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Wexford

Location Details

Address:Wexford Racecourse,
Newtown Road, Wexford.

Telephone:053 91435853

Website:www.wexfordraces.ie

Admission:Adult: €15
OAPs & Students: €8
Children U14: Free

Overview

Tramore

Location Details

Address:Waterford and Tramore Racecourse,
Tramore, Co. Waterford.

Telephone:051 381 425

Website:www.tramore-racecourse.com

Admission:Adult: €10 - €15
OAPs & Students: €10
Accompanied Children U16: Free

Overview

Tipperary

Location Details

Address:Tipperary Racecourse,
Limerick Junction, Co Tipperary

Telephone:062 51 357

Website:www.tipperaryraces.ie

Admission:Adult: €15 plus receive a free €5 betting or food voucher
OAPs / Students: €10 plus receive a free €5 betting or food voucher
Children U18: Free

Overview

Thurles

Location Details

Address:Thurles Racecourse,
Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Telephone:0504 22 253

Website:www.thurlesraces.ie

Admission:Adult: €15
OAPs & Students: €7
Children U14 : Free

Overview

Sligo

Location Details

Address:Sligo Racecourse, Cleveragh,
Sligo,Co. Sligo

Telephone:071 918 3342 / 071 916 2484

Website:www.countysligoraces.com

Admission:Adult: €15
OAPs & Students: €10
Children U14: Free

Overview

Roscommon

Location Details

Address:Roscommon Racecourse,
Racecourse Road,
Roscommon,
Co.Roscommon.

Telephone:0906 626231

Website:

Admission:Adult: (Sunday only) €15
OAPs & Students: (Sunday only) €10
Children U14: Free

Adult: (Weekdays + Saturdays) €13
OAPs & Students: (Weekdays + Saturdays) €8
Children U14: Free

Overview

Punchestown

Location Details

Address:Punchestown Racecourse,
Naas, Co. Kildare.

Telephone:045 897 704

Website:www.punchestown.com

Admission:General admission: €10 for adults and €7 for Student and Seniors
Children under 14 go free
See website for festival admission prices

Overview

Navan

Location Details

Address:Navan Racecourse,
Proudstown, Navan,
Co. Meath.

Telephone:046 902 1350

Website:www.navanracecourse.ie

Admission:Adult: €15
OAPs & Students: €9
Children U14: Free

Overview

Naas

Location Details

Address:Naas Racecourse,
Tipper Road, Naas,
Co. Kildare

Telephone:045 897 391

Website:www.naasracecourse.com

Admission:Adult: €15 - including FREE €5 Bookie Betting Voucher
OAPs: €9 - includes a FREE Tea/Coffee
All Under 18’s & Students (under 26) : FREE
Discounts of 20% are available for groups of 10 or more (pre-booking required)

Overview

Listowel

Location Details

Address:Listowel Racecourse,
Listowel, Co Kerry

Telephone:068 21 144

Website:www.listowelraces.ie

Admission:Adult: €15 (June) €20 (September Festival)
OAPs & Students: Half Price
Children U16: Free

Overview

Limerick

Location Details

Address:Limerick Racecourse,
Greenmount Park,
Patrickswell,Co. Limerick

Telephone:061 320 000

Website:www.limerickraces.ie

Admission:See website for info

Overview

Leopardstown

Location Details

Address:Leopardstown Racecourse,
Foxrock, Dublin 18.

Telephone:01 289 0500

Website:www.leopardstown.com

Admission:Open Access: €15/€20/€25
Top-Level Seats : €30/€40
OAPs & Students: €10 - €15

Overview

Laytown

Location Details

Address:Laytown Races,
Laytown, Co. Meath

Telephone:041 984 2111

Website:bellewstownraces.ie

Admission:Adult: €10
OAPs & Students: €6
Children U14: Free

Overview

Killarney

Location Details

Address:Killarney Racecourse,
Killarney, Co. Kerry.

Telephone:064 66 31 125

Website:www.killarneyraces.ie

Admission:May Festival Adult: €15
July Festival Adult: €15/€20
August Festival Adult: €15/€20

OAPs & Students: €12
Children U14: Free

Overview

Killbeggan

Location Details

Address:Kilbeggan Racecourse,
Loughnagore, Kilbeggan,
Co. Westmeath.

Telephone:0506 32 176

Website:www.kilbegganraces.com

Admission:Adult: €15
OAPs & Students: €9
Children U14: Free

Overview

Gowran Park

Location Details

Address:Gowran Park,
Gowran, Co. Kilkenny.

Telephone:056 772 6225

Website:www.gowranpark.ie

Admission:Adult: €15
OAPs & Students: €10
Children U14: Free

Overview

Galway

Location Details

Address:Galway Racecourse,
Ballybrit, Co. Galway.

Telephone:091 753 870

Website:www.galwayraces.com

Admission:Admission Ticket €15, discounted prices for students & senior citizens.

Overview

Fairyhouse

Location Details

Address:Fairyhouse Racecourse,
Ratoath, Co. Meath.

