Looking for the biggest horse racing fixtures taking place this month? Well, you're in the right place.

Here, we've put together a list of the top races to watch in January 2023 - so get these dates in the diary and don't miss out on some of the best racing action around.

Without further ado, it's time to take a look at January's biggest horse racing meetings...

NB: we have included last year's winners for each race. Could we see any repeat results in 2023?

January 1st 2023

  • (Fairyhouse) Grade 3 John & Chich Fowler Memorial Mares Chase won last year by the Gordon Elliot trained Mount Ida (9/4) and ridden to victory by Davy Russell.

  • (Tramore) Grade 3 Savills Chase won last year by Al Boum Photo at odds of 1/6.

  • (Cheltenham) Grade 2 Dipper Novices' Chase (L’Homme Presse 7/4f), Grade 2 Relkeel Hurdle (Stormy Ireland 4/1)

January 7th 2023

  • (Sandown) Grade 1 Tolworth Hurdle (Constitution Hill 2/5), 2022 Veterans' Chase Series Final was won by the popular Aso, who returned at 7/2 for those who placed their horse racing online bets on him.

January 8th 2023

  • (Naas) Grade 1 Lawlor's Of Naas Novice Hurdle (Ginto 5/4). 

January 14th 2023

  • (Fairyhouse) Dan & Joan Moore Memorial Handicap Chase (Duvegan 7/2jf)

  • (Kempton) Grade 2 Silviniaco Conti Chase (Mister Fisher 15/8f), Lanzarote Hurdle (Cobblers Dream 10/1).

  • (Warwick) Classic Chase (Eclair Surf 11/1), Grade 2 Hampton Novices’ Chase (Threeunderthrufive 4/7), Grade 2 Leamington Novices’ Hurdle (Gentleman At Arms 14/1).

January 15th 2023

  • (Punchestown) Grade 3 Kildare Novices’ Chase (Bob Olinger 1/2f), Grade 2 Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle (Dreal Deal 22/1)

January 21st 2023

  • (Navan) Navan Handicap Hurdle (The Very Man 20/1).

  • (Ascot) Grade 1 Clarence House Chase (Shishkin 5/6), Grade 2 Warfield Hurdle (Molly Ollys Wishes 13/8f), bet365 Handicap Chase (Phoenix Way 7/1)

  • (Haydock) Grade 2 Peter Marsh Chase (Royale Pagaille 5/2f), Grade 2 Champion Hurdle Trial (Tommy’s Oscar 4/7f), Grade 2 Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (Jonbon 2/5f)

  • (Lingfield) Winter Oaks (Lower Street 10/1)

January 22nd 2023

  • (Thurles) Grade 2 Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase, Grade 2 Coolmore NH Sires EBF Novices’ Chase.

January 26th 2023

  • (Gowran Park) Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase (Longhouse Poet 9/1), Grade 2 John Mulhern Galmoy Hurdle (Royal Kahala 9/2)

January 28th 2023

  • (Fairyhouse) Grade 3 Solerina (Mares) Novice Hurdle (Allegorie De Vassy 7/4jf).

  • (Cheltenham) Paddy Power Handicap Chase (Torn And Frayed 5/2 jf), Grade 2 Cotswold Chase (Chantry House 5/6f), Grade 2 Cleeve Hurdle (Paisley Park 5/1), Grade 2 Classic Novices' Hurdle (North Lodge 7/1), JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle (Pied Piper 11/8f), Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase.

  • (Doncaster) Great Yorkshire Chase (Windsor Avenue 40/1), Grade 2 Lightning Novices’ Chase (Third Time Lucki 8/15f), Grade 2 Yorkshire Rose Mares’ Hurdle (Miss Heritage 10/1), Grade 2 River Don Novices’ Hurdle (Mahler Mission 11/2).

January 29th 2023

  • (Naas) Grade 3 Finlay Ford At Naas Novice Chase (Stattler 11/10f), Grade 3 Limestone Lad Hurdle (Darasso 8/1).

As you can see for yourself many of these top January races give us plenty of clues as to what the Cheltenham Festival and Grand National betting markets will look like come March and April time.

January is a very informative month for National Hunt racing fans.

*Credit for all of the photos in this article belongs to AP Photo*

Steven is a sports and horse racing enthusiast and is a member of the Horseracing Writers and Photographers Association (HWPA) in the United Kingdom.

He is a regular visitor to Paris Longchamp for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and a lifelong fan of the Aintree Grand National, a subject he writes about 52 weeks of the year. Last year he reached the impressive milestone of attending the last 30 renewals of the Grand National.