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Top spa hotels for summer horse racing has a new sibling as launched this year bringing you the best offers to all racing events around the world.  So as the season for horse racing gets into full swing, we take a peek at the events to be seen at, and the spas to stay in while you’re there…

Ascot Racecourse: Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup and Concert

The ultra popular Ascot Racecourse is looking forward to the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup and Concert on Saturday, welcoming riding talent from around the World. Then, after the racing there’s a free evening concert for racegoers featuring Ronan Keating, Gabrielle, Fun Lovin’ Criminals and Lawson.  Then in October QIPCO British Champions Day, is the finale of the European Flat racing season.


Spas to stay at:

Stay at Pennyhill Park for ultimate luxury, or for a classic favourite, head to Macdonald Berystede Hotel and Spa.  At Pennyhill Park the hotel is a visual feast inside and out, with four-poster beds and understated grandeur harping back to its Tudor roots, not to mention the Michelin Star restaurant.  Berystede on the other hand constitutes a historic manor house with a contemporary spa.

York Racecourse: The Ebor Festival

York’s oldest, richest, fastest, and most famous races provides sporting excellence combined with fashion and fun over four fabulous days.  The traditional highlight of the season on the Knavesmire will commence on Wednesday 17th August and run for four days, finishing once again with the Betfred Ebor on Saturday.


Spas to stay at:

The Grand Hotel & Spa York is a little piece of history, found in the historic vaults where the North Eastern Railway company once stored its millions.  Alternatively, head to Hazelwood Castle if you’re making a romantic getaway of it.

Newmarket: Cambridgeshire Meeting

Join the three day Cambridgeshire Meeting at Newmarket on 22nd September featuring great racing and a great beer festival, and head to the inaugural two day Dubai Future Champions Festival at the Rowley Mile - the home of horseracing on 7th October for a real treat.


Spas to stay at:

Bedford Lodge Hotel is a former Georgian hunting lodge once owned by the Duke of Bedford close to Newmarket with an accompanying spa in a separate building for total relaxation.  Alternatively, The Varsity Hotel and Spa is a boutique chic hotel on the river in the heart of Cambridge combining 18th century features and modern design.

Cheltenham Racecourse: Cheltenham Festival

On 14th-17th March 2017 The Cheltenham Festival is the zenith of the National Hunt season that provides an unrivalled buzz as 230,000 people descend onto the beautiful Cotswold Hills over four days of scintillating action.  Meanwhile, The Open in November 2016 provides three days of adrenalin packed action to enjoy at the home of jump racing.


Spas to stay at:

The Greenway is  a very special place, making country life extremely chic in a sixteenth century Elizabethan manor house on the outskirts of Cheltenham.

Newbury Racecourse: Bet365 Festival

Throughout November, The Bet365 Festival is one of the highlights of the jumping season, featuring the 60th running of the Hennessy Gold Cup as well as the Bet365 Long Distance Hurdle.


Spas to stay at:

Surrounded by the Berkshire countryside, Donnington Valley is a contemporary, four-star hotel with excellent food, while its sister hotel The Vineyard nearby really knows what it’s talking about when it comes to wine - as the name suggests.

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