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Somerset batsman will celebrate the return of racing to Wincanton

Mon 14 Oct '19, 15:40
By Lucy Johnson
Somerset batsman will celebrate the return of racing to Wincanton

Wincanton Racecourse will be welcoming retiring England and Somerset cricketer Marcus Trescothick to the official opening meeting of its new season on Thursday 17th October, along with a number of his county team mates.

Racing is returning to Wincanton a week early!

Mon 7 Oct '19, 15:29
By Lucy Johnson
Racing is returning to Wincanton a week early!

Racing returns to Wincanton Racecourse this Wednesday 9th October; a week earlier than initially planned. Entry is just £10 per person to this additional meeting which was originally allocated to Towcester.

Racing returns to Wincanton in mere weeks

Sat 24 Aug '19, 14:54
By Lucy Johnson
Racing returns to Wincanton in mere weeks

Wincanton Racecourse will be welcoming the winners in October when racing returns to the Somerset track. It’s the first of 16 meetings that will provide a feast of entertainment over the next seven months as favourite jump horses battle it out.

A team from Wincanton Racecourse rolled up their sleeves for the local RDA

Mon 1 Jul '19, 18:31
By Lucy Johnson
A team from Wincanton Racecourse rolled up their sleeves for the local RDA

Eight employees from Wincanton Racecourse took a day off from their usual duties and were put to work on a number of tasks including poo-picking, tack-cleaning, washing down walls and weeding, at the Blackmore Vale Riding for the Disabled Association.

Free golf day at Wincanton Racecourse on Saturday 25th May

Wed 22 May '19, 21:53
By Lucy J
Free golf day at Wincanton Racecourse on Saturday 25th May

Wincanton Racecourse’s golf course, set in the middle of the track, is offering a free day of golf to everyone on Saturday 25th May, with FREE professional lessons available during the middle of the day.

Horse riders appeal to inconsiderate drivers

Fri 17 May '