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The sport of racing horses in competition is one of the world's oldest.

Horseracing's origins lie in Central Asia, whose diverse, often nomadic populations, were the first to domesticate the horse, and who raced competitively over 6000 years ago.

Later, horseracing became a feature of the Ancient Olympic Games after being introduced in 680 B.C. in chariot form. Some 32 years after this, horseback racing as we are more familiar with today was brought to the games, though neither saddles nor stirrups were used.

From here the practice of horseracing was spread, famously, to the Roman Empire. It became a popular event across the Empire's provinces; the Circus Maximus being a particularly famous venue. Indeed, in 210 A.D., the Roman Empire brought horseracing closer to home. At a Roman encampment in Wetherby, Yorkshire (where a racecourse can still be found today), local horses were matched against Arabian horses brought to England by the Roman Emperor Severus Septimus.

The Godolphin ArabianBy the middle-ages, English knights themselves were bringing back horses to Britain from the Arabian Peninsular; horses that they had 'acquired' during the Crusades. With their introduction the origins of horseracing as we know it today were born.

Central to this were the three 'foundation sires', all foaled in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
  Their names were the Byerley Turk, the Godolphin Arabian and the Darley Arabian.
All of today’s nearly 500,000 Thoroughbreds are descended from these three horses, and, indeed, recent research suggests that as many as 95% of male Thoroughbreds can be traced back to the last of these alone. Somewhat strangely, none of these horses ever raced competitively as far as we know.

It was in this same period that 'The Sport of Kings' had its only reigning monarch to ride a winner, as Charles II claimed Newmarket's Town Plate in 1671. The committment of the rest of the field is something lost to antiquity.

During the centuries that followed the foundation sires’ introduction more stallions were brought to Britain, and bred with the progeny of these three sires. One of the most famous, both as a racer and as a sire, was Eclipse, so called because he was foaled during the annular eclipse of the 1st April 1764.
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In eighteen races he was never headed, let alone beaten, and never needed to be whipped or spurred. Retiring to stud in 1771, he sired three of the first five Derby winners.

The market for fast racehorses was clearly developing fast, and so too was the relationship that remains synonymous with horseracing today; that between the sport and gambling.
At first, matching was the overriding method with which to bet on race horses. One particularly fast animal would be challenged against another, and, for those that could afford it, a wager on such events proved a popular diversion. That the nobility were most able to do this contrbuted to the now famous sobriquet that racing acquired: 'the sport of kings'.
By the time of Queen Anne's reign (1702-1714), match-racing was gradually being superseded by races involving larger numbers of horses and greater numbers of spectators placing money on the outcome.

As horseracing became an increasingly large industry, it was decided that a regulatory authority was needed to administer the sport. In this capacity The Jockey Club was formed in 1750 (whose administrative duties are now rendered by this Authority).

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                                Théodore Géricault By the end of the century, the first bookmaker, Ogden, was set up at Newmarket. Around the same time, the foundations of the five races we now call the Classics were being laid. The year 1776 saw the first running of the St. Leger at Doncaster (though it was not formally called this until two years later); 1779 was the inaugural year of the Epsom Oaks; 1780 the Epsom Derby; and 1809 and 1814 the first Newmarket 2000 and 1000 Guineas, respectively.

As the sport burgeoned in size, Weatherbys was formed in 1770 to keep a record of all thoroughbreds in the country. The results were published in the General Stud Book, which has been updated and re-printed ever since.

With the advent of state-of-the-art grandstands, sophisticated training facilities, and advanced camera technology, today's horseracing has clearly come a long way from its roots in antiquity, but its essential characteristic, as a thrilling sport with the chance of winning big, remains at the core of the sport's philosophy.
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Racing at Aintree doesn’t happen every day, so when it does, it’s always a special occasion. Home of the John Smith’s Grand National, Aintree is one of the world’s most famous racecourses. With over two miles of luscious green racetrack, and horse racing’s biggest stars taking to this jumps only course, racing here is always a sight to behold at one of Aintree’s six other racedays outside of the Grand National meeting. The course is home of the Grand National steeplechase, one of the most famous races in the world.  Prior to the event being held at Aintree, the race was run in the nearby district of Maghull. Steeplechasing at Aintree was introduced in 1839, though flat racing had teken place there for many years prior to this.  It is regarded as one of the most difficult of all courses to successfully complete, with 16 steeplechase fences including The Chair, Canal Turn and Becher's Brook. These are so infamous that even their names strike fear into the most professional of jockeys. All fences bar the water jump are covered with spruce unlike any other course in British national hunt racing. Four other races take place over the National fences. These are the Topham Chase (formerly known as the John Hughes Trophy Chase) and the Fox Hunters' Chase at the Grand National meeting and the Grand Sefton Handicap Chase and Becher Handicap Chase in the November meeting. Within the large National course there is also the smaller Mildmay course containing hurdles and fences. These fences are made of traditional national hunt material. The only fence common to the National and Mildmay courses is the water jump.
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Ormskirk Road
L9 5AS
Tel: 0151 523 2600
Fax: 0151 522 2920

Queen Anne liked nothing better than to hunt in Windsor Forest and it was in the early 18th century that she discovered for herself this open heathland which she thought an ideal place, not five miles from Windsor, for "horses to gallop at full stretch". She founded the famous race-course there in 1711. In July 2004, the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead granted planning permission for the redevelopment of Ascot Racecourse, which enabled the main scheme to commence in October 2004 as planned . Ascot Racecourse is delighted to announce that Royal Ascot returned to its Berkshire home in 2006. 
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Ascot SL5 7JX
08707 227 227

