Just moments away from Holiday Inn Leicester Wigston, Leicester racecourse hold 30 race meetings a year; 19 Flat (a race over a course with no jumps) and 11 National Hunt (this involves the horse and jockey to jump fences and ditches). The National Hunt is split into 2 major branches – Hurdles and Steeplechases.
The site contains a whopping 108 stables on the racecourse and 6 special security stables for those high profile horses.
The magnificent Racecourse grounds cover 220 acres of beautiful greenery. On the Racecourse 1 lap equates to 1.75 miles; the longest Flat race: 1.5 miles and the longest jump race: 3.6 miles! The course consists of 10 fences with 2 open ditches and 1 water jump.