Lingfield Racecourse

Welcome to our official guide to Lingfield Park Racecourse.

We explore this flat racing, all-weather and jumps racecourse in detail. We look at its history, a guide to the tracks, the major races held throughout the year, local hotel picks, its packed fixture list, travel information, betting guides and even the weather.

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Lingfield Racecourse

Overview of Lingfield Park

Lingfield Park Racecourse is set apart from all other courses in the UK – being the only one to host all three race types: flat turf, flat all-weather and National Hunt.

Considered the UK’s premier flat all-weather track, Lingfield Park Racecourse is surfaced with Polytrack; which while popular worldwide, only features on two other British coursesKempton Park and Chelmsford City.

A mixture of recycled synthetic fibres, recycled PVC and silica sand, Polytrack is then covered entirely in wax to give a fantastic versatile surface well suited to all-weather racing.

The course often referred to simply as ‘Lingwood’ or ‘leafy Lingwood’, is situated in a picturesque 450-acre estate on the border between Surrey, Sussex and Kent – making it easily accessible for many and well connected with public transport.

It is known as Lingfield Park resort.

Its scenic nature and great location make it a popular attraction in the local area; and with an on-site golf course and hotel, alongside the standard hospitality options you’d expect from a tip-top racecourse; Lingfield Park Racecourse really is a world-class facility.

Lingfield’s left-handed all-weather track measures just under a mile and a quarter, and the turns are sharp.

The turf track runs outside of it and is almost a mile in length, with the facility for longer races to join four furlongs further out.

The National Hunt course is triangular, with a run-in of approximately 200 yards. There are some undulations in the track, but nothing too taxing.

Lingfield Park’s track is often compared to Epsom Downs, so it is not uncommon to find horses that do well there also fare successfully here. The course holds a key Epsom Derby Trail a few weeks before the main race at Epsom.

Today, Lingfield Park Racecourse hosts almost 100 race days a year; primarily on the all-weather track through the autumn and winter.

Lingfield Racecourse History

Lingfield Park Racecourse was opened in 1890 by the then Prince of Wales (who we know now as Edward VII).

Initially, the course was only home to National Hunt racing, but its popularity (in part caused by the Prince of Wales allowing his logo to be used in the course’s marketing and branding!) meant that just four years later, the Jockey Club agreed it could expand its operations to include flat racing also.

It was the first-ever all-weather horse racing course in the UK and continues to host this type of sport today.

Ever since the course has remained operational but for a brief break during World War II when it was requisitioned by the War Office.

After the War, it was handed back to its original family owners, who sold the course in the 1970s to Ladbrokes.

Less than ten years later it was sold again to developers who installed a (now very successful) golf course on the site and fixed a lot of the ground’s issues with flooding and poor drainage.

Arena Leisure purchased Lingfield Racecourse in the 1990s and developed it heavily: laying Polytrack on the all-weather course, re-laying the turf course, investing in a new grandstand at the cost of some £5.5m, and building a Marriott Hotel on-site.

Lingfield Park Racecourse made history in 2009 when horse Matsunosuke became the highest-rated horse to win on the all-weather surface! Rated at 117 by the Racing Post, he has been described as the ‘best all-weather racing horse of all time’.

Check out the video below for a quick summary of Lingfield Racecourse and how it’s become one of the most prestigious courses of all time!

Main Races and Events at Lingfield Park

Whilst Lingfield hosts over 100 race meets a year, there are no doubt two ‘main’ events held at the track.

The all-weather Winter Derby is a Grade 3 race run over 1 mile and 2 furlongs and is the UK’s first group race of the year. No horse has ever won the Winter Derby more than once.

Secondly, the Lingfield Oaks and Derby Trial, run on flat turf both measure in at 1 mile, 3 furlongs and 133 yards. These are trials for the Epsom Oaks and Epsom Derby events, and a great indicator of what’s to come in those races, with several winners going on to win their respective events later on.

They also hold the AW Championship finale normally around March which is always a fantastically well-attended and brilliant event with the best UK all-weather horses competing.

Lingfield Racecourse Maps

Below are the maps of Lingfield Park tracks.

Lingfield AW Track

Below is a map of Lingfield’s all-weather track:

 

Lingfield AW Track
Courtesy of At The Races

Lingfield’s all-weather track is the most used of the three courses.

It is left-handed and is on inside the turf track.

It is only a mile and a quarter round meaning that it is a sharp track. This, along with how the races develop mean that strong-travelling types with a turn of foot often perform well.

Lingfield Park Turf Course

Below is a map of the Lingfield Turf course:

Lingfield Turf Flat Track
Courtesy of At The Races

The flat turf course is used a lot less often than the a/w track.

It is longer and undulating with a steep downhill run into the home bend and home straight.

Races of up to 7f are run on the straight flat turf course.

Lingfield Jumps Track

Below is a map  of Lingfield’s jump track:

Lingfield Jumps Track
Courtesy of At The Races

The jumps course is left-handed and undulating as well.

The fences are not as stiff as other courses and fallers are low.

National hunt bumper races are usually run on the all-weather track nowadays.

Lingfield Racecourse Address

The official address for Lingfield Park Racecourse is:

Lingfield Park Racecourse
Racecourse Road
Lingfield
Surrey
RH7 6PQ

How To Get To Lingfield Racecourse

The ways to get to Lingfield Park Racecourse are:

  • Train – the easiest way to get to Lingfield is undoubtedly by train – because the station is directly adjacent to the venue! Trains run from London Victoria and take just 45 mins direct.
  • Car – there is free parking on-site, but traffic gets busy on race days, so arrive early to avoid congestion. Details for your sat nav are Racecourse Road, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6PQ
  • Air – helicopters can arrive on the course by prior arrangement, but most flying choose to do so into London Gatwick airport, which is just 10 miles away.

