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It's Family Fun Day at Wincanton Racecourse this Sunday - kids go free!

Tue 9 Apr '19, 12:57
By Lucy Johnson
It's Family Fun Day at Wincanton Racecourse this Sunday - kids go free!

There’ll be a free Easter egg for the first 250 kids to arrive, and it’s free for under-18s too! Face painting, rosette making, silk designing, an equiciser, bouncy castles and more, all FREE! There might even be some horse racing, too.

FREE entry to Wincanton Races for Wincanton Window readers on 7th March!

Fri 1 Mar '19, 15:40
By Dave Smith
FREE entry to Wincanton Races for Wincanton Window readers on 7th March!

Wincanton Racecourse has very generously offered visitors to the Wincanton Window the chance to go racing FOR FREE next Thursday, 7th March! The Racecourse arguably puts Wincanton on the map. If you haven't checked it out yet, now's your chance!

GBBO’s Prue Leith recently enjoyed a day at the Wincanton races

Mon 25 Feb '19, 11:23
By Lucy Johnson
GBBO’s Prue Leith recently enjoyed a day at the Wincanton races

The Great British Bake Off’s Prue Leith swapped her mixing bowls for a race card to enjoy a day at the races in Wincanton. She tucked into chilli con carne before judging the best turned-out horse in the second race.

Racing is back in Wincanton on Saturday after horse flu outbreak

Tue 12 Feb '19, 15:51
By Lucy Johnson
Racing is back in Wincanton on Saturday after horse flu outbreak

It’s all systems go for Wincanton Racecourse this Saturday, with a terrific day of top-class sport on the cards. Racing was given the green light to resume in Britain from tomorrow, after six blank days following an outbreak of equine influenza.

Wincanton Racecourse is in the top 11 to visit in England and Wales!

Mon 4 Feb '19, 20:36
By Lucy Johnson
Wincanton Racecourse is in the top 11 to visit in England and Wales!

Wincanton Racecourse has been confirmed as one of the top 11 racecourses to visit in England and Wales by national tourist board VisitEngland as part of the Racecourse Association’s Quality Assured Racecourse Scheme.

It's the Somerset National at Wincanton Racecourse on Thursday 17th January

Tue 15 Jan '19, 17:25
By Lucy Johnson
It's the Somerset National at Wincanton Racecourse on Thursday 17th January

The West Country’s lauded Somerset National, which is run on Thursday, January 17th, has a new sponsor with the race now run in the name of Healthy Pets. Seven races are on the card, which begins at 12:50pm.

Christmas jumpers at Wincanton Racecourse’s iconic Boxing Day meeting

Thu 20 Dec '18, 17:05
By Lucy Johnson
Christmas jumpers at Wincanton Racecourse’s iconic Boxing Day meeting

Boxing Day racing is a nation-wide tradition, and Wincanton’s meeting is immensely popular. Head up the road to the racecourse to continue your Christmas celebrations.

Big cheers for Somerset’s most historic race

Thu 8 Nov '18, 17:04
By Lucy Johnson
Big cheers for Somerset’s most historic race

The Badger Ales Trophy is Somerset’s most historic race that has thrilled the crowds since its inception in 1962, and this Saturday, 10th November, local trainer Paul Nicholls will be hoping to add further to the race’s rich history.

Gun dog displays and pint-sized racing at Wincanton Racecourse's Countryside Day

Wed 17 Oct '18, 18:01
By Lucy Johnson
Gun dog displays and pint-sized racing at Wincanton Racecourse's Countryside Day

On the last day of half term, it’s free to attend for everyone under 18 and there will be plenty of entertainment for the whole family, with gun dogs and ferrets in addition to the horse racing, and lots of other activities for kids.

150 years of National Hunt racing at Wincanton Racecourse

Thu 3 Aug '17, 13:24
By Fanny Charles
150 years of National Hunt racing at Wincanton Racecourse

Wincanton Racecourse celebrates its 150th birthday in August 2017 – and it’s not only a significant date for the town, it is an important anniversary for National Hunt racing generally.

