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Where is Leicester Racecourse?

Leicester Racecourse is in Oadby on the A6 3km south of the city. It is 5km east of J21 of the M1 via the A563.

Leicester is the nearest rail station and a 35-minute walk away with the 31 and 31A buses stopping close to the track.

What is Leicester Racecourse Famous For?

The first Leicester Races were held in Victoria Park in 1773 and moved to Oadby in 1883. At the end of the 19th century, its two biggest races – the Prince of Wales' Stakes and Portland Stakes – had greater prize money than all five Classics. It hosts around 20 flat meetings in summer and 10 winter jumps cards.

Leicester was the scene of the Flockton Grey scandal in 1982. Stephen Wiles' debutant won a two-year-old contest by 20 lengths but was found to be a three-year-old ringer. Wiles was banned from training for five years with owner Ken Richardson warned off for 25 years.

Leicester Racecourse Track Specifics

Leicester is a right-handed undulating oval about one mile and six furlongs (2800m) long. There is a straight course for races up to seven furlongs (1400m) with a steady uphill finish making stamina an asset.

The hurdles course shares the flat course and, due to watering of the track in summer, has softer ground than the chase course in winter. Fences are trickier than the norm.

Biggest Meeting's at Leicester Racecourse

Ladies Day in early July is the most popular meeting. But the premier race of Leicester's flat season is the Listed King Richard III Stakes for older horses over seven furlongs (1400m) on Gentlemen's Day in late April.

Over the jumps, the Class 3 Leicestershire Silver Fox Handicap Chase highlights a good card just after Christmas.

If your planning on having a bet at Leicester in the near future then take a look at both our Best Odds Guaranteed and our Free Bets pages to get the best value for this meeting.

Visit the official Leicester Racecourse website for more information including upcoming race days, on-course features and more!

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