Horse Racing Course

Take a look at any horse racing course in the UK and you'll see the diversenature of each of them, some may be similar but each race course has its own characteristics.

Along with the going and the distance the horse racing course needs close study, there are speed tracks, tracks where stamina is at a premium, undulating tracks and                 racecourses where the runners are always on the turn.

Some horses may lack the finishing speed to be in contention at the end of the race but given a stiff uphill finish they can use their stamina to gallop on, speed tracks require a horse to quicken when asked by its Jockey for an effort but some horses are simply unable to quicken and get outpaced at a crucial part of the race.

Its worthwile setting up your own horse racing course guide, it can be a basic description as the Flat race course guide set out below or as detailed as you like.

As set out on other pages on this site, a profile of where a horse has run well in the past will provide valuable clues.

A Basic Flat Horse Racing Course Guide

Race Course

Direction

Characteristics

Run-in

Ascot

R-H

Stiff Galloping

2.5 f

Ayr

L-H

Flat

4 f

Bath

L-H

On the sharp side, uphill finish

Appr 3 f

Beverley

R-H

Stiff uphill finish

Appr 2 f

Brighton

L-H

Undulating speed track

3.5 f

Carlisle

R-H

Undulating, stamina, stiff uphill finish

3.5 f

Catterick

L-H

Sharp speed track

Appr 3 f

Chepstow

L-H

Undulating, galloping

Appr 5 f

Chester

L-H

Very Sharp

2 f

Doncaster

L-H

Flat, galloping, stamina

5 f

Epsom

L-H

Undulating, sharp, speed track with an uphill finish

Appr 4 f

Folkstone

R-H

Undulating, sharp turns

2.5 f

Goodwood

R-H

Undulating speed track

Appr 4 f

Chelmsford

L-H

All weather circuit sweeping turns

2 f

Hamilton

R-H

Undulating, stiff up hill finish

5 f

Haydock

L-H

Flat Galloping

4.5 f

Kempton

R-H

Polytrack surface fair track

min 2f

Leicester

R-H

Flat Galloping

5 f

Lingfield (AW)

L-H

On the sharp side

Appr 2 f

Lingfield (Turf)

L-H

Sharp undulating

Appr 3.5 f

Mussleburgh

R-H

Flat, galloping, sharp turns

4 f

Newbury

L-H

Galloping

4.5 f

Newcastle

L-H

Galloping, stamina, uphill run in

4 f

Newmarket (Rowley course)

n/a

Galloping with a dip just over 1f out stiff uphill finish

n/a

Newmarket (July course)

n/a

Galloping, stiff uphill finish

n/a

Nottingham

L-H

Flat, fair track

5 f

Pontefract

L-H

Undulating, sharp turns, very stiff uphill run-in

2 f

Redcar

L-H

Galloping

5 f

Ripon

R-H

Flat, sharpish turns

5 f

Salisbury

R-H

Galloping stamina track

7 f

Sandown

R-H

Galloping, uphill finish

3.5 f

Southwell

L-H

All weather fibresand

3f

Thirsk

L-H

Sharp, undulating

3.5 f

Warwick

L-H

Sharp, fairly undulating

2.5 f

Windsor

Fifure of 8 layout

Sharp turns, flat track

Appr 2.5 f

Wolverhampton

L-H

Sharp track polytrack surface

Appr 1.5 f

Yarmouth

L-H

Flat, galloping

5 f

York

L-H

Galloping

4.5 f




Here is a guide to National Hunt Racecoursesset out in the same basic fashion as the Flat racecourses.




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