Horse racing has a considerable fan base from all corners of the world. Viewing the thoroughbred horses compete is quite impressive. Watching the races can be a way of passing the time while still getting entertained. Horse races in the United Kingdom which have had the most number of fans include the following.

Royal Ascot

The race was initiated in 1711, and since then, it has attracted a lot of fans. Many people come to watch it in Ascot, Berkshire, England and in 2012 it recorded a massive attendance of about 280268 visitors. It covers a distance of about six miles, and it is owned by the Ascot Racecourse Limited.

Cheltenham Festival

This is an annual horse race in the United Kingdom which is held in March. The Cheltenham Racecourse hosts the highly attended race. The 2012 event hosted a record number of attendees with about 237369 people. It features races such as the Champion Hurdle and the Cheltenham Gold Cup over the four days.

Epsom Derby

The race has a large fan base with a record attendance of 157347 in the year 2012. The race takes place at the Epsom Downs in Surrey, England. It was inaugurated in 1780 and was won by Diomed. It covers a distance of 2420 metres on a turf surface.

Aintree Grand National

In April 2012, the Grand National horse race had a record number of fans with about 150268 attending. The race was won by a horse called Neptune Collonges. This event is conducted at the Aintree Racecourse in Merseyside.

Glorious Goodwood

This is a flat race located at Chichester in West Sussex, England. It has numerous fans, and in the year 2012, it had approximately 102475 visitors. It is owned by the Goodwood Estate, and it covers a distance of four miles.