A Guide to Leicester Race Course

Overview

Located in Oadby, Leicester racecourse is a large oval course measuring almost 2 miles long. The course hosts both Flat racing and National Hunt racing over jumps. The course opened in 1883.

Depending on the type of race there are a different number of obstacles to over come. There are 10 jumps, including 2 open ditches and a water jump for National Hunt races and 6 fences for the Hurdles races. Both courses are right handed.

The Flat racing course is about 1 mile at 6 furlongs with a downhill slant for the first three furlongs. The Jumps course is, whilst generally using the same circuit is more undulating with a gradual uphill run in over three furlongs.

Highlight races include the King Richard II Stakes, which is open to horses that are 4 years old and upwards. It is races on the Flat over 7 furlongs. In December the Silver Fox Handicap Chase is the highlight of the National Hunt meetings at Leicester. This race is run over a distance of 2 miles and 4 furlongs and open to horses of fours old and upwards.

Race meetings occur all year round at Leicester

Bullet Points

  • 2 Right handed courses
  • Flat Course is downhill then flat
  • Jumps course is undulating and then uphill to finish
  • 10 Fences on the Jumps course including open ditches
  • 6 hurdles on the Hurdles course

Map of Leicester Racecourse

Map of Leicester Racecourse for daily racing tips

Statistics – Last Three Years

Top Trainers – Chase

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

T George                               13                   6                      3

D Skelton                              9                      6                      3

R Dickin                                 16                   3                      9

M Scudamore                     5                      3                      2

G Moore                               5                      3                      1                                 

 

Top Trainers – Hurdle

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

P Hobbs                                10                   5                      4

N Twiston-Davies               14                   4                      7

D Skelton                              15                   4                      5

A Stronge                             11                   4                      5

O Murphy                            9                      4                      4                                 

 

Top Trainers – Flat

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

R Fahey                                 86                   16                   33

M Johnston                          70                   16                   27

R Hannon                             97                   14                   34

P Evans                                  54                   9                      24

M Bell                                    38                   9                      9                                             

 

Top Jockeys – Chase

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

H Skelton                              6                      4                      2

S Twiston-Davies                16                   3                      10

A Heskin                                7                      3                      2

C Gethings                            4                      3                      1

J Quinlan                               15                   2                      7         

                                                                       

Top Jockeys – Hurdle

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

H Skelton                              12                   4                      3

C Gethings                            15                   3                      6

R Johnson                             10                   3                      6

S Bowen                                8                      3                      3

T Scudamore                       15                   2                      10                                                                                          

 

Top Jockeys – Flat

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

J Crowley                              76                   19                   22

S De Sousa                           58                   11                   25

P McDonald                         57                   11                   21

B Curtis                                  57                   9                      20

F Berry                                  46                   9                      15

                                                                                                           

Course Address

Leicester Racecourse Co Ltd

Oadby

Leicester

LE2 4AL

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