The Racecourse reopened in October 2016 after closure for four years
Jump racing returned to Hereford after four years on Thursday 6 October. With views over the beautiful cathedral city of Hereford, enjoy a thrilling day out at the races at this historic racecourse. There’s something for everyone from Winter Ladies Day to Family Fun Racedays, with racing from October through to March.
Children under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult and are admitted free of charge. Children will not require a ticket, however proof of age may be required and those that are unable to provide this may be charged the full price of admission.
Hereford Racecourse opened in 1771 and was greatly modernised in the 1960s, with a a photo-finish camera being installed in 1966 for example. Although in 2012 it failed to obtain a new lease from the Herefordshire Council so Arena Racing Company ceased operations there in December 2012. The course reopened for National Hunt racing on 6 October 2016, with a maximum of four more fixtures in 2016 scheduled and another eleven scheduled for 2017.
The course is almost square in shape with a circuit of about a mile-and-a-half.
GETTING THERE, DIRECTIONS AND PARKING:
Car - If you are travelling by car and are using a sat nav use the postcode HR4 9QU. The main approach road is the A49 from the North or the South, or if you are travelling from Worcester we can be reached from the A4103.
Train - If you are travelling by train Hereford Train Station is well connected to London, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff and other major cities. The Train Station is a 5 minute taxi ride to the racecourse.
Parking - Car parking is provided free of charge at all race meetings.
EAT DRINK SLEEP
Places to stay nearby:
Brandon Lodge (3.4 miles)
Ross Rd, Hereford HR2 8BH
Tel: 01432 355621
Premier Inn Hereford (0.4 miles)
Holmer Rd, Hereford HR4 9RS
Tel: 0871 527 8518
The Bells Inn (14.1 miles)
Almeley, Herefordshire, Hereford HR3 6LF
Tel: 01544 327216
Lichfield Vaults (2 miles)
11 Church Street, Hereford, England
Tel: +44 1432 266821