Bath Racecourse is a resplendent venue for thorough bred horse racing. It stands at the top of Lansdown Hill, about 31/4 miles northeast of Bath in Somerset, England. The left-handed race course covers 1 mile 4 furlongs and 25 yards. It’s an oval track with a run-in almost half a mile long. At 780 feet above sea level, Bath racecourse is one of the highest flat racecourses in England.
Bath racecourse is run by Arena Racing Company. The venue received a multi-million renovation in 2016 that transformed it to one of the most stylish horse racing venues in the UK. As part of the face-lift, Beckford Bar as well as a new stand, the Langridge Grandstand, were officially opened. The new stand has three tiers with the rooftop stand offering a most picturesque view of the course; the hills below complete the scenic view.
Bath racecourse has a long history that dates back to 1728, when the first race was held with the endorsement of the Blathwayts- a local family. The racecourse used to have a single meet a year that would run for two days. However, it finally grew and hosts 22 meets.
The biggest event of the year promises to be even bigger owing to the renovations that have given the venue a modernistic look with plenty of new amenities. Ladies day is the busiest race event of the calendar; it draws a large crowd with plenty of races and all the damsels from town in attendance.
Bath has had a few champions in the 200 years that it has hosted horse racing. The most notable races at this flat turf include Landsdown Fillies’ Stakes and Beckford Stakes.
The new Bath racecourse a good place to enjoy wholesome family fun all through summer; there is horse racing and events like music evenings and family race-days. It is also open for corporate as well as family events such as weddings when there are no races going on.