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A landmark in a notably historical City, Bath Racecourse has a story to tell, which keeps getting better and better with redevelopment and awards over the last few years.
Bath Racecourse hosts 22 flat races between March and October, alongside many other live events. Part of Arena Racing Company (ARC), the racecourse received multi million pound redevelopment in 2016, which transformed the venue into the beautiful sight you see today. With modern facilities that give recognition to the history and heritage of the venue, the purpose built venue accommodates guests on race days as well as for private events such as weddings or conferences.
2017 saw us named as one of the country's best small racecourses and granted the ROA Gold Standard Award, as well as achieving the Racecourse Association Showcase award for customer service. 2018 we won Best Event at the RCA Showcase Awards for the Kids Takeover Racing initiative and our Vintage Afternoon Tea hospitality package was recognised as runner up. We also won 'Best Casual Dining Experience' at the National Catering Awards.
Racing has changed a lot over the last few hundred years. From 1811 where the Blathwayts held the first major meet for race goers in flat caps, hooped skirts and waistcoats, who spent their hard-earned crowns and shillings on the horses. To modern day where the action packed calendar holds 22 meets and music events. Bath’s biggest race during the early centuries was named the Somersetshire Stakes, a race that continues today under the name of the Bath Cup.