The world's most famous racecourse,
and home to the John Smith's Grand National. The first official
races at Aintree were organised by the owner of Liverpool's Waterloo
Mr William Lynn. Lynn leased the land from Lord Sefton, laid out
course, built a grandstand and staged the first Flat fixture on July
Carlisle Racecourse is situated
at Blackwell on the outskirts of the historic border city of Carlisle.
Set in open countryside, the undulating course provides high quality
racing every month of the year staging eleven national hunt meetings
from September to April and nine flat meetings between April and August.
The Cheltenham Festival
is the target for every owner, trainer and rider from from the start,
but now The Open is established as the early season highlight, racegoers
at Cheltenham have another chance to see the best of Britain, Ireland
and Europe contest the major prizes.
The new millennium sees
Goodwood Racecourse celebrate its third 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.
Racing has taken place
at Redcar for many years – originally on the sands of Coatham – with
the current site and company opening up for business in 1875. Redcar
is known for being a very fair track and one where the ‘draw’ has
little material effect on running.
Newmarket has been
recognised as the Headquarters of Racing for over 300 years. Some
3000 horses are in training in the immediate vicinity of this unique
racing town, set in the heart of East Anglia, yet only sixty minutes
from London by road or rail.
Since being founded
in 1870, Sandown Park has consistently been one of the countrys
most popular racecourses, a view shared by the Racegoers Club who
have voted Sandown Park South East Racecourse of the Year
in 2000 for the tenth year in a row, which is testament to Sandown
Royal Ascot is the world's most
famous race meeting and is renowned as an international occasion of
tradition and style. This unrivalled event is undoubtedly the highlight
of our year combining top class thoroughbreds and high fashion to
create an atmosphere like no other.
York was voted the
" Racecourse of the Year 2001" by the Racegoers Club and
the inaugural Racehorse Owners' Association "Racecourse of the
Year" in 2001. To be at York Races is to be a part of a truly
special occasion - a major sporting and social event, keenly anticipated
and fondly remembered.