When does racing take place in Stratford upon Avon?
Stratford Racecourse is one of the country’s leading small racecourses, with a reputation for excellent levels of prize-money. Racing takes place regularly between March and November, with many of the top jockeys riding here.
How to contact Stratford Racecourse for horse racing?
We look forward to seeing you all racing over the summer. If you have any further queries or need to speak to the Racecourse Office, please call 01789 267949. Stratford Racecourse has an excellent reputation for levels of prize money and being host to 17 thrilling horseracing fixtures.
How long is the drive to Stratford Racecourse?
By road, the Racecourse is around 15 minutes from Junction 15 of M40 and around 40 minutes from Junction 7 of the M5. Birmingham Airport is 40 minutes away and London, Bristol, Cardiff and Manchester all within two hours’ drive. From the railway station, Stratford Racecourse is just a 5 minute taxi journey.
When is the jump meeting at Stratford Racecourse?
Having a picnic in the centre of the race track is considered a ‘must’ amongst those attending and considered a rite of passage for locals. A total of 17 jump meetings are run from March to November at Stratford Racecourse, all open to families and first-time attendees as well as more experienced racing fans.
When was the water jump introduced at Stratford on Avon?
A water jump was introduced near the winning post in March 2008, although this is not jumped on the final circuit. The hurdles track also has more than the normal number of well-run races, jockeys often opting to strike for home sooner than normal because of the relatively short straight.
When is the best time to visit Stratford on Avon?
One of the most popular country tracks, Stratford-on-Avon Racecourse attracts many visitors, particularly for the summer meetings. The highlight of the season is the two-day in June which features the Champion Hunter Chase – one of the season’s principal hunter chases.