Badger Chase Day
Where to be for the best views
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.
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.
(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.
How to find us
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.
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 within the main car park is free of charge.
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.
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.