When does racing return? June schedule revealed

When does racing return? June schedule revealed

We are on hand to help guide you through an action packed month of racing in the UK and Ireland

There has been no racing in Britain since the 18th of March and in Ireland since the 24th. However, the wait is almost over as the UK and Ireland prepare to launch into a sensational few weeks of racing. The UK will resume on Monday the 1st of June, with Ireland following suit a week later on the 8th. 

The loss of fixtures for the last two months means we are in for a superb month of racing, including the Guineas’ in both UK and Ireland as well as Royal Ascot. We have listed out a day-by-day guide of the racing schedule for June. Not long to go now! 

June 1

Racing is finally back and Newcastle will kick things off, with 120 runners on a 10 race card, starting at 1pm.

June 2

Newcastle hosts another meeting, and Kempton are back too with another all-weather meeting.

June 3

The first flat turf meeting of the summer takes place at Yarmouth, as well as some very strong looking Pattern races at Kempton for their second meeting in as many days.

June 4

Newcastle will host the Group 3 Pavilion Stakes this year, and the action gets underway at Newmarket.

June 5

The Coronation Cup will be hosted at Newmarket rather than Epsom and is the first Group 1 of the season. 11 entries have been made so far for the race, in what looks a sensational renewal. The Abernant Stakes and Paradise Stakes are also being run on the card. Lingfield is back too with the Derby and Oaks trials taking place. 


June 6

The bonanza rolls on at Newmarket and the 2000 Guineas takes centre stage on what will be a sensational day of racing at HQ, including the Palace House Stakes and Dahlia Fillies’ Stakes. There are also meetings at Newcastle and Lingfield. 

June 7

It is the fillies turn on Sunday as the 1000 Guineas is run. We also have the Buckhounds Stakes and Pretty Polly Fillies’ Stakes to look forward too as well. Haydock will host its first meeting of the year as well, with the highlight being the Brigadier Gerard Stakes.

June 8

Racing will restart over in Ireland with a meeting at Naas. Three meetings will take place in England at Haydock, Lingfield and Chelmsford.

June 9

We are treated to the Irish 2000 and 1000 Guineas Trials at Leopardstown, as well as more racing at Haydock and Chelmsford. Wolverhampton makes a welcome return too. 

June 10 – June 11

Two days of action at Pontefract as racing returns to Yorkshire, as well as two days of racing at Yarmouth too. Bath makes its return on the 11th as well. Navan and Gowran Park will be hosting fixtures in Ireland. 

June 12

The Curragh will host the 2000 Guineas, as well as the Ridgewood Pearl Stakes on the same card. Newbury makes a return in Britain, with all-weather action at Kempton and Wolverhampton.

June 13

The action rolls on at The Curragh with the 1000 Guineas in what promises to be a scintillating renewal. A busy day for racing in Britain with meetings at Newbury, Sandown, Doncaster and Leicester. 

June 14 – 15

Leopardstown hosts another meeting, whilst Doncaster, Goodwood and Newmarket all have cards for the Sunday. On the Monday, Ireland will host two meetings for the first time with Fairyhouse and Roscommon both returning. A busy start to the week in the UK with Goodwood and Pontefract racing in the afternoon, rounded off with action at Chepstow in the evening.

June 16 – 20 

Royal Ascot begins on the Tuesday! This year, punters have six new races to enjoy too. Tuesday will see the Queen Anne and King’s Stand Stakes as part of a seven-race card. Thirsk and Windsor also host respective meetings. 

The Wednesday at Royal Ascot hosts four handicaps, as well as action from Beverley and Chelmsford. Ireland hosts two meetings in the form of Limerick and Gowran Park.


Thursday sees the showpiece of Royal Ascot, the Gold Cup, where Stradivarius is bidding for a hat-trick. Three other fixtures take place too, at Newmarket, Redcar and Fairyhouse. 

Another fantastic day at Royal Ascot beckons on the 19th, with The Norfolk Stakes and Commonwealth Cup both sure to be electric. Four other meetings in the UK and Ireland are taking place too at Newmarket, Lingfield, Tipperary and Gowran Park. What a day! 

On the 20th and final day of Royal Ascot, we are in for a treat with a mouth-watering eight-race card including the Coronation Stakes, St James’ Palace Stakes and the Diamond Jubilee Stakes. Newmarket finishes its third meeting in a row, with Ripon, Kempton and Naas making up the rest of racing for the Saturday.

June 21 – 25

A busy few days straight after Royal Ascot with Leoparsdown, Kempton, Redcar and Wolverhampton all staging meetings. The next day, the first Scottish race meeting will be at Ayr. We also see the return of the jumps in Ireland with a meeting at Limerick. 

On the 23rd, Beverley has a meeting in the afternoon, with two evening cards at Chepstow and Kempton. Three more meetings follow the next day in the UK at Haydock, Hamilton and Windsor, coupled with some Irish jump action at Roscommon.

Another day, another three meetings in the UK on the 25th, with racing from Bath, Haydock and Leicester. 

June 26 – 28

We are treated to a three-day meeting at The Curragh, with the 27th hosting the Irish Derby, with other Group races making up the card there. Newcastle, Newmarket, Redcar and Lingfield complete an action packed day on either side of the sea. 

The day before, there is racing in Britain at Doncaster, Newmarket and Lingfield, with a jumps meeting at Tipperary. 

On the 28th, the standout race is the Pretty Polly Stakes at The Curragh. Newmarket, Windsor and Hamilton all stage meetings in the UK. 


June 29 – 30

Windsor sees its second day of racing in a row on the 29th, with racing at Yarmouth and Thirsk as well. Meetings at Limerick and Kilbeggan make up the racing in Ireland.
On the final day of the month racing goes ahead at Musselburgh for the first time coupled with a card at Doncaster. 

Bring it on!