Doncaster Racecourse

The Doncaster racecourse is known to be one of the most ancient racing centers in Britain. It is located in Doncaster, England and is also known as the Town Moor course. The racetrack is owned by Arena Leisure Plc. It holds two types of races; the flat and National Hunt (left handed) races. The thrilling atmosphere in which it is located in makes it one of the busiest racecourses in the UK. It is well known for hosting two of Britain’s most popular flat races, the Racing Post Trophy and the Leger Stakes.

Doncaster racecourse has been holding regular race meetings since way back in the 16th century. In the year 1600, Doncaster faced a major setback when their race meetings were put on a hold, reason being that they attracted a significant number of ruffians. This mission however failed by 1614 due to public demand. It has since then been hosting the world’s oldest horse races; the Doncaster Cup and the St Leger Stakes. The Doncaster Gold Cup is the older of them both, having been run first in 1770s. This race is meant for horses capable of running a long distance. The St Leger Stakes was founded ten years later, after the Doncaster racecourse had been moved to its present location.

This year, there will be a good number of fixtures taking place. The Racing Welfare Charity Race day for example, is scheduled for Friday, the 6th of July. This will be a major event, with a specific dress code. No jeans, trainers or sportswear will be allowed. Men will be required to wear a jacket and a tie. On Saturday the 19th of May, is Music Live with Happy Mondays. This event will be happening after the racing. Manchester’s legendary Happy Mondays will be back, performing in a concert. The racecourse has a wonderful hospitality packages, making the stay worth it.

Ayr Racecourse  Racecourse is a grade 1 track located in Scotland. It is located at Whitletts Road, and was opened way back in 1907. It is the largest racecourse in Scotland, with a carrying capacity of 18,000. The racecourse specifically hosts flat and National Hunt races. The track has been used for racing since 1576. In 1824, Ayr racecourse established an important meeting called the Western Meeting. The meeting featured the Ayr Gold Cup race, which was later changed into a handicap race in 1855. Up to date, the Ayr Gold Cup is a well-known race for the handicap in Europe. In 1907, the racecourse changed its site to the current location, due to the
limiting size of tracks and paddocks. A jumps track was introduced in 1950, enabling it to host the Scottish Grand
National from 1966.

 

Today, the racecourse is well-known for hosting the Scottish Grand National. Ticket prices are extremely fair. For all the races including the Scottish Grand Nationals, tickets cost between 15 Euros to 22 Euros. This is one of the major reasons as to why Ayr has been voted the best racecourse in Scotland 19 times in a row. Club tickets are however more expensive, starting from 42 Euros. In the company of an adult, those aged under 18 are allowed into the racecourse free of charge. Disabled persons are given an offer of 2-for-1 ticket when their carrier is accompanying them.

 

The racecourse will stage a total of 37 events this year. The Coral Scottish Grand National Ladies Day is scheduled for Friday the 20th of April, while The Coral Scottish Grand National is scheduled for Saturday, 21st April. This day marks the biggest day for the jumps season, thus the most anticipated sporting occasion. Opening Flat Race day is scheduled for 30th April. Within the racecourse are two restaurants, The Warrior restaurant and The Chancellor Carvery restaurant. They offer different packages, making your stay in Ayr enjoyable.

Warwick Racecourse  Warwick racecourse is located in Hampton Street, Warwick. It is one of England’s most ancient racecourses having been founded in 1808. The racecourse is famous for its National Hunt races, and is owned by Jockey Club Racecourses. Recently, the racecourse experienced major changes as its ancient stalls were demolished to allow the erection of new facilities. A modern nine-hole golf course together with a golf driving range was built to diversify its activities. Next to the racecourse is a parking lot that is just five minutes away from town, making it
easily accessible.

 

The course used to host both flat racing and National Hunt until the year 2014, when it was forced to drop flat racing after an incident whereby a horse fell at the track. This came in as a disappointment to most people, since a number of flat racing fixtures that had been scheduled to take place in Warwick racecourse were transferred to other racecourses. Its final flat racing was held in 26th August, the same year.

 

Warwick racecourse has been hosting a total of 25 meetings each year, Leamington Novices’ Hurdle being famous of them all. The race is a Grade 2 National Hunt, and horses five years and above take part in it. It is scheduled for January of every year, has been taking place since 2002. Another race taking place in Warwick racecourse is the classic chase. It is a Grade 3 National Hunt race, and just like the Leamington Novice’s’ it is opened to horses aged 5 years and above. The race is scheduled for January of every year, and is only for the handicapped. It is run over a distance of 5,883 meters with a total of twenty four fences for the horses to jump over. This event was officially introduced in the year 2004, and has since then been happening every year.

Taunton Racecourse  Taunton racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing track located at the heart of the rural Orchard Portman. It is only a few miles from Taunton, England. The track opened up in 1927. It is owned by Taunton Racecourse ltd. Having been opened in the early 90s, the track is the youngest of them all in England. It is well known for hosting National Hunt races right from January all through to May, after which it takes a break till October when the races resume. Right handed and oval in shape,Taunton consists of multiple tight bends. It is approximately a mile and 2 furlongs long, which is a common average.

The racetrack has been holding races since 18th century. Its first venue was located in Broomhay, West Monkton, and later relocated to a new site, which is now the King’s College. They however faced a major setback in 1838 when heavy rains destroyed its stables and buildings. This necessitated its transfer to Trull Moor about two years later. The racecourse remained functional for 15 years after which it closed down due to the outbreak of the World War 1. It was then revived in 1927, after the formation of Taunton Racecourse Company. That is when the racecourse was relocated to its current location, Orchard Portman. Shoreditch Selling Hurdle was its first meeting, having have taken place on the 21st of September, 1927. Since then, the racetrack has been hosting a significant number of fixtures every year.

The most anticipated activies start in the beginning of the year, with the famus Hndicap Hurdle being the peak of the events calendar. This event has recorded a good turnout number, with people flocking the Taunton racecourse
to watch the races. Another major event would be Audrey Chudleigh Memorial Handicap Hurdle, taking place every November. The racecourse has good hospitality facilities, guaranteeing a comfortable stay to anyone who visits.