Racecourses

Home to the Grand National, Aintree is one of the top National Hunt venues in the circuit. Despite various modifications to the National Course, the race still offers the ultimate challenge to both...
Founded in 1711 by Queen Anne, Ascot is Britain's and arguably the world's most famous racecourse. Although the Berkshire course plays host to a number of top-class National Hunt fixtures, it is on...
Recognised as the premier racecourse in Scotland and hosts regular flat and jump meetings. Its main highlights are the Scottish Grand National held in April and the Western Meeting on the Flat in...
Set in glorious countryside beside the River Dee, Bangor-On-Dee can lay claim to being one of the most picturesque racecourses in Britain. The course offers a unique feature in that races are...
Set on a hilltop overlooking the famous Roman Spa town, Bath is a sharp, left-handed track which favours runners that are able to gain a prominent, early position. Two other factors that can come...
Situated within walking distance of the historic market town, Beverley is a small, friendly track that proves very popular with the locals. A tough, right-handed circuit with an uphill climb to the...
Brighton racecourse is set at the top of the south-east coastal town and has wonderful views of the surrounding area. A quirky track, it is in the shape of a horse shoe, is about 1m4f in length and...
Situated between the Borders and the Lake District, Carlisle provides tourists with an ideal opportunity for a day out at the races. Stamina is an important factor here as the course is galloping...
Cartmel is set in wooded parkland in a picturesque valley in the Lake District and is an ideal venue for a relaxing day at the races. The racecourse itself is blessed with character and, apart from...
A popular course, particularly with local trainers, Catterick provides a mix of Flat and National Hunt racing. A sharp, left-handed, oval track of just over a mile, the course lends itself well to...
Formerly Great Leighs Racecourse, Chelmsford City opened in January 2015 under the control of a syndicate headed by Fred Done, owner of the Betfred chain of bookmakers. It is currently the only...
Cheltenham festival takes place annually in March at Cheltenham Racecourse in Gloucestershire, where the best horses and jockeys come together determined to win this spectacular event. It is the...
Best known for its top-class National Hunt fixtures, Chepstow also offers a busy Flat programme. The track is a long, undulating, two-mile circuit that represents a real stamina test, particularly...
One of the most popular tracks in the world, Chester's facilities blend in well with the ancient charm of the course where racing enthusiasts can elect to watch the action from viewpoints as...
Home to the oldest British Classic, the St Leger, Doncaster offers top quality action on the Flat and over the sticks. Well known for its excellent drainage, the ground rarely turns testing putting...
Home to the Derby and Oaks, Epsom Downs has been staging the former event since 1780 and it is generally recognised as the most famous horse race in the world. Quite probably the most unusual and...
Situated at the top of Haldon Hill, Exeter's reputation as one of the stiffest tracks in the country is well founded. The standard of racing is above average, principally due to its location close...
Fakenham is a small, rural course that holds National Hunt meetings across the year. A sharp, left-handed track, this course definitely suits the nippy sorts that are sufficiently nimble to deal...
Ffos Las is the UK's newest racecourse and has been something of a success story. A flat, fairly galloping left-handed course of around 1m 4f long, it hosts both national hunt and flat racing...
An extremely popular National Hunt track with more than a modicum of charm, Fontwell is one of only two racecourses run over a figure-of-eight circuit. Total refurbishment of all grandstands began...
One of the most popular tracks in the country, Goodwood hosts numerous top-class races during the summer. The summer fixture, known as Glorious Goodwood, features five days of top-class action...
Hamilton is a small track that has witnessed many improvements in recent years and its meetings are particularly well attended. The going tends to be on the soft side during the early-season...
Haydock Park is one of the finest racecourses in the country and the premier year-round track in the North. On the Flat, the highlight is the Group 1 Haydock Sprint Cup in early September whereas...
Hereford Racecourse is conveniently located a heartbeat away from the City centre yet a stone's throw away from the beautiful Herefordshire countryside. It is both accessible and pictures set...
Set in the heart of Northumberland, just south of Hadrian's Wall and 700 metres above sea level, Hexham is one of the highest tracks in Britain. A left-handed, undulating circuit, this track lends...
A tight, right-handed track with some tricky obstacles to negotiate, Huntingdon undoubtedly favours those horses that have the ability to lie handy. The Open Ditch directly in front of the stands...
Located in the Scottish Borders, the heartland of equestrianism in Scotland, Kelso offers one of the most picturesque settings of all racecourses and a famously friendly crowd of knowledgeable...
Promoted as London's premier racecourse, a multi-million pound redevelopment programme was completed in 2006. Best known for its National Hunt fixtures, most notably the King George VI Chase run on...
Leicester is a smart, dual-purpose track where all flat races up to one mile are staged on the straight course, which adjoins onto the fairly stiff but fair 1m6f main round track. Known for its...
