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A horse and jockey make their way across the track in front of crowds of people at Bath Racecourse.

About Us

Part of Arena Racing Company, Bath Racecourse received a multi-million pound redevelopment in 2016 that transformed the venue. The racecourse now has modern facilities that still give recognition to the history and heritage of the venue, purpose built to accommodate guests on race days as well as a multitude of events from weddings to conferences.
Set on Lansdown Hill, in the magnificent countryside between Bath and Bristol, the racecourse has a modern-meets-traditional feel that gives it a charm befitting of the beautiful city of Bath.
Race goers enjoy the sunshine and relax in front of the Bath Racecourse building.
Jockey's race furiously down the straight to the finish at Bath Racecourse.
Bath is host to 23 flat racing meets taking place between March and October, as well as many other live events, concerts and firework displays. 


In 2017 we were named as one of the country's best small racecourses and granted the ROA Gold Standard Award, The racecourse also achieve the Racing Post and Racecourse Association Showcase award for customer service.

In 2018, the racecourse won Best Event at the RCA Showcase Awards for the Kids Takeover Racing initiative on a family fun raceday. The Vintage Afternoon Tea hospitality package was recognised as runner up at the RCA Awards, as well as winning 'Best Casual Dining Experience' at the National Catering Awards.
Horse and Jockey approaching Bath Racecourse finishing line

History And Heritage

Let us take you back to 1811 where a local family, the Blathwayts held the first major meet at Bath Racecourse. Imagine yourself a race-goer in the 19th century, donning your flat cap, full hooped skirts and rich embroidered waistcoats challenging the uphill climb of Lansdown Hill in a horse and carriage. Your day’s flutters would be made using your hard-earned crowns and shillings on the finest horses entered from the local training yards, and your winnings spent on the strongest local ale for celebrations.
Bath Racecourse traditionally only held one meet a year, usually over two days and has gradually increased to the action-packed calendar of 23 meets that we host now. 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.

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