Ayr Racecourse at Whitletts Road, Ayr, Scotland,  was opened on 1907.  The track is a left-handed, oval track, thirteen furlongs in circumference, with a straight run-in of half a mile  There are courses for flat and for National Hunt racing.  Ayr Racecourse replaced an earlier course that was at Racecourse Road. The present racecourse also hosts a car boot sale and market every Sunday except when it conflicts with race fixtures. Ayr is Scotland's only Grade One racecourse, situated near the superb Ayrshire coastline, famous for its' golf and Robert Burns pilgrims.  Ayr hosts year-round racing. Home for over 100 years to the Ayr Gold Cup Festival, featuring Europe's richest sprint handicap the totesport Ayr Gold Cup, Ayr also plays host to another of the major headline raes in the UK Racing Calendar, the Coral Scottish Grand National.
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Tel: 01292 264179

Fax: 01292 610140
Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located in Bangor-on-Dee near Wrexham, Wales. It is a left-handed National Hunt racecourse, and doesn't have a Grandstand. Racing first took place at Bangor on Dee Racecourse on February 1859,  and has since taken place regularly except during the wars . Since 2006 Bangor has also hosted amateur Point-to-Point races run by local hunts. The course for the Point-to-Point is on the inside of the main track and races are run right handed.
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The Racecourse
Nr Wrexham
LL13 0DA
Bangor-on-Dee lies just 25 minutes from Chester and is well-signed from the main A483 southbound. From the South and Midlands, the Racecourse is best approached using the M6 and M54 (j3) then take the A41 to Whitchurch and finally the A525 towards Wrexham.

Bath Racecourse is situated on Lansdown Hill overlooking the famous Roman City of Bath. The idyllic and relaxed atmosphere appeals to all, whilst our 18 day fixture list has a variety of evening, weekend and mid-week afternoon meetings.  The racecourse is easily accessible, being only six miles from Junction 18 of the M4 motorway.  The main railway station is in Bath and a bus service operates direct to the course on racedays.
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Tel: 01225 424609
Fax: +44 (0)1225 444415
Beverley Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located in the town of Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The racecourse is a right-handed flat course,  that is just over 1 mile 3 furlongs. The date when the racecourse opened is not clearly known but racing has taken place more than 300 years ago at Beverley.An exciting season of racing awaits you at Beverley Racecourse. Follow the links to find out more about fixtures, theme days and other special events. Our prices section contains information on how you can take in all of the racing action.From sipping champagne in the stylish Premier Enclosure to enjoying a picnic right at the heart of the action in the Course Enclosure, there really is something for everyone at Beverley Races!
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The Racecourse
York Road
East Yorkshire
HU17 8QZ

Tel : 01482 867488/882645

Fax: 01482 863892
Brighton Racecourse is on of the most exciting, vibrant tracks in the South of England and with it’s fantastic location in the heart of Brighton City, our seaside course is the PERFECT venue for a day out with family and friends, or for the ultimate corporate experience.Such has been the popularity of the course in recent years we now have even more fixtures for you to chose from with 18 meetings which run from April to October.  Highlights in the 2010 racing calendar include the Tote Challenge Trophy and the John Smith’s Brighton Mile during our two-day festival in August, Ladies Day and three Sunday race meetings – something for everyone to enjoy!
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Freshfield Road
East Sussex
BN2 9XZ  

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Fax: 01273 673267
Carlisle Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located in Carlisle, Cumbria, England. Every year in June Carlisle Racecourse holds the iconic Cumberland Plate and Carlisle Bell races, carrying on a tradition which dates back to the 17th century. Carlisle's autumn meetings provide useful pointers at the opening of the jump season. Red Rum fans will remember his wins here before each of his Grand National triumphs.  Don't forget, accompanied children aged 16 and under can come racing for free!  Located just off Junction 42 of the M6, Carlisle Racecourse offers state of the art facilities for race days, non race day events and conferences.
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Durdar Road

Leave M6 at junction 42, follow signs for Dalston. Follow the road for approx 2 miles until you reach a staggered junction and turn right. The racecourse is approximately 1 mile on the left hand side.
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 Cartmel is a small racecourse in the village of Cartmel, now in the County of Cumbria, historically in Lancashire before 1974. Meetings are held on the May and August Bank Holidays. Although the racecourse is small, it is noted as having a four furlong run-in, the longest in Britain.  The earliest written account of racing at Cartmel dates back to 1856. The course was supported by local landowners. Until World War II it was a very small course featuring primarily amateur jockeys, but in the second half of the 20th century the racing programme was expanded and professionalised. The course is situated on the Holker Estate, and in 1998 Lord Cavendish bought out the previous management team. Cartmel was the site of the Gay Future 'coup' in 1974 that involved switching horses before a race and relying on the lack of communications at the course.  It is also known amongst racegoers for the track leading up to and away from the course.
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LA11 6QF
Tel: 015395 36340    
Fax: 015395 36004
The first recorded race meeting took place at Catterick on 22nd April 1783. It was not until 1906 that a stand was built and in 1923 the first race company was formed. The Racecourse is now a fine blend of both old and new with the framework of the original still in place, but with a great many improvements within including five luxury hospitality suites, which have undergone recent refurbishment.

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North Yorkshire
DL10 7PE
Telephone: 01748 811478
Fax: 01748 811082
The leading National Hunt Racecourse which hosts the Cheltenham Festival in March. There are many other meetings throughout the year. Right in the heart of the grandstand complex is the finest display of steeplechasing history, video recordings of the great races and a chance to look behing the scenes of our sport and learn about the horses and people who have created the sport. Experience the thrill of riding at speed on a mechanical horse and receive expert tuition from the Britrish racing school that could encourage a greater understanding of the technique of jockeyship. New features include Best Mate and famous Irish families.
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Cheltenham Racecourse
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. GL50 4SH
Cheltenham Racecourse is just a few minutes North from the centre of Cheltenham - a short distance from the M5. If travelling by car follow the AA signs to the car parks. The nearest train station is Cheltenham Spa - for information call 08457 484950 - and on race days bus links from the Station to the Racecourse are available

