Are you a veteran fan of horse racing, or are you looking to start indulging in the Sport of Kings? Uttoxeter Racecourse is the go-to place for watching it in Staffordshire, UK. It is considered to be among the best country racecourses in England, and for good reasons. Staffordshire’s National Hunt racing is held here, and with more than 20 other fixtures every year, Uttoxeter Racecourse has a full-packed racing schedule all year-round. Some headlining races hosted in Uttoxeter Racecourse include the Britannia Building Society English National held in June that is preceded by the John Smiths Midlands Grand National held in March.
Uttoxeter Racecourse racetrack
Uttoxeter’s racetrack is oval and reaches a circumference of about one and a quarter miles. There’re two main grandstands for audiences, with snack bars and more than enough bookmakers for bet placements.
Uttoxeter Racecourse History
Uttoxeter Racecourse celebrated 100 years of successful racing in 2007 since it was built and launched in 1907 by a company that took over from Keele Park that had ceased operations. The racecourse operated intermittently after closing in World War I and again in World War II and reopened in April 1952 after it was bought by Uttoxeter Urban Council.
Uttoxeter Racecourse Historic Winners
1967 saw glorious racing at Uttoxeter Racecourse by jockey Josh Gifford on 5 year-old Jolly Signal when he equaled the record 121 season’s winners that had been set by Fred Winter. Teasy Weasy’s Rag Trade won the 1975’s Marston’s Pedigree Midlands Grand National and the Buckmaster owned by John Edward attained the 800th overall win in Uttoxeter in 1982. There have been many historic races in Uttoxeter, not least the Midlands Grand National that celebrated 40th Anniversary in 2009. The Racegoers Club voted Uttoxeter Racecourse as Midlands’ Best Small Racecourse.
Uttoxeter Racecourse Future
The course is continually developed concurrently with the improvement of the racing quality, courtesy of the innovative and forward thinking Uttoxeter administrative team.