Uttoxeter racecourse is a horse racing track located in Uttoxeter, England. It is owned and operated by Northern Racing, and is well-known for its National Hunt races. The course was opened in 1905. Back then, it only hosted a total of 5 race meetings each year, which is a small number compared to today’s 25. It is left-handed, and measures up to one mile in circumference. Being located on the border of Derbyshire and Staffordshire, the racecourse can easily be accessed through the M1 and M6, thus attracting a good number of people to its race meetings. Apart from being a horse racing venue, Uttoxeter offers a venue for all sorts of outdoor and indoor activities ranging from weddings, exhibitions and even conferences.
Racing at Uttoxeter dates back to early 1900s, when horse racing had become a popular sport in England. Its first grandstand was built in 1907. It was opened by a company which had been formed to manage Keele Park racecourse, after the racecourse ceased to operate. It remained fully functional with 2 races happening in May, 2 in October, and 1 in December. It however closed down in 1914 due to the outbreak of World War 1. Racing later resumed in 1921, with only four races taking place that year. The most notable race run there is Midlands Grandstand National, which
takes place every March. It is a handicap steeplechase race, with horses running over a distance of 4 miles and one furlong.
This year, the racecourse will stage a significant number of meetings. On Saturday the 19th of May will be the Music Live 2018. Heaven 17, a pop band will be performing and tickets will be going for 30 Euros. On the 27th of May will be the Great British Family Fun day. It will be the racecourse’s first family fun day in 2018, and is set to be quite the rage.