With twenty Flat racing events during the season, ranging from weekend meetings to evening fixtures during the week, Bath Racecourse offers a rich program of entertainment and equine sporting displays. Affording a glorious view of the Roman city of Bath, this racecourse will satisfy not only your need for Flat racing action but also delight you with its stunning setting. The quality of the views is no surprise, considering the self-proclaimed 'Best in the West' is the highest racecourse of the country at 780 feet above sea level.
Map To Bath Racecourse
Address: The Bath Racecourse Co. Ltd., Lansdown, Bath, BA1 9BU
Phone: 01225 424 609
History of Bath Racecourse
Horse racing is a longstanding tradition in the Somerset area. The first official race recorded in the vicinity of Bath City is dated back to 1728 and reportedly took place at Claverton Down, the location for most racing events in the area until about 1796. Allegedly it was not until 1811 that a race was hosted at the present location of Bath Racecourse, on Lansdown Hill. From the 1900s until today, there have been regular horse races at Bath Racecourse.
Notable Races of Bath Racecourse
- Countryside Day, the opening day of the season, features one of the most valuable races of the Bath season as the afternoon's highlight: the EBF Lansdown Fillies' Stakes, a Listed race priced at £40,000.
Bath Racecourse also offers a number of themed race days, celebrating a variety of fabulous occasions and international traditions on top of excellent racing entertainment. These days include an Octoberfest-themed race meeting, an Australian-style BBQ fixture, the Cider Festival race day, and the Bath Ales Beer Festival Evening event.
How to Get to Bath Racecourse
Note: A racecourse shuttle bus runs on race days from Dorchester Street Station for £3 each way.
Leave the M4 at Junction18 and follow the signage on the roads to Lansdown Hill.
Bath Racecourse Facilities
Packages and Suites are available from groups of 15 to 300 visitors. The luxurious offers start from only £82.50 and include private waiting service, admission, formal or buffet-style menus, trackside viewing, a private bar and more.
Bath Racecourse, one of the most scenic venues in glorious Somerset, is available for weddings, private parties and work functions.