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Chepstow Racesourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located just outside the town of Chepstow in Monmouthshire, Wales, near the southern end of the Wye Valley which forms the border with England. It is one of three racecourses in Wales, the others being at Bangor-on-Dee and at Ffos Las in Carmarthenshire, opened in 2009.  The racecourse was opened on August 6, 1926 in the grounds of Piercefield House. The first race was a two-year-old seller won by Lord Harewood's colt Conca D'Oro, the 7-4 favourite. In 1933, at a two day meeting, Gordon Richards won 11 consecutive Chepstow races. After the war, and the demise of the nearby Caerleon course the Welsh National was transferred to Chepstow.
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Hospitality Chepstow,
NP16 6BE
The Racecourse is on the A466 Chepstow to Monmouth road, not far from the Severn Bridge. From the M4 East (Junction 21) or M4 West (Junction 23), take the M48 and exit at Junction 2 (Chepstow).

TEL: 01291 622260

Chester Race Company is a dynamic and rapidly expanding organisation. The company’s vision is that it becomes synonymous in people’s psyche as a first option in deciding what to do in their “leisure” time. The extensive “what’s on” list is grown season on season with racing as its core product offering. The Racecourse now also offers: polo, horse show, concerts, fine dining, theatre box office, the circus etc. In the medium term we continue to work towards guaranteeing that all events that take place at Chester & Bangor-on-Dee Racecourses are all organized to the same exacting standards and provide visitors to the event of their choice with a 1st class “experience”.
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The Racecourse
The M53, M56, M6 and A483 are all in close proximity to Chester providing excellent links from Liverpool, Manchester, North Wales and the south of England. The Racecourse is signed from all the major routes into Chester on racedays.
Tel: 01244 304600
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Doncaster is one of the oldest (and in terms of physical capacity - largest) established centres for horse racing in Britain, with records of regular race meetings going back to the 16th Century. In 1600 the corporation tried to put an end to the races because of the number of ruffians they attracted, but by 1614 it acknowledged failure and instead marked out a racecourse. For entertainment, you'll find the sheer excitement of a day at Doncaster Racecourse hard to beat. For sheer spectacle, atmosphere and excitement a day at Doncaster Races is a tradition that is hard to beat. Race days here have been drawing appreciative crowds for centuries and Doncaster has long been regarded as one of the finest racecourses in Europe and the best place for horse racing in Yorkshire. Our spectacular new race day, hospitality, conference and exhibition facilities will truly match the exceptional quality of our racing. For all race goers, horse racing at Doncaster, is a whole new experience.
Doncaster Racecourse is a prestigious world class venue for horse racing in Yorkshire. The Racecourse is very proud of the position it holds within the heritage of horseracing both nationally and internationally.
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Telephone: 01302 304207
Fax: 01302 323271

Epsom Downs Racecourse is the home of one of the most iconic events in the British sporting and social calendar - The Derby Festival. The two day festival of horse racing dates back to 1780, On the first Friday and Saturday in June, Epsom Downs Racecourse hosts one of the greatest sporting and social events in the world  .
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Epsom Downs, Epsom, KT18 5LQ 
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Horse Racing.  Caravan Club Camp Site.It is the highest racecourse in the land at 850 feet, the second longest at 2 miles and has been described as not only one of the loveliest courses, but one of the fairest tracks in the country. Horse Racing was first recorded here 350 years ago in the reign of Charles II and since then many a great National Hunt champion has started their career at Exeter - such as Best Mate and Desert Orchid.
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Exeter Races
Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XS
Fax: 01392 833454

01392 832599

Fakenham Racecourse, set in the heart of Norfolk countryside, represents all that’s best in National Hunt Racing. Car Parks allow racegoers to picnic whilst watching racing. Easy access from A148 from Kings Lynn, A1067 from Norwich or A1065 from Swaffham

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NR21 7NY
Tel : 01328 862388
Fax: 01328 855908

A new racecourse is born……After many years in the planning and a £20 million investment, Carmarthenshire is set to enjoy some of the country’s best racing when Ffos Las opened its doors on the 18th June 2009. Set in amid rolling hills and overlooking Carmarthen Bay to Tenby and Caldey Island, it is hard to imagine that this area was the home of Europe’s largest open cast coalmine.   It will host very good quality Jump and Flat racing year round and will provide state of the art facilities for the horses, trainers and jockeys and the viewing public. 

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SA17 4DE
Tel : 01554 811092
Fax: 01554 811037

Watch the horses thunder by as you enjoy delicious food and wine at Folkestone Racecourse - Kent's only horse racing venue. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, Folkestone is host to over twenty days of racing a year, both Flat and National Hunt.With a wide range of excellent banqueting facilities and the best conference venue in Kent, we are located just 15 minutes from Ashford and 90 minutes from Central London.
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Folkestone Racecourse
Stone Street
Nr Hythe
Kent CT21 4HX


Tel: 01303 266 407
Fontwell Park racecourse hosts 19 jump race meetings a year including Saturdays, Sundays, evening and Bank Holiday fixtures. The fixtures have various themes such as ‘Family Race Days’, Abba Night, Ladies Evening, Festive Food and Drink Race Day and Christmas Party Race Days. Adult admission prices start from £10 and children aged 16 and under are admitted free of charge. Private hospitality suites are available for groups of ten or more.The racecourse is also available 365 days a year for weddings,conferences, seminars, concerts, parties and banqueting.
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Fontwell Park Races
West Sussex
BN18 0SX
Fax: 01243 543904

tel: 01243 543335
The new millennium sees Goodwood Racecourse celebrate its second centenary, the Duke of Richmond, having brought horse racing to his estate in 1802. Today Goodwood is internationally acclaimed as being one of the most beautiful racecourses in the world and the new century sees Goodwood setting ever higher standards of style and quality for racegoers. Set on top of the Sussex Downs, Goodwood is not only a breathtaking backdrop for some of the very finest flat racing, but it is also one of the world’s greatest venues for entertaining in international sport. There are few moments in sport to equal the thrill of a top class field making that final sprint to the winning post. Goodwood is world-class horse racing at its most relaxed and chic.
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Goodwood Racecourse Ltd, Goodwood, Chichester,West Sussex. PO18 0PS.

