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Uttoxeter Racecourse is located at Uttoxeter,Staffordshire in the west Midlands of England.

Just National Hunt racing here and no flat racing meetings.

Uttoxeter is a sharp track,with tight bends,and will suit an agile and nippy horse.

Like most U.K. tracks,Uttoxeter race left handed.

Uttoxeter is fairly flat,with one hill in back straight,that then lets horse race downhill into straight with fairly easy run to the line,so stamina is not a major requirement to win at Uttoxeter.

Four fences in the straight at Uttoxeter with an easy run to winning post of about 170 yards.

Not a course for gallopers,but horses can be successful  by making the running,with those tight bends and easy run in making it difficult for horses to make up lost ground.

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Course is about 1 mile and a quarter in circumference,and 8 fences(a little more difficult than most tracks)to negotiate.

Uttoxeter opened in 1907 and host about 25 National Hunt meetings a year,in both winter and summer months.

If you haven't been to Uttoxeter for some years,you will be surprised with latest facilities and grandstands that have recently had considerable investments that racegoers can now enjoy.

Uttoxeter Racecourse almost closed in 1949 when a local farmer refused to sell his land which formed a major part of the track.This was resolved in 1952,and racing was secured,and a huge crowd of 12,000 went to that re opening fixture.

In 1967,on the very last day of the season (National Hunt racing closed down for several months during summer in those days),Josh Gifford,Champion Jockey,equaled Fred Winter's record of 121 winners in a season.In the next race Gifford broke the record on Red Flush to set a new tally for season's winners.

Older racegoers will remember the brave horse Rag Trade,who in 1976,won the Midlands Grand National here,and a few weeks later went to Aintree and won The Grand National.Rag Trade was owned by the celebrity hairdresser Teasy Weasy(real name Raymond Bessone).

Uttoxeter again featured in racing record breaking exploits when top jockey John Francome won his 800th race here on Buckmaster.

History made again at Uttoxeter Racecourse when Tony McCoy won aboard Mighty Montefalco to record the most wins by any National Hunt jockey at 1,700 victories.

Always good,competitive racing here,and the 2 main meetings are The Betfred Midlands Grand National held in March,and the Summer Cup held in June.

Uttoxeter like to host themed race meetings,and days like Ladies Day,Family Fun Days,and Beer Festival meetings are all held regularly.

Uttoxeter Racecourse also have the occasional live concert after racing to make it a full day out.

Children under 18 get in free,if with an adult.

Full range of hospitality deals from private boxes to marquees - full details and prices from events manager.

Full range of food outlets,but you will need to book a table if you want to enjoy a restaurant meal.

Picnics,and barbecues,are allowed at Uttoxeter,but only in the centre enclosure.

You can also bring your dog to Uttoxeter Racecourse,but again centre enclosure only - and all dogs must be kept on lead at all times.

Your kids will also enjoy a day at Uttoxeter races as an outdoor play area is on site for them to enjoy.

Disabled visitors are well catered for here,with parking,wheelchair access,and viewing stand all provided - and your carer can get in free.

Weddings,conferences,hen parties and much more can be held at Uttoxeter Racecourse,and full details and prices can be provided by events manager.

Travel by train to Uttoxeter Racecourse could not be more convenient,as Uttoxeter Station adjoins the track.

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