What's On

Wed 23 Aug 2017

Summer Afternoon Racing

Add some excitement to your week by enjoying an afternoon of thrilling racing.

A quintessential British pastime, great food, drink and, of course, exciting racing combine to ensure you’ll have an entertaining and unique day out at one of the country’s best small racecourses.

Thu 31 Aug 2017

Summer Afternoon Racing

Add some excitement to your week by enjoying an afternoon of thrilling racing.

A quintessential British pastime, great food, drink and, of course, exciting racing combine to ensure you’ll have an entertaining and unique day out at one of the country’s best small racecourses.

Sat 16 Sep 2017

Comec Gentleman's Day

Featured Event

Enjoy a Saturday afternoon at our popular Gentleman’s Day.

Dapper outfits, fantastic food and drink and, of course, exciting racing combine to ensure you and your friends have a day out to remember at one of the country’s best small racecourses.

Gentlemen can enter the Best Dressed competition where a huge cash prize, plus a host of other rewards, can be won.

The afternoon features the £20,000 final of The Summer Stayers Series; a new initiative for 2016 and our way of rewarding the loyalty showed by the owners and trainers who frequently run here.

Sun 17 Sep 2017

Family Fun Day

Join us at our popular autumn family raceday.

The whole family will enjoy this fun-filled and unique day out. Bring a picnic and enjoy this together on the lawns. There will be plenty of free children’s entertainment including inflatables, face painting, pony rides and much, much more.

The afternoon features the £20,000 final of The Summer Sprinters Series; a new initiative for 2016 and our way of rewarding the loyalty showed by the owners and trainers who frequently run here.

In addition, before racing, we will be hosting two Pony Racing Authority pony races - with all the excitement of the big races on a smaller scale.

Don't forget that under 18's come racing for free.

Mon 02 Oct 2017

Autumn Afternoon Racing

Add some excitement to your week by enjoying an afternoon of thrilling racing.

A quintessential British pastime, great food, drink and, of course, exciting racing combine to ensure you’ll have an entertaining and unique day out at one of the country’s best small racecourses.

Wed 18 Oct 2017

Season Finale

Add some excitement to your week by enjoying an afternoon of thrilling racing our season finale.

A quintessential British pastime, great food, drink and, of course, exciting racing combine to ensure you’ll have an entertaining and unique day out at one of the country’s best small racecourses.

Our Season Finale features the £40,000 EBF Beckford Fillies Stakes.

Enclosures

Where to be for the best views

Grandstand

Guests staying in the Grandstand Enclosure will have access to all public areas of the racecourse including viewing of the parade ring, numerous bars and food outlets, as well as access to betting outlets.

Centre Course

Centre Course is the ideal enclosure for those with families. With acres of space available, parking is possible within this enclosure, and picnics are often enjoyed here. There is also a bar which serves snacks and provides betting facilities.

The Roof Garden

Located on the top floor of the Laringe Stand, the Roof Garden offers guests a fantastic al fresco dining experience with magnificent views across the rolling Bath countryside. The enclosure features a sophisticated bar and Tote facilities, as well as a food outlet offering charcaturie style sharing platters with local meats and cheeses. As an exclusive area, a smart dress code is required.

Lansdown, Bath, BA1 9BU
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Travel Information

How to find us

Directions

BY BUS

A bus service operates on racedays (approx 10 - 15 mins) The bus picks up from the bottom of Manvers Street (opposite Bath Spa train station), and stops off at Guildhall and Alfred Street before dropping off at the racecourse. Fares are £4 for a one way ticket and £5 for a return, whilst children under 15 travel free when accompanied by a fare paying adult.

BY TRAIN

Bath Racecourse is easily accessible by train from both the main London Paddington and South Wales lines and there are regular connections from Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham.

BY HELICOPTER

Those wishing to land a helicopter should seek prior permission from the racecourse on 01225 424609.

Parking

BY CAR

Bath is conveniently located only 6 miles South of Junction 6 of the M4 and is clearly signposted from all major routes up until its location - ‘Lansdown Hill’.

PARKING

Parking at Bath is both free and plentiful.

Dress Codes

What to wear

Racegoers visiting the private hospitality suites and restaurants should wear smart attire, whilst the dress code for shared hospitality is smart casual (smart jeans and tailored shorts are acceptable). Dress code in the Grandstand Enclosure is also smart casual and sports shirts, ripped jeans, casual shorts and trainers are all not permitted. Ladies Day on the 20th August is always a glamorous occasion at Bath and provides the perfect opportunity for ladies to dress up and try out an elegant hat.

Racecourse Information

The History

Founded in 1811, Bath Racecourse is steeped in history. Originally holding only one race meeting a year, Bath is now action-packed with racing year after year, with 22 meetings in 2016. The racecourse was refurbished as recently as 2015, and the multi-million pound investment has certainly helped to improve the racing experience - racegoers will now receive unparalleled views of the horses in the parade ring from the Beckford Bar, whilst those wishing to treat themselves will take comfort in the racecourses new state of the art executive suites, all situated within the Kelston Stand. And there’s more… Perhaps the most highly anticipated development of them all, is the introduction of the three tier Langridge Stand. The stand features a magnificent Royal Crescent Suite, ideal for dinners and weddings and provides panoramic views of the track and rolling Somerset hills.

At 780 ft above sea level, Bath is also Britain's highest flat racecourse, something which contributed to it being used as a landing field by the Royal Air Force during World War II. The left handed oval track is 1 mile and 4 furlongs long and with a steep run-in of nearly half a mile, punters should be wary not to celebrate too early when they see their horse leading on the home straight. Bath’s most prestigious flat races are the Lansdown Fillies’ Stakes and the Beckford Stakes and these are run in April and October respectively.