Telephone:01 825 6167

Website:www.fairyhouse.ie

Admission:Adult: €10 - €20
OAPs & Students: €7 - €13
Children U18: Free

Overview

Dundalk

Location Details

Address:Dundalk Stadium,
Racecourse Road,
Dundalk, Co. Louth

Telephone:+353 (42) 9334438

Website:www.dundalkstadium.com

Admission:For more details see website

Overview

Downpatrick

Location Details

Address:Downpatrick Racecourse,
24 Ballydugan Road,
Downpatrick, Co. Down
BT30 6SP

Telephone:+44 (0)28 44 612054

Website:www.downpatrickracecourse.co.uk

Admission:Adult: £10
OAPs & Students: £5
Children: Free

Overview

Down Royal

Location Details

Address:Down Royal Racecourse,
Maze, Lisburn, Co. Down
BT27 5RW

Telephone:R.O.I: 0044 28 9262 1256/ N.I: 028 9262 1256

Website:www.downroyal.com

Admission:See website for more information

Overview

Curragh

Location Details

Address:Situated on the Curragh plains,
3km from the town of Newbridge
in Co. Kildare and less than an
hour from Dublin.

Telephone:045 441 205/441 105

Website:www.curragh.ie

Admission:Admission varies by event, see website for more info

Overview

Cork

Location Details

Address:1 mile from Mallow on the
N72 Mallow-Killarney road.

Telephone:022 50 207

Website:www.corkracecourse.ie

Admission:Adult: €15
OAPs & Students: €10
Children 14 and under: Free

Overview

Clonmel

Location Details

Address:Clonmel Racecourse,
Davis Road, Clonmel,
Co. Tipperary

Telephone:052 61 72 481

Website:www.clonmelraces.ie

Admission:Adult: €15
OAPs & Students: €10
Children U14: Free

Overview

Bellestown

Location Details

Address:Bellewstown Racecourse,
Bellewstown, Co. Meath.

Telephone:041 984 2111, Race day number: 041 982 3614

Website:www.bellewstownraces.ie

Admission:Adult: €15
OAPs & Students: €9
Children U14: Free

Overview

Ballinrobe

Location Details

Address:Situated 2 km from
Ballinrobe, Co Mayo

Telephone:094 95 41052

Website:www.ballinroberacecourse.ie

Admission:Adults: €15
OAPs & Students: €10
Children U14: Free

Overview

York

Location Details

Address:The Racecourse,
York, YO23 1EX

Telephone:01904 620911

Website:http://www.yorkracecourse.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://www.yorkracecourse.co.uk/ for details

Overview

Flat only. Left-handed, galloping, track. Two miles in extent, run-in of five furlongs, with chutes for six furlong and seven furlong starts. Considered a very fair test and often seems to suit horses who like to run prominently all the way.

Yarmouth

Location Details

Address:The Racecourse, Jellicoe Road,
Great Yarmouth,
Norfolk, NR30 4AU

Telephone:01493 842527

Website:http://www.greatyarmouth-racecourse.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://www.greatyarmouth-racecourse.co.uk/ for details

Overview

Flat only. A level, galloping track of about one and a half miles in circumference, with a run-in of five furlongs. Races of a mile and under are run on the straight track.

Worcester

Location Details

Address:Worcester Racecourse,
Pitchcroft, Worcester,
WR1 3EJ

Telephone:01905 253 64

Website:http://www.worcester-racecourse.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://www.worcester-racecourse.co.uk/ for details

Overview

Left handed oval of a mile and five furlongs, stages only National Hunt racing. A galloping track with long straights and easy turns and a run-in of one furlong. This is a good course to introduce novice chasers as the fences are fairly easy.

Wolverhampton

Location Details

Address:Wolverhampton Racecourse,
Dunstall Park, Gorsebrook Road,
Wolverhampton, WV6 0PE

Telephone:01902 390000

Website:http://www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://www.wolverhampton-racecourse.co.uk/ for details

Overview

The flat all-weather track is about a mile round with sharp turns, and has chutes for the six and seven furlong starts. The surface is Tapeta.

Windsor

Location Details

Address:Royal Windsor Racecourse,
Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 5JJ

Telephone:01753 498400

Website:http://www.windsor-racecourse.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://www.windsor-racecourse.co.uk/ for details

Overview

Flat only. A sharp, level, figure-of-eight track with a run-in of over five furlongs which has a slight dog-leg about three furlongs from the finish. The longest distance raced over here is approximately a mile and three and a half furlongs.

Wincanton

Location Details

Address:Wincanton Racecourse,
Wincanton, Somerset
BA9 8BJ

Telephone:01963 32344

Website:http://www.wincantonracecourse.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://www.wincantonracecourse.co.uk/ for details or call 0844 5793014

Overview

National Hunt only. A right-handed rectangular track of approximately a mile and three furlongs in circumference, with a 200 yards run-in from the last obstacle. A good galloping track, with the finishing straight being mainly downhill.

Wetherby

Location Details

Address:The Racecourse,
York Road, Wetherby,
West Yorkshire, LS22 5EJ

Telephone:01937 582035

Website:http://www.wetherbyracing.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://www.wetherbyracing.co.uk/ for details

Overview

National Hunt only. An oval, left-handed, level track of approximately a mile and a half round. Noted as a good galloping course with a run-in of 200 yards. The fences are normally considered to be quite stiff.

