Uttoxeter - British Racecourse
Home of the Midlands National.
About Uttoxeter Racecourse:
In 1907 the racecourse was built and opened by a company formed to take over the interests and licence of Keele Park Racecourse, which had recently ceased to operate. There were 5 days of racing in 1907. The First World War closed down all racing throughout the country. During the Second World War the course was requisitioned by the War Department and no racing, of course, took place. In 1952 after much debate, the racecourse re-opened on April 12. With a crowd of 12,000, the meeting was so successful that the organisers were almost overwhelmed, Uttoxeter Council had come to the rescue of the course and their decision to buy it was upheld by the community. Set in the beautiful Staffordshire countryside, Uttoxeter hosts many important Jump race meetings each year. With its racing fixtures spread evenly throughout the year, whether it is traditional horse racing in winter, or glorious summer jumping, Uttoxeter boasts exciting, quality racing action at a time that suits you. Uttoxeter has re-invented itself in recent years as one of the UK's most progressive tracks, with the Midlands National Meeting in March attracting many top-class performers. Front runners often do well here given the twists and turns the runners have to negotiate.
Left-handed with some undulations. A Circuit of 1m 3f.
Getting there, directions and parking:
Train - Uttoxeter Railway station is adjacent to the racecourse. Most Intercity services run trains to Derby and Stoke on Trent which in turn runs regular connecting trains to Uttoxeter. A direct service also operates from Crewe.
Parking - There is ample free parking at Uttoxeter Racecourse
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Places to stay nearby:
White Hart Hotel (0.6 miles)
6 - 8 Carter St, Uttoxeter ST14 8EU
Tel: 01889 562707
Premier Inn Uttoxeter Hotel (1 mile)
Derby Road, (A518/A50), Uttoxeter ST14 5AA
Tel: 0871 527 9112
The Dog and Partridge (2.6 miles)
Church Lane, Marchington, Uttoxeter ST14 8LJ
Tel: 01283 820394
Coach and Horses (5.3 miles)
High Street, Abbots Bromley Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 3BN
Tel: 01283 840256