Inaugurated almost 150 years ago, this is America's big day out. Last year saw a crowd of almost 150,000 at Churchill Downs, with last-minute supplement Rich Strike scoring a shock defeat to the field of twenty. Sitting in the heart of America's equine state, our experience gives you the chance to view trackwork at Churchill Downs, as well as to tour nearby Keeneland Racecourse and a local stud.
Palio di Siena
Competing for the seventeen contrade (districts) of Siena, this is a tradition unchanged since medieval times. Marvel at the spectacle of horses roaring around a cobbled square and, with our experience, enjoy a dinner in one of the contrade the evening before. View the race in the cool, looking over the square from a private apartment, and settle down for spa treatment back at the hotel.
Get ready to witness the 'race that stops the nation', flying down under for the event at which every racing fan wants to be present. With our experienced host, feel part of the Australian racing scene, with a stable tour and the chance to attend exercise at Caulfield Racecourse. We also get you into some of the hottest parties in town: the 'Call of the Card' lunch and 'Derby Day Eve' lunch and after-party.
This is an umissable opportunity to delve into Japan's growing thoroughbred industry, with a tour of Darley's top-class infrastructure, and two days racing at two different racecourses, including the G1 Japan Cup, first run in 1981, and with total prize money of ¥864m, held at 223,000-capacity Tokyo Racecourse. Combine the racing with a culinary journey, and the chance to visit the artistic muse of Mt Fuji.
Hong Kong International
The atmosphere is electric at these stadium-style courses, slotted amongst the skyscrapers of Hong Kong's highflying skyline. Enjoy the Jockeys Championship at Happy Valley, then transfer to Sha Tin for a day of world-class racing, including the Hong Kong Vase, Hong Kong Cup, Hong Kong Sprint and Hong Kong Mile. Unwind, after an after party, with a boat trip gliding through Hong Kong's harbour.