Warwick

Location Details

Address:Warwick Racecourse, Hampton Street, Warwick CV34 6HN

Telephone:01926 491553

Website:http://www.warwickracecourse.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://www.warwickracecourse.co.uk/ for details

Overview

Flat and National Hunt. A sharp, fairly undulating, left-handed track of about a mile and three-quarters in circumference. On the flat there is a run-in of two and a half furlongs from the final turn, and chutes for five furlongs, mile and mile and a quarter races. Over jumps there is a run-in of 240 yards from the final obstacle.

Uttoxeter

Location Details

Address:The Racecourse,
Wood Lane, Uttoxeter,
Staffordshire, ST14 8BD

Telephone:01889 562561

Website:http://www.uttoxeter-racecourse.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://www.uttoxeter-racecourse.co.uk/ for details

Overview

National Hunt only. Left-handed, gently undulating, 10 furlongs oval with a run-in of 170 yards from the final obstacle. A track that is thought to favour front-runners, with easy bends. The fences are not regarded as particularly severe.

Towcester

Location Details

Address:Towcester Racecourse,
London Road, Towcester,
Northamptonshire, NN12 6LB

Telephone:01327 353414

Website:http://www.towcester-racecourse.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://www.towcester-racecourse.co.uk/ for details

Overview

National Hunt only. Right-handed, rectangular track of approximately one and three-quarter miles in circumference, with a run-in from the last obstacle of 200 yards. The final six furlongs are steeply uphill, so Towcester is regarded as one of the stiffest courses in the country where stamina is at a premium, especially as the ground can get very testing in wet weather.

Thirsk

Location Details

Address:Thirsk Racecourse Ltd,
The Racecourse, Station Road,
Thirsk, North Yorkshire, Y07 1QL

Telephone:01845 522276

Website:http://www.thirskracecourse.net/

Admission:Visit http://www.thirskracecourse.net/ for details

Overview

Flat only. A sharp, undulating, left-handed oval track of about a mile and a quarter in circumference, with a run-in of about three and a half furlongs. Races of five and six furlongs are run on the straight course.

Taunton

Location Details

Address:Taunton Racecourse,
Orchard Portman, Taunton,
Somerset, TA3 7BL

Telephone:01823 337172

Website:http://www.tauntonracecourse.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://www.tauntonracecourse.co.uk/ for details

Overview

National Hunt only. An oval track of approximately a mile and a quarter, with sharp bends and a run-in of 150 yards (chases) and 200 yards (hurdles) from the final obstacle. There is a steady climb from the final turn up the home straight. The fences are generally regarded as being a little tricky, and it’s a venue that often favours the handy, sharp-actioned animal.

Stratford

Location Details

Address:Stratford Racecourse,
Luddington Road, Stratford-upon-Avon,
Warwickshire CV37 9SE

Telephone:01789 267949

Website:http://www.stratfordracecourse.net/

Admission:Visit http://www.stratfordracecourse.net/ for details

Overview

National Hunt only. A left-handed oval track of about a mile and a quarter, that has sharp bends and a short home straight, therefore favouring a handy, well-balanced type of horse. There is a run-in of 200 yards from the final obstacle to the finish. As the track stands on a clay surface it does not drain especially quickly, so the ground can become heavy during wet spells.

Southwell

Location Details

Address:Southwell Racecourse,
Rolleston, Newark,
Nottinghamshire NG25 0TS

Telephone:01636 814481

Website:http://www.southwell-racecourse.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://www.southwell-racecourse.co.uk/ for details

Overview

Flat and National Hunt. The flat action predominantly takes place on an all-weather Fibresand track that is left-handed, level and about ten furlongs in circumference. There is a straight five furlongs course. Occasionally flat racing takes to the turf track, which runs on the inside of the all-weather circuit, and has a similar layout. National Hunt racing is also held on this grass course, where there is a run-in from the last obstacle of 220 yards.

Sedgefield

Location Details

Address:Sedgefield Racecourse,
Sedgefield, Stockton-on-Tees,
Cleveland TS21 2HW

Telephone:01740 621925

Website:http://www.sedgefield-racecourse.co.uk

Admission:Visit http://www.sedgefield-racecourse.co.uk/ for details

Overview

National Hunt only. An oval, undulating track of about a mile and a quarter in extent, with a run-in of 200 yards from the last obstacle. The tight turns, coupled with the many undulations, mean that Sedgefield is a venue that is most suited to sharp-actioned handy types.

Sandown Park

Location Details

Address:Sandown Park Racecourse,
Esher, Surrey KT10 9AJ

Telephone:01372 464348

Website:www.sandown.co.uk

Admission:Visit http://www.sandown.co.uk/ for details

Overview

Flat and National Hunt. A right-handed oval track of a mile and five furlongs in circumference, with an uphill run from the home turn of three and a half furlongs, and chutes for mile and a quarter and mile and three-quarters contests.

There is a separate straight course of five furlongs running diagonally across the centre. The National Hunt circuit runs mainly on the inside of the flat one, but crosses to the outside of it on the home turn at the famous Pond Fence, three from home.

