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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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  • 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. 
  • Small, Quiet, charming, lovely staff, went to lou lou vintage fayre - good parking and the fayre well presented. 
  • We visited Friday 12th August, what a lovely racecourse, all off the staff were happy and chatty, made us feel very welcome, it was a family fun day but it wasn't over run with children as they had lo...  read more »
  • 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
  • Nottingham racecourse cannot organise anything having to queue when you've already paid for the vintage event
  • Fantastic days out
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  • A good day out and they do greyhounds to
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