Combat Stress Families and Armed Forces Race Day

Wed 5 Oct '16, 18:43
By Sarah Jane Lewis
Combat Stress Families and Armed Forces Race Day

The second Combat Stress Families and Armed Forces Race Day will be held at Wincanton Racecourse on Sunday 23rd October 2016. It'll be half term and families will enjoy an action packed day of top class jump racing and plenty of entertainment.

Register For Free Racing at Wincanton Racecourse

Mon 29 Feb '16, 12:01
By Hannah Walker
Register For Free Racing at Wincanton Racecourse

On Thursday, 10th March Wincanton Racecourse once again stages its free admissions race day to all those that pre-register. You’ll also have the opportunity to win Bathwick Tyres vouchers that will be randomly drawn throughout the day.

Somerset’s Ultimate Christmas Experience - Wincanton Races on Boxing Day

Thu 24 Dec '15, 01:52
By Hannah Walker
Somerset’s Ultimate Christmas Experience - Wincanton Races on Boxing Day

Racing at Wincanton on Boxing Day (Saturday, December 26th) is the highlight of Somerset’s social and sporting calendar, and with a surge in advance booking, Wincanton Racecourse is definitely the place to be over Christmas.

Christmas Party Day at Wincanton Racecourse

Tue 1 Dec '15, 12:34
By Katherine Dalgety
Christmas Party Day at Wincanton Racecourse

On Thursday 3rd December Wincanton Racecourse hosts its Christmas Party Day, the perfect opportunity to celebrate the festive season with a day at the races. Choral music will greet and entertain you as you shop at over 20 trade stands.

Wincanton Racecourse to Host First Ever Side-Saddle Charity Flat Race

Fri 2 Oct '15, 15:01
By Hannah Walker
Wincanton Racecourse to Host First Ever Side-Saddle Charity Flat Race

On Sunday 25th October Wincanton will stage the first ever side-saddle charity flat race on a British racecourse in celebration of the Somerset track’s two season association with the Southern Spinal Injuries Trust.

Racecourse Announces Two-Season Association with Southern Spinal Injuries Trust

Fri 17 Apr '15, 15:44
By Hannah Walker
Racecourse Announces Two-Season Association with Southern Spinal Injuries Trust

Wincanton Racecourse has revealed their new regional charity initiative that sees a two-season association with Southern Spinal Injuries Trust (SSIT).

Five-Star Panel for Wincanton’s Cheltenham Festival Preview

Thu 26 Feb '15, 18:13
By Hannah Walker
Five-Star Panel for Wincanton’s Cheltenham Festival Preview

With final preparations for the iconic Cheltenham Festival (March 10th – 13th) upon us, race-goers can gain first hand insight into an array of Cheltenham Festival contenders at the Wincanton Festival Preview Luncheon on Thursday, March 5th.

Boxing Day Racing at Wincanton

Sun 14 Dec '14, 15:07
By Hannah Walker
Boxing Day Racing at Wincanton

Racing on Boxing Day at Wincanton Racecourse is one of the most popular social events in the Somerset calendar. Book your own tickets early, as this year promises to be a sell out.

New Chairman for Wincanton Racecourse

Tue 9 Dec '14, 15:13
By Hannah Walker
New Chairman for Wincanton Racecourse

The Jockey Club has announced the appointment of Jo Hepburn as Chairman of its Wincanton Racecourse with effect from 1st January 2015. Also announced is the appointment of Geoff Derham to Wincanton’s racecourse committee from the same date.

Under Starter’s Orders! Wincanton’s 2015 Racing Season Starts Soon!

Wed 15 Oct '14, 21:33
By Hannah Walker
Under Starter’s Orders! Wincanton’s 2015 Racing Season Starts Soon!

To celebrate the return of racing to Wincanton on Thursday 16th October after its annual four-month break, race-goers will be treated to a parade of racehorses, featuring some of the West Country’s finest stars.

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