Although Hereford Racecourse specialises in National Hunt Racing, it does not close off all other options. Every year Hereford hosts a harness racing event as well as two Arab race days, apart from the 14 National Hunt meetings, to mix it up and keep it interesting. While Hereford Racecourse is not the biggest, prettiest or most prestigious racecourse in all the land it generally draws a great attendance whenever a race day is on; so we should let these numbers speak for themselves. Hereford Racecourse provides quality racing and frequent close finishes, as well as low key and casual entertainment for the whole family. For a truly relaxing day at the races, Hereford is the course to be.
Address: Hereford Racecourse, Roman Road, Holmer, Hereford HR4 9QU
Phone: 01432 273 560
Hereford is a long established fixture on the racing circuit. It opened for racing in 1771 and hosted regular Flat racing meetings until introducing its first hurdle track in 1840. Since then, Hereford Racecourse has provided a consistent series of National Hunt races, interrupting its racing schedules only during times of war. From 1946 onwards, racing at Hereford Racecourse became more and more popular, drawing not only an increasing number of spectators and punters, but also large numbers of race entrants. In 1975 Hereford was forced to divide its races to accommodate all the prospective starters, leading to a programme of 14 races. The track also attracted some legends of equine sport, including champion jockey Tony McCoy and trainer Martin Pipe, both of which displayed their skill and the talent of their charges to great avail at Hereford Racecourse. Since 2007 Hereford Racecourse stages an annual harness race.
Note: Hereford Station is about one mile from the racecourse, which can be either reached on foot, by taxi or via one of the frequent bus services.
From the North approach via the A49 and A4110; from the South we recommend the A 49 and the A465; from Worchester you should take the A4103.
Hospitality Packages: Hereford Racecourse offers a range of private hospitality packages when you book a private room or box. All packages include the private facility, CCTV, multiple course menus or serve yourself buffets, wait staff, betting facilities, a private bar, race day programmes and much more.
Silks Restaurant: Silks is the place to be for smaller parties for up to 12 people looking for delicious food in a festive atmosphere. From £56 per person you can enjoy a three course meal, with a complementary race day programme, as well as use if the restaurant's private viewing stand.