Horse Racing

A stunning setting in which to enjoy the thrilling spectacle of racing ‘over the sticks’

Horse Racing

Towcester Racecourse, one of the country’s most scenic National Hunt racecourses, provides a stunning setting in which to enjoy the thrilling spectacle of racing ‘over the sticks’. The Horse Racing circuit distance is one-and-three-quarter miles, it is a right-handed track with 10 fences per circuit. The final four furlongs are a gruelling ascent to the finishing line, making Towcester Racecourse one of the most testing National Hunt tracks in the country.

Please note that all our horse racing meetings are free entry.

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Horse Racing Fixtures

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Next Race:
Wednesday 11th October

Race times subject to change, gates open 2 hours prior to first race time

First Race: 14.20
Last Race: 17.00

*Wednesday 11th October 2017
Gates Open: 12.20
First Race: 14.20
Last Race: 17.00

*Thursday 1st February 2018
Gates Open: TBC
First Race: TBC
Last Race: TBC

*Thursday 29th March 2018
Gates Open: TBC
First Race: TBC
Last Race: TBC

*Monday 21st May 2018
Gates Open: TBC
First Race: TBC
Last Race: TBC

*Thursday 20th December 2018
Gates Open: TBC
First Race: TBC
Last Race: TBC

*Thursday 30th November 2017
Gates Open: 11.00
First Race: 12.45
Last Race: 15.45

*Wed 14th February 2018
Gates Open: TBC
First Race: TBC
Last Race: TBC

*Friday 27th April –
Evening Meet 2018

Gates Open: TBC
First Race: TBC
Last Race: TBC

*Wednesday 10th October 2018
Gates Open: TBC
First Race: TBC
Last Race: TBC

*Thursday 21st December 2017
Gates Open: TBC
First Race: TBC
Last Race: TBC

*Thursday 15th March 2018
Gates Open: TBC
First Race: TBC
Last Race: TBC

*Monday 14th May –
Evening Meet 2018

Gates Open: TBC
First Race: TBC
Last Race: TBC

*Thursday 29th November 2018
Gates Open: TBC
First Race: TBC
Last Race: TBC

Race Results: Monday 22nd May

Horse Racing
Restaurant Experience

Our restaurant is the ideal choice for a full dining experience with a perfect view of the action

  • *£115.00 per person (for a minimum of 20 guests) 

    Four Course Meal or Luxury Buffet
    Afternoon Tea **
    Exclusive Facility for the Day
    Race Programme
    Private Towcester Bet & Tote Betting Facility

    * please note this price is subject to change as of April 2018
    ** kindly note afternoon tea is not served on evening meetings

    Private VIP Box
    Four course meal or luxury buffet with private balcony.
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    From £115.00 pp
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  • £55.00 per person

    Table Place for the Day
    Two Course Meal
    Coffee
    Private Tote Betting Facility
    Private Viewing Balcony
    Overlooking Course
    Private Cash Bar Facility
    Race Programme

    *This package is not available on Wednesday 11th October 2017, Thursday 30th November 2017 and Thursday 15th March 2018*

    Pomfret Suite
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    Two course meal and table place for the day.
    From £55.00 pp
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  • *£79.50 per person

    Afternoon Tea **
    Table for the Day
    Race Programme
    Private Towcester Bet &
    Tote Betting Facility
    Private Viewing Balcony
    Overlooking Course

    * please note this price is subject to change as of April 2018
    ** kindly note afternoon tea is not served on evening meetings

     

    Empress Suite
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    Four course meal and a table place for the day.
    From £79.50 pp
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It started with an Empress…

The racecourse dates back to 1876 when Her Imperial Majesty, Elizabeth the Empress of Austria, stayed at Easton Neston. The Empress was a keen rider and passionate about hunting, and enjoyed days out with the Duke of Grafton’s foxhounds.

When she arrived at Easton Neston, a steeplechase meeting was held in her honour, which so delighted the Empress that she decided to establish a horse racing meeting of her own to be held on Easter Monday in 1876.

A course was laid out in Easton Neston park, and the day proved such a success that it was decided to hold a horse racing meeting every year at Towcester on Easter Monday.

The owner of Easton Neston, Sir Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, formed a committee made up of local landowners and farmers to manage the horse racing fixture.

In 1928, the first Lord Hesketh formed the present company, and established the racecourse under National Hunt Rules.

Towcester Racecourse has remained in the ownership of the Fermor-Hesketh family ever since.

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