There is an uphill run-in of 220 yards from the final obstacle. On the chase track there are three fences close together at the end of the back straight that are known as the ‘Railway fences’.

Salisbury

Location Details

Address:Salisbury Racecourse,
Netherhampton, Salisbury,
Wiltshire, SP2 8PN

Telephone:01722 326461

Website:http://www.salisburyracecourse.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://www.salisburyracecourse.co.uk/ for details

Overview

A stiff, right handed Flat track which has a long run-in of seven furlongs with the the last half mile steadily rising to the finish. Needless to say this track is not for the faint-hearted and stamina is at a premium. The ground on the stands side usually rides better especially on soft ground.

Ripon

Location Details

Address:Ripon Racecourse, Boroughbridge Road,
Ripon, North Yorkshire
HG4 1UG

Telephone:01765 530530

Website:www.ripon-races.co.uk

Admission:Visit www.ripon-races.co.uk for details

Overview

A fair right handed Flat track with sharpish turns and a run-in of five furlongs which gradually rises to the winning post. There is also a straight six furlongs. High numbers are best on the round course with low numbers preferred in the sprints particularly on fast ground.

Redcar

Location Details

Address:Redcar Racecourse, Redcar,
Cleveland TS10 2BY

Telephone:01642 484068

Website:http://www.redcarracing.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://www.redcarracing.co.uk/ for details

Overview

A galloping left handed Flat track with a long run-in of five furlongs which suits the big long striding type. Races up to and including nine furlongs are run on a straight track. High numbers are favoured in sprints as the field tends to veer across to the stands rail regardless of where the stalls are situated!

Pontefract

Location Details

Address:Pontefract Park Racecourse,
The Park, Pontefract,
West Yorkshire WF8 1LE

Telephone:01977 781307

Website:www.pontefract-races.co.uk

Admission:Visit http://pontefract-races.co.uk/ for details

Overview

An undulating left handed Flat track with sharp turns but an extremely stiff climb throughout the final two furlongs in the short straight. The draw in the sprints is important with a low draw favourable unless the ground is testing when high numbers are preferred as the field generally comes wide into the straight and up the stands rail.

Plumpton

Location Details

Address:Plumpton Racecourse,
Plumpton,
East Sussex BN7 3AL

Telephone:01273 890383

Website:www.plumptonracecourse.co.uk

Admission:Visit http://plumptonracecourse.co.uk/ for details

Overview

A sharp left handed National Hunt circuit of a mile and a furlong, which is undulating with an uphill finish. Over £100,000 has been spent on drainage in recent years which has greatly improved the track, though the ground can still become testing as the course lies on a clay surface.

Perth

Location Details

Address:Perth Racecourse, Scone Palace Park,
Perth PH2 6BB

Telephone:01738 551597

Website:http://www.perth-races.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://www.perth-races.co.uk/ for details

Overview

A right handed National Hunt track with a level, sharp circuit of a mile and a quarter. The fences are relatively easy which suits front runners and handy types. Due to an excellent watering system, the going is rarely on the firm side.

Nottingham

Location Details

Address:Nottingham Racecourse,
Colwick Park,
Nottingham NG2 4BE

Telephone:0115 9580620

Website:http://www.nottinghamracecourse.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://www.nottinghamracecourse.co.uk/ for details or call 0844 579 3011

Overview

Nottingham operates only on the Flat with a left handed oval circuit with a long run-in of five furlongs. It is a very fair track where the draw on the straight course can be crucial. With the stalls on the far side, low numbers are preferred whilst on the stands side, high numbers have a distinct advantage particularly on soft ground.

Newton Abbot

Location Details

Address:Newton Abbot Racecourse,
Newton Road, Kingsteignton,
Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 3AF

Telephone:01626 353235

Website:http://www.newtonabbotracing.com

Admission:Visit http://www.newtonabbotracing.com/ for details

Overview

A very tight left handed National Hunt track with a circuit of a mile in circumference. The fences are easy and the course suits the handy type with front-runners hard to catch here. Newton Abbot is now a summer jump course only and their season starts in March through to the end of August/early September.

Newmarket

Location Details

Address:Newmarket Racecourse,
Newmarket,
Suffolk CB8 0TG

Telephone:01638 675 500

Website:www.newmarketracecourses.co.uk

Admission:Visit http://www.newmarketracecourses.co.uk for details

Overview

Known throughout the world as the Headquarters of Flat racing, Newmarket has two courses, the Rowley Mile and the July course.

On the Rowley Mile, all races from five to ten furlongs are run on the straight with a marked dip over a furlong out with a stiff uphill finish. All races over a mile and a quarter are run right handed. The track requires stamina and balance from the thoroughbred.

All meeting taking place during June, July and August are run on the July Course, with a straight eight furlongs and a right handed turn for races beyond this trip. There is a steep climb throughout the final furlong which is even stiffer than the Rowley Mile.

The track drains well and the going rarely becomes heavy.

