Wincanton Racecourse is raight handed national hunt course that is based in the small town of Wincanton in Somerset. The course has several top class stables nearby and has therefore seen many of the United Kingdoms top hurdlers and chasers.
The season at Wincanton runs from October to May each year and races to watch are the Kingwell Hurdle and the CGA Chase which are held on the Festive Trials day in February. These two races are seen as trails for the Champion Hurdle and the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Another notable race is the Rising Stars Novices' Chase which is a grade 2 race.
Address: Wincanton Racecourse, Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 8BJ.
Jumps: Right-hand, galloping course of one mile and three furlongs. Nine fences per circuit, three in the home straight, with a run-in of about 200 yards.
Road: 1m N of town on B3081 Shepton Mallet road. Parking: Free (except cars to course £6)
Rail: 8m, Gillingham Stn (London Waterloo-Exeter line). Courtesy coach fromTemplecombe Stn to racecourse.
Air: Helicopters can be landed by prior arrangement