Tel: 01243 755022
Fax: 01243 755025
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Great Leighs is the UK’s first brand new racecourse in 80 years – with a new approach to the racing experience.

Racing all year round – from summer days to floodlit winter nights – our racing will be part of an extensive entertainment package, with bars and restaurants open long after racing has finished. The county’s first sports betting hall will be open on additional days for football, cricket, Formula One and other major events. In the spirit of the old Essex County Showground, outdoor events and concert extravaganzas are also planned.
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Moulsham Hall Lane, Great Leighs, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 1QP, UK
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Hamilton Park
Set in an imposing and impressive estate, conveniently placed just 15 minutes from Glasgow and 45 minutes from Edinburgh, and with excellent motorway links from north and south Hamilton Park offers an enjoyable and memorable day for your clients and staff.
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Tel: 01698 283806
Fax: 01698 286621
Haydock Park

Haydock Park is the North West's premier dual purpose racecourse located half way between Liverpool and Manchester, just off junction 23 of the M6 motorway.  With 30 events in 2010, we offer an excellent choice of top-class fixtures over the jumps and flat throughout the year, giving every opportunity to experience the excitement of a day at the races.
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Haydock Park
Haydock Park Racecourse,
 Newton-Le-Willows WA12 0HQ
Tel: 01942 402624,
Fax: 01942 270879,
Providing first class entertainment value specifically through the staging of fifteen horseracing meetings each year. In addition to this the Racecourse also plays host to a variety of exciting feature events on site during non-race days throughout the year. Whilst both businesses and residents of the community are well catered for with a first class venue for functions.
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Roman Road
HR4 9QU  
Tel: 01432 273560
Fax: 01432 352807
Hexham Racecourse is a National Hunt Course perched above the historic town of Hexham. It is within easy driving distance of Newcastle, Carlisle, Edinburgh and Darlington and there is a free bus service from Hexham Station on racedays. Hexham’s meetings take place in Spring, early Summer and the Autumn. These include weekend and Bank Holiday fixtures as well as popular evening meetings.
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NE46 4PF
Tel : 01434 606881
Fax: 01434 605814
Huntingdon Racecourse is a flat, right-handed circuit of approximately 1 mile 3 furlongs which provides excellent viewing. There are nine fences to a circuit, the open ditch in front of the grandstand providing a real spectacle. Huntingdon’s free draining nature often provides good ground and this coupled with the lack of undulations tends to favour the speedier type of horse as there is not such an emphasis on stamina. Bold jumping front runners tend to do well here in particular.
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PE28 4NL

Tel : 01480 453373
Fax: 01480 455275
A charming small National Hunt course situated 1 mile north of Kelso in the Scottish Borders reached by leaving the A697 onto the B6461. Top quality National Hunt racing in very scenic surroundings.

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Telephone: 01668 281041
Fax: 01668 281113
Leicester Racecourse – one of the busiest racecourses in the Country offering 31 days of racing throughout the year both on the Flat and National Hunt.  Easily accessible from the Midlands Motorway network, situated near the Junction for the A6 and the main Leicester outer ring road but only 3 miles from the City Centre and only 2.5 miles from the Railway Station makes Leicester Racecourse a perfect location to entertain clients coming from all parts of the Midlands and North East. Also offering five evening race meetings – four of which have live tribute bands playing after the racing ensuring that a whole evenings’ entertainment is on offer.
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Leicester Race Track
Leicester Racecourse Co Ltd
Leicester, LE2 4AL 

 0116 2716515
Fax: 0116 271 1746

At Lingfield Park you can enjoy a thrilling day at the races, with your friends, family or work colleagues while enjoying our extensive hospitality facilities. Get your pulse racing with the unrivalled excitement of Flat, National Hunt and All Weather Racing at one of the busiest racecourses in Europe with 91 race meetings scheduled for 2010.Whether you are entertaining clients or holding a private function, you can treat your guests to the delicious carvery menu in our panoramic Trackside Restaurant or dine privately in an exclusive suite overlooking the finishing straight.All inclusive corporate hospitality packages are also available and are ideal for groups or special events to ensure that you have everything you need for a successful and stylish occasion.
Lingfield Park Fixtures

Lingfield Racetrack Racecourse Road
RH7 6PQ 

Tel: 01342 834800
Fax: 01342 835874

Tradition has it that in the fourteenth century soldiers from Ludlow Castle came here to match their horses. There is certainly a record of racing in 1729.The course retains not only its Edwardian character but also a strong club atmosphere. Though now a National Hunt course, jumping did not start until the mid-nineteenth century and even today the hurdles track is for a large part separate and follows for 1 mile of the original flat course.
Ludlow Fixtures

Ludlow Races
Ludlow Race Club Ltd
Ludlow Racecourse
Bromfield, ,Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 2BT
Tel: 01584 856221
Fax: 01673 844532

Market Rasen

Market Rasen Racecourse is a unique picturesque venue situated in the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside. The racecourse provides the perfect setting for all your conferences, banqueting and exhibition needs. Flexibility is a key component at Market Rasen. The practical and attractive design of our multi-functional buildings allows you to choose the ideal site to suit your needs.  With the first class service offered by our caters we promise that your event will be organised to the highest exacting standards within the best facilities that Lincolnshire has to offer.
Market Rasen Fixtures

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Market Rasen
Lincolnshire LN8 3E
Market Rasen Racecourse is located in an attractive setting at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds, on the outskirts of the market town of Market Rasen and midway between the beautiful Cathedral City of Lincoln and the famous fishing town of Grimsby.

