Racecourses

Note: All 59 UK courses are covered by The Racecourse Association with current fixtures plus address, phone, fax and email details. UK and Irish courses with their own websites are listed below

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Aintree
Liverpool, home of The Grand National. Unusually wide-ranging, informative and technically smooth site

Ascot
Royal meeting in June, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in July, Festival of Racing in October.

Ayr
Scottish Grand National, Ayr Gold Cup on the flat

B

Bangor-on-Dee
Pretty course on the Welsh borders. Once pretty site, now barely functional

Bath
Attractive, unfancy presentation with plenty of varied information on this low-key West Country flat track

Beverley
Thrills and spills at this ever-exciting venue

Brighton
Sussex Seaside course, up on the South Downs above the town

C

Carlisle

Cartmel

Catterick

Cheltenham
Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle and other championship races at the March Festival

Chepstow
Welsh Grand National in late December

Chester
This is the official site, comprehensive and elegant

The Curragh (IRE)
All five Irish Classics and other Group 1 races

D

Doncaster
The St. Leger and Racing Post Trophy

Down Royal (IRE)
The leading Northern Ireland course, but under Irish Racing Rules. Home to the Ulster Harp Derby. The William Tell Overture MIDI when you hit the site may amuse

E

Edinburgh
See Musselburgh

Epsom
The home of The Derby and The Oaks - what more to say!

Exeter
The highest racecourse in the land at 850 feet is one of the loveliest in the country. Many a great National Hunt champion has started their career at Exeter - Best Mate and Desert Orchid included

F

Fakenham
Racing first too place at Fakenham on Easter Monday after the West Norfolk Hunt tool a committee decision to transfer their race meeting from East Winch, near King's Lynn. The West Norfolk Hunt had run meeting since 1884 at East Winch but because of concerns over continual heavy going at the course, a more suitable, lighter soil site was identified at Fakenham.

Folkestone
Dual-purpose. Kent's only course since the demise of Wye

Fontwell Park
Charming Sussex NH course, on a figure-of-eight

G

Goodwood
"Glorious" Goodwood meeting is July/August, but plenty of racing throughout the season. To access the equine information click on horseracing on the main estate page

H

Hamilton Park
New webmasters, but still one of the most pleasing and well-designed course sites, well-packed with useful information easily accessed

Haydock Park
Appealing, well-organised and informative new site

Hereford
Pretty track in scenic surroundings - well worth a visit

Hexham
Perched on Yarridge Heights high above the historic market town, Hexham Racecourse has been the home of National Hunt racing in Northumberland for well over a century

Huntingdon
Change of URL and site refurb. for this popular home counties jumps course

K

Kelso
Charming Scottish borders course, and site to match

Kempton Park
King George VI Chase, Boxing Day

L

Leicester
The playground for adults right on your doorstep

Lingfield Park
Full listings and information for Arena Leisure's all-weather, flat and jumps course

Ludlow
New, official site with full track and raceday listing details

Mallow (IRE)
Former name for Cork

M

Market Rasen

Musselburgh
Plush new site for Edinburgh's race and golf course

N

Newbury
Henessey Gold Cup, Lockinge Stakes. Flash-happy front end distracts from some solid but unimaginatively presented information

Newcastle
Home of the Northumberland Plate, this new official site has plenty of good points including usefully detailed descriptions of the various stand facilities

Newmarket
Headquarters of British Racing. 2,000 & 1,000 Guineas, July Cup, Champion Stakes and other Group 1's. Full guide to both Rowley Mile and July courses.

Noriko Tomioka's loving tribute to Newmarket Heath (Japanese site) has links, photos and information.

Newton Abbot

Nottingham

P

Perth
Scenic Scottish course, the only one north of the Highland Line

Plumpton
Plumpton Racecourse is one of the most successful smaller jump racecourses in the country, staging sixteen National Hunt meetings from September to May

Pontefract
Pontefract is one of the best appointed courses of its kind in the Country. There are modern bars and refreshment areas in all enclosures

R

Redcar
The unique atmosphere created at Redcar racecourse, coupled with the excellent facilities, guarantees that you will have a truly memorable day out

Ripon
Enjoy a great day out with a group of friends. The Tattersalls enclosure includes full access to the parade ring and covered grandstand

S

Salisbury
The track itself may be low key, but the site's clean, clear style and pleasing aesthetic befits the elegant, west country city that hosts it

Sandown Park
Hosts the Whitbread Gold Cup, Eclipse Stakes and many other prestigious races - often Racecourse of the Year and a reliable site to match

Sedgefield

Southwell
Smart, efficient design for Arena Leisure all-weather stalwart

Stratford-on-Avon
Good, stylish design with notably sensible navigation for heart of England jumps course

T

Taunton
Fresh, clear design only slightly marred by over-compressed graphics

Thirsk
Geocities-hosted, and the ensuing inescapable clutter makes this a poor, basic site for this galloping North Yorkshire flat course - although the information is just about there

Towcester
Newly redeveloped site, aristocratic design and elegant interface

Tralee (IRE)
Bare listings and Festival details

Tramore
Featuring live commentary audio streaming on all races, and thorough in every other way

Tweseldown PTP
Point to Point course

U

Uttoxeter
Informative and elegant guide to up and coming Staffordshire venue

Warwick
Popular Midlands track

Wetherby
Yorkshire's leading National Hunt only course

Wincanton
Important National Hunt only venue

Windsor
Unusual figure-of-eight course, now flat only

Wolverhampton
Dirt-track flat racing under floodlights, pre-booking for dinner recommended and you can find full contact and fixture details here

Worcester
New, official site for attractive West of England jumps course with full fixtures and contact details

Y

Yarmouth
Seaside racing at it's best

York
Full in-house guide to the premier Northern racecourse. The Go Racing In Yorkshire site also has full fixture details and information