Newcastle

Location Details

Address:High Gosforth Park,
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE3 5HP

Telephone:0191 236 2020

Website:http://www.newcastle-racecourse.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://www.newcastle-racecourse.co.uk/ for details

Overview

A dual purpose Flat and National Hunt track which is a left handed oval track of a mile and six furlongs and has a steady uphill climb to the finish. It can get very testing on occasion and the emphasis is very much on stamina. The track is galloping in nature and the fences can pose problems.

Newbury

Location Details

Address:The Racecourse, Newbury,
Berkshire RG14 7NZ

Telephone:01635 40015

Website:http://www.newbury-racecourse.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://www.newbury-racecourse.co.uk/ for details

Overview

A top class dual Flat and National Hunt track with a left handed run-in of around four furlongs and a straight mile course which is galloping in nature representing a true test of stamina. The fences are difficult and it requires a good jumper just to get round!

Mussleburgh

Location Details

Address:Musselburgh Racecourse,
Linkfield Road, Musselburgh,
East Lothian EH21 7RG

Telephone:0131 6652859

Website:http://www.musselburgh-racecourse.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://www.musselburgh-racecourse.co.uk/ for details

Overview

A right handed dual purpose Flat and National Hunt track which is level throughout and on the sharp side. Suits a long striding galloping type and front runners have an excellent record. Extremes of going are rare as the track drains well. The fences can be tricky.

Market Rasen

Location Details

Address:Market Rasen Racecourse,
Legsby Road, Market Rasen,
Lincolnshire LN8 3EA

Telephone:01673 843434

Website:http://www.marketrasenraces.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://www.marketrasenraces.co.uk/ for details or call 0844 579 3009

Overview

Right handed oval jumps track of a mile and a quarter with a slightly undulating run in of 220 yards. A good test of jockeyship with some tricky fences particularly the last, it often favours front-runners and handy types.

Ludlow Park

Location Details

Address:The Racecourse, Bromfield, Ludlow,
Shropshire SY8 2BT

Telephone:01584 856221

Website:http://www.ludlowracecourse.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://www.ludlowracecourse.co.uk/ for details

Overview

A right handed National Hunt track of a mile and a half in circumference. A fair track with average sized fences and a good drainage system so the going is rarely on the testing side. The emphasis is on speed rather than stamina.

Lingfield Park

Location Details

Address:Lingfield Park Racecourse, Lingfield,
Surrey RH7 6PQ

Telephone:01342 834800

Website:http://www.lingfieldpark.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://www.lingfieldpark.co.uk/ for details

Overview

A sharp, undulating left handed Flat and National Hunt track which boasts an all-weather course situated within the grass circuit. On the turf, there is a straight seven and a half furlongs with low numbers preferred when the ground is on the soft side with a high draw an advantage when the ground is quick, although improved drainage has altered the effect in recent seasons. The emphasis is very much on speed on the all-weather track where the Equitrack surface is very lively with a short run-in of just over two furlongs, suiting front runners.

Leicester

Location Details

Address:Leicester Racecourse, Oadby,
Leicester LE2 4AL.

Telephone:0116 2716515

Website:http://www.leicester-racecourse.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://www.leicester-racecourse.co.uk/ for details

Overview

A right handed dual Flat and National Hunt track which is galloping in nature. The Flat course includes an oval circuit of a mile and five furlongs with a five furlong run-in.

There is also a straight mile course on which low numbers are favoured in soft conditions. The National Hunt course is rectangular in shape with the last three furlongs all uphill placing the emphasis on stamina.

Kempton Park

Location Details

Address:Kempton Park Racecourse,
Sunbury-on-Thames,
Middlesex TW16 5AQ

Telephone:01932 782292

Website:http://www.kempton.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://www.kempton.co.uk/ for details

Overview

The Flat course is a right-handed all-weather track, flat oval shaped with two loops. It is approximately a mile round with the outer circuit a mile-and-a-quarter. Like Wolverhampton and Lingfield the surface is Polytrack

The National Hunt course is flat and triangular, one mile five furlongs in circumference and right-handed. There are nine fences in a circuit including three in the home straight.

Kelso

Location Details

Address:Kelso Racecourse,
Kelso, Roxburghshire,
TD5 7SX

Telephone:01668 281611

Website:http://www.kelso-races.co.uk

Admission:Visit www.kelso-races.co.uk for details

Overview

An extremely sharp left handed national hunt course that is only a mile in circumference on the hurdles track and a mile and a quarter over fences. The fences are easy but there is a stiff uphill finish. Nippy front runners are often suited. Mudlarks tend to do well here as the ground has a tendency to become very testing due to the clay surface.

Huntingdon

Location Details

Address:The Racecourse, Brampton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE18 8NN

Telephone:01480 453373

Website:http://huntingdon-racecourse.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://huntingdon-racecourse.co.uk/ for details or call 0844 579 3007

Overview

Right-handed oval course of about one and a half miles. The course is very flat, and the run-in measures around 100 yards. A reasonably galloping track, with deceptively stiff steeplechase fences.

Hexham

Location Details

Address:Hexham Racecourse,
High Yarridge, Hexham,
Northumberland, NE46 2JP

Telephone:01434 606881

Website:http://www.hexham-racecourse.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://www.hexham-racecourse.co.uk/ for details

Overview

An undulating left-handed course measuring a mile and a half. There are plenty of twists and turns here so course knowledge is vital. Hence the reason why local trainers invariably do well.

