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 Recreation Ground 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 February 1996, after which 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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  • We found the racecourse disjointed. We could not find a comfy central point. Easy to find and park. Variable views of the racecourse.  more »
  • This is a short review. Lovely race course just outside Nottingham city centre. Taxi was just £6. Location brilliant. Bars well manned and great views of races. Easy access to parade ring and food apl...  more »
  • Went on construction day so was unable to have premier ticket. We always chose premier for the view of the racecourse. So had to go in grandstand, was surprised, very nice and comfortable, just have t...  more »
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  • I have never been Grehound Racing before and this was a birthday gift. It was an excellent evening the food was very good and the service by all the staff exemplary. They should be proud of their staff as they were faultless all night. A very enjoyable evening.
  • A decent venue for regular car-boots and fairs or vintage events. Large and easy enough to park at. Easy to get to through Nottingham without getting snarled in the city centre. Never actually seen any horse-racing though.
  • We went to an antiques fair which was good. I really don't know much about racing as I don't follow it. The facilities were good, parking was easy and we didn't have to walk miles to get there.
  • Good night out at the dog side. But drinks choice is less than it used to be and prices while not expensive are no longer cheep. Which possibly explains the smaller gates
  • I go there for the vintage weekend in September very good and also the dogs in March 2018 with Kirkby Portland Cricket Club and can't give it a five because I have not seen the horses.
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