What's On

Fri 25 Jan 2019

Go Racing Raceday Featuring Lady Protectress Chase

Enjoy an afternoon of racing at Huntingdon Racecourse. Expect thrilling horse racing with fantastic entertainment off the track.

Thu 07 Feb 2019

Go Racing Raceday Featuring Sidney Banks Hurdle

First run in the mid-1970s as a tribute to the father of the late racecourse chairman Michael Banks. Sidney Banks held a permit locally to train until his death in 1973. The two-and-a-half-mile contest was famously won in 1995 by Jenny Pitman’s Nahthen Lad who went on to victory in the Cheltenham Festival race now known as the RSA Chase – the ‘Gold Cup’ for novice chasers. French Holly was another big-name winner who went on to Cheltenham glory. More recently, trainer Warren Greatrex and jockey Gavin Sheehan teamed up to triumph in the race in both 2016 and 2017.

Join for a fabulous day of racing!

Sun 17 Feb 2019

Go Racing Raceday

Thu 21 Feb 2019

Go Racing Raceday

Sun 03 Mar 2019

The Cambridge National Family Fun Raceday

Featured Event

Head to Huntingdon for the first family themed fixture of 2019 at Huntingdon Racecourse. Expect thrilling horse racing with fantastic family entertainment off the track.

Wed 13 Mar 2019

Cheltenham Fever Raceday

Join the Festival Fever here at Huntingdon Racecourse on Wednesday 13th March. Enjoy 7 fantastic races whilst enjoying all the action from Cheltenham our large screens.

Tue 19 Mar 2019

Go Racing Raceday

A day of fantastic family fun as they celebrate Easter at Huntingdon Racecourse. As well as excellent racing on the track, we have plenty of themed entertainment off it to ensure you have the perfect family day out for everyone.

Mon 22 Apr 2019

Easter Family Fun Raceday

Thu 09 May 2019

Go Racing Raceday

Tue 21 May 2019

Ladies Evening

Featured Event

It’s the penultimate meeting of the season at Huntingdon Racecourse and they are excited to celebrate Ladies Evening! One of the highlights of the season, fabulous fashion couples with thrilling racing under the evening sun as we begin to celebrate the end of the Jumps season.

Mon 27 May 2019

Family Fun Raceday

Join Huntingdon for the final raceday of the season. As well as brilliant racing on track, expect a feast of family entertainment off as we welcome you to the perfect celebratory farewell to another fantastic season for friends and family to enjoy.

Wed 02 Oct 2019

Season Opener

The start of a fantastic 2019/2020 season at Huntingdon Racecourse!

Tue 15 Oct 2019

Go Racing Raceday

The Beer Festival returns to entertain racegoers with an exciting afternoon including great quality horse racing, fantastic tasting beers and brilliant live music!

Huntingdon Racecourse’s annual beer festival is the racecourse’s fastest growing event. A day which features live music from Ompah bands and a wide selection of fine ales The Milton Brewery, Cambridge!

The raceday will also include various entertainment themed around the world famous Oktoberfest, this includes free entry for those dressed in traditional German clothing - that's Lederhosen for the Gents and Dirndl for the Ladies!

This year for the first time the event feature live music after racing provided by the world famous Irish Band, The Wild Murphies.

Tue 12 Nov 2019

Go Racing Raceday

Head to Huntingdon for some fantastic races across the afternoon. The highlight of the £54,000 card is the 2m4f Michaelmas Handicap Hurdle, which has been won by Lambourne trainer Nicky Henderson in recent years.

Enclosures

Where to be for the best views

At Huntingdon Racecourse there is one main enclosure where you can enjoy access to all the racecourse facilities while enjoying great views of the National Hunt racing and the parade ring. There is a range of bars including the newly refurbished Peterborough Chase Restaurant, Champagne and Seafood Bar overlooking the parade ring and Bevan’s Bar, with a great view of the racing track. There are also various food outlets. The picnic enclosure is open on bank holidays only.

Brampton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 4NL
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Travel Information

How to find us

Directions

By Train

The closest train station to the racecourse is Huntingdon station which is approximately 2.5 miles from the racecourse and is on the main line from Kings Cross London. A complimentary courtesy car service operates on race days between the station and the racecourse. This service runs for 2 hours before the first race and half an hour either side of the last race.

Helicopter

With prior permission helicopters can land on the course on racedays. For further details contact the racecourse office on 08457 484950

By Road

Huntingdon is easily accessible from all parts of the country due to it being situated only half a mile from Junction 22 of the A14. The A14 links with the A1, M1, M11 and M6.

Parking

All parking is complimentary

Dress Codes

What to wear

There is no strict dress code at Huntingdon Racecourse, but it is requested that you wear smart casual wear for hospitality and restaurant guests, with no denim jeans or white trainers.

Racecourse Information

The History

Huntingdon Racecourse has been holding steeplechase racing since 1886, where the very first race took place in the Easter of that year and was a three-mile steeplechase. Huntingdon racecourse is part of The Jockey Club, which is the largest commercial group in horse racing and has been in existence for more than 260 years. The most notable race run at Huntingdon is the Peterborough chase which is held in December and first took place in 1969. Today the Peterborough chase attracts large crowds, though the most popular meeting is usually the Boxing day fixture which in 2015 attracted the largest crowd for almost 10 years. There is a programme of 18 annual fixtures, with the season running from October to May. Some of the races in the opening two months are key contests looking ahead to the Cheltenham Festival. Huntingdon racecourse was voted ‘Best Small Racecourse’ in the South Midlands and East Anglia by the Racegoers Club in 2012 and 2014.