Five Sporting Events You Won’t Want to Miss This Summer - The Redditch Standard

Five Sporting Events You Won’t Want to Miss This Summer

Redditch Editorial 21st Jun, 2023   0

Sports fans are in for a treat over the summer months, with the upcoming calendar packed with a plethora of top-class action.

Followers of horse racing will undoubtedly be in their element, with several big meetings scheduled to be staged in the Midlands region.

Cricket and motorsports is also on the agenda – each of which will provide sports bettors with a ton of wagering opportunities.

With that in mind, we have scoured the summer calendar to come up with five events that will spark plenty of interest on sportsbooks in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Worcester Races

Worcester Racecourse is set for a busy few weeks, with the picturesque jumps track staging three meetings before the end of June. UK and Irish betting sites will be inundated with punters in the middle of the month, with an Irish-themed meeting taking centre stage.

Two afternoon meetings follow in the final couple of weeks of June, and will likely attract bumper crowds to the track.

With plenty of competitive races on each of the cards, an afternoon or evening at Worcester Racecourse is the perfect way to enjoy summer betting.

The Ashes

Cricket will dominate plenty of the sporting headlines during the summer months, with England and Australia going head-to-head in The Ashes.

The five Test series starts at Edgbaston in June, before Lord’s stages the second meeting towards the end of the month and into early July.

Further matches at Headingley, Old Trafford and Oval during the rest of July will determine which team will emerge victorious from what promises to be a thrilling series.

England have not won The Ashes since 2015, but the team are quietly confident of giving Australia a genuine run for their money this summer.

Uttoxeter Races

The richest fixture in the summer jump racing calendar takes centre stage in early July, as Uttoxeter Racecourse hosts the bet365 Summer Cup.

The listed Handicap Steeplechase is worth a massive £75,000 and is the primary attraction of an action-packed day of racing.

Outsider Jerrysback was an impressive winner of the race last season, defying odds of 33/1 to beat Ruthless Article by just over four lengths.

With family entertainment in the centre of the course to keep the kids entertained, this promises to be a great day out for all the family.

British Formula 1 Grand Prix

The eyes of the sporting world will be on Silverstone in July as the 2023 British Formula 1 Grand Prix is staged at the East Midlands track.

The 52-lap event is generally one of the most thrilling races of the season and this year’s edition looks likely to be a thriller.

Drivers’ Championship leader Max Verstappen has never won the British GP and will be desperate to break his duck this year.

However, seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton will be eager to put on a show in front of his adoring home supporters.

British Touring Car Championship

All roads will lead to Donington Park on August bank holiday weekend as the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) returns to the GP circuit.

The last BTCC race took place on the layout in 2002, with James Thompson in a Vauxhall Astra Coupe and Alan Morrison in a Honda Civic Type R taking the race victories.

Many BTCC fans look back fondly on races at the circuit, and its return to the schedule is a major boost for a series that has slowly been regaining its former lustre.

With several drivers currently in contention for the title, the Donington race could end up being pivotal to the outcome of the battle.

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