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

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

Taunton racecourse is located nr Taunton,Somerset,in the west of England.

They race right handed at Taunton.

The circuit is about 1 mile and a quarter with a short run in of just 150 yards.


Some stamina requirements to win at Taunton as there is a steady uphill finish to the line.

Small course,but Taunton's fences are a little more severe than many other National Hunt tracks,and good jumping ability is required to win chases.

Two long straights suit galloping types,but the 2 bends are tight,so agility is also needed to negotiate those bends at speed.

Taunton hold about 15 meetings each year,winter and also the summer meetings to entertain holiday makers.

No flat racing at Taunton,just National Hunt racing.

Until Great Leighs opened in 2008 (now Chelsmford City),Taunton was England's newest racecourse having opened in 1927.

Taunton is a great venue for your conferences,weddings or parties - full details from events manager.

Taunton is set in beautiful Somerset countryside and the location offers a panoramic view of the racing action as well as the surrounding countryside.

Parents or older friends can take children,under 16,to Taunton races for free,but proof may be asked for at the gate.

Going to Taunton in a group ? - if there are 15+ in your party you can ask for a healthy discount by contacting Taunton Racecourse before race day.

Lots of fast food outlets during racing,including a restaurant,but if you want a more A la carte meal in the Orchard Stand you will need to pre book.

Taunton makes disabled racing fans very welcome with designated parking areas,raised viewing platforms and easy access to all areas.

Good drainage overcomes the clay soil of Taunton area,and going is rarely heavy or testing.

Viscount Portman made land available for Taunton Racecourse in 1927 on the destruction of his home Orchard Portman House.

Top trainer Paul Nichols is a local,and some top class horses appear regularly at Taunton from that stable.

If you are lucky enough to travel by Helicopter,you can land on the course itself - but please ask for permission before race day.

Rail travelers can get to Taunton Racecourse quite easily as the track is about 2 miles from Taunton Station,and a shuttle bus,taxi,or brisk walk only is required from the station to get to the racecourse.

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