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Nottingham Racecourse, Nottingham

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Nottingham Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. It is situated at Colwick Park, close to the River Trent and about 3 km east of the city centre.CharacteristicsThere are actually two courses at Nottingham, one inside the other. They are both approximately 1 1/2 miles round and are left-handed. The inner is used during spring and autumn, and has a 5 furlong straight, the outer is used during summer and has a 6 furlong straight. The course generally has easy turns and minor gradients, but the home turn is fairly sharp. Nottingham suits well-balanced horses rather than long-striding ones.HistoryThe racecourse was in operation ante 1773 at Nottingham Forest when it was one of the earliest racecourses to be granted a Royal Plate race by the monarch. It was run in 4 mile heats by 6 year olds carrying 12 stone.The course moved to its present site in Colwick Park in 1892. In 1965 the local corporation bought the 293 acre site for £500,000 and for a short time the future of the course looked in doubt. However, the Levy Board funded improvements to the site and the corporation agreed to lease the course to the Racecourse Holdings Trust (predecessor of Jockey Club Racecourses) for a nominal sum.It staged both forms of racing until the mid-1990s, when it abandoned National Hunt racing to become a flat-only course. The racecourse was served by its own station up until the late 1960s when the line was shut down. There are still remnants of the station wall on what is now Colwick loop road.
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  • Visiting Notts Racecourse for the first time 15th June I encountered very helpful staff who found my tickets that had been left for me,and received a complimentary program I apologise for forgetting t...  more »
  • Come here as a family day out (25 of us) and we all love it! never disappointed always enjoy it and I would highly reccomend to all.  more »
  • We held our annual Networking & Racing Event here in 2016, due to the lovely ambience and professionalism of the team we decided to come back this year. Again we could not fault the day from arriving ...  more »
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  • It's the best kept racecourse in the Midlands always plenty of non racing attractions, friendly efficient staff good links to rest of city, reasonably priced and often has good offers. The ground staff are second to none
  • A beautiful place lovely location. Delish food. Service was fanstastic. A happy to remember for sure.
  • Really nice place but queuing up 5 minutes to go to the toilet is disgraceful, they need to spend some money and put in a toilet block that can cope with big crowds. Some of the bookies spoil the day by only taking minimum bets of £5.00.
  • Good racing not enough sitting places nightmare getting out of the car park.
  • Always a pleasure. Great night out having a little flutter and a bit of scran.

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Staying in Nottingham's historical town center not only keeps you close to the area's finest shopping and dining, but also near an increasingly popular bohemian quarter. The town center is packed with top-quality boutique and spa hotels, as well as luxurious self-catering apartments. If you are travelling on a shoestring or just quickly passing through, consider one of Nottingham's low-budget hostels or inns. For a taste of country living, book your stay a working-farm cottage or a family-run countryside B&B.
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