Uttoxeter Racecourse is a National Hunt racecourse situated in the town of Uttoxeter. It is set in acres of stunning Staffordshire countryside. Uttoxeter Racecourse has fixtures evenly spread throughout the year there’s guaranteed fun and excitement for everyone, whether you’re new to racing, enjoy a special day out or you’re an ardent follower of the Sport of Kings.
The racecourse is home to several important races in the jump racing calendar in a beautiful surrounding, with Uttoxeter’s feature days being the Betfred Midlands Grand National Meeting, Ladies Night, and the Marston’s Beer Festival. The course attracts some of the best stables and is a standing-dish of the national hunt season.
The racecourse was built in 1907 and they’ve been racing over jumps there since then. Uttoxeter has raced through some of the most significant historic events of the last Millennium. There has been sizeable investment in the Uttoxeter racecourse over the last 10 years and as a result, the course is a very contemporary course with excellent facilities.
In recent years, Uttoxeter has re-invented itself as one of the most progressive tracks in the UK, with the Midlands Grand National in March attracting several top-class performers.
The racetrack is a tight left handed oval shaped course of 1 mile and a quarter (two-and-a half furlongs) in circumference with an easy finish. There are 8 fairly difficult fences per-circuit and the course indeed suits the small nippy horse type rather than an outright galloper. The back traight’ has a dogleg to the right-hand and is undulating as it ascends over Clump Hill. The racetrack continues with a downhill run about the far bend into the home straight.
The home-straight of 4 furlongs is flat and galloping ensuring reasonable and competitive finishes to most race features including the signature staying chases. Often, the nature of the track enables front-running tactics to pay off given the twists and turns the racers have to negotiate.