About Nottingham Racecourse
Nottingham Racecourse is located in the city of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. It’s only a few miles from the city centre and has excellent transport links. When you combine that with being smack in the middle of the country; it’s easy to see why it’s always so busy!
Nottingham has a deep history rooted in horse racing dating back to the mid-1700s. However, it wasn’t until 1872 that Nottingham Racecourse became the venue that it is today!
Nottingham Racecourse is infamous for having two Flat tracks, one inside the other. The tracks run left-handed, with the outer course being around 1.5 miles in length! Nottingham’s track also has a few sharp bends, particularly the one turning into the straight. However, the straight home is relatively long with an undulating run-in.
For the size that it is, it’s quite surprising Nottingham Racecourse has so few notable races. Especially considering the racecourse is owned by Jockey Club. With that said it does have three notable races every year.
The first of those is the Barry Hills Further Flight Stakes, a listed Flat race run over 1m 6f. The race takes place in April and has a modest purse of £25,500.
The second of these races is the Kilvington Fillies’ Stakes, which takes place in May. This is the shortest of all the races at just 6 furlongs; however, it does come with a purse of £40k.
The final of the three races takes place in June. This is the Nottinghamshire Oaks, a listed Flat open to females aged four and older. Again, this race comes with a purse of around £40k.
While Nottingham Racecourse may not have many notable events, but it does have plenty of fun ones! Live acts, private boxes, and fine dining are just a few of the things available at this venue!