Best known for its All-Weather meetings, Lingfield can also boast a quality turf track for both Flat and National Hunt racing. The regular All-Weather fixtures take place on Polytrack, a much...
Located close to the Welsh Borders, there can be few courses that offer a more relaxed feel to a day's racing than Ludlow. The course plays host to National Hunt fixtures across the year but mainly...
Market Rasen's excellent reputation as a friendly venue is well founded and their summer jumping fixtures are extremely popular. The course caters particularly well for families with a creche at...
Situated approximately eight miles to the east of Edinburgh, Musselburgh is ideally positioned to take advantage of the tourist market. The sharp, right-handed gradients tend to suit nimble, speedy...
A top-class Flat and National Hunt track, Newbury's left-handed, galloping course provides a true test of stamina, particularly in wet conditions. The highlights of their National Hunt season...
Known locally as Gosforth Park, Newcastle provides a high standard of action under both codes. The Flat course with its uphill rise of four furlongs makes this one of the stiffest tracks in the...
Known as the headquarters of British racing, Newmarket's Rowley Mile course features a clutch of top quality events such as the 1000 and 2000 Guineas in early May and Champions Day in October. One...
One of the leading courses on the summer jumping circuit, Newton Abbot is England's most westerly racecourse. With continual racing from the end of May through to September, the course has become a...
A left-handed circuit, galloping in nature, Nottingham often attracts plenty of interest from the leading stables. A popular venue throughout the summer months, Nottingham plays host to several...
Situated on the banks of the River Tay, Perth is Britain's most northerly racecourse. Front runners have a particularly good record as the track is virtually flat and the tight bends play to their...
One of the smallest courses in the country, Plumpton is a left-handed, undulating course, where the horse’s ability to see out a trip plays an important role with the slight uphill finish....
Set in West Yorkshire, Pontefract is one of the most popular tracks in the north of England and produces many course specialists. Being a stiff, undulating two-mile track, the emphasis is firmly...
Redcar is a flat, left-handed course of 1m6f and plays host to some quality races throughout the flat season, including listed races and a ?150,000 nursery race for 2yo horses. There are sharp...
Set in the Yorkshire Dales, Ripon is an undulating course with a long five-furlong run-in that has proven a very popular track with locals and tourists alike. The highlight of their year is the...
Widely regarded as an ideal track for the leading stables to introduce their better prospects, it is therefore unsurprising that this attractive racecourse pulls in the crowds. Although meetings...
One of the principal dual-purpose tracks in Britain, virtually all of Sandown's twenty-six meetings feature top-class racing. On the Flat, there are a number of pattern races highlighted by the...
Set in the tranquil Durham countryside, Sedgefield has built a strong reputation for a relaxed and friendly day out at the races. A tight track with fairly sharp bends, this is not a course that...
Principally known as an All-Weather track, Southwell also boasts a handful of turf fixtures under both codes. Laid with fibresand which rides deep, stamina-laden performers hold an advantage over...
One of the most popular country tracks, Stratford-on-Avon Racecourse attracts many visitors, particularly for the summer meetings. The highlight of the season is the two-day in June which features...
Taunton Racecourse is often dominated by the leading, local trainers especially Paul Nicholls who runs many of his good horses here. Being a course with two long straights and two sharp bends,...
A mile and a quarter, oval track, Thirsk most definitely favours those horses can lie handy as the ground often rides on the fast side and the course dips just before the final furlong. On this...
Uttoxeter has re-invented itself in recent years as one of the UK's most progressive tracks, with the Midlands Grand National Meeting in March attracting many top-class performers. Front runners...
Warwick Racecourse was a popular dual-purpose course which had racing through the year. Over the jumps the course 1m5f in length and has a fairly short run-in of just over a furlong from the final...
The leading National Hunt track in Yorkshire, Wetherby's two feature meetings are the early November fixture which features the Charlie Hall Chase and their Christmas Meeting that plays host to the...
Although Wincanton does not have the same profile as the major National Hunt tracks, it offers a high standard of sport. Front runners are particularly well suited to the steeplechase course as the...
Set in 165 acres of beautiful Berkshire countryside and located on the banks of the River Thames, Windsor is best known for its lively summer evening fixtures that take place on thirteen...
Wolverhampton racecourse been redeveloped into an exciting leisure venue providing over fifty fixtures each year. Meetings take place on the all-weather surface and the Saturday evening fixtures...
Worcester Racecourse Situated on the banks of the River Severn in the city centre, Worcester is one of only a handful of courses that offers race goers the opportunity to witness National Hunt...
Based close to the premier training establishment of Newmarket, Yarmouth is never short on quality and many classic winners have used this course as part of their education. Provides holiday-makers...
Known as 'The Knavesmire', racing has been staged over this turf since 1731 and is without question one of the most attractive racecourses in the world. The highlight of each season is the...