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A description of Bath Racetrack - Gradients,Direction,Trivia, - Bath Racecourse.

Bath racetrack is located 3 miles outside Bath,and about 12 miles from nearest City,Bristol in the south west of England.

Like most U.K. racetracks,Bath is left handed.

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Just the 5 furlong and 5.5 furlong races are straight - all longer races are started from chutes and take in bends or kinks in track.

Follow track specialists here,unusual track and suits some,but not all horses.

Draw bias - you need a high draw in 5 furlong sprints,but longer races appear to have no bias.

Oval track and has a run in of just under half a mile.

Deceptively grueling course with long home straight that is uphill and requires stamina.

Front runners will find it difficult at Bath Racetrack - horses tend to win by coming late from behind.

Altitude of Bath races,at 780 feet, is the highest of all flat meetings in U.K.


Due to altitude,track is difficult to water - for that reason going is often firm or even hard.

Part of the Arena Racing Company that operate 15 racetracks in all.

Racing has taken place at Bath since 1728,and first organised meeting was held at Bath Racecourse in 1811.

Just flat racing here,no N.H. (jumping ) fixtures are held at Bath racetrack.

Bath racetrack is a community asset,and set in beautiful countryside,hosts festivals,weddings,conferences,and many other functions for locals - details from events manager.

Look out for the popular themed race days like Ladies Day,Cider Day,Kids Day,and after racing concerts held throughout the summer.



Bath Racecourse hold about 22 meetings every year - flat only no jumps fixtures.

Why not make it a special day out by hiring an executive suite (16 to 40 guests )and get an exclusive box right on the winning line,with fine food and drink to enjoy during racing.

Part of Arena Racing,Bath Racecourse has been modernised and improved recently,however the charm and tradition of the older buildings has been preserved to make this a pleasant venue for race fans.

In 1953 an infamous coup was attempted by a criminal gang.A fast "ringer" was substituted for a useless animal and the "winner" was backed throughout the country at attractive 10/1 odds.The gang cut all communications to the track (this was in 1953 when probably the only way of contacting the course was by a couple of telephone lines) to prevent bookmakers from backing,and reducing odds,of the backed horse.Bookmakers were fully aware of the attempted coup,Scotland Yard was called in,nobody got paid,and the ringleaders were bought to court and punished.

During World War II racing was suspended and the Bath track was used as an airfield for the RAF.

Disabled racegoers at Bath are made very welcome at Bath track,with special parking and viewing platforms all provided - and your carer can get in Bath Racecourse for free.

Nearest station is Bath - bus service or taxi will get you to track in ten minutes.



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