What's On

Tue 30 Apr 2019

Afternoon Racing

Head to Nottingham for a great afternoon of racing. There is an exciting 7 race card with some great races in prospect.

Fri 10 May 2019

Beer'd Festival

Featured Event

It’s the return of the tash as the annual Beer Festival continues at The Castle Rock Brewery Beer’d Festival.

They will once again be celebrating all things facial hair with the second running of The Grand-Tashional. Following the Grand-Tashional, they will then have a great evening of racing.

The lawn marquee is where all of the action happens off the track. With live music and Castle Rock Brewery showcasing their excellent range of brews.

Sat 11 May 2019

Nottingham Ladies Day

Featured Event

The social highlight of our calendar, Genting Casino Ladies Day is our most popular fixture of the season with a record crowd in attendance for 2018.

The day combines great racing & fashion with some fantastic prizes available in The Style Awards as Ladies compete in the Best Dressed Competition. The competition is free to enter and is great fun! We will also have a range of entertainment around site with live music throughout the day.

Tue 21 May 2019

Afternoon Racing

Head to Nottingham for a great afternoon of racing. There is an exciting 7 race card with some great races in prospect.

Sun 02 Jun 2019

Family Day

The Family Fun Day is a great value family day out with 2-4-1 adult tickets and FREE entry for under 18s.

As well as a great afternoon of horse racing they have a whole host of family fun.

There will be inflatables, pony rides, face painting and more. All of the entertainment is FREE to use.

Wed 05 Jun 2019

Afternoon Racing

Head to Nottingham for a great afternoon of racing. There is an exciting 7 race card with some great races in prospect.

Thu 13 Jun 2019

Afternoon Racing

Head to Nottingham for a great afternoon of racing. There is an exciting 7 race card with some great races in prospect.

Mon 17 Jun 2019

Residents Free Night Evening Racing

Our Residents Free Night is back for 2019 with a great evening of racing for the local community. Anyone with an NG postcode can use the promotional code to book their tickets online and claim 2 FREE tickets.

Thu 27 Jun 2019

Afternoon Racing

Head to Nottingham for a great afternoon of racing. There is an exciting 7 race card with some great races in prospect.

Sat 06 Jul 2019

80’s Night

New for 2019, 80’s Night at Nottingham Racecourse!

Expect big hair and even bigger tunes. They will be rewinding back to the 80s with our disco after racing playing all of your favourite 80s classics. Fancy dress is encouraged so if the 80s is your thing book your tickets now!

Tue 16 Jul 2019

Evening Racing

Head to Nottingham for a great evening of racing. There is an exciting 7 race card with some great races in prospect.

Fri 19 Jul 2019

Afternoon Racing

Head to Nottingham for a great afternoon of racing. There is an exciting 7 race card with some great races in prospect.

Thu 01 Aug 2019

Afternoon Racing

Head to Nottingham for a great afternoon of racing. There is an exciting 7 race card with some great races in prospect.

Tue 06 Aug 2019

Evening Racing

Head to Nottingham for a great evening of racing. There is an exciting 7 race card with some great races in prospect.

Tue 13 Aug 2019

Afternoon Racing

Head to Nottingham for a great afternoon of racing. There is an exciting 7 race card with some great races in prospect.

Fri 16 Aug 2019

Colwick Cup

Featured Event

Head to Nottingham for a great afternoon of racing featuring The Colwick Cup.

This is a day where the focus is on the racing action with 7 exciting races including the feature race of the day, The Colwick Cup. They will also have some inflatables on site for the kids with this being in the school holidays.

As usual, any entertainment will be free to use with free entry for children when accompanying an adult.

Wed 02 Oct 2019

Grass Roots Finals Day

Grass Roots Finals day marks the beginning of the autumn season and Nottingham have a truly memorable day of racing in store.

Races include the 4 Jockey Club Grass Roots Finals with some real talent on show.

The 2018 Jockey Club Grass Roots Finals Day had the most prize money offered on a single raceday in the history of Nottingham Racecourse.

Wed 09 Oct 2019

Afternoon Racing

Head to Nottingham for a great afternoon of racing. There is an exciting 7 race card with some great races in prospect.

