What's On

Thu 21 Nov 2019

Smith and Williamson Afternoon Racing

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Join us for our Smith and Williamson Afternoon Raceday at Wincanton Racecourse and take a well-earned break from the office.

Thu 05 Dec 2019

Afternoon Racing

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With the festive season approaching, wrap up warm, and give yourself an early Christmas treat by enjoy a day at the races.

Thu 26 Dec 2019

Boxing Day

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Christmas holidays were made for a day at the races, and all roads lead to Wincanton Racecourse on Boxing Day when the county celebrates one of its finest traditions.

Sat 04 Jan 2020

Newcomers Day

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Enter the first weekend of 2020 for a fantastic day of racing at Wincanton Racecourse.

If you’re new to racing, Newcomers Day is tailor-made for you! Head to our ‘all you need to know zone’ where all those questions you’ve wanted to ask about racing can be answered.

Under 18s go for FREE, with a full paying adult. It’s the perfect opportunity to wrap up warm, get outdoors and enjoy a day of horseracing.

Thu 16 Jan 2020

Somerset National Day

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Thu 30 Jan 2020

Midweek Jumps

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Sat 15 Feb 2020

Kingwell Hurdle Day

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Wed 26 Feb 2020

The CRS Building Supplies Raceday

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Join us for a mid-week treat in February, and don't forget, under 18s go for racing for FREE, when attending with a full paying adult.

It’s the perfect opportunity to wrap up warm, get outdoors and enjoy a day of horseracing.

Thu 05 Mar 2020

Afternoon Racing

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Mon 23 Mar 2020

Midweek Jumps

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Wed 01 Apr 2020

Midweek Jumps

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Sun 19 Apr 2020

Family Fun Day

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Looking for a day out with the family? Join us at our Family Fun Raceday with lots of complementary entertainment for under 18s.

Don't forget, under 18s attend racing at Wincanton for free, when accompanied by a full paying adult.

Thu 07 May 2020

Celebrating Somerset Race Evening

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It's our season finale!

The end of the 2019-20 season is racing towards us here at Wincanton and we would love for you to be part of our big finale.

It’s all about sunshine, racing and the chance to sparkle, so dust off your best frocks, press your shirt collars and join us to enjoy a spring evening out against the backdrop of action-packed races.

Enclosures

Where to be for the best views

Premier Enclosure

This enclosure allows racegoers full access to all public areas of the racecourse and is our finest enclosure. The Premier Enclosure has a choice of three public bars and two of these include a food service area. This enclosure has two restaurants that provide a venue for an exclusive day out with quality food and service and a place to retreat from the crowd. The main stand has covered seating and racegoers also have the option of upgrading to our Premier Viewing Area which is an enclosed, glass fronted stand overlooking the winning post. Please note availability is limited.

Grandstand Enclosure

This enclosure includes access to a viewing grandstand with a view over the last fence.The Grandstand Enclosure has a choice of two bars, two food outlets and numerous mobile units selling burgers and chips, etc.. This enclosure features the main betting ring that buzzes with anticipation before each race.

Course Enclosure

(Boxing Day Only) The Course Enclosure has a grandstand overlooking the third last fence and has a bar and food outlet. This enclosure is the only enclosure where dogs are allowed (must be on a lead) and you are permitted to bring your own food and drink. Premier and Grandstand ticket holders have access to the Course Enclosure.

Wincanton, Somerset BA9 8BJ
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Travel Information

How to find us

Directions

Train

The closest train station is Templecombe. There is a raceday courtesy bus service from Templecombe to the racecourse and returns at the end of the day. Times for the bus can be found on Wincanton racecourse web page in the coming days before the race.

By Car

Wincanton Racecourse is situated on the B3081 which is just off the A303 which is the arterial route between London and the South West.

Parking

Parking within the main car park is free of charge.

Dress Codes

What to wear

There is no dress code at Wincanton. As racing largely takes place during the winter months, the weather can be unpredictable, so it is advised you dress accordingly.

Racecourse Information

The History

Wincanton has a long history of racing dating back to the 19th century when it is believed that the town hosted the first ever steeplechase. In 1913 the Wincanton Race Company was formed although racing was postponed until after the First World War, resuming on Easter Monday, 1920. After financial difficulties in 1925 the racecourse was moved to its current location at Kingwell Farm, with the inaugural meeting being held at the new course two years later. Today, Wincanton hosts 17 quality jump racing fixtures from October through to May including a number of special events. Rated the 2015 Racegoers Club Best Small Racecourse in the South West and Wales category, Wincanton can certainly be considered as one of the countries finest courses to visit. The steeplechase fences are large, making it a good test of a chaser. Three fences in quick succession in the second half of the home straight make for an exciting finish and many a close finishes.