Lingfield Park - British Racecourse
All weather flat racing, turf jump racing 45 mins from Central London
About Lingfield Park Racecourse:
Dating back to the 19th Century, the area was actually first established and recorded as an area of recreation as early as the 15th Century. In 1890, Lingfield Park Racecourse was opened by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) who graciously allowed Lingfield Park to incorporate the Prince of Wales feathers in its official heading. The racecourse initially opened purely for jump racing but, in 1894, was granted permission to also operate as a flat racing venue. The first ever Derby Trial Stakes was run at Lingfield Park in 1932 and was swiftly followed by the first Oaks Trial; these both still feature annually as one of our most prestigious fixtures in our racing calendar. Racing has continued at Lingfield Park ever since, with the only break coming during World War II when the War Office requisitioned the estate for use as a prisoner of war internment camp for Italians. The home straight was also used by the Home Guard for practising marches & attacks. Children under 18 enter for free when accompanied by a paying adult.
Flat - 1m2f left-handed all-weather polytrack surface inside turf course with an extended chute to give a 1m5f start; gradual bend into the back straight.
Turf - left-handed, undulating triangle of 1m4f with 3 1/2f run-in. Straight 7f 140y.
National Hunt - Left-handed, undulating and sharp. Chase circuit 1m5f, hurdles shorter.
Getting there, directions and parking:
Driving - For SatNav users, use the postcode RH7 6PQ.
Train - Lingfield Park is just a five minute walk from Lingfield train station, 45 minutes on a direct train from London Victoria.
Parking - Free parking is offered opposite the main entrance on race days.
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Places to stay nearby:
Alexander House Hotel & Utopia Spa (5.1 miles)
Turners Hill, East Grinstead RH10 4QD, England
Tel: 01342 714914
Premier Inn East Grinstead Hotel (2.6 miles)
London Road, Felbridge, East Grinstead RH19 2QR
Tel: 0871 527 8348
King Henry VIII Inn (5.1 miles)
Hever Road, Hever TN8 7NH, England
Tel: 01732 862457
The Old Eden (3.5 miles)
121 High Street, Edenbridge TN8 5AX, England
Tel: 01732 862 398