Windsor racecourse is a racing venue located in Windsor, Berkshire, England. The racecourse is owned by Arena Leisure PLC, and is known to stage flat races. It is among the only three figure-of-eight racecourses in the United Kingdom. Windsor is seated on a 165 acre piece of land in the beautiful countryside, not far from the Windsor
Castle. It stages a total of 27 fixtures each year, running from April all through to October. It is a perfect destination to enjoy the summer, with the thrilling races and first-class hospitality. Being located at the Banks of River Thames, catching a boat from Windsor Town to the racecourse is fun and adventurous.
Racing at Windsor was first recorded in 1682, during the reign of Charles the Second, making it one of the most ancient racecourses in Britain. The Royal Ascot meeting held there every June is what made it famous in the 18th century. In the mid-19th century, steeplechasing had grown widely, giving Windsor more fame. It was until 1866 when flat racing was introduced at its current site, having been established by John Frail. It was one of the few racecourses that remained functional after the outbreak of the World Wars. There was however an incident that occurred during that period. A bomb fell into the racecourse during a race. Luckily, no lives were lost. Steeplechase races ceased happening in 1998. This was meant to preserve the racetracks for the flat race season.
The most notable races held at Windsor are the Royal Windsor Stakes and the August Stakes. Both are flat races, and are meant for horses aged three years and above. The Winsor Stakes take place in May while the August stakes takes place in August, as the name suggests. This year, the racecourse will be hosting a significant number of fixtures. For example, on the 19th of May will be the Royal Wedding Parking and Celebration. There will be lots of exciting activities apart from racing.