Peterborough Chase DayFeatured Event
Boxing Day at The RacesFeatured Event
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.
How to find us
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.
With prior permission helicopters can land on the course on racedays. For further details contact the racecourse office on 08457 484950
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.
All parking is complimentary
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.
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.