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UK Race Courses

Listed below are some of the biggest and most popular race courses across the UK.

Although none are as famous as Aintree Racecourse, the home of the Grand National since 1836, they're all equally as good courses to visit for a day betting on the gee-gees.

Aintree Racecourse

Home of the Grand National, Aintree offers a variety of suites within its three grandstands, providing you the versatility to host a wide range of events.

It has expansive exhibition space, exclusive conferences suites with panoramic views of the racecourse, over 30 glass fronted syndicate areas with natural daylight.

Aintree is located on the A59, just 1 mile from the M57 and M58.

Carlisle Racecourse

The border of the city of Carlisle has a history of horse racing spanning five centuries, so naturally Carlisle Racecourse is at the heart of civic pride.

The legendary Red Rum romped home first here in every year that he won the Grand National. The Grandstand is the ideal venue for meetings, seminars, and exhibitions product.

Having 10 function rooms available over three floors including an exhibition hall, seven syndicate rooms, only 2 miles from the centre of Carlisle, is accessed from Junction 42 of the M6.

Cheltenham Racecourse

The Regency town of Cheltenham is set in the stunning beauty of the Cotswold with the racecourse at its heart. Hosts a quarter a quarter of a million visitors.

The rooms can accommodate anything from an intimate meeting in the Grandstand to a conference for up to 2250 people. Centrally located in the heart of England within a few miles of junction 9-11a of the M5 and easily accessed from the A40.

Epsom Downs Racecourse

Has hosted The Derby, Europe's most famous flat race, since 1780. Epsom Downs also hosts over 450 other events each year running from conferences to launches.

Epsom is situated in the heart of the Epsom Downs, the venue offers reasonably easy access from London and is only half an hour's drive from Gatwick Airport.

Haydock Park Racecourse

Housed within 127 acres of beautiful parkland, Haydock Park Racecourse enjoys the best of both worlds a lush green setting and a central Northwest location halfway between Liverpool and Manchester, offers 6 large rooms with capacity for upto 500 guests.

Located one mile from junction 23 of the M6 or A580.

Huntingdon Racecourse

Voted Best Small Racecourse in the South Midlands and East Anglia by the Racegoers Club, The Racecourse is an intimate racing venue.

The course is less than 5 minutes from the pretty market, the conference accommodation in the Goodliff Stand includes six syndicate rooms, each with private balcony.

Racecourse is centrally located just half a mile from the A1 (M) link road on the A14.

Kempton Park Racecourse

Recently transformed into Europe's premier floodlit racecourse, offers 50 racing fixtures, which can be enjoyed after an off-site meeting or client conference.

It's famous Boxing Day racing has featured champions like Arkle, Best Mate and desert Orchid.

Only 35 minutes from London the six conference suites can cater for theatre or boardroom, Kempton Park is on the A308, one mile from junction 1 of the M3.

Market Rasen Racecourse

A bastion of summer jump racing and known for its informal, relaxed atmosphere, there is a range of flexible event accommodation over two floors, with larger rooms and bars.

Market Rasen is 12 miles North East of Lincoln, at junction of the A46 and the A631.

Newmarket Racecourse

At the heart of the most famous centre of thoroughbred horse-breeding and racing in the world.

The conference centre at the Natwest Rowley Mile Course features 685m of marble floored exhibition area with a nine screen video wall and four large plasma screens. Just 12 miles from Cambridge and 60 miles from London.

Nottingham Racecourse

Just two miles from the lively and historic city of Nottingham, yet surrounded by the 280 acres of flower and lawns of Colwick Park.

All suites are have ample natural daylight and view over the course. The Racecourse is on the A612, easily accessible from the M1, A1 or A46.

Sandown Park Racecourse

Big, bright, versatile and inviting for organisers and visitors alike, the venue features over 500m of exhibition space and six distinctive suites in the Grandstand.

Sandown Park is signposted from A3 and a few miles from junction 10 of the M25.

Warwick Racecourse

The historic market town of Warwick provides the backdrop for Warwick Racecourse. The castle with its magnificent turrets and towers is only a mile to the east of the course.

The original Grandstand event rooms dating back 1808. Warwick Racecourse is just off the A429, two miles from junction 15 of the M40.

Wincanton Racecourse

In the heart of glorious Somerset countryside, Wincanton Racecourse is thought to have played host to one of Britain's earliest steepchase races.

It offers conference space to accommodate 120 and 12 smaller breakout rooms. Wincanton Racecourse is on the B3081 just off the A303 between London and the Southwest.