01673 843434
Fax: 01673 844532
Horseracing at Musselburgh Racecourse provides the ideal venue for the perfect corporate hospitality and sponsorship event. We have 25 fixtures of competitive racing spread throughout the year, both on the flat and over jumps, and offer high quality entertaining facilities as a result of a £4million improvement programme
Musselburgh fixtures
Linkfield Road
East Lothian
EH21 7RG
Telephone: 0131 665 2859
Fax: 0131 653 2083

Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire offers some of the best horse racing both on the flat and over jumps. The first race meeting was held here on 26th September 1905. It is home to the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup and the Juddmonte Lockinge Weekend, Ladies Day in August and a summer season of top-class racing, including three evening meetings and Family Fun Days. Newbury Racecourse is set amid 360 acres of the most picturesque countryside. The racecourse and its extensive buildings, including the state-of-the-art Lord Foster designed grandstand and the newly refurbished Hampshire stand, incorporating the panoramic Hennessy restaurant, boasts some of the best facilities in Great Britain. Superbly located in the heart of the M4 corridor in Berkshire, Newbury Racecourse is a flexible Conference Venue with excellent Event Facilities accommodating events ranging from 10 to 10,000 guests.
Newbury Fixtures

Newbury Racecourse
RG14 7NZ

01635 400 15

Newcastle Racecourse is located just minutes from Newcastle City Centre and is easily accessible from the A1 and A19. Set in the beautiful High Gosforth Park Estate with 28 race meetings spanning both the Flat & National Hunt Seasons, Newcastle Racecourse is the one of the busiest turf tracks in the UK. As well as first class racing, High Gosforth Park Estate boasts two 18-hole golf courses, a nature reserve, public house and superb conference, banqueting, Christmas party, wedding and outdoor facilities.
Newcastle fixtures
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Email: info@newcastle-
Telephone: 0191 236 2020
Fax: 0191 236 7761
Newton Abbot
Newton Abbot lies in the heart of the South West of England, with excellent communication links. London and Bristol are within easy reach by road and rail.RailNewton Abbot has its own railway station within a quarter mile of the course and it is on the main line from London Paddington.RailNewton Abbot is served by the motorway network. The course is well signposted from the M5, just a few miles away. Racegoers should follow the A380 towards Torquay once leaving the M5 at Junction 31.
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Newton Abbot, TQ12 3AF
 01626 353235

Set in 280 acres in Colwick Park just 2 miles from the city centre, Nottingham Racecourse has a rich 100-year history, hosting Flat racing only for the first time in 1996. It now has 21 days racing from March through to November and is becoming increasingly popular after significant improvements to its facilities in recent years.
Nottingham Fixtures

Nottingham Racetrack
Colwick Park,
 0870 850 7634
Voted the Best Smaller Racecourse in Scotland, Perth Racecourse offers a unique atmosphere, astonishing surroundings and outstanding hospitality which together combine to make a favourite racecourse for regular race goers and newcomers to the sport. Whether you are a seasoned racegoer or have never so much as set foot on a race track, Perth Racecourse is open to all. We pride ourselves on being a friendly, unassuming racecourse which inspires a huge interest among locals as well as visitors from far and wide, if you are visiting from further afield then you may wish to take advantage of our special short break packages.
Perth fixtures
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Scone Palace Place
Tel : 01738 551597
Fax: 01738 553021
Plumpton Racecourse is one of the most successful smaller jump racecourses in the country, staging sixteen National Hunt meetings from September to May.  Our corporate hospitality boxes, Paddock bar and restaurant have wonderful panoramic views of the track and are set against the spectacular backdrop of the South Downs. Spend just an hour on the train from Central London, and you can be in the heart of Sussex enjoying a tremendous day's racing.
Plumpton Fixtures

Plumpton Races
Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AL 
Tel: 01273 890383
   Fax: 01273 891557

Pontefract Racecourse is only half a mile from Junction 32 of the M62. The M62 passes the northern side of the track and links with the A1, M1 and M18 within 10 miles of the Course. The racing programme has been greatly improved in recent years and the motorway links provide good communications with all other major training centres in the Country, with the result that the racing is both competitive and entertaining. Extensive improvements over the past few years have made Pontefract one of the best appointed courses of its kind in the Country. There are modern bars and refreshment areas in all enclosures.
Pontefract fixtures
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West Yorkshire
Tel : 01977 703224
Fax: 01977 781333
If you're looking for a raceday packed with sheer excitement and spectacle and supported by first class facilities then look no further. Boasting a pedigree of over 130 years, Redcar offers 19 action packed meetings each year from Easter through to mid October.  Highlights include The Zetland Gold Cup on Whit Monday, the £200,000 totepool Two Year Old Trophy in early October and the season long Straight Mile Championship Series.
Redcar fixtures The Racecourse
Tees Valley
TS10 2BY
Tel : 01642 484068
Fax: 01642 488272
A warm welcome to Yorkshire's Garden Racecourse…where exciting racing meets superb hospitality.  For more than 300 years Ripon has hosted some of the most exciting, most prestigious and most enjoyable racing in the country.  Ripon Racecourse is an ideal destination for corporate entertaining or company events.  Why not utilise the superb hospitality facilities that we have here at Ripon Racecourse for your own events?   How do you get your company's name in front of more than 5 million people? Sponsor a race at Ripon Racecourse!
Ripon fixtures
Ripon Racecourse The Racecourse
Boroughbridge Road
North Yorkshire
Te : 01765 530530
Fax: 01765 698900
Salisbury Racecourse is one of England's oldest racecourses, racing having taken place at the picturesque downland course since the 16th century. Salisbury stages a number of meetings during the summer months when it successfully combines high quality racing with a friendly and enjoyable day out. Accompanied children are always welcome at Salisbury (where a free creche facility is available at many meetings) and, under the age of 16, are admitted free to all meetings.
Salisbury Fixtures
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01722 326461
Fax: 01722 412710

Racing is staged at Sandown all year round, both on the flat and over jumps, and the quality of the sport is always of the highest class.

