Our map of UK racecourses covers all 59 British horse racing tracks – both National Hunt and flat racing. There are racecourses all over the country, meaning that no matter where you are, you’re never far away from a track. Try using our geolocation tool to find the closest racecourse to you, or select your country from our list below. Whether you’re a seasoned punter or a newcomer to the sport, our map provides everything you need to plan your next day at the races.
Flat and National Hunt Racecourse Map
Our map of flat and National Hunt (or “jump”) racecourses covers England, Scotland, and Wales. Click on a racecourse to find out more information about it, including the type of racing that takes place there, and the address.
In addition to a map of racecourses, we’ve generated a list of British horse racing courses. This includes all of the information that you’ll need to know about each track, such as the type of racing that takes place there, the address, and website.
Racecourses in England
Racecourses in Wales
Racecourses in Scotland
Frequently Asked Questions
What is flat racing?
Flat racing is a type of horse racing run on the level, over distances that vary from around 5 furlongs (1 kilometer) to 2 miles (3.2 kilometers). It is the most common type of horse racing in the UK, with around 9,000 fixtures taking place each year.
What is National Hunt racing?
National Hunt or “jumps” racing is a type of horse racing run over fences and hurdles, and is popular in the winter months. Jumps races take place over distances that range from around 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) to 4 miles (6.4 kilometers).
How many racecourses are there in the UK?
There are sixty racecourses in Great Britain and a further twenty-six in Ireland. There are also three all-weather tracks which hold flat racing throughout the year, at Lingfield Park, Wolverhampton and Kempton Park.
What is the smallest racecourse in the UK?
The smallest racecourse in the UK is Gretna Green, which is just over 1 kilometer in length.
What is the biggest racecourse in the UK?
The biggest racecourse in the UK is Ascot, which caters to around 90,000 people.
What is the oldest racecourse in the UK?
The oldest racecourse in the UK is Newmarket, which first held races in 1174.
How long has horse racing been taking place in the UK?
Horse racing has been taking place in the UK for centuries. Archaeological evidence suggests that horse racing took place in Great Britain during the Roman period. The sport’s popularity grew rapidly in the 18th century, when it was well-established as a national pastime.
Who oversees horse racing in the UK?
Racing in the United Kingdom is overseen by the British Horseracing Authority. The authority’s responsibilities include the regulation of racehorse welfare, setting minimum prize money levels and races themselves. It also acts as the sport’s governing body in the UK, issuing licenses to trainers, jockeys and owners.