own quirks, but none more so than Wimbledon.
The importance even the greatest tennis players place upon this noble event was illustrated when Ivan Lendl, a former men’s singles number one, said ‘not winning at Wimbledon is going to bother me forever.’
Since its inception in 1929, the Monaco Grand Prix has grown to become one of motor racing’s greatest events—on par with the 24 Hours of Le Mans (est. 1923) and the Indianapolis 500 (est. 1911).
It is not only the slowest and most difficult of all the World Formula One Championship races, but also one of the premier highlights of Europe’s annual social calendar.
The Monaco Grand Prix is conducted over the streets of Monte Carlo and La Condamine, a circuit notorious for its snakelike layout and tight turns. Its famous tunnel is unique among racing challenges, and its winding streets leave little margin for error.
The Monaco circuit is such a test of drivers’ skills that safety concerns would prohibit it from being added to the Formula One schedule if it were not already an established Grand Prix.