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Wincanton Racecourse, Wincanton

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Wincanton Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located in Wincanton, Somerset, England.

The steeplechase fences are large, making it a good test of a chaser. Three fences in quick succession in the second half of the home-straight make for exciting racing and often change the complexion of a finish dramatically; resulting in a great many close finishes.

The track stages several big races, including the Kingwell Hurdle in February, and the CGA Chase on the same day; these races can be significant trials for the Champion Hurdle and Cheltenham Gold Cup respectively. Several of the races at the course are shown on Channel 4.

The track is located near to the yard of the trainer, Paul Nicholls and as such many of his promising young horses run here.

During the year to 2008, the course had the second highest casualty rate in the country, with 9 deaths.
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57 reviews
  • We went into Wincanton town centre, absolutely nothing there, however when we got to the racecourse our negativity changed. Good location, easy to get to and decent parking. Not the biggest course but...  more »
  • We visit Wincanton racecourse as a family regularly and we all love it! There are enough races throughout the afternoon, each one about half an hour apart which gives enough time to look at the horses...  more »
  • We attended the course as part of a hospitality day hosted by elite racing. We have visited other courses and their restaurants on similar events over the past few years, however we have never had suc...  more »
  • Very nice place had a fun day here at the races
  • good course to view the racing, bring your binoculars and you can keep an eye on your selection all the way round the course, facilities a little basic.
  • Been to a few race courses, this is my favorite.
  • Too crowded on boxing day and 3 horses died. Obviously the ground was not suitable. Very sad. Don't think I'd go again.
  • Great fun and an enjoyable day out.

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