Newbury Racecourse Odds Betting Sites

In 1904 land was purchased at the cost of, and Newbury Racecourse Company was formed. Work began on the construction of new buildings and stables, at £57,240.

It was on the 26th and 27th of September 1905, that the first-ever race meeting took place at Newbury Racecourse, with jockey Charles Trigg winning the opening race on Copper King, trained by Charles Marnes.

National Hunt racing came shortly after, with nine days racing planned for in 1906, six on the flat, and three over the jumps.

During the First World War, Newbury Racecourse was used as a prisoner of war camp for German prisoners. Today, Newbury hosts 29 meetings in total over the year, both flat and National Hunt.

Newbury Racecourse is open all year round, for both flat and national hunt racing and is host to one of the 36 annual groups one flat races, the Lockinge Stakes. Other notable races include Ladbrokes Trophy and Challow Novices Hurdle.

Guests are encouraged to dress smartly in the Premier Enclosure, Hospitality, and The Hennessey Restaurant. Gentlemen are asked to wear a collared shirt, and a tie is not essential. Denim jeans are acceptable if they are smart, as are tailored shorts. No sportswear or T-shirts.

In the Grandstand Enclosure and Racegoers restaurant, no sportswear or ripped jeans. Fancy dress is allowed if it’s not likely to cause offense.

Guests are not allowed to bring their own food or drink into the racecourse, picnicking in the car park is permitted.

Food and drink are available throughout the course. Try the award-winning Torri’s pies in both the Grandstand and Premier Enclosures. If you fancy a sit-down meal, then the Brassiere Restaurant is the place to go, bear in mind tables are available on a first-come-first-served basis here. A wide range of alcoholic and soft drinks are available at selected bars throughout the racecourse.

Toilets are located on all floors of the stands. Also, a baby changing and feeding room is in the Rocking Horse Nursery, Saturday race days only.

Accessible toilets are available in all buildings. Wheelchair access in all buildings with ramped level access and lifts where necessary. There is plenty of free car parking available.

Where is Newbury Racecourse?

Newbury is a market town in the parish of Greenham, in Berkshire, which lies on the edge of the Berkshire Downs. The Racecourse is easily accessible from junctions 12 and 13 of the M4, from the M3 and A34.

If traveling from London, the 53-mile journey should take roughly an hour. It is moving from Birmingham and Manchester, 108 miles and 2 hours, and 186 miles 3 hours, respectively. Newbury Racecourse has its train station, which is one stop from Newbury station.

The nearest major cities to Newbury include Southampton 34 miles, London 53 miles, and Bristol 54.

What is the Highest Attendance at Newbury Racecourse?

Ladies day August 2017 saw Olly Murs perform in front of a sell-out crowd of 23,434, upon the previous years’ event. Combined crowds of over 33,000 were recorded in 2018 at the Paddock Events, which singer Craig David starred.

How Do I Bet on Horses at Newbury Racecourse?

Totepool windows are located all over the course, all showing the prices of the horses. Favorites are highlighted in a different color. Remember, there is a minimum stake of £2.00 on all bets placed on the Tote.

The Tote placepot is a big favorite of racegoers, whereby you pick a horse to be placed in the first six races, you can win big without even picking a winner.

You can also place a bet with the on-course bookmakers, which are situated in the betting ring in front of the Grandstand. These bookmakers will usually have a minimum stake rule, this could range from a £1.00 upwards, depending on the individual bookmaker.

If you want a wider choice of bets, then betting online would be the best place to try your luck. The sheer number of different bets and ease of access makes this the most popular way of betting. From simple win and each-way bets, to forecast and reverse forecasts, betting on the favorite or 2nd favorite, or a certain jockey or trainer, even the distance between first and second. Minimum stakes online are a lot smaller, and the number of different bets is considerable.

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