The Newbury racecourse is regarded one of the most prestigious racing venues in the United Kingdom. It is located in Newbury, England. Being situated near the main rail line with its own stop a mile away from Newbury and just 60 miles from London, it is easily accessible to many people. The track is mainly used for flat races and jumps, with races held throughout the year. The flats season begin on 20th April. It hosts a total of 31 fixtures every year. Newbury racecourse was opened up officially in 26th September 1905, with its most notable races being Lockinge Stakes, Hennessy Gold Cup and Challow Novices’ Hurdle.
In the year 1805 was when the first recorded race took place in the racecourse. This meeting took place every year in Newbury, until 1811 when it changed its venue to Wood hay Heath. The racecourse stayed dormant for 90 years following a proposal by John Porter to set up a new racecourse at Newbury. After the proposal had failed, the Newbury Racecourse Company was formed in 1904, after which it bought land and began the construction of stables all summing up to a cost of 57,240 Euros. In 1906, a nine-day race meeting was planned. Six days were dedicated
to flat racing, while three days to National Hunt racing.
This year, the racecourse’s calendar is full of activities as it is set to hold a significant number of fixtures. Some of them have already taken place, for example the Be wiser Juvenile Handicap Hurdle, took place in 24th March 2018 where Oistrakh Noir emerged the winner. On the 19th of May will be the Al Shaqab Lockinge Day, with tickets going for 28.80 Euros for the premier enclosure and 20.80 Euros for the grandstand enclosure. This event entails a
wide range of outdoor and indoor activities, with lots of food and drinks. There is an ample parking space, with an individual parking space for each enclosure.