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

Nottingham Racecourse is located near Nottingham,East Midlands,England.

Course is set within the attractive Colwick Park,by River Trent,and about 2 miles from city centre.


Like most English tracks,the Nottingham track is left handed.

The circuit is almost flat and about 1mile 4 furlongs in circumference.

Nottingham Racecourse has the luxury of being able to use 2 tracks,due to the closure of National Hunt racing fixtures,and they switch tracks to always ensure good racing ground.

The inner course has a 5 furlong straight,and the outer track has a 6 furlong straight.

Draw bias - Conflicting views on any draw bias here,probably best to see race by race which side of track has best ground.

The bends are not too sharp,and flat gradient allows horses to make the running successfully.

Long straight,and open spaces allow horses to run a true race,and hard luck stories should not apply.

Racing has been recorded in the area since 1773,but the Colwick Park site opened in 1892.

Just flat racing now at Nottingham Racecourse as National Hunt racing was stopped in 1995.

Sadly,railway closures in the 1960's,deprived Nottingham Racecourse of its own railway station,which was adjacent to track.

Dead heats are rare,triple dead heats,extremely rare - but that happened in 2013 at Nottingham Racecourse when 3 horses tied for 4th spot.

The 2 tracks allow the course to always be in excellent condition,and racegoers will often see top class horses compete,and often get their introduction to racing here before going on to bigger racing venues.

No National Hunt racing here now,but in 1971,Nottingham Racecourse was the centre of attention when Stan Mellor,on Ouzo,rode his 1,000th winner - which was a record for National Hunt jockeys at the time.

The last National Hunt race at Nottingham Racecourse was won by a young apprentice called Timmy Murphy - who went on to far greater triumphs,including winning The Grand National.

Nottingham Racecourse is a busy track,with about 24 fixtures each season.

Full choice of food outlets,but Rooftop Restaurant may need to be pre booked.

If you want a memorable time at Nottingham Races,book a VIP package - contact events manager for details.

Disabled racegoers are well looked after at Nottingham Racecourse,with special viewing areas,disabled toilets and preferential parking spots.

Concessions for students and senior citizens - and children under 18 get in free,with an adult.

Book in advance if you are going in a group of family or friends - the larger the group the bigger the discount ! - contact management for a quote.

Ladies Day meeting is very popular at Nottingham Racecourse,and is held every year in April.

Rail travel is convenient for racegoers,as the track is just over a mile from station,with an efficient bus and taxi service to get you to the course quickly.


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