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A Punters Guide to LINGFIELD PARK RaceTrack - Left Hand,Right Hand,Galloping,Easy.LINGFIELD PARK Racecourse Facts.

A description of Lingfield Park Racetrack - Gradients,Direction,Trivia, - Lingfield Park Racecourse.

Lingfield Park Racecourse is located near Lingfield,Surrey,in the South East of England.

They race under both flat and National Hunt rules of racing at Lingfield Park.

   Like the majority of U.K. racecourses,Lingfield Park race left handed.

Flat races (turf)  up to almost a mile can be run on a straight course - longer races join the course with a 4 furlong run in.

The all weather polytrack course is inside the turf track and has short straight of just 200 yards.


The National Hunt Course is triangular in shape and has short run in of about 200 yards.

The bend into the straight is quite tight,and agility and speed needed to take advantage.

There is just one turf course - used for flat in the summer and jumps racing during the winter.

Some undulations at Lingfield Park and also a camber on the bend and up the straight,which will unsettle many horses.

Lingfield Park is often likened to Epsom Downs Racecourse,and horses that run well here (turf) may also like the Epsom track.

Draw bias - turf track none - polytrack - you need a low draw over most distances.

First to race at Lingfield was National Hunt fixtures in 1890 - flat racing started 4 years later in 1894.

First track in England to adopt an all weather artificial surface in 1989.

Lingfield Park host the prestigious Derby and Oaks Trial races.

Lingfield Park is the only track in England that race with 3 surface conditions - all weather flat,grass flat (summer) and grass National Hunt.

Lingfield Park host almost 100 meetings a year - the vast majority on the all weather track.

Lingfield Park was opened by The Prince of Wales (to become Edward VII) in 1890 and they display The Prince of Wales feathers logo on website and stationary.


Racing has been continuous at Lingfield Park since 1890,but track was requisitioned by War Office during World War II,and had to stop racing.

Matsunosuke was a favourite here,and is the highest rated horse to race on all weather surface.

Lingfield Park is close to London,but racegoers will enjoy the extremely pleasant setting of track in the Surrey countryside.

Racegoers may like to stay for a few days,see the racing,and also enjoy the 18 hole golf course and leisure club located at the track.

If you like a leisurely lunch at the table,you may need to book a restaurant slot in advance.

Hospitality events here daily - conferences,weddings,business meetings and more - contact events manager.

Going to Lingfield Park in a group ? - special deals and facilities can be arranged for groups from 10 to 400 + guests in the hospitality suites.

Film buffs may not know that Lingfield Park is the racecourse used in 1954 film The Rainbow Jacket.

Lingfield Park is a great track to visit by rail as the station adjoins the racecourse (short walk).

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