Wed 16 Oct 2019

Construction Day

2019 Construction Raceday will be the eighteenth year that this day has been in the racing calendar. It is a day unlike any other, where all members of the construction industry come together for a day at the races.

Wed 30 Oct 2019

Afternoon Racing

Head to Nottingham for a great afternoon of racing. There is an exciting 7 race card with some great races in prospect.

Wed 06 Nov 2019

Season Finale

Join us on Wednesday 6th November for the Season Finale!

We have a great day of racing in store as the curtain comes down on our 2019 season.

Enclosures

Where to be for the best views

Premier Enclosure

The Premier Enclosure has unrivalled access to facilities with superior views - there is no better place to watch the racing action. This enclosure offers superb bars and dining options. Sherwood's Restaurant is located on the second floor of the Grandstand with panoramic views across the Racecourse. Choose from the superb a la carte dining options (advance booking is advisable). Also enjoy the private lawn on feature racedays with exclusive access to premier racegoers. With bars and food outlets, soak up the sun with views over the parade ring.

Grandstand Enclosure

Racegoers have access to the main Grandstand, Parade Ring, Winners Enclosure and the Betting Ring which buzzes with anticipation before each race. Furlongs Cafe Bar is situated between the Grandstand and Centenary Stand, with access to both Premier and Grandstand racegoers Furlongs Cafe Bar offers freshly made baguettes and a wide variety of refreshments. GG's Fish and Chips is an ever popular eatery serving traditional style fish, chips and everything else you'd expect to find at your local fish and chip shop! Champions Bar is situated centrally on the ground floor of the Grandstand offering a full bar service along with hot food on feature racedays and tea & coffee. Both enclosures have disabled facilities, tote facilities and race programme sales. On feature days further food and drink outlets are available to both Premier and Grandstand racegoers.

Colwick Park, Nottingham NG2 4BE
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Travel Information

How to find us

Directions

Train

Nottingham midland station is only two miles from the course. A taxi rank is at the station and will take you approximately 10-15 minutes to get to the site.

Bus

Nearest bus route from the city is number 44 which departs from kings street in the city centre. Or the link 2 (yellow park and ride) which stop son Parliament Street and Collins Street. The park and ride is situated next door to the course on Colwick Park.

By Car

From the North follow the A60 or A612. From the South follow the A60 and A453. From the East or West follow the A52. Once at Nottingham follow the brown signs or the yellow park and ride signs to the racecourse.

Parking

There is ample on-site parking which is free.

Dress Codes

What to wear

There are no strict rules regarding dress wear in the Grandstand Enclosure however a reasonable level is expected. The Premier enclosure does have a smart casual dress code which stipulates no shorts, t-shirts, trainers or fancy dress. This dress code also applies for the Rooftop Restaurant and Hospitality Boxes. In Hot weather tailored shorts are permitted in the Premier Enclosure. Collared shirts and smart jeans will be permitted. Do note the racecourse does not insist on jackets and ties.

Racecourse Information

The History

History books show racing taking place in Nottingham as far back as 1773 at whats now described as nottingham forest, but by the end of the 19th century the races had moved to the present site of nearly 300 acres at Colwick Park. Until 1996 Nottingham was a dual purpose racecourse. The last ever jump race, a handicap hurdle, was won by a young apprentice jockey named Timmy Murphy who went on to win the Grand National. The end of National Hunt racing allowed nottingham officials to reconfigure the course and create to flat tracks, one for the use in the early and late weeks of the season and the other in high summer as part of its policy in improving track conditions to entice the best horses. In the past 30 years Nottingham has become renowned as the place where trainers introduce classic hopefuls, with big names such as Oh So Sharp who won a Maiden and then went on to win the Doncaster St Leger Festival. In 2014 it was awarded the Prestigious Gold Standard by the Racehorse Owners Association in recognition to the upgrading and quality of its facilities. Today, Nottingham Racecourse is an extremely pleasant if undistinguished racecourse. Ideally set in the centre of the county, receiving some very promising Newmarket horses in its Maiden Races.
Nottingham Racecourse is home to two courses, one inside the other. They are both approximately 1.5 miles round and are left-handed. The inner is used during spring and autumn, and has a 5 furlong straight, whilst the outer is used during summer and has a 6 furlong straight. The course generally has easy turns and minor gradients, but the home turn is fairly sharp.