Experience the thrill of the track like never before
But On A Different Level
Experience the thrill of the track like never before with a unique experience of entertainment and quality dining.
Towcester Racecourse offers free, fast and furious greyhound racing every Tuesday and Saturday.
Your FREE Admission includes:
- Free Car Parking
- Access to Bar4000 where food can be purchased (ground floor of the Empress Stand)
- Fully heated seating area
- Various betting facilities available
- Access to our elevated viewing terrace where you can enjoy all the action
- 50 square metre High definition LED screen to enhance your experience
Eight-Dog Greyhound Racing
Towcester is the home of eight-dog greyhound racing in the UK and you can watch the exciting action unfold live on AtTheRaces every Saturday morning from 9.30am.
“My ambition is to win an eight-dog race at Towcester from the black and amber of trap-eight on Derby final night. The eight-dog races look fantastic and god willing I will land one of these exciting races one day at Towcester”.
– Current Derby Winning Trainer Paul Hennessy on eight-dog racing
Greyhound Racing Fixtures
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Greyhound Racing every Tuesday & Saturday
7:15 PM – 10:30 PM
9:30 AM – 11:40 AM
7:15 PM – 10:45 PM
* Race times are approximate.
* Gates open 90 minutes prior to first race time.
From the inception of the Greyhound project the welfare of the Greyhounds has been our top priority.
Beginning with the design of the track, leading greyhound figures were consulted and the latest veterinary research was employed to produce the ‘perfect’ track. The track has the largest bends in the country enabling the greyhounds to run the circuit without breaking stride or exerting unnecessary strain on their limbs when cornering. We have purchased the very latest track preparation equipment to ensure that the surface remains in superb condition at all times.
All this research and expenditure would be to no avail if we did not have properly trained, experienced ground-staff in position. Our superb team is run by Mark Sealey and Keith Bower.
Similarly the greyhounds have to be in tip top condition when they arrive. We are fortunate in having some of the best trainers in the UK.
When the greyhounds arrive at Towcester they will be housed in a state of the art kennelling facility which forms part of our £1.8 million complex. Every race has its own exclusive kennel block to minimise disturbance prior to racing. To also minimise the risk of injury, there is a 200 yard walk to the track which enables these canine athletes to be fully stretched and warmed up prior to racing.
The Towcester racing team has over 100 years greyhound racing experience between them and know that a large kennel strength is essential to avoid over racing the greyhounds or placing greyhounds in unsuitable trap positions due to insufficient availability.
Our patrons can rest assured that the greyhounds they watch at Towcester receive the highest levels of care during their racing careers and throughout their retirement.
Mick Livesey – Welfare Officer
Chris Page – Racing Manager
Greyhound Racing Restaurant
& VIP Experience
Our restaurant is the ideal choice for a full dining experience with a perfect view of the action
View all of our offers and promotions for greyhound racing below
Star Sports English Greyhound Derby
The most prestigious race in the world of greyhound racing
Now at Towcester Racecourse
Star Sports English Greyhound Derby is the most prestigious race in the world of greyhound racing. It possesses a rich history, with the inaugural competition dating all the way back to 1927. While it may have a rich history, it also possesses a very bright future at its new home of Towcester Racecourse.
On 1st July 2017, six greyhounds will line up chasing a winner’s purse of £175,000, and total prize-money for the event will eclipse £350,000, making it the richest greyhound competition in the world. It will take the winner approximately 29 seconds to complete the 500m course at Towcester and that equates to over £6,000 per second.
The Derby final night is a great occasion, the best greyhounds from the UK and Ireland will do battle in 14 races over various distances. Be part of this spectacular event and make sure you are here to witness history in the making.
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A truly unique experience