Stamina is the key as conditions become extremely testing in wet conditions. The fences are fairly easy but there is a stiff climb to the finish which is on a seperate chute.

Hereford

Location Details

Address:Hereford Racecourse,
Roman Road, Holmer,
Hereford HR4 9QU

Telephone:01432 273560

Website:

Admission:One enclosure - Grandstand and Paddock: Prices from £16 (various discounts for advance purchases.

Overview

A right-handed track, galloping in nature and with a circumference of a mile and a half. The circuit is almost square, making for some pretty sharp bends, particularly on the home turn. With this in mind it can pay to follow nippy front runners with the ability to quicken, as they are often able to slip the field.

Despite the fact that there are no big races staged here, a bumper crowd is generally in attendance. There are no airs and graces, and Bank Holiday meetings are always popular with families.

Haydock Park

Location Details

Address:Haydock Park Racecourse,
Newton-le-Willows,
Merseyside WA12 0HQ

Telephone:01942 725963

Website:http://www.haydock-park.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://www.haydock-park.co.uk/ for details

Overview

An oval, left handed flat track measuring one mile and five furlongs, there are two straight six-furlong courses, one of which joins the round course four and a half furlongs out. The mile and a half start is on a spur past the winning post.

The galloping course suits the long striding individual, especially those who can stay.

It is also worth noting that when rain gets into the ground the stands side often rides faster and it is not unknown for jockeys to track over in search of success.

The hurdles course is situated inside the chase track and has sharp bends.

Hamilton Park

Location Details

Address:Hamilton Park Racecourse,
Bothwell Road, Hamilton,
Lanarkshire ML3 0DW

Telephone:01698 283806

Website:http://www.hamilton-park.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://www.hamilton-park.co.uk/ for details

Overview

A right-handed undulating loop course, with a severe dip three furlongs from the finish and a steady uphill run to the line. Races over one mile three furlongs and upwards start in the home straight, run the reverse way up the straight, taking the lower bend around the loop before entering the home straight via the top bend. Ground has a tendency to ride very heavy in wet weather. On soft ground, high numbers have a marked advantage on the straight five and six furlong courses, which are fairly stiff.

Great Leighs

Location Details

Address:Great Leighs Racecourse,
Moulsham Hall Lane, Great Leighs,
Chelmsford Essex CM3 1QP

Telephone:01245 362412

Website:

Admission:Prices from: Standard: £15. Summer: £18. Premier: £20

Overview

A left-handed, all-weather circuit with two sweeping two furlong bends and straights of approximately two furlongs. There are chutes for races of seven furlongs, a mile and two miles.

Great Leighs became the UK’s first new racecourse in 80 years when opening in 2008.

The track will stage racing all year round - from summer days to floodlit winter nights - and also offer extensive entertainment packages, with bars and restaurants open long after racing has finished. In the spirit of the old Essex County Showground, outdoor events and concert extravaganzas are also planned.

Goodwood

Location Details

Address:Goodwood Racecourse Ltd,
Goodwood, Chichester,
West Sussex PO18 0PS

Telephone:01243 755022

Website:http://www.goodwood.co.uk/horse-racing/goodwood-racecourse.aspx

Admission:Visit http://www.goodwood.co.uk/horse-racing/goodwood-racecourse.aspx for details

Overview

A right-handed track with severe undulations. Racing on the Flat only, and this course is totally unsuited to the big, long-striding horse. Small, handy types who can maintain their balance downhill have the advantage here. The course often suits front runners, and the five furlong straight course is one of the fastest in the country so speed from the gate is essential.

Fontwell Park

Location Details

Address:Fontwell Park Racecourse,
Nr Arundel, West Sussex ,
BN18 0SX

Telephone:01243 543335

Website:www.fontwellpark.co.uk

Admission:Visit www.fontwellpark.co.uk for details

Overview

The hurdle track is oval shaped and about one mile in circumference, whereas the chase course is a figure-of-eight layout. The run-in from the last obstacle on both is approximately 230 yards. The course is level with fairly easy bends and is not normally perceived as a tough test of stamina.

Folkestone

Location Details

Address:Folkestone Racecourse,
Westenhanger, Hythe,
Kent CT21 4HX

Telephone:01303 266407

Website:

Admission:Club and Grandstand: £17 (£13 in advance). Students and OAPs: £10.50 (with proof of i.d)

Overview

Flat and National Hunt. This is a right-handed track of approximately one mile three furlongs in circumference and a distance from the home turn of two and a half furlongs, with very sharp turns and undulations. There is a seven furlong straight track on the Flat, although seven furlong races can also be run on the round course. On the jumping track there are run-ins from the final obstacle of 220 yards (chases) and 250 yards (hurdles). On both the flat and national hunt courses this is a venue where long-striding horses are at a disadvantage.

Folkestone, the only track in Kent, is now a member of the Arena Leisure Group of courses. Although top-class horses are rarely seen at this venue, it does provide plenty of competitive action throughout the year. The management are embarking on a strategy of improving the National Hunt programme over the next few years.

