Popular Horse Race Courses In The South Of England

Want to visit a horse race course in the South of England and don’t know where to start? There are some fantastic racecourses dotted around the South of the country, you will be spoilt for choice. If you are new to horse racing and don’t know much about the events in your local area then here is some information about the courses to get you started.


If you want to go to one of the best race courses in the South then head to the notorious Ascot racecourse. It’s probably one of the most famous and well known race courses in the UK. Don’t miss the biggest event held there, Royal Ascot which takes place over 5 days. The queen and guests arrive by horse-drawn landaus at this prestigious event. It’s a brilliant day out and attracts many celebrities and royals year after year.


Ever heard of Glorious Goodwood? This fabulous racecourse hosts one of the most highly anticipated events of the summer. Goodwood oozes glamour, elegance and style and is a racecourse you must see. It has an extensive history in horse racing that spans over 200 years with some breathtaking races recorded in it’s history books. Goodwood 2014 will be held over 5 spectacular days of racing in


Windsor racecourse is sometimes known as ‘Royal Windsor’ and it hosts thoroughbred horseracing events. Windsor itself is a lovely destination to visit with Windsor castle and various other attractions close by. Why not head to the races and make a day of it? You can wander round Windsor after the races finish. Royal Windsor is one of the only two figure-of-eightracecourses in the country.


Newbury racecourse holds over jumps and flat races and is one of the top horse racing courses in the country. The grounds are very impressive and they are located not far from the m3 and m4 motorways, under an hour’s drive from Heathrow airport. This racecourse puts on over 30 impressive race days for dedicated horse racing fans.

Epsom Down

If you want to see a grade 1 flat horse race then head to the Epsom Derby. This is a lovely venue with top notch facilities and delightful views of parts of London. It’s located in Epsom in Surrey and is a grade 1 racecourse. One of this courses best known races has to be the Epsom Derby which is a thoroughbred race for three year old fillies and colts.

Sandown Park

Make your way to Sandown park where they host the Coral Eclipse meeting. It’s one of the best flat races in the UK. Sandown Park is a venue based in Esher, Surrey. This horse racing venue hosts a number of wonderful events for all types of horse racing enthusiast.

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  1. Pete, 3 years ago

    Ascot is World famous not just in the UK.

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