Horse Racing in Leicester

Horse Racing in Leicester

Horse Racing in Leicester at Leicester Racecourse in Oadby

Leicester Racecourse, Leicester Road, Oadby, Leicester LE2 4AL

Leicester Racecourse is on the other side of Knighton Park just behind our 4-star hotel. You can drive to Leicester Racecourse from Holiday Inn Leicester Wigston in just 5 minutes. The racecourse in Leicester is set within 220 acres of lush greenery and includes 10 fences with a water jump and two open ditches.

Steeped in history, horse racing in Leicester has been taking place since 1603 and moved to Leicester Racecourse in Oadby in 1883. Her majesty, the late Queen Elizabeth II greatly enjoyed going to the horse races and bred many successful horses over the years.

The racecourse in Leicester has an oval shaped course of 1.75 miles and features a straight seven-furlong track. Horse racing in Leicester takes place about 30 times a year with approximately 19 Flat races and 11 Hurdles and Steeplechases.

There are over a hundred stables at Leicester Racecourse in Oadby and the course has a reputation as a strong test of stamina as the last three furlongs of the track are uphill.

The most valuable flat race at Leicester Racecourse was the Listed King Richard III Stakes but this has been replaced by a new handicap worth £50,000 called King Richard III Cup Handicap Stakes. This new race at Leicester Racecourse will have its first event on Saturday 29th April 2023, the Saturday Coors Raceday.

Leicester Racecourse in Oadby had its golden years in the late 1800s when it hosted the most valuable horse races in the country including the Portland Stakes and the Prince of Wales Stakes.

If you're looking for an exciting day out with friends or family, Leicester Racecourse in Oadby is definitely worth checking out!

Upcoming Horse Racing Fixtures at Leicester Racecourse in Oadby:

14th April Friday Flat

29th April Saturday Coors Raceday Flat *

13th May Saturday Evening Flat *

29th May BH Monday Family Day Flat *

30th May Tuesday Student Day Flat

6th June Tuesday Flat

17th June Saturday Evening Flat *

29th June Thursday Evening Flat

8th July Saturday Smooth Radio Ladies Day Flat *

20th July Thursday Flat

26th July Wednesday Evening Flat

2nd August Wednesday Evening Flat

13th August Sunday Family Day Flat *

23rd August Wednesday Evening Flat

12th September Tuesday Flat

25th September Monday Flat

10th October Tuesday Flat

17th October Tuesday Flat

30th October Monday Flat

20th November Monday Jump

3rd December Sunday Jump

7th December Thursday Jump

13th December Wednesday Jump

28th December Thursday Post Christmas Raceday Jump *

*Weekend and Bank Holiday Fixtures

Holiday Inn Leicester Wigston is the closest hotel to the racecourse in Leicester. We offer free parking to all our guests, free high speed WiFi, a 24-hour fitness centre and a Bella Italia restaurant alongside our next generation 4-star guestrooms. Please book now.

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