Unmissable 2020 Sporting Events

Grand National

The Grand National will be at Aintree Racecourse and is one of the top sporting events in 2020. (Photo credit: Aintree Racecourse).

Among the unmissable 2020 sporting events F1 is the foremost event in single-seater racing since 1950 and 2020 marks the 71st Formula One World Championship. Current reigning champion, Lewis Hamilton, is looking to secure his seventh consecutive title when the event gets underway in March; stretching to the end of November.

Formula One World Championship

During the events 37 week duration, races take place all over the world, from Australia, Vietnam and Canada to Monaco, Italy and Spain; the final race to crown the winner in Abu Dhabi.

Ferrari, Maclaren, Mercedes and many more spend hundreds of millions on the best engines for their teams, on top of a half-a-million-dollar entry fee in addition to thousand more depending on previous points won the previous year. But, it’s all worth it if they are victorious, with winners taking home $931 million, as of last year.

Grand National

The biggest horse racing event in the world and one of the most-watched sporting events throughout the year. The Grand National will be held on the 4th April this year at Aintree, for the 180th consecutive year and fans are anxious to see if Tiger Roll will compete to attempt a third consecutive win, making history. If you can’t make it to the Grand National, the UK has many other prestigious races, such as Royal Ascot and Cheltenham 2020.

To compete in the races, thoroughbreds must be seven-years-old or older and have a rating of 120+ by the British Horseracing Authority.

The 2020 event has a purse of £1 million, with the winner taking just over half of that for themselves.

London Marathon

On April 26th, 40,000 people will run 26.2 miles through London for the annual marathon. The events have Olympic gold medalists, footballers, presenters and actors/actresses taking part each year for fun and charity, with last year’s event breaking fundraising records, making £66.4 million.


The European Championships see 24 countries compete across a wide span of countries, from Amsterdam to Dublin and the final being held at Wembley.

From the 12th June to the 12th July football fans will be travelling all over to watch and support as their team plays for victory.

England has its sights set on going all the way and make the most of home advantage at the finals. With 4/1 odds, England is the favourite to win after their performance at the 2018 World Cup, seeing them finish 4th, the best they have placed in over 60 years.


The Championships, Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, founded in 1877, and is one of the four Grand Slam competitions, along with the Australian Open, French Open and the US Open, but is the only major still played on grass.

With a £34 million prize and a strict all-white dress code, the event is not your average sporting experience. Wimbledon is known for its royal and famous guests each year, as well as its tradition of spectators eating strawberries and cream, and drinking Pimms.  

The Hundred

Cricket is England’s national sport and The Hundred is the biggest event of the year. The 100-ball cricket tournament will take place from the 17th July to the 15th August, consisting of 8 teams from all over the country.

NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

No. Horse Points
1 Flightline 351
2 Life Is Good 306
3 Olympiad 292
4 Jackie's Warrior 282
5 Clairiere 142
5 Country Grammer 142
7 Epicenter 121
8 Regal Glory 89
9 Nest 87
10 Hot Rod Charlie 48
As of August 1, 2022

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