What's On

Sat 23 Nov 2019

Winter Ladies Day

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Sun 08 Dec 2019

Peterborough Chase Day

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The Peterborough Chase is our most established and prestigious racing event of the year. Since the race was first staged in 1969, the racecourse has witnessed some of the most famous names in jump racing win the Grade 2 Listed race. The list includes Desert Orchid, Remittance Man, Dublin Flyer, One Man, Best Mate, Edredon Bleu and Monet’s Garden.

Thu 26 Dec 2019

Boxing Day at Races

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Fri 10 Jan 2020

Go Racing Raceday Featuring Chatteris Fen

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Fri 24 Jan 2020

Go Racing Raceday Featuring Lady Protectress Chase

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Thu 06 Feb 2020

Go Racing Raceday Featuring Sidney Banks Hurdle

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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.

Thu 20 Feb 2020

Go Racing Raceday

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Sun 01 Mar 2020

The Cambridge National Family Fun Raceday

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Wed 11 Mar 2020

Cheltenham Fever Raceday

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Thu 19 Mar 2020

Go Racing Raceday

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Mon 13 Apr 2020

Easter Family Fun day

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Thu 07 May 2020

Go Racing Raceday

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Tue 19 May 2020

Evening Racing

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Mon 25 May 2020

Family Fun Raceday

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Wed 30 Sep 2020

Season Opener

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Tue 13 Oct 2020

Go Racing Raceday

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Sun 01 Nov 2020

Beer Festival

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Tue 10 Nov 2020

Go Racing Raceday

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.