Interesting sport, was my first time to watch a horse racing and i really love it.
Lying just a few hundred yards from Warwick Castle, Warwick Racecourse retains its historic charm and character. The racecourse is one of the oldest in the country, with racing having taken place here since the 1740's, this is a course rich in tradition and heritage.
Warwick races 12 months of the year with 23 fixtures under both codes of Flat and Jumps. The most valuable race run at Warwick is The £75,000 added Tote Classic Chase a race over 3 miles and 5 furlongs run on the second Saturday each January. The other main jumps feature is the Kingmaker Novices Chase Day, Festival trials meeting that takes place in February and provides excellent clues for the forthcoming Cheltenham and Aintree festivals
The Flat highlight takes place over the midsummer weekend in June, the main race is The Listed Eternal Stakes with over £30,000 in prize money.
With 14 of Warwick's fixtures falling on weekends, bank holidays and evenings there are some great days and nights out to be had whether it be through business or with family or friends.
Equipment: you dont need to spend lots of money if you dont, you still can go and watch the race.. you might be interested since it is lots of fun, you can bring chairs of your own and bring some picnic foods to eat and just enjoy while watching.
There is ample free parking available on site in the centre of the course with Annual Members & Hospitality Clients receiving priority parking. Owners & Trainers have a designated car park next to the Paddock Entrance.click here to use the AA Route Planner
Warwick Racecourse hosts both Flat and Jump racing meetings throughout the year, the first race meeting was run in 1728 making Warwick one of the most historic courses in the country. The central grandstand incorporates the first stand built in 1808. In 2000 it underwent a £3 million refurbishment, and now includes a new restaurant, a betting shop, disabled facilities, and Bar facilities.
Equipment: Binoculars and lots of money.
Go and watch a National Hunt horse racing meeting at Warwick Racecourse, it is great fun.
It is a nice course but some of the stands are a bit old but interesting. One of the bars is called the Spartan Missile Bar, named after a Grand National runner, I made a point of going into this bar as I had backed Spartan Missile in that race.
Equipment: Binoculars are ideal to see the horses on the far side of the course and lots of money.