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Where is Huntingdon Racecourse?
Huntingdon Racecourse is 4km west of Huntingdon close to J22 of the A14. It is easily reached from Cambridge via the A14 and Peterborough via the A1(M).
Huntingdon rail station is on the west side of town and on the main line from London Kings Cross. There are courtesy shuttle buses on racedays.
What is Huntingdon Racecourse famous for?
The first Huntingdon Races were recorded as taking place in Port Holme in 1775 but the current course near Brampton staged its inaugural jumps card in 1886. It is Cambridgeshire's last surviving National Hunt racecourse with Cottenham, formerly Cambridge Racecourse, a successful point-to-point track.
Huntingdon puts on just under 20 fixtures a season with some strong novice events, including February's Listed Sidney Banks Memorial Hurdle, often providing Cheltenham Festival clues. It is one of the most popular jumps-only tracks in the country.
Huntingdon Racecourse Track Specifics
Huntingdon is a flat right-handed galloping oval track with easy turns around a mile and a half (2400m) in length. It is a fast racecourse with stamina only really coming into play when the ground is testing.
Biggest Meeting's at Huntingdon Racecourse
The Peterborough Chase is Huntingdon's biggest race and now held on a Sunday in early December.Run over two miles and four furlongs (4000m), it has been won by some classy horses including Best Mate and stablemate Edredon Bleu who claimed four consecutive victories from 1998-2001.In terms of crowds, Huntingdon's Boxing Day fixture is its most popular.
The track also hosts the Listed Lady Protectress Chase in January, currently the most valuable mares' chase on the British calendar before a Grade 2 contest is added to the Cheltenham Festival in 2021.
Visit the official HuntingtonRacecourse website for more information including upcoming race days, on-course features and more!