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A Short Guide to Newbury Racecourse

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Newbury Racecourse :Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 7NZ

Newbury Racecourse is a racecourse  in Berkshire,  it puts on race days all through the year  with  racing on the flat and over the jumps.

The first recorded racing at Newbury took place in 1805 with the ‘Newbury Races’, however  Newbury Racecourse came into existence when  trainer, John Porter proposed a new racecourse at Newbury.  In April 1904 the Newbury Racecourse Company was formed and purchased the land and construction began of the buildings and stables.The racecourse held its first race meeting in 1905 , National Hunt racing followed shortly after the beginning of Flat racing on the course.

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Course
The left handed oval track is about 1 mile 7 furlongs. There are some slight undulations on the long finishing straight. The National Hunt track is on the inside of the Flat track and has 11 fences, two of these are open ditches and there is one water jump directly opposite the stands.

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Facilities

The Members Enclosure: As well as access to all public areas, Day Member Badge Holders have exclusive use of the Berkshire Stand and facilities. The Members Restaurant on the 1st floor of the stand overlooks the Paddock and Winner’s Enclosure.

The Grandstand Enclosure: Within this enclosure you have access to the main Grandstand, Parade Ring and Winner’s Enclosure. There are a variety of bars and catering outlets selling fast food and snacks. The Racegoers Restaurant overlooking the track is also situated in this enclosure.

Directions
By Car: The course is close to both the M3 and the M4 as well as the A34, A4 and A339.

By Rail: There is a main line rail station adjacent to the course with direct connections to London Paddington and the West Country.

If you would like further information , visit the Newbury racecourse website here

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A Short Guide to Lingfield Park Racecourse

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Lingfield Park Racecourse : Lingfield Park, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6PQ

Lingfield Park Racecourse is located at Lingfield in Surrey, United Kingdom. It is known for its all-weather flat-racing course, however Lingfield stages flat racing on turf in the summer and National Hunt races are also run on turf.

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The racecourse is located in a 450-acre estate and was opened in 1890 by the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII). The course initially held jumps racing only, but in 1894 the Jockey Club granted permission for flat racing to be held. Racing has been held continuously ever since, with the only exception being during World War II when the War Office requisitioned the course. The racecourse has been redeveloped as a multi use facility  with a 18 hole championship golf course and a leisure club.

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Course Description

The all-weather track is triangular and 1 mile 2 furlongs in length. . The straight run in is only 2 furlongs long. The track is sharp with a distinct camber.

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Facilities

The Members Enclosure: As well as access to all public areas, Day Member Badge Holders have exclusive access to the Trackside Carvery Restaurant which serves four course lunches in comfortable surroundings overlooking the racetrack. The Brasserie offers a selection of hot and cold dishes with bar facilities. And the Champagne & Seafood Courtyard Restaurant serves fresh seafood and Grande Marque champagnes for the racegoer during the Summer months only.

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The Grandstand Enclosure: Within this enclosure you have access to the main Grandstand, Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure. Facilities include: The new Trattoria Italian Restaurant which serves pizzas, pastas and salads and has full bar facilities, Lingfield Park Fish & Chips, Oaks Sports Bar, Delimarche Food Court and Bar is situated under the Grandstand the Deli offers a selection of filled baguettes, Italian coffees and snack .

Directions

By Car: Follow the brown tourist signs to Lingfield Park from the M25 at junction 6 and pick up the A22 southbound towards East Grinstead and Eastbourne. Proceed on the A22 for about 4 miles to Blindley Heath . Keep on through the village and the racecourse is at the bottom of the hill beyond Lingfield High street.

By Rail: Victoria Station London to Lingfield Station is a 50 minute journey, then a 5 minute walk from the station to Lingfield Park Racecourse.

If you would like further information , visit the Lingfield racecourse website here

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