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Nottingham Racecourse

Nottingham Racecourse

Introduction

Nottingham Racecourse is located in England at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. The racecourse is owned by Jockey Club Racecourses and has been operational since 1892 when it was opened. Its course type is flat, and Racing UK screens the races. The racecourse is found 3 km to the east of the city center close to River Trent.

Features

The racecourse has two racecourses that run side by side. The inner course that has a 4 furlong straight is used during autumn and spring while the outer one with a 5 furlong straight is used during summer. The two courses are approximately 1 miles round and are left-handed. Generally, the course is an easy one with minor gradients, easy turns and a fairly sharp home turn making it more suitable for well-balanced horses rather than the long striding-ones.

History

Nottingham Racecourse is one of the earliest to host the Royal Plate Race by the monarch. At the time, it was operating inside the Nottingham Forest. In 1892, the course was relocated to its current location but in 1965, the land on which is sits on was bought by a local corporation casting dark shadows on its future. The cooperation later agreed to lease the course to the Racecourse Holdings Trust after the Levy Board provided money for the improvement of facilities on the site. Racecourse Holdings Trust is the predecessor of Jockey Club Racecourses. Until the mid-1990, the racecourse held flat and National Hunt Races but decided to drop the National Hunt for flat races.

Notable races

The most notable races on this course include the Further Flight Stakes race held on a Wednesday in April involving horses aged 4 years and above. The race covers a distance of 1 mile 6 furlongs and 5 yards. The Kilvington Fillies’ Stakes is also held here on a Saturday in May covering 6 furlongs involving horses aged three years and above years. The last notable race here is the Nottinghamshire Oaks which involve horses four years and above covering a distance of 1 mile 2 furlongs and 50 yards. These races normally attract a large number of patrons and have contributed greatly to the fame of the racecourse.

Other activities

Just like many other racecourses in the UK, Nottingham Racecourse has opened its doors to a wide range of other events. These events include cooperate functions, meetings, and conferences for businesses. Social events such as parties and weddings are also held here. The hospitality team is well versed and well experienced with event planning. They employ professionalism and are keen to details, attributes that ensure that your function comes out very successfully. The foods are mouthwatering while drinks are very refreshing. The well-manicured lawns add to the beauty of the environment making your outdoor event very memorable.

Conclusion

The Nottingham Racecourse is a very historical racecourse that has been offering quality service in all in its facilities. Racing here is very good and all the stakeholder work to ensure that your day is filled with fun and excitement. For owners and trainers, this is the best place for them as the services they receive here are not offered anywhere else in the UK.