How many race tracks are there in the UK?

60 racecourses
There are 60 racecourses in Britain, from Perth in Scotland to Newton Abbot in Devon. Search via the interactive map, A-Z list or enter your postcode to find the racecourse nearest to you.

What is the fastest track in the UK?

Thruxton is the fastest racetrack in the country, with lots of high speed corners and is known as the ‘drivers’ circuit, so if you are looking to see how you stack up as a real ‘driver’ -Thruxton is the place to go.

What types of race tracks are there?

Some motorsport tracks are called speedways….Surfaces

  • All-weather running track (Tartan) (athletics)
  • Artificial turf (electric radio controlled off-road racing)
  • Asphalt/tarmac (motorsport, athletics, cycling)
  • Carpet (electric radio controlled racing)
  • Concrete (motorsport)

What is the oldest racecourse in UK?

Chester Racecourse
Established in 1539, Chester is the oldest racecourse still in operation in the world. During the Roman occupation of Britain, most of the modern sixty-five-acre site of Chester Racecourse was not even dry land.

What’s the biggest racecourse in the UK?

List of horse racing venues by capacity

Venue Capacity Country
Ascot Racecourse 70,000 United Kingdom
Cheltenham Racecourse 67,500 United Kingdom
Hamilton Park Racecourse 60,000 United Kingdom
Meydan Racecourse 60,000 United Arab Emirates

What is the longest racecourse in the UK?

Pontefract Racecourse
Pontefract Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England.

What is the best racecourse in the UK?

The best horse racing tracks around the UK

  • Ascot. Located in the heart of Britain, Ascot hosts 26 days of top-class racing, including nine Group 1 Flat races.
  • Cheltenham Racecourse.
  • Aintree Racecourse.
  • Chester Racecourse.
  • York Racecourse.
  • Newmarket Racecourse.
  • Aintree.
  • Goodwood Racecourse.

What racetrack has the longest straight?

By Will Pittenger (Own work) The longest straight on the 2012 calendar is in fact at the Shanghai International Circuit at a whopping 1170m.

Which is the biggest racecourse in the UK?

Are there any horse racing tracks in the UK?

The below map high-lights all the current UK horse racing courses and is our comprehensive map list of British racecourses. It also shows some great tracks from the Republic of Ireland – which are definitely worth a visit as well!

Is there a list of all the racecourses in the UK?

Here is a full alphabetical list of British racecourses – simply follow the links for more in-depth information on any particular UK racecourse that takes your fancy: In our comprehensive “racecourses in Britain guides” we look at English racecourses, Scottish racecourse and Welsh racecourses.

Are there any flat races in the UK?

Here at British Racecourses, we have reviewed all the racecourses in Britain, looking at both National Hunt and Flat racing racecourses, so you have all the information you need to plan a great day out.

Which is the best track guide in the UK?

Motorsportcircuits track guides aims to give you all the information and statistics you will need when your planning to go to one of the UK’s fantastic motor racing circuits. Whether its with your own car, one of the excellent driving experiences available or just to watch a good race you’ll find everything you need.