The course is based in the small town of Oadby in Leicestershire and has held racing events since 1773. It plays host to both national hunt and flat racing on its right handed oval shaped two mile track which has a run in of four and half furlongs. The final three furlongs can prove to be a tough test on a horses stamina as the field gradually climbs.
The course hosts over 30 horse racing meetings throughout the year, one of the more notable meetings held here is the Leicestershire Stakes which is listed event.
Several of the leading flat trainers including Sir Michael Stoute will use this course to debut their best two years olds and trainers Mark Johnson and John Dunlop do well as do jockeys Jamie Spencer and Ted Durcan.
High numbers do particularly well here on straight races, in large fields of 20 or more runners go for horses that are drawn above 11.
Address: The Racecourse, Leicester, LE2 4AL.
Flat: Leicester is a right-hand oval course of 1 mile 5 furlongs. There is also a straight for races up to a mile. Both rise gradually for the last 2 furlongs with the finish on the level.
Jumps: Leicester is a right-hand, rectangular circuit of about one and three quarters of a mile with ten fences and a run-in of around 250 yards. Course downhill far side with a stiff climb in the home straight.
Road: 2 1/2m SE of city (signs to Oadby) off A6 Market Harborough Road. Leave M1(Jctn21, with M69) and follow A563 outer ring road Parking: Picnic car park: £35 based on max of four adults. (Feature fixtures) £45. (Summer midweek) £35. (Bonanza Saturday) £60. (Christmas Family) £35.
Rail: 2 1/2m SE of city (signs to Oadby) off A6 Market Harborough Road. Leave M1(Jctn21, with M69) and follow A563 outer ring road