A Guide to Taunton Race Course

A Guide To Taunton Race Course

Opened in 1927 Taunton racecourse in Somerset, England is the youngest National Hunt course in England.  The course is operational as a jumps track during the Winter months.

The recent installation of a reservoir means that racing conditions can be better than at other tracks around Britain.

The course itself is right handed and shaped as an oval with a flattened bottom to it. This makes the corners quite tight . The fences are small and not really a problem to either jockey or horse.

The course is 1 mile and 2 furlongs long and generally flat apart from a descent from the final turn into the home straight which then gradually goes uphill for the final fence and run in.

The Hurdle track has 5 fences to negotiate, whilst the Chase track adds two open ditches to bring the total to seven.

The track is used most by novice horses and riders to gain experience.

Bullet Points

  • Right handed track
  • Tight bends
  • Circuit length is 1 mile and 2 furlongs
  • Mostly used by novice horses

Map of Taunton Racecourse

Map of Taunton Racecourse for daily racing tips

Statistics – Last Three Years

Top Trainers – Chase

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

P Nicholls                              27                   6                      15

C Tizzard                               37                   5                      16

T Vaughan                            17                   3                      4

J Scott                                    13                   3                      4

SJ Davies                               9                      3                      0         


Top Trainers – Hurdle

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

P Nicholls                              71                   20                   37

J Scott                                    32                   10                   10

P Hobbs                                60                   9                      36

C Tizzard                               57                   8                      12

N Mulholland                      53                   7                      14                  


Top Trainers – National Hunt Flat

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

A Honeyball                         4                      3                      0

A King                                    7                      2                      2

W Greatrex                          4                      2                      1

P Nicholls                              10                   1                      6

D Pipe                                    5                      1                      2                     


Top Jockeys – Chase

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

H Cobden                             27                   6                      11

S Twiston-Davies                16                   4                      7

J Best                                      28                   3                      8

R Johnson                             16                   3                      7

A Johns                                  16                   3                      5                                 


Top Jockeys – Hurdle

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

H Cobden                             61                   17                   24

T Scudamore                       53                   6                      17

S Twiston-Davies                32                   6                      12

N Schofield                           50                   6                      7

M Nolan                                42                   5                      18      


Top Jockeys – National Hunt Flat

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

W Hutchinson                     6                      2                      2

R Johnson                             4                      2                      1

R Dingle                                 3                      2                      0

H Teal                                    2                      2                      0

N Scofield                             6                      1                      3                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Course Address

Taunton Racecourse Company Ltd

Orchard Portman

Taunton Somerset


A Guide To Taunton Race Course

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