What's On

Sun 28 Oct 2018

Countryside Day

Sat 10 Nov 2018

Badger Chase Day

Thu 22 Nov 2018

Afternoon Racing

Thu 06 Dec 2018

Festive Raceday

Wed 26 Dec 2018

Boxing Day

Sat 05 Jan 2019

Newcomers Day

Thu 17 Jan 2019

Somerset National Day

Thu 31 Jan 2019

Midweek Jumps

Sat 16 Feb 2019

Kingwell Hurdle Day

Featured Event
Wed 27 Feb 2019

Midweek Jumps

Thu 07 Mar 2019

Afternoon Racing

Mon 25 Mar 2019

Midweek Jumps

Wed 03 Apr 2019

Midweek Jumps

Sun 14 Apr 2019

Family Fun Day

Thu 09 May 2019

Ladies Night

Tue 14 May 2019

Cheese and Cider Night

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.