Sandown Fixtures
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KT10 9AJ
Telephone: 01372 463072
Fax: 01372461376
Sedgefield Racecourse is very easy to get to. Although situated in County Durham’s attractive countryside surroundings, just outside the village of Sedgefield itself, it is only twenty minutes from Teesside and Darlington on the A689, forty minutes from Newcastle, and only three miles east off Junction 60 on the A1(M) and a similar distance from the A19.
Sedgefield fixtures The Racecourse
TS21 2HW
Telephone: 01740 621925
Fax: 01740 620663
Southwell is best known for its all-weather track which has long sweeping bends. It is laid with fibresand which rides deep and as a result stamina is important. Southwell also boasts and excellent left-handed turf track which has been praised by many top trainers because of the well cambered bends and three furlong straight. Southwell Racecourse is just off the A612, north east of Nottingham and west of Newark and the A1.
Southwell  fixtures Rolleston
NG25 0TS

Tel : 01636 814481
Fax: 01636 812271
STEEPLECHASING has taken place at Stratford Racecourse since 1755. Nowadays, we have fifteen meetings a year, most of which take place within the summer months. Equipped with a new glass-fronted Grandstand (opened in 1997) and having won a major award for the care of the racetrack, we are proud to be in the top flight of Britain's smaller courses.
Stratford-on-Avon Fixtures
Stratford Racetrack
Stratford-on-Avon Racecourse Co. Ltd
Luddington Road
Warwickshire CV37 9SE. 
FAX 01789 415850
TEL 01789 267949
Taunton is a beautifully located racecourse, offering outstanding views of the Blackdown Hills. With 14 Jumps race meetings per year, the course attracts an enthusiastic and friendly crowd from across the South West. A countryside course with a countryside atmosphere, Taunton also boasts modern facilities and fine hospitality.
Taunton Fixtures
Taunton Racecourse
Taunton Racecourse
Orchard Portman
Somerset, TA3 7BL
Fax: 01823 325881
Email :

October to April.

01823 337172

Thirsk is a friendly racecourse with compact, well-maintained Enclosures and gardens and viewed by many as one of Yorkshire's most beautiful racecourses.  Set between the North Yorkshire Moors and the Dales, with easy access from road, rail or air.
Thirsk fixtures
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North Yorkshire

Tel : 01845 522276
Fax: 01845 525353
Set in the beautiful parklands of the Easton Neston Estate, Towcester Racecourse is one of the most picturesque racing venues in the country. With an investment of over £7.5 million into the course and its facilities in the last two years, Towcester is a course with high aspirations for the future.
Towcester Fixtures
Towcester Races

 Towcester Racecourse
London Road,
Northamptonshire, NN12 7HS
Fax: 01327 358534


01327 353414


On the 3rd May 2007 Uttoxeter Racecourse will celebrated 100 years of racing. In 1907 admission to the racecourse cost just one shilling (5p) and was largely patronised by the nobility, gentry and sportsmen of the county. It was in 1988 when the late Sir Stanley Clarke took over, that the transformation into the racecourse that we know today truly began. Uttoxeter was turned into an award winning racecourse, with a reputation for customer service and innovation.In that first year Uttoxeter Racecourse hosted only five meetings. Now, Uttoxeter Racecourse holds 24 race meetings spread evenly through the year. Whether it is National Hunt Racing in winter, or glorious summer jumping, you are sure to find a fixture that suits you.
Uttoxeter Fixtures

Uttoxeter Race Course
Uttoxeter Racecourse
Wood Lane, Uttoxeter
Staffordshire, ST14 8BD
Fax: 01889 562786
Tel: 01889 562561

Lying a few hundred yards from Warwick Castle, Warwick Racecourse retains its historic charm and character, offering a range of elegant hospitality suites and private boxes catering for parties from 10 to 100 guests - all with closed circuit television and Tote facilities and all with balconies overlooking the racecourse. Warwick enjoys a full racing calendar all year round with meetings taking place on weekdays and weekends, afternoons and evenings. The racecourse can offer both corporate clients and group organisers a wide range of options from hospitality and sponsorship on race day's to conference and event facilties throughout the year. The facilities at the course are renowned for comfort and luxury and are constantly being upgraded to meet the needs of our clients. We look forward to welcoming you to Warwick Racecourse.
Warwick Fixtures

Warwick Races

Hampton Street
CV34 6HN
Fax: 01926 403 223
Email :Warwick Racecourse
Tel: 01926 491 553
Access to Wetherby Racecourse couldn’t be easier. The Racecourse is situated by the side of the A1, on the B1224 York Road. This provides direct access, via the A1/M1 Link road, to the M62. Wetherby Racecourse is located approximately 12 miles from the centre of Leeds, and York. This means that Wetherby is within easy reach for racegoers throughout the North and Midlands.
Wetherby fixtures York Road
West Yorkshire
LS22 5EJ

Tel : 01937 582035
Fax: 01937 588021
Jump racing.Wincanton Racecourse provides a mixture of excitement, action, sociability and areas to eat and drink in style. The 16 fixtures of quality jump racing between October and May provides the opportunity to soak up the social atmosphere and experience the thrills of the horses thundering past the stands.  Children aged 16 and under can come racing for free.
Wincanton Fixtures
Wincanton Racecourse
Wincanton Racecourse
Somerset  BA9 8BJ 

October to May.

