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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  • The facilities were fine for a one charge entrance fee. Not sure I would have liked to pay full price for the Premier stand! In all the racecourses I have visited this must be the most expensive on th...  more »
  • Went with friends and had a table in the Restaurant for 4.We had two course lunch which we opted for carvery and sweet .We had the table for the day The food was lovely and very good staff.It was not ...  more »
  • This is the very first time that I have visited this place. It's incorporated with the Jockey Club. This place is beautifully maintained and is a fantastic venue...  more »
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  • Good construction day event. Good food with friendly service. Number of tables made the room slightly over crowded.
  • First time experience for me yesterday, well organised well staffed all round very quick service food very good, went for the curry and orange cake for pudding ........ Very nice would recommend.
  • The staff at Nottingham were most welcoming, in particular the manageress of the Owners and Trainers with a broad smile and nothing was too much trouble for her. The food and service was excellent with as much tea and coffee as you could drink. All from a mug not like some other tracks that serve tea in a cardboard cup.
  • A great night out for people of all ages. Well organized and vey reasonable at 6 pound per person entry fee. Good selection of food and drinks available. Many attendees smoke so be aware ave try to stand in a position where this won't cause you too many problems.
  • went to the dogs on a Saturday evening always have a great time friendly staff.food is good at the snack bar. best to book in advance and eat in restaurant while watching the racing from your seat.

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