10 Racehorses To Follow In The 2024 UK Festivals

10 Racehorses To Follow In The 2024 UK Festivals

Horse racing is remarkably popular all over the planet and as time goes on the ability of the standout horses seems to constantly increase to unprecedented levels.

Here we will look at 10 outstanding racehorses that fans should follow across the United Kingdom festivals in 2024.

Galopin Des Champs

It is fitting to start with arguably the greatest jump-racing horse in the world as of early 2024.
Galopin Des Champs will be targeting its second Cheltenham Gold Cup success in March. The latest Cheltenham odds from Paddy Power offer the horse as an EVENS favourite to back up its 2023 success in the same event.
The Cheltenham Festival results for day four will create headlines whether the French horse wins or loses. Either an immensely impressive horse cements its legacy, or a monumental shock could take place.

Constitution Hill

Constitution Hill is another world-renowned jump racing horse that will star at Cheltenham.
The Champion Hurdle will see the horse compete as a massive favourite, and like Galopin Des Champs he could build on a strong 2023 after wins at Cheltenham, Aintree and Kempton.

El Fabiolo

There are huge hopes for Fabiolo in the Cheltenham Champion Chase this year after he completely dominated the Dublin Chase in February. A win in the event could set up a route to competing in the Gold Cup in 2025.


Teahupoo is an 11/4 favourite for the Cheltenham Stayers’ Hurdle off the back of beating a powerful Impaire Et Passe at Fairyhouse in December.
Top jockey Jack Kennedy has chosen to ride him instead of Irish Point who is on a four-win streak which is indicative of his quality.

Corach Rambler

Corach Rambler won the Grand National this year and for that reason is one to keep track of in 2024. Last year’s comfortable champion could become the first back-to-back winner in half a decade this April.
The horse will also compete at two Cheltenham events in March which could lead to this year being even more impressive than his 2023 breakout.

10 Racehorses To Follow In The 2024 UK Festivals


Vanillier is another one to watch primarily for his participation in the Grand National. He finished runner-up last year and will be looking to avenge his shortcomings by beating Corach Rambler this time around.

I Am Maximus

I Am Maximus is a brand-new Grand National participant who could shake things up in April. While last year’s top two go head-to-head he could pip them both to the winning position.
The horse beat Vanilllier by 14 lengths at Fairyhouse in December and will help to make up one of the most unpredictable Grand Nationals in modern times.

City Of Troy

City Of Troy is this year’s Epsom Derby favourite at 2/1 after achieving a perfect career start of three out of three wins in 2023.
The horse is anticipated to establish itself as one of flat racing’s greatest talents this year and Epsom could be where that gets underway.

Henry Longfellow

Henry Longfellow is set to join the long list of horses competing in England who are trained by the legendary Aidan O’Brien. Three Curragh entries made up its perfect 2023 debut year and it is now seen as one of the leading candidates to win the Epsom Derby.


Vandeek is another horse that debuted in 2023 and maintained a 100% win record. This year its biggest challenge will take place in the Commonwealth Cup at Ascot where it is expected to be one of the frontrunners.

Author: Gus Barge

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