Leicester racecourse is a race track located in Oadby, Leicestershire. It is owned by Leicester Racecourse Company
Ltd, and is well known for hosting flat and National Hunt races. Flat racing is where the horses race on clear tracks without any obstructions, whereas National Hunt racing is where horses race as they jump over hurdles. The course
was opened way back in 1883. Since then, it has been hosting approximately 31 race meetings every year, Family Fun Day and Ladies Day being among them.
Before the opening up of Leicester in 1883, races were held at the now Victoria Park. In the 19th century, the course staged the most famous races in the United Kingdom, which were the Portland Stakes and Prince of Wales Stakes. The most notable race that is held at Leicester is the King Richard the Third Stakes. This is a flat course race in which horses four years and above take place in the racing. The race usually takes place in April, and is run for a distance of over 1,408 meters, an equivalent of 7 furlongs on a straight track.
This year, the racecourse will host a good number of races. For example, the Gentlemen’s Day is scheduled for Saturday 28 April, with gates opening from 11 am. Tickets for this race go for 25 Euros. Monday, 28 May will usher in the Bank Holiday Family Fun Day. Tickets will go for 10 Euros, and free for under 18s. Lots of activities will be happening during this day, including face painting, horseracing and games such as crazy golf.
Situated on a huge track of land, Leicester racecourse is not only a racing venue, but also an events venue. It offers an outstanding venue for conferences, weddings and large scale exhibitions. It has a brand new event space called Kube, which comes with a massive capacity.