Main Buildings and Parade ring
|Location||Wincanton, Somerset, England|
|Owned by||Jockey Club Racecourses|
|Screened on||Racing UK|
|Course type||National Hunt|
|Notable Races||Kingwell Hurdle|
Wincanton Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located in Wincanton, Somerset, England.
The track is almost square and generally drains well, preventing the ground from getting deep and heavy most of the time. 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 exciting racing and often change the complexion of a finish dramatically; resulting in a great many close finishes.
The track stages several big races, including the Kingwell Hurdle in February, and the CGA Chase on the same day; these races can be significant trials for the Champion Hurdle and Cheltenham Gold Cup respectively. Several of the races at the course are shown on Channel 4.
During the year to 2008, the course had the second highest casualty rate in the country, with 9 deaths. 
- ↑ "Wincanton". GG.com. http://www.gg.com/wincanton. Retrieved 3 February 2010.
- ↑ Snowden, Steve (2009-10-04). "Racing returns to Wincanton Racecourse this week". This is the Westcountry. http://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/somerset_news/4659448.Racing_returns_to_Wincanton_Racecourse_this_week/. Retrieved 24 March 2010.
- ↑ "Wincanton". At the races. http://www.attheraces.com/course.aspx?CID=61. Retrieved 3 February 2010.
- ↑ Animal Aid (19 March 2008). "New report names Britain's most lethal racecourses". Press release. http://www.animalaid.org.uk/h/n/NEWS/pr_horse/ALL/1752//.
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