Warwick Racecourse is located at Hampton Street, Warwick England. The horse racing course, whose first stand was built in 1808, has a program of twenty five meetings throughout the year with majority of them being televised. The racecourse has undergone a refurbishment of its facilities recently and is only a five minute walking distance from the town center.
It is also quite popular for walking dogs among the local people. An adjacent parking also makes it convenient for people wishing to use their cars. In addition, the racecourse hosts a nine hole golf course and a golf driving range.
The race course is owned by Jockey Club Racecourses and is a national Hunt racing course. The racecourse used to stage both flat racing as well as national hunt racing, but the flat racing was abandoned in July 2014 after a horse, Artful lady fell on the track.
Some of the notable races screened on Racing UK from Warwick racecourse include; the classic chase, Leamington Novices’ Hurdle and Kingmaker Novices’ Chase. In 2014, the Jockey Club Racecourses announced plans for a seventeen fixture all-jumps race program beginning 2015. This move is aimed at making the track one of the leading small jumps courses in the UK by the year 2020.
The Warwick racetrack is left handed with sharp bends. The track is ideal for front runners with front running favorites winning most chases. The fences are on the stiff side and the run in is usually two hundred and forty yards.
The racecourse is also a renown dual-purpose course and the racing runs throughout the year. Over the jumps, the course is a furlong shorter with a fairly short run-in from the final obstacle. The course is also diverse as it also has a 5f chute for sprint events while also availing a platform for all walks of equine life.