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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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  • went to recent meeting on a night and was well impressed. Not too busy able to get a drink straight away, all food outlets werebusy. parking is next to the racecourse, not far to walk 
  • We had a great day out racing was top notch facilities were very good it was easy to get served with drinks ,can't comment on food we did not eat,you can see the races from start to finish which is gr...  more »
  • Come to the Races, young and old will enjoy this, go into the Grandstand and have a fantastic view of the whole course, go and see the horses and jockies in the paddock before the race. 
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  • Very welcoming, clean and friendly for a mid-week race meeting. Prize money is good for the level of racing and some bigger trainers send their horses there. Excellent viewing from all areas with decent little bars and good food choice. Only 10-15 mins from city centre by bus or taxi (£2 bus, £6 taxi). Next to the park and ride and greyhound stadium.
  • Nice little racecourse. Only has a couple of stands but still has the excitement. The vintage fair here is amazing but to be fair venue itself seems to do events like that very well.
  • Beautiful place always kept clean and tidy. Easy access and no difficulty with parking
  • This is the place of a traditional event, the carboot! Here you might find everything you never imagined to find it again. The widely of stuff is unbelievable, is very interesting at least to walk for a while and have a look. You can get there from Nottingham by walking through quiet and natural footpath
  • Easy free parking and good facilities. A good view from the grandstand but other places you have to rely on the big screen to see some of the action.