Each year is jam-packed full of big worldwide sporting events from Football to Horse racing, Tennis to Basketball and so many more that you simply won’t want to miss, but many people lose track of when exactly they are kicking off each year. If you are determined not to miss a single moment of sporting excellence, here is a handy guide to help you navigate what times of the year each match, race, or game is set to get going yet again.
The Grand National
Each year the Grand National stretched over three days and is held in the month of April.
Horse racing is full of unmissable events throughout the world, but the Grand National is one of the most famous across the globe, attracting an average viewership of around 600 million people each year, from all over the world. The event is held in Aintree, Liverpool, and has been popular since it began back in 1839 – 181 years ago.
The handicap steeplechase consists of a 4 miles and 514 yards stretch, including 30 jumps that the horses must clear over the two laps and is famous for the difficulty of its track putting competitors through their paces, but the winners do not go without a hearty reward as the event has the highest purse of any UK horse racing event – £1 million as of 2017, sending the winner home with £561,300.
The racers are not the only ones who can go home with some money in their pockets and as the race is very popular for betting and generates millions of pounds each year through wagers on the horses, with bookies at the tracks and online offering all sorts of bets and odds, as well as horse racing betting tips to get you involved in the excitement and give you the best chances of winning.
The Super Bowl
Flip to February in your calendars and make sure to mark down the Super Bowl, you won’t want to miss it.
Every year, the annual National Football League Championship game kicks off and is a day many patiently wait for all year, not just in the USA, but all over the world people tune to get in on the action, watch the specialized adverts and enjoy the half-time show which has seen some of the most famous performers grace the field with their talent.
The event has been held each year since 1967 – 53 years ago. The competition has highlighted the best of the best and given NFL fans a day to look forward to each year, leading to man opting to dress in kits, paint their faces and throw parties in honor of the event as it is the most-watched televised event in America, with around 114.4 viewers worldwide each year; often never dropping below 100 million global viewers and has also now become the second-largest day for food consumption in the US, after thanksgiving.