Leicester Racecourse is actually in Oadby based in the county of Leicestershire in England. It plays host to both Flat and Jump racing on turf. The course has hosted racing since 1773. The race course is in 200 acres of land and is the south east of Leicester. Racing takes places all year around both on the flat and the jumps all year around
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Biggest Races at Leicester
The top Race of the year is the King Richard III Stakes this is an Listed flat horse race open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. The race is run over 7 furlongs and 9 yards (1,416 metres) and it takes place in April. The race is sponsored by Totesport and the prize money is £45,000. The winner in 2013 was Producer with Richard Hughes on board.
Upcoming Racing at Leicester Racecourse Race Meetings – Leicester Horse Racing Fixtures 2013
|Thursday 25th September 2013||Flat|
|Monday 6th October 2013||Flat|
|Monday 20th October 2013||Flat|
Leicester Course Details
The race course is an right handed oval shape nearly 2 miles. In 2009 the open ditch on the fourth last was moved to the home straight. So now the home straight has four fences with the third last hosting the open ditch. Flat races are on the straight course up to one mile. Course is said to be a sound racing surface. The course is more of a chase meeting course with 10 fences. two ditches and a weter jump.
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Leicester Draw Bias
Draw Advantage: Low numbers best on the straight course
Leicester Ticket Prices
Midweek Prixes – Club: £18, Enclosure: £12, concessions £10.
Weekend & Bank Holidays Club: £26. Premier £20. Grandstand £16.
Children are free with paying adults
Music Nights – £25 with no cheap tickets for concessions.
There is a playground for children next to the grandstand.
Leicester racecourse Address
The Racecourse, Leicester, LE2 4AL
Post Code for Leicester racecourse
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How to get to Leicester Racecourse
Road directions to Leicester
Road: 2 1/2m SE of city (signs to Oadby) off A6 Market Harborough Road. Leave M1(Jctn21, with M69) and follow A563 outer ring road (NB: works to be carried out on Soar Valley Way subway from Jan 10, resulting in lane closures, contra-flows & speed restrictions)
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