01963 32344

Experience the unique blend of royal heritage and intimate atmosphere that is Royal Windsor Racecourse. Over the years, we've played host to many exciting and successful events - our famous summertime Monday night racing is just one of them!  Jazz band entertaining racegoers on the Paddock lawn Although the local area has links to horse racing dating back to the era of Henry VIII, the first race meeting at Royal Windsor was not held until 1866. Of course, Royal patronage is no surprise, horse racing is, after all, 'the sport of Kings' (and Queen's) and we are very privileged to have such a high profile and enthusiastic next-door-neighbour!
Windsor Fixtures
Windsor Races
The Racecourse
Maidenhead Road
01753 498 400.

Wolverhampton Racecourse, Dunstall Park, is Britain's first floodlit horse racing track bringing you the thrills of racing, day and night. It is also the UK's busiest racetrack as we host around 100 fixtures during the year.The unique and electric atmosphere of racing has enthralled punters and families alike for generations. The modern facilities at Wolverhampton are testament to the fact that racing can move with the times but retain the excitement of the sport. Racing takes place on the all weather flat course throughout the year, so whether you're a seasoned race goer or a novice, we can tailor a package to suit your requirements.
Wolverhampton Fixtures

Wolverhampton Race Track
Wolverhampton Racecourse,
Dunstall Park, Wolverhampton. WV6 0PE
Located north of the city centre, off the A449 dueal carriageway. Follow the brown tourist signs to Dunstall Park.

Tel : 0870 220 0140

The historic city of Worcester has hosted racing at Pitchcroft, on the banks of the River Severn since 1718. Situated in the idyllic, tree lined surroundings of Pitchcroft, just five minutes walk from the city centre and conveniently located close to the M5 providing easy access to the main motorway network and all areas of the country.
Worcester Fixtures
Worcester Races
Pitchcroft, Grandstand Road,
Worcester, WR1 3EJ
 0870 2202772

Just ½ a mile from the seafront and promenades, by road Great Yarmouth Racecourse can be accessed from the A11, A47 and A12. There is a heliport ½ a mile from the course, a railway station just 1 mile away and airport 20 miles away.
Yarmouth fixtures
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Great Yarmouth
NR30 4AU

Tel : 01493 842527
Fax: 01493 843254
Proud to be voted Racecourse for 16 consecutive years by the Racegoers Club, York delivers quality racing throughout the flat season – an impressive number of the UK’s Pattern Races as well as several of the most prestigious handicap races in Europe. Racing at York dates back to the Roman Emperor Severus, moving to its current Knavesmire site in the eighteenth century where the infamous Highwayman Dick Turpin was hanged. The racecourse boasts award winning modern stands, 2 Listed buildings and a recently refurbished champagne terrace adjacent to a classic galloping track.

York  fixtures
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YO23 1EX

Telephone: 01904 620911
Fax: 01904 611071
UK Racing
UK Horse Racing results including live updated horseracing results and archived results from each of the uk race courses. Horse Racing fixtures calendar and a guide to each uk racecourse and main horseracing events. Today's racing results are updated every 20 minutes to allow our copy team to seek out existing independent data from the live racing on TV and assemble that data. Our service provides todays live horse racing odds and also the latest Stan James antepost betting odds on all major uk racing. Click here

Welcome to our handy guide to some of the biggest colours in racing!

Every race horse owner must register at least one, unique set of colours (or 'silks'). This enables punters and stewards to quickly identify runners and who they belong to.  Such is the demand for certain designs that some colours can sell for thousands, or even tens of thousands, of pounds. Cherished colours, those that have a particularly interesting or long history, are often the most expensive, as are 'plain' silks consituted of just a single colour (for example Godolphin's Royal Blue, or John and Sue Magnier's Dark Blue). So take a look at the designs below and if you think you've got a better idea for a design, or if you fancy buying your own set, then remember to check out our Racing Colours Page. Even if you just want to play around with some combinations, then feel free to have an experiment and see what suits you best! If you need some inspiration, check out Our Favourites at the bottom of this page!

                                      check cap RED, WHITE sash, ROYAL BLUE
                                      cap YELLOW, PURPLE cap, YELLOW
                                      star ROYAL BLUE ROYAL BLUE, WHITE epaulets,
                                      striped cap EMERALD GREEN, BLACK chevrons
                                      on sleeves DARK BLUE
  1. Ballymacoll Stud   2. Cheveley Park Stud 3. Christopher Tsui 4. Godolphin 5. Hamdan al Maktoum   6. H.R.H. Princess Haya of Jordan   7. John and Sue Magnier
                                      ORANGE and ROYAL BLUE striped
                                      sleeves and cap GREEN, RED epaulets GREEN, PINK sash and cap,
                                      WHITE sleeves LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE
                                      armlets, DARK BLUE cap GREY, WHITE epaulets WHITE, RED sash, RED and
                                      WHITE striped cap
  8. Sheikh Ahmed al Maktoum   9. Michael Tabor 10. The Aga Khan   11. Prince Khalid Abdulla 12. Highclare Thoroughbred Racing   13. Mr. and Mrs. R. Kelvin Hughes   14. Saeed Manana
BLACK and BEIGE (halved),
                                    chevrons on sleeves, BEIGE cap EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW spots,
                                    YELLOW and EMERALD GREEN halved
                                    sleeves, PURPLE cap ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN
                                    sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN
                                    spots EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW hoops,
                                    WHITE cap DARK GREEN, WHITE chevron,
                                    LIGHT GREEN sleeves, DARK GREEN and
                                    WHITE check cap MAUVE and PINK check, WHITE
                                    sleeves, PINK cap BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED
                                    sleeves and cap EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW
                                    (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap EMERALD GREEN, PURPLE armlets
  1. Andrea and Graham Wylie 2. Clive Smith   3. David Johnson 4. J.P. McManus   5. Paul Barber and Mrs. M. Findlay 6. Sir Robert Ogden 7. The Stewart Family 8. Trevor Hemmings 9. Vida Bingham

