Nottingham - British Racecourse
A great racecourse in the heart of Nottingham nestling the River Trent.
About Nottingham Racecourse:
The history books will show racing taking place in Nottingham as far back as 1773 at what’s described as ‘Nottingham Forest’ but by the end of the 19th Century the home of the Sport of Kings had moved to the present site of nearly 300 acres at Colwick Park- formerly part of the Colwick Hall Estate. Until 1996 Nottingham was a dual purpose racecourse with the jumps track making headlines of its own. In 1971 on a horse called Ouzo in a Novices Chase Stan Mellor became the first National Hunt Jockey to ride 1000 winners and shortly before the Executive decided to make the course flat only the most successful jump jockey of all time, AP McCoy put a Nottingham winner on his CV, booting home The Boiler White to land a 3 mile 3 furlong Handicap Chase for trainer Tim Thomson Jones in March 1995.
The end of National Hunt racing allowed Nottingham officials to reconfigure the course and establish two flat tracks, one for the use in the early and late weeks of the season and the other in High Summer as part of its policy to improve ground conditions and entice the very best horses.
Children under the age of 18 get in free when accompanied by an adult.
Left-handed oval, galloping, flat with easy turns. About 1m4f round with 4 1/2f run-in. Alternative 5f course on old hurdle track.
Getting there, directions and parking:
Train - Nottingham Midland Station is only two miles from the course. There is a taxi rank at the station. It takes approximately 10-15 minutes to get to the racecourse from here.
Bus - The nearest bus route from the city centre is Number 44 which depart from King Street in the city centre, or the Link 2 (yellow Park & Ride) which stops on Parliament Street and Collins Street. The Park and ride is situated next door to the racecourse on Colwick Park so it is easily accessible.
Parking - There is ample on-site parking which is free. There is also coach / minibus car parking, however a coach security pass which is available from the Racecourse Office, must be completed and handed to a Car Park attendant.
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Places to stay nearby:
Colwick Hall Hotel (1 mile)
Colwick Park, Racecourse Road, Nottingham NG2 4BH, England
Tel: 0115 950 0566
Premier Inn Nottingham Arena (London Road) Hotel
Island Site, London Road, Nottingham NG2 4UU, England
Tel: 0871 527 8848
The Elwes Arms (0.6 miles)
Oakdale Road, Carlton, Nottingham, NG4 1DH, England
Tel: 0115 987 1280
The White Horse Inn (5.6 miles)
60 Church Street, Ruddington, Nottingham NG11 6HD, England
Tel: 0115 984 4550