Ffos Las

Location Details

Address:Ffos Las Racecourse,
Trimsaran, SA17 4DE

Telephone:01554 811092

Website:http://www.ffoslasracecourse.com

Admission:Visit http://www.ffoslasracecourse.com for details or call 01554 811092

Overview

Ffos Las stages both National Hunt and flat racing. The track is flat and galloping, and provides a very fair test. There is one enclosure allowing you full access to all public areas of the racecourse including the Grandstand with bars and a selection of food outlets and excellent views of the Saddling Boxes, Pre-Parade Ring, Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure

Fakenham

Location Details

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Telephone:

Website:

Admission:

Overview

Exeter

Location Details

Address:Exeter Racecourse,
Kenford, Exeter,
Devon EX6 7XS

Telephone:01392 832599

Website:Visit http://www.exeter-racecourse.co.uk/ for details or call the box office on 0844 5793005

Admission:Visit http://www.exeter-racecourse.co.uk/ for details or call the box office on 0844 5793005

Overview

The two-mile long oval course is right-handed and undulating, with a run-in of about 200 yards. The make-up of the circuit lends itself to handy front-running sorts who have stamina as a major asset.

Epsom Downs

Location Details

Address:Epsom Downs Racecourse, Epsom Downs, Surrey, KT18 5LQ

Telephone:01372 726311

Website:http://www.epsomdowns.co.uk/

Admission:Visit http://www.epsomdowns.co.uk/ for details

Overview

A left-handed circuit which is very undulating. From the Derby start at the top of the Downs the course climbs for half a mile then starts to decend sharply on the way to Tattenham Corner and into the straight. The run-in is just short of half a mile.

The sprint track adjoins the round course at the entrance to the home straight, is downhill and is the fastest in the world.

Doncaster

Location Details

Address:Doncaster Racecourse,
Leger Way,
Doncaster DN2 6BB

Telephone:01302 511915

Website:www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk

Admission:Visit www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk for details

Overview

Stages racing under both codes. The Flat circuit is a left-handed track of almost two miles with a run-in of five furlongs. The course is best suited to a long-striding horse and a powerful galloper, with the accent on stamina and courage. Low numbers are marginally favoured on the round mile track.

The jumps course, a mainly flat track, has 11 fences to a circuit and a 240-yard run-in. The fences are more difficult than in former years and Town Moor is definitely not a place for the faint-hearted.

Chester

Location Details

Address:The Racecourse,
Chester, CH1 2LY

Telephone:01244 304600

Website:http://www.chester-races.co.uk/

Admission:Visit www.chester-races.co.uk for details or call the Box Office on 01244 304610

Overview

An extremely sharp, left-handed circuit just a mile in circumference. Stages Flat racing only. A low draw and early speed from the gate is essential over all distances up to a mile.

It is very difficult for runners to win that do not keep close to the rail throughout. With the horses galloping almost constantly on the turn, this is very much a course for specialists and the form cannot be relied upon elsewhere.

Chepstow

Location Details

Address:Chepstow Racecourse,
Chepstow,
Gwent NP6 5YH

Telephone:01291 622260

Website:http://www.chepstow-racecourse.co.uk/

Admission:Visit www.chepstow-racecourse.co.uk for detailsv

Overview

Stages racing under both codes. The Flat circuit is a left-handed oval of around two miles, with some quite severe undulations. All races up to a mile are run on the straight course which provides quite a stiff test. On the round course, the run-in is five furlongs and this is not an ideal place for front runners. On the straight course, high numbers have a distinct advantage when the stalls are on the stands side, especially on soft ground.

The jumps circuit has a run-in of 240 yards, but the undulations make this a less testing circuit and front runners have a fair record. The fences are quite stiff, and the ground can become very heavy in winter.

Cheltenham

Location Details

Address:Cheltenham Racecourse,
Prestbury Park, Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire GL50 4SH

Telephone:01242 513014

Website:http://www.cheltenham.co.uk/

Admission:Visit www.cheltenham.co.uk for details

Overview

Jumps racing over two courses, the Old and the New. There are now two fences in the home straight. After the 2010 Festival, the penultimate fence was moved 239 yards from the bottom of the hill, round the bend on to the finish straight, as previously the fence came at the bottom of a short downhill gradient

Catterick

Location Details

Address:The Racecourse, Catterick Bridge, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 7PE

Telephone:01748 811478

Website:Visit www.catterickbridge.co.uk for details

Admission:http://www.catterickbridge.co.uk/

Overview

Stages racing both on the flat and over jumps. A very sharp, left-handed oval track, the Flat course is only nine furlongs in circumference, and the five-furlong track is all downhill.

The jumping circuit is ten furlongs, with a fairly long run-in of 240 yards. It is a good course for front-runners, and the fences are quite stiff. Established in 1783, this traditional course is not known for the high quality of racing but a warm and friendly atmosphere is always in attendance.