Our Favourites
PINK and YELLOW sponge cake BEIGE apron, CHOCOLATE dunked
                                      sleeves RED and WHITE stripes, BLUE
                                      cap, WHITE stars BLACK and WHITE checkerboard ORANGE plastic, WHITE
                                      reflective strip BLACK spots, WHITE fur BLACK tarmac, double YELLOW
                                      line RED and WHITE paint, YELLOW
                                      revolving light
The Battenberg*  
The Chocolatier
  The Obama
The Kasparov The Traffic Cone 
 The Cruella de Vil  
The Parking Ticket  The Lighthouse
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                                      like during the GamesLondon
At London 2012, Greenwich Park will host the Olympic and Paralympic Equestrian competitions, plus the combined running and shooting event of the Modern Pentathlon.
About Greenwich Park
Greenwich Park is London’s oldest Royal Park, dating back to 1433. It has been a World Heritage Site since 1997. Within the Park is The Royal Observatory and the home of Greenwich Mean Time.
Greenwich Park includes the Old Royal Naval College and National Maritime Museum, which, together with Greenwich Park, are part of a World Heritage Site
A temporary Cross Country course is being designed for the Park, while a temporary main arena will also be built within the grounds of the National Maritime Museum. 
To find out more about plans for the venue – and to have your say – visit our Greenwich Park mini-site, where you'll find lots of information and an online form for you to give your views.

Where is it?

Greenwich Park
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Equestrian test event at
                                        Greenwich Park
Location: Greenwich Park is on the south bank of the River Thames in south east London. It is a great place to see views of central London and the Docklands.
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Permanent or temporary: Temporary
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Out With The Old
Harvey Smith
and in with the New Styled show jumping wear- British Show Jumping tries to capture the imagination of the younger generation.
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How to Win at Horse Racing
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Mick Fitzgerald: A Jump-jockey's Life
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British Horseracing Board The governing authority for horseracing in Great Britain
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Regulates horseracing in Great Britain and owns and operates 13 racecourses The Headquarters of British Horseracing at Newmarket
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Jobs, career paths and training opportunities available within the racing industry
National Trainers Federation (NTF)
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Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre dedicated to the welfare, care and rehabilitation of thoroughbred racehorses International voluntary youth organisation for youngsters interested in ponies and riding

Racehorse Listing of UK & Irish trainers
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National Joint Pitch Council responsible for the administration of on course betting in the UK
Independent Betting Arbitration Service independent third party offering dispute resolution of unresolved betting disputes with an IBAS registered bookmaker
Racecourse Association (RCA) Organisation representing the fifty-nine racecourses in Britain and is one of the major bodies within the racing industry.
The Association of Irish Racecourses (ARI) Aiming to further the interests of Horseracing in Ireland, particularly in the interests of racecourse owners and executives
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The British Racing School Running courses for apprentice and amateur jockeys, trainers, groundsmen, graduates and Northern Racing Courses for school leavers and those already working in the racing industry
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Point to Point Websites

Racing Network
The chaotic design may remind you of a particularly garish jockey's tunic, but there's plenty of worthwhile information on the Racing Network site.
As well as the latest news and results, there's a list of horses and trainers to follow and plenty of statistics and information on past form. A well-used message board gives the site a friendly feel and, who knows, you might even glean a few profitable tips.
Racing Post
The design might be a little unimaginative, but this site is a goldmine for all those serious about racing, with all the latest news, results and opinion on the gee-gees.
If you're fond of the odd flutter, you'll especially like the daily analysis of the best odds available and the in-depth guides to major races. There's also fun to be had comparing the performances of the major tipsters and a comprehensive archive.
Sporting Life
Sporting Life is synonymous with the latest racing news and the website doesn't disappoint.
The plain design has remained fairly static since the site's inception, but the breadth and depth of the information on offer has improved beyond recognition. Regular columns by some of the most respected names in racing preview upcoming meetings and advise you who to back and who to avoid, while a simple registration procedure allows you to access the very latest results and prices.
The Grand National is the most famous horse race in the world and once a year the nation's eyes are on Aintree. Everyone from hardened gamblers to sweet old Grannies has a punt on The National and you'd be well advised to visit this site before you place your bets (online, of course).
This well-organised site allows you to whet your appetite, by finding out about famous races and horses of days gone by, as well as helping you plan your trip - with a section devoted to travel details and ticketing arrangements.
British Horseracing Board
This official site for the governing body of the sport is very nicely presented and contains a surprising amount of useful information. At one end of the spectrum, there's an excellent guide to making the most of your day at the races, complete with impressive multimedia elements. At the other, there's plenty of information for those who want to go the whole hog and buy their own racehorse. Particularly useful for potential owners is the list of registered trainers.
Channel 4 Guide to Racing
One of the best things about Channel Four's extensive coverage is the characters involved and it's made an impressive effort to extend their influence to this website.
Irascible rogue John McCririck features heavily, together with his trademark hand signals, and the other presenters also lend a hand. Each delivers expert opinion and previews upcoming races in entertaining style.
There's also a great introduction to the daunting world of yankees, trebles and each-way bets, with a comprehensive guide to betting.
Come Racing
If you've always fancied putting on your fancy hat and having a day out at the gee-gees but are unsure where to go then you should take a look at this lively site. Compiled by the British Racecourse Association it includes details of all 59 courses in the UK and a nice interactive map to point you in the right direction. There's also an annual calendar for each course so you know when to go, together with a list of special events ranging from big race days to medieval jousts.
Racing Chronicle
Most horse racing sites seem to believe that less is more, with pages of dry results and statistics followed by more pages of results and statistics. Not this one, though. Racing Chronicle doesn't have the depth of other sites but the stunning photographs capture racing in all its thunderous, colourful glory.
Another bonus is the speed with which the site is updated - by most afternoons you can see action shots of the favourites romping to victory or falling at the first.


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