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Windsor Racecourse

Windsor
Official website
Location Windsor, Berkshire
Owned by Arena Leisure PLC
Screened on At The Races
Course type Flat
Notable Races Winter Hill Stakes

Windsor Racecourse, also known as Royal Windsor Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located in Windsor, Berkshire, England. It is one of only two figure-of-eight courses in the United Kingdom, the other being at Fontwell Park. It abandoned National Hunt jump racing in December 1998, switching entirely to the Flat racing. However, Windsor has since resumed National Hunt racing, but at present only a few jump meetings take place throughout the year.

Windsor Racecourse is located on the banks of the River Thames and occupies a large island between the main channel of the River and the Clewer Mill Stream backwater.

The local area has links to horse racing that date back to the time of Henry VIII, but the first race meeting at Royal Windsor did not take place until 1866.

Notable races

  • August Stakes
  • Leisure Stakes
  • Midsummer Stakes
  • Royal Windsor Stakes

Trivia

Used in sceens from the film Last Orders

External links

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