2018 – 2019 Racecourse Tour

2018 – 2019 Racecourse Tour2020-03-01T18:18:48+00:00

2018 – 2019 Racecourse Tour

In 2018 I wanted to visit every single track in England, Wales and Scotland.

Along the way, I wrote about every single racecourse, the surrounding area, my experiences on the day and any information I think might be useful to casual racegoers such as myself.

Enjoy!

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411, 2018

Huntingdon Racecourse

Huntingdon Huntingdon is a market town sitting on the banks of the Great Ouse River in Cambridgeshire in the east of England. It's history can be traced back to Anglo-Saxon times. It was the birthplace of Oliver Cromwell who also served as MP for the area. Much

2810, 2018

Aintree Racecourse

Liverpool The City of Liverpool is in the north-west of England and sits on the banks of the River Mersey. I'm not going to say too much about Liverpool. Not out of disrespect nor because there isn't a lot to say. The City of Liverpool has a

2510, 2018

Ludlow Racecourse

Ludlow Town Ludlow is a historical market town in South Shropshire. It is situated on the A49  roughly halfway between Shrewsbury and Hereford. There is a lot of history here and the town allegedly has almost 500 listed buildings some of which date back to medieval times.

1910, 2018

Fakenham Racecourse

Fakenham, Norfolk Fakenham is a market town on the River Wensum in Norfolk. Historically, the main industry in the town was printing. The major printers are long gone but there are still a fair few small firms in the area. Kinnerton Confectionery is now the largest employer in

710, 2018

Paris Longchamp

Paris & Longchamp This is a very special race meeting in a very special city and would encourage all with a genuine interest in this wonderful sport to make this trip at least once in their lives, it is well worth the effort. Paris is a fabulous

3009, 2018

Epsom Racecourse

Epsom and it's surroundings Epsom is a market town in Surrey to the south west of London. It is most famous as the site of Epsom Racecourse where The Derby and The Oaks are held each June. The town also gives it's name to Epsom salts which

2009, 2018

Ayr Racecourse

Ayr and it's surroundings Ayr is a large and historical town on the west coast of Scotland. There is evidence of settlements here going back 5000 years. During the 16th century, Ayr had become a busy sea port. During 17th century it was a base and home

1909, 2018

Kelso Racecourse

Kelso and it's surroundings Kelso is a nice small market town in the Scottish Borders area. The town grew up around the Abbey which was built in the early 12th century. The town sits at the point where the Teviot and Tweed rivers merge. I spent some

1809, 2018

Redcar Racecourse

Redcar and it's surroundings Redcar is a town close to the sea in Cleveland, near Middlesbrough. There is a long tradition of steelworks here though this has largely declined now. The town also has a fishing fleet and also and industry in providing fishing trips to tourists.

1509, 2018

Chelmsford City Racecourse

Chelmsford and it's surroundings Chelmsford is the county town of Essex in the South East of England. The city's recorded history dates back to 1199 when it was granted a royal charter to hold a market though evidence of Neolithic and Bronze Age settlements have since been

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