Cartmel

Location Details

Address:Cartmel Racecourse,
Cartmel, Nr Grange-Over-Sands,
Cumbria LA11 6QF

Telephone:01539 536340

Website:http://www.cartmel-racecourse.co.uk/

Admission:Visit www.cartmel-racecourse.co.uk for details

Overview

An oval circuit of only a mile in circumference, it is very sharp and the nature of the track makes Cartmel ideal for front-running types although the run-in can catch those out that go for home too soon.

Carlisle

Location Details

Address:Carlisle Racecourse, Durdar Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 4TS

Telephone:01228 554700

Website:http://www.carlisle-races.co.uk/

Admission:Visit www.carlisle-races.co.uk for details

Overview

Flat: A right-handed pear shaped course measuring a mile and a half round. It is very undulating with a stiff three and a half furlong run-in, putting the emphasis very much on stamina. The six-furlong track begins on a chute and is on the turn throughout. High numbers are favoured, but in soft conditions jockeys tend to track over to the stands side in search of better ground.

National Hunt: Similar in confirmation to its flat counterpart, it provides a searching test and only those blessed with abundant stamina can expect to prevail.

Brighton

Location Details

Address:Brighton Racecourse,
Freshfield Road,
Brighton BN2 9XZ

Telephone:01273 603580

Website:http://www.brighton-racecourse.co.uk/

Admission:Visit www.brighton-racecourse.co.uk

Overview

A horseshoe shaped left-handed course measuring a mile and a half, consisting of easy turns with a run-in of three and a half furlongs.

Very undulating in nature, the track favours small well balanced types, especially front runners. It can be an advantage to be drawn low although the opposite is often true in soft going when runners track over to the stands side.

The course actually stands on a chalk base and does tend to drain very well.

Beverley

Location Details

Address:Beverley Racecourse,
York Road, Beverley,
East Yorkshire, HU17 8QZ

Telephone:01482 867488

Website:http://www.beverley-racecourse.co.uk/

Admission:Visit www.beverley-racecourse.co.uk for details

Overview

An oval right-handed course of a mile and three furlongs, with a stiff uphill finish of two and a half furlongs. The five-furlong course has a slight bend at half-way which puts the ball very much in the court of those drawn high. Due to the short run-in it is not wise to try and come from off the pace.

Bath

Location Details

Address:The Bath Racecourse Co. Ltd,
Lansdown,
Bath, BA1 9BU

Telephone:01225 424609

Website:http://www.bath-racecourse.co.uk/

Admission:Visit www.bath-racecourse.co.uk

Overview

Flat racing only. A sharp left-handed track ensuring those that stick to the inside rail tend to be at an advantage, although front runners can often be found out by a stiff uphill finish.

Bangor On Dee

Location Details

Address:Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse,
Bangor Is-Y-Coed,
Wrexham, LL13 0DA

Telephone:01244 304610

Website:http://www.bangorondeeraces.co.uk/

Admission:Visit www.bangorondeeraces.co.uk for details

Overview

National Hunt only. Predominently circular in nature, measuring about a mile and a half, this picturesque left-handed circuit has a run-in of 325 yards. Apart from a couple of minor dips it is almost flat, with three sharp bends, notably on the paddock turn. Compact nippy sorts do well here, especially front-runners.

Ayr

Location Details

Address:Ayr Racecourse,
2 - 6 Whitletts Road,
Ayr, KA8 0JE

Telephone:01292 264179

Website:http://www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk/

Admission:Visit www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk for details

Overview

Flat: A level, left-handed circuit of a mile and a half in circumference, with a run-in of four furlongs. Low numbers are favoured on the round course, which also seems to suit front runners. The straight six furlongs is also flat.

Jumps: An oval circuit of a mile and a half with a run-in of 210 yards. Due to the excellent drainage, conditions rarely become testing in the extreme. Long striding galloping types do well.

Ascot

Location Details

Address:Ascot Racecourse,
Ascot,
Berkshire, SL5 7JX

Telephone:0844 346 3000

Website:http://www.ascot.co.uk/

Admission:Check the website for the latest promotions and group booking discounts

Overview

Flat: A right-handed triangular shaped circuit of just over one mile and six furlongs, with a run-in of two and a half furlongs. Races up to and including one mile can take place on the straight course.
A stiff, galloping course, undulating in nature and with sweeping, easy bends. In large fields on the straight course the draw seems to favour those housed near either rail.

National Hunt: Same conformation as the flat, with the stiff uphill finish, allied to some quite demanding fences ensuring that form normally works out well, with top rated animals proving hard to beat.

Aintree

Location Details

Address:Aintree Racecourse Co Ltd.
Ormskirk Road, Aintree,
Liverpool L9 5AS

Telephone:0151 523 2600

Website:http://www.aintree.co.uk

Admission:Visit www.aintree.co.uk for details

Overview

Home of the Grand National and as such known the world over, the Merseyside venue presents an honest test these days since the fences were modified on the National course.

The circuit is triangular in shape and has a circumference of two miles and two furlongs.

There cannot be a more adrenalin pumping sight than watching the leaders in the most famous race in the world landing over the final fence to negotiate the 494 yards run-in complete with elbow.

The more conventional Mildmay course is rectangular in shape, stretching to 12 furlongs. The bends are sharp, favouring the handy, nippy sort rather than the big striding individual. The run-in is measured at 260 yards.

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