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Jersey Les Landes

Les Landes racecourse located on the North West coast of the beautiul island of Jersey

About Racecourse:

The Jersey Race Club dates back to 1832, when the club was first formed for a two day meeting on the sands at St Aubin. Racing has continued in one form or another until today, with the exception of the two world war periods.
In 1836 racing moved to Greve d’Azette, where the first King’s cup was contested, having been given to the island by HRH William.  The venue changed once again in 1843 to Gorey Common (the present day Royal Jersey Golf Course) and continued there until 1906.
The last quarter of the nineteenth century was the heyday of Jersey racing with the Jersey Race Club at Gorey, Trinity races at Jardin d’Olivet and the St Ouen’s races at Les Landes, to the west of the present racecourse.  In addition, in 1898, a new course was built at Quennevais, St Brelade.
In 1894, the Channel Island Racing & Hunt Club was formed, with the idea of pulling together all these different activities. The CIRHC issued a single set of rules to cover racing in Jersey and Guernsey. General Pipon of Noirmont Manor was the first Senior Steward.
In 1906 all racing was concentrated at Les Quennevais, where it continued until 1961, when the present racecourse was built at Les Landes, La Route de Grosnez, St Ouen.
Dogs are permitted, but must be kept on a lead at all times and kept away from the Parade Ring if they are likely to agitate the horses.
Accompanied children under the age of 18 are free of charge.

 

Getting there, directions and parking:

Driving - From St Helier, follow the main route west and signs for St Ouen; at the Parish Hall stay with the main road and look for signs to the racecourse.
For those using a Sat Nav, the full postal address is La Route de Grosnez, St Ouen, JE3 2AD. On race days parking arrangements are signposted.
Bus - The race club has partnered with Signature Coaches to provide race goers with transport from St Helier every race day.
Departure is from Liberation Station, Stand M.  There will be two services, departing at 12.00pm and 1.00pm.
The return service from the racecourse to St Helier is at 6.00pm.
For the Friday and Saturday evening meetings, the departure time is 5.00pm from St Helier and the return service will be 9.40pm.
Parking - There is large car park in the centre of the racecourse, and the cost of parking is included in your admission fee. It is also the perfect spot for a picnic!

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Places to stay nearby:

Longueville Manor Hotel and Restaurant (10.7 miles)
Longueville Rd, St.Saviour JE2 7WF
Tel:  +44 1534 725501
Windmills Hotel (7.7 miles)
Mont Gras d'Eau, Channel Islands JE3 8ED, Jersey
Tel: +44 1534 744201

Pubs Nearby:

The Rozel Pub & Dining (11.4 miles) 
La Vallée de Rozel, Jersey JE3 6AJ
Tel:+44 1534 863438
St. Mary’s Country Inn (4.5 miles)
La Rue des Buttes, St Mary JE3 3DS, Jersey
Tel: +44 1534 482897
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