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.

NEXT RACE MEETING

Wednesday 10th October 2018

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

First Race: 14.05
Last Race: TBC

Race Results:
Monday 21st May

HORSE RACING
RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE

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

  • Empress Suite

    Four course meal and a table place for the day.

    • A Four Course Meal
    • Afternoon Tea *
    • Table for the Day
    • Race Programme
    • Private Towcester Bet & Tote Betting Facility
    • Private Viewing Balcony overlooking Course

    From £85.00 pp

    *kindly note afternoon tea is not served on evening or December meetings **Please note that tables for less than 8 guests will need to call to book.

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  • Private VIP Box

    Four course meal or luxury buffet with private balcony.

    • Arrival Glass of Prosecco
    • Four Course Meal or Luxury Buffet
    • Afternoon Tea *
    • Exclusive Facility for the Day
    • Race Programme
    • Private Towcester Bet & Tote Betting Facility
     (for a minimum of 20 guests)   

    From £120.00 pp

    * kindly note afternoon tea is not served on evening or December meetings

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HORSE RACING
BAR 4000 PROMOTIONS

View our bar 4000 offers and promotions for horse racing below

  • Fizz and Fillies

    Spend a day at the races in style in our Bar 4000

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

    £13.00 pp

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

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  • Fancy a Flutter

    The all in one day out at the races.

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

    £10.00 pp

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

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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

*Wednesday 10th October 2018

First Race: 14.05 / Last Race: 16.45

*Thursday 29th November 2018

First Race: 12.40 / Last Race: 15.40

*Thursday 20th December 2018

First Race: 12.25 / Last Race: 15.35

*race times are based on the same fixtures in 2017 and will be confirmed before the new season

Thursday 3rd January 2019

First Race: TBC / Last Race: TBC

Thursday 31st January 2019

First Race: TBC / Last Race: TBC

Wednesday 13th February 2019

First Race: TBC / Last Race: TBC

Thursday 14th March 2019

First Race: TBC / Last Race: TBC

Thursday 11th April 2019

First Race: TBC / Last Race: TBC

Friday 26th April 2019

(Evening Meeting)

First Race: TBC / Last Race: TBC

Monday 13th May 2019

(Evening Meeting)

First Race: TBC / Last Race: TBC

Monday 20th May 2019

First Race: TBC / Last Race: TBC

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.