Horse Racing calendar: Key Flat fixtures and races for 2024 including Royal Ascot

The clocks have gone forward and summer is on the way so there’s only one thing for it… Flat racing!

An action-packed season is on the way, with plenty of huge races set to be contested including the prestigious meeting at Royal Ascot.

The British Classics are back – the 2000 and 1000 Guineas at Newmarket, the Oaks and Derby at Epsom and the St Leger at Doncaster – as are their Irish equivalents.

The latest horse racing odds are on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise, a calendar with dates of all the major Flat fixtures and key races can be found below.

Horse Racing calendar

May 2024

Newmarket – 2,000 Guineas
May 4

Newmarket – 1,000 Guineas
May 5

Chester – The Boodles May Festival
May 8 to 10

York – Dante Festival
May 15 to 17

Curragh – Irish 2,000 Guineas
May 25

Curragh – Irish 1,000 Guineas
May 26

Epsom – Oaks
May 31

June 2024

Epsom – Derby
June 1

Ascot – Royal Meeting
June 18 to 22

Curragh – Irish Derby
June 29

July 2024

Sandown – Coral-Eclipse
July 6

Newmarket – July Festival
July 11 to 13

Curragh – Irish Oaks
July 20

Ascot – King George VI
July 27

Goodwood – Glorious Goodwood
July 30 to August 3

August 2024

York – Ebor Festival
August 21 to 24

September 2024

Leopardstown and Curragh – Irish Champions Weekend
September 14 and 15

Doncaster – St Leger
September 14

Curragh – Irish St Leger
September 15

October 2024

Longchamp – Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
October 6

Ascot – British Champions Day
October 19

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