Newbury - British Racecourse
Home of the Hennessey Gold Cup and the Lockinge.
About Newbury Racecourse:
In April 1904 the Newbury Racecourse Company was formed. National Hunt racing followed shortly after Flat racing and in 1906, nine days racing were planned for Newbury in 1906 – six on the Flat and three over Jumps. A members’ badge which also covered the two days in 1905 was priced at 7 guineas! It's home to one of the Jump season's great races, the Hennessy Gold Cup, a staying handicap Chase which also represents the longest sponsorship in sport. Newbury also offers Flat racing with a range of afternoon and evening fixtures through the summer with the highlight being the Lockinge Stakes. Children of all ages are welcome and when accompanied by an adult entry is free on all race days except Party in the Paddock live music events.
Flat- Left-handed, almost flat, roughly 1m7f with 4 1/2f run-in. Races on round mile and over 7f60y start on chute. Straight mile has minor undulations.
National Hunt- Left-handed, flat and galloping, with stiff fences. A Circuit of 1m 7f.
Getting there, directions and parking:
Train – Newbury racecourse has its own station, one stop from Newbury station, with direct trains to London Paddington on selected major race days and regular connections from the west.
Parking – There is ample free parking on the day.
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Places to stay nearby:
The Pheasant Inn (13 miles)
Ermin St, Shefford Woodlands, Hungerford, Berkshire RG17 7AA
Tel: 01488 648284
Travelodge Newbury Chieveley M4 (3.7 miles)
Oxford Rd, Moto Service Area A34, Chieveley RG18 9XX
Tel: 0871 984 6203
The Fox (8.9 miles)
Hillgreen Lane, Peasemore, Newbury RG20 7JN, England
The Bunk Inn (5.7miles)
Curridge Village, Thatcham, Newbury RG18 9DS, England
Tel: 01635 200400