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A warm welcome to Bath Racecourse – the home of thrilling racing and premier hospitality!

Ideally situated on Lansdown Hill overlooking the picturesque Roman City of Bath, Bath Racecourse is the highest racecourse in Britain and is known for being intimate, relaxed and friendly.

During 2014, Bath will be home to 20 exciting and unique racedays. With a variety of weekday, weekend and evening fixtures which take place between April and October a trip to Bath’s historic racecourse is an experience to be enjoyed by all.

A day at the races is as casual or as formal as you want to make it. For some it’s a get together with friends, for others it’s an excuse to dress up, especially on Ladies Day, many ladies get dressed up and wear hats – not obligatory, but great fun. Families are always welcome with accompanied Children under 18 entering for free and a small playground to keep them entertained.

We look forward to welcoming you to Bath Racecourse in 2014 and be assured we will do everything we can to make your day special.

Bath is a left-handed, oval shaped course of one mile four furlongs in circumference.

The course is often used by trainers with young or promising horses. Its steady uphill finish provides a good test. Most notably in recent years, Gilt Edge Girl won at Bath in April 2010 and climaxed her season by winning Europe’s top sprint at Longchamp in Paris. Bath is the only course in Britain not to have a watering system, therefore can often have firm going during dry summers.


There is no strong evidence of a regular draw advantage at Bath.


There are shoots on the back straight for one mile 3 furlong and one mile 5 furlong starts. Races over 5 furlongs start on an extension which joins the round course 4 furlongs from home.

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