Stratford-on-avon Racecourse or simply the Stratford Racecourse is a race for thoroughbred horses. It runs 18 fixtures, which take place from March to October and many of the best jockeys race there. It is not far from Stratford-on-Avon town center, with access to/from almost all of the roads that lead to the Stratford town.
It can also be reached by train – the Stratford station is a 5 minute drive away by taxi, and also the Birmingham International Airport is located 20 miles away from Stratford.
The National Hunt is left-handed, flat and sharp, with short finishing straight. The circuit is 1mile and 2 feet long. It is well known for their excellent prizes in money on race days and is home of a brilliant, attractive environment.
Birthplace of William Shakespeare, Steeplechase racing at Stratford has taken place since 1755. The grandstand was upgraded in 1997 and was equipped with a brand new glass-front making the views even more spectacular.
It has been awarded the ROA Gold Standard Award for care and facilities for Race day Owners, which shows the good care they deliver to the horse owners, which includes accommodations, complimentary meals for horses, among lots of other available things.
Two special fixtures take place in July: The Family day race, and the Lady’s day race. The Family Day is the busiest of the racing days, where lots of free children activities take place, along with the races. The Lady’s represents the climax of the social calendar, where, during the horse races, the competitions of Best Dressed Lady, Best Dressed Couple and Best Hat take place.
Stratford-on-Avon is also home of other events such as the Motor home Show and Car Boot Sales, along with the campsite/touring park. It is really a nice place, not only for the races, but for its atmosphere and people. There you are, enjoy yourselves!