What's On

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Christmas Jumper Raceday

Afternoon Racing

Wed 02 Jan 2019

New Year Racing

Wed 23 Jan 2019

Mind Herefordshire Raceday

Mon 11 Feb 2019

Hereford FC Youth Academy Raceday

Sat 09 Mar 2019

Cotswold Hereford Ladies Day

Featured Event
Tue 26 Mar 2019

St Michael's Hospice Charity Raceday

Enclosures

Where to be for the best views

Premier Enclosure

Premier badge holders have access to the Premier Stand, Restaurant and bar.

The Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure

Within this enclosure you have access to the main Grandstand, Parade Ring and Winner's Enclosure. There are a variety of bars and catering outlets selling fast food and snacks.

Roman Road, Hereford, HR4 9QU,
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Travel Information

How to find us

Directions

By Train

Hereford railway station is around one mile away from the racecourse and is no longer than a 5 minute taxi journey. If you're travelling from London there is a train from Paddington which will take you to Hereford station.

By Air

Helicopters may land on the courses with prior permission from the racecourse management on 01291 622260 or on a race day 01432 273560.

By Car

From the North the racecourse can be reached via the A49 from Leominster and the A4110. The Main southern approach roads are the A49 and the A465. The A438 through Hereford itself passes close to the racecourse and there is also an approach on the A4103 from Worcester.

Dress Codes

What to wear

General dress code is smart casual however dress codes can vary for different events. If you are unsure call 01432 273560.

Racecourse Information

The History

Hereford racecourse is almost square in shape with a circuit of about a mile-and-a-half. Opened in 1771 the course was greatly modernised in the 1960s, and in 1966 a photo-finish camera was installed. Having failed to obtain a new lease from the Hereford Council, Arena Racing Company ceased operations there in December 2012. Hereford staged its final Thoroughbred race meeting on 16 December 2012 but is still used for Arabian racing. The course was used by the North Herefordshire Hunt for a Point to point in May 2014 and was the venue for 2 point to points in 2015. The course also staged Arabian Horse Racing in 2015. Two point to points will again be staged at the course in 2016, the North Ledbury in April and the North Herefordshire Hunt at the end of May. The course will reopen for National Hunt racing on 6 October 2016, holding a maximum of four fixtures in 2016 with a possible twelve more expected to follow in 2017.