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A description of Leicester Racetrack - Gradients,Direction,Trivia, - Leicester Racecourse.
Leicester Racecourse is located near Oadby,Leicestershire in the east Midlands of England.
Most English tracks are left handed,but Leicester race right handed.
They race under both codes of racing at Leicester hosting both flat and National Hunt fixtures.
This can be a very grueling track to race on,and the tough uphill finish,particularly in soft or heavy going,requires bravery and stamina.
National Hunt performers have a formidable run in,and many horses can win from behind at Leicester.
Draw bias at Leicester - slight,but there is an advantage in high numbers draw over the straight course (races up to 1 mile).
Flat races at Leicester can be run on the straight course up to 1 mile.
Leicester track circuit is quite spacious and measures 1mile 6 furlongs.
Fences are not too difficult at Leicester,and there are 2 open ditches to negotiate.
Older readers will remember the Flockton Grey affair which took place at Leicester Racetrack - a ringer ran in the place of declared horse and won.But bookmakers were quickly on to the scam,nobody got paid,and court proceedings followed.
Sadly,Leicester Racecourse has lost its importance in the racing calendar over the years - in the 19th century some of Englands biggest races,in value,were held here.
Ladies -watch out for the Ladies Day events and enjoy the racing and a music concert afterwards.
If you like a sit down restaurant meal during racing,then make sure you reserve a table before race day !.
Leicester Racecourse was opened in 1882,but racing in nearby Victoria Park was taking place many years before that date.
If you like to go racing in style,then contact Leicester Racecourse management for their VIP packages.
Leicester Racecourse is a very busy track,and they have over 30 meetings throughout the year.
Not been to Leicester for some years ? - you may be impressed by recent developments,including the new glass fronted grandstand.
Children under 16 get in free if with adult paying customer.
Young children have a special play area with lots of entertainment to keep them occupied while you watch the racing.
Disabled racegoers have good facilities at Leicester,and the special viewing platform is right on the winning post.
Conferences,private parties and weddings are held regularly at Leicester - contact events manager for details.
Rail travelers can use Leicester Station,and a shuttle bus service will get you to track quickly,which is about 2 miles away.
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