Hotels Near Lingfield Racecourse

The on-site Marriott Hotel at Lingfield Park resort includes a bar, restaurant and grill, spa facilities, and rooms that overlook the course – so why go anywhere else?

Complimentary WiFi is included for hotel guests and there are even rooms with balconies overlooking the track, so you can watch the racing without leaving the comfort of your own bedroom!

For a full range of affordable options check out the brilliant options:
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Lingfield Betting Odds

Here are the current Lingfield odds:

Best Lingfield Betting Sites

At British Racecourses, we often recommend betting online and via apps. This is because you can often get the best odds, great offers when signing up and you can place bets quickly and safely without having to queue.

If you are looking to bet online we recommend the following great deals:

For more in-depth information and if you are looking for the best new horse racing betting sites, check out our full reviews. Where we look new betting sites and established ones such as Paddy Power, bet365, BetVictor and William Hill.

Betting Shops Local to Lingfield Racecourse

Betting stalls and tote facilities are available throughout all enclosures and hospitality suites at Lingfield Park Racecourse, with some at-table service available for those enjoying extended hospitality.

Independent bookmakers can be found ‘by the rails’ at the track.

Lingfield is only a small town, so you won’t find any bookies in the centre. Therefore if you have a specific bookmarker you’d like to take a flutter with, it’s best to wait until you’re at the racecourse, and use the WiFi to do so online.

Lingfield Fixtures 2022

The current Lingfield race meetings for 2022 are:

  • Wed January 12 2022
  • Fri Jan 14
  • Sat Jan 15 2022
  • Fri January 21
  • Sun January 23
  • Tue Jan 25 2022
  • Wed Jan 26
  • Fri January 28
  • Fri February 4
  • Sat February 19
  • Mon Feb 21 2022
  • Fri Feb 25
  • Sat Feb 26
  • Wed March 2
  • Fri Mar 4
  • Sat March 5 2022
  • Wed Mar 9
  • Fri Apr 15
  • Wed April 20
  • Mon Apr 25
  • Thu April 28 2022
  • Tue May 3
  • Sat May 7
  • Tue May 10
  • Sat Jun 4
  • Mon June 6
  • Mon Jun 13
  • Thu June 16
  • Sat June 18 2022
  • Sat Jun 25
  • Wed Jul 6
  • Sat Aug 6
  • Tue August 9
  • Thu Aug 11
  • Mon August 15
  • Sat Aug 20
  • Wed Aug 24
  • Thu Oct 27
  • Tue Nov 8 2022
  • Sat Nov 12
  • Tue November 15
  • Sat Nov 19
  • Thu November 24
  • Mon Dec 5
  • Wed December 7
  • Wed Dec 14
  • Sat December 17 2022
  • Mon Dec 19
  • Wed December 21
  • Thu Dec 22
  • Sat Dec 31

Lingfield Racecard

The racecards for Lingfield races will be released the day before the races are set to happen. You can view full racecards in advance, check out  – horse racing tomorrow and horse racing today. In these, you will get an advance look at all the runners, trainers, form and riders.

You can also of course purchase a racecard from the track which carries much of the same useful information. Many like to keep these as souvenirs, especially from major UK horse races.

Lingfield Park Weather

Punters and race-goers love to keep up with the weather to predict going conditions, as well as making sure what they wear is suitable.

Here’s the current weather forecast for Lingfield Park:

LINGFIELD WEATHER

Other Events at Lingfield

With a golf course and hotel on-site, it’s no surprise that racing isn’t the only thing happening at Lingfield Park Resort.

The course hosts family fun days, a golf course, an Oktoberfest-style beer fest and several music concerts a year: with girl group the Pussycat Dolls, old-timers UB40 and crooner Rick Astley.

Popular Questions

✅ How much is it to get into Lingfield races? ?

General admission vary per season at Lingfield races but are normally around £16 per person between January and April, on busier days and on summer weekdays prices may rise to £21.

Their website is always up to date so definitely worth checking on that.

✅ What should I wear to Lingfield races? ?

When going to Lingfield races you should basically wear smart casual attire.

Lingfield Racecourse does not permit torn jeans, football shirts and shorts, beachwear or fancy dress at any time.

✅ Is Lingfield Park easy to get to? ?

Yes Lingfield is easy to get to, the most popular ways are:

  • Train – the easiest way to get to Lingfield Park Racecourse is undoubtedly by train – because the station is directly adjacent to the venue! Trains run from London Victoria and take just 45 mins direct.
  • Car – there is free parking on-site, but traffic gets busy on race days, so arrive early to avoid congestion. Details for your sat nav are Racecourse Road, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6PQ
  • Air – helicopters can arrive on the course by prior arrangement, but most flying choose to do so into London Gatwick airport, which is just 10 miles away.

Lingfield Racecourse Guide Summary

Lingfield is a great and very busy racecourse hosting racing all year round across its all-weather,  flat turf and jumps course.

Sandwiched in between a large quantity of racing, there is also some moments of real quality, such as their all-weather finals and key Derby Trial.

Whilst it’s probably not towards the top of most peoples bucket list – when compared to some high-profile tracks – Lingfield is actually a beautiful course, with friendly staff and competitive racing all year.

It’s definitely worth a visit.

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