Lingfield Park Racecourse  Lingfield Park Racecourse is part of the group of racecourses run by ARC Racing Group. The racecourse is situated in Lingfield, United Kingdom. The course is one of the most versatile around as it is a winter all-weather racetrack.
Lingfield is known for hosting some of the most thrilling National Hunt and flat races in UK. The racecourse is part of the Lingfield Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, which offers top class hospitality with all the amenities for a comfortable stay.

Visitors are often treated to races as the track has a racing calendar that spans the whole year. The rooms overlook the track thus guests can enjoy races from the comfort of their room. The country club also has a golf course where
guests can spend their time enjoying the lush green and practicing their drive.

The track at Lingfield is a Polytrack. The track is one among the six all-weather tracks in UK though flat racing and National Hunt racing are run on turf. Some of the major race meetings held here include; Cleves Stakes, the
Spring Cup, Hever Sprint Stakes and Churchill Stakes.

The racecourse has a long history dating back to 1890 when it was first opened. Since the racetrack opened up,it has always sported the Prince’s feathers in its emblem.

Lingfield racing track started out as a track used only for jump racing until 1894 when it got the go ahead to host flat racing from the Jockey Club. Since then, the track only halted racing during WWII. The course was managed by Ladbrokes who later sold it to Arena Leisure. The new owner saw to it that the all-weather track was changed from Equitrack to Polytrack all-weather surface. A modern grandstand worth £5.5 million was also built as part of efforts to bring the course up to speed with current developments.

The Fugue  Introduction

 

An impressive racehorse in its own right, The Fugue became a mild national treasure for some when it won various awards and races across a short career. While injury at the Eclipse Stakes brought to the end a strong and promising career, The Fugue successfully managed to win a whopping six of its seventeen races, with four of them coming at Group One level.

 

With her rich brown with a white star and stripe design, this was a horse that stood out a mile away. The fact it was associated with Andrew Lloyd Webber’ Watership Down Stud also helped to draw attention to the horse before it had even taken to the course.

 

Career Summary

 

With her only race as a two year old being won with ease, The Fugue had a fleeting run at the top of the table, winning the Musidora Stakes and then the Nassau Stakes in quick succession. In 2013, she won the Irish Champion Stakes alongside the Yorkshire Oaks, also getting success in the Breeders’ Cup at the second time of asking, coming second this time.

 

At five, she was a victor at the Prince of Wales’ Stakes, before seeing her career cut short after the aforementioned injury when preparing for the Eclipse Stakes. The injury to its left foreleg left it unable to race, and it retired within a week of the injury.

 

Coming home as a stud, there’s not a huge deal of information about how this has gone so far. It’s good, though, to see that it managed to stay the pace and find a successful second career after racing.

 

Achievements & Highlights

 

 

Wins – Musidora Stakes (2012), Nassau Stakes (2012), Yorkshire Oaks (2013), Irish Champion Stakes (2013), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2014)

 

Associations – Watership Down Stud, Andrew Lloyd Webber.

 

Earnings – £1.9m+

 

 

 

Cheltenham Racecourse  Cheltenham racecourse has established itself as one of the venues across the globe where you will find the finest Jump racing. The racecourse is located just next to Cheltenham at Prestbury Park.

Apart from the exciting horse racing that takes place in this venue, it also attracts visitors thanks to its location. Visitors will enjoy the scenic view of the Cotswold Hills and the lush greenery all around.

 

The most famous race meeting held here is the Cheltenham Festival, which as the name suggests fills the whole of
Cheltenham with delectation. The Cheltenham festival includes competitive races like Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Chase and Stayer’s Hurdle. Watch a race or two and see how seriously Jump racing is taken in these parts, afterwards you can head on over to the Steeplechasing Hall of Fame to see for yourself all the awe inspiring achievements from Jockeys and champion horses through the years.

The racecourse is meant to give spectators some memorable times merely by the setting. The Centaur, where the fans sit to watch all the racing action, is an amphitheater large enough to hold 2,000 people sitting. During concerts, the Centaur can hold double this number of people standing.

You have not enjoyed horse racing in Cheltenham until you attend The Festival. It is one of the most exciting times
to be in Cheltenham with a festival that offers blistering fun and spectacular horse racing. The March madness of the Cheltenham festival is then followed by three other race meetings held in April, November and December.

Aside from being among the favourite venues for horse racing in Britain, Cheltenham racecourse also offers a lot of family fun especially when it’s time for the Wychwood Music Festival. It also provides a picturesque venue during graduation days and the summer ball for the University of Gloucestershire.