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Where is Hereford Racecourse?
Hereford Racecourse is 3km north of the city centre on the A4103 Roman Road next to where it meets the A49. Worcester and the M5 are 45km east along the A49.
Hereford is the nearest rail station a 30-minute walk away with the 72b bus running to the track.
What is Hereford Racecourse Famous For?
Flat racing was held at Hereford Racecourse from 1771 with the first jumps meet in 1840. It became a more prominent National Hunt course when upgraded in the 1960s but owners Arena Racing Company closed the track in 2012 having failed to obtain a new lease from Herefordshire Council.
It reopened in October 2016 and now has a reservoir in the centre of the course to enable greater irrigation after issues with unsafe ground.
Local trainer Venetia Williams enjoys reasonable success here while Paul Nicholls saddled his first winner, Olveston, in December 1991 at Hereford.
Hereford Racecourse Track Specifics
Hereford is a right-handed square course around one and a half miles (2400m) long. It has easy bends with the exception of the sharp downhill home turn.
It has a reputation as a fair track with top trainers often sending young horses to gain experience, but conditions can be very testing in winter.
Biggest Meeting's at Hereford Racecourse
Hereford's biggest meeting is its Christmas Jumper Raceday either one or two Saturdays before Christmas. The feature is the Class 2 Ledbury Mares' Handicap Chase which concludes the Hereford Mares' Chase Series.
Visit the official Hereford Racecourse website for more information including upcoming race days, on-course features and more!