Shrewsbury gears up for big race meetings

Shrewsbury is currently preparing for one of its busiest periods in the horse racing calendar with upcoming meetings scheduled at Ludlow Race Club as well as Eyton Races. With the months of March and April being the most exciting period in the racing diary with the famous Cheltenham Festival and Grand National meetings taking pride of place, courses within Shropshire certainly offer their own unique style of events.

With race meetings held on the 24th and 28th of March at Ludlow and Eyton respectively, the excitement for some of the countries finest steeplechase races is certainly building. Ludlow Race Club offers visitors one of the most historic circuits in the UK, with racing at the famous course dating back to the mid nineteenth century. With the upcoming race meeting attracting some big names within the horse racing scene this time around, this date is certainly not one to miss. At just £10 a ticket, why not sample some of the Edwardian character still on display at the circuit for yourself.

Meanwhile the upcoming meeting at Eyton Races at the end of the month provides visitors with one of the leading point to point races in the UK and offers the perfect day of competitive action for all. With a public bar situated adjacent to the finishing line, as well as fairground attractions for the kids and even a picturesque bank offering idyllic views over Shropshire, there really is something for everyone at this first class event. For those of you who are otherwise engaged for this date at Eyton, another chance to attend presents itself on the bank holiday Monday of May 2nd, which includes a best dressed lady competition.

With bookmakers on site at each event, these meetings offer those of you who fancy a flutter on the horses with the perfect opportunity. Bell Internet Limited provides various digital platforms for betting for those of you who prefer to gamble from the comfort of your own home. The upcoming Cheltenham Festival and Grand Nation are offering record prize money on winning horses this year, and with new high’s expected in the money taken by bookmakers, punters will be furiously checking the form guides going into the major races. With race line ups having not been officially confirmed as yet, the likes of Many Clouds and shutthefrontdoor enter the upcoming races in confident mood and their recent form makes them a good NRMB National bet.

The four day event at Cheltenham which kicks off this week certainly provides racing enthusiasts with a pulsating set of fixtures. So there is just enough time for you to back your favourite for a Cheltenham and Grand National online bet. The likes of the Champion Hurdle, World Hurdle and of course the famous Gold Cup all offer a competitive edge like no other, with record crowds expected to cheer on their favourites at the West Country event.


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