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.
Excluding Ladies Night on 27th April.

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horse racing

NEXT RACE MEETING

Thursday 1st February 2018

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

First Race: 13.40
Last Race: 16.35

 

Race Results:
Thursday 21st December 2017

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 to £120.00per person
    ** kindly note afternoon tea is not served on evening or December 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
    Private Tote Betting Facility
    Private Viewing Balcony
    Overlooking Course
    Private Cash Bar Facility
    Race Programme

    *This package is not available on Thursday 15th March, Friday 27th April and Wednesday 10th October 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

    A Four Course Meal
    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 to £85.00per person
    **kindly note afternoon tea is not served on evening or December 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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Horse Racing
Bar 4000 Promotions

View our bar 4000 offers and promotions for horse racing below

  • £13.00 per person

    A Prosecco Cocktail
    A Race Programme
    A £2 Bet
    A £5 BBQ Meal Voucher

    Subject to Availability (This offer must be booked 48 hours in advance of the race day)

     

    FIZZ AND FILLIES
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    Spend a day at the races in style in our Bar 4000.
    £13.00 pp
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  • £10.00 per person

    1 Complimentary Drink
    A Pie and Fries
    A Race Programme
    A £2 Bet

    Subject to Availability (This offer must be booked 48 hours prior to the race day)

     

    FANCY A FLUTTER
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    The all in one day out at the races.
    £10.00 pp
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Horse Racing Fixtures

View Our Up and Coming Fixtures
Gates Open 2 Hours Before First Race – All Race Times Are Subject to Change

*Thursday 1st February 2018
First Race: 13:40
Last Race: 16:35

*Wed 14th February 2018
First Race: 14:10
Last Race: 16:40

*Thursday 15th March 2018
First Race: 13:20
Last Race: 17:15

*Thursday 29th March 2018
First Race: 14:10
Last Race: 17:25

*Friday 27th April –
Ladies Evening Meet 2018
(£10 Admission Fee Applies)

First Race: 16.40
Last Race: 19.55

*Monday 14th May –
Evening Meet 2018

First Race: 17.30
Last Race: 20.30

*Monday 21st May 2018
First Race: 14.15
Last Race: 17.15

*Wednesday 10th October 2018
First Race: 14.05
Last Race: 16.45

*Thursday 29th November 2018
First Race: 12.40
Last Race: 5.40

*Thursday 20th December 2018
First Race: 12.25
Last Race: 15.35

What do our guests think of us?

They say First Impressions count!

We aim to make a great impression on our guests whether they are a first time visitor or a regular.

Some great feedback here from Rich who attended our Horse Racing Meet on Thursday 21st December 2017.

With it being our Christmas Meet we had high numbers of attendees from Hospitality guests to General Public.

With our Meets being FREE ENTRY there is no reason for you not to come to Towcester Racecourse and experience our service for yourself!

The Bar 4000

It’s not just a number plucked from thin air, it’s homage to Tony McCoy and his 4000th jump racing win of his career.

This remarkable achievement occurred on Thursday 7th November 2013 at a packed out Towcester Racecourse.

McCoy’s mount – Mountain Tunes; went off at 6-4 favourite and pulled through from 3rd to clinch the iconic win up the arduous Towcester hill. The crowd roared and erupted in cheers, the stands emptied as racegoers followed the jump jockey and his ride to the winners enclosure for the celebrations of this momentous occasion.

When you’re next in our Bar 4000 take a look down to the far wall and you will see it’s no ordinary wall paper, all 4000 names of McCoy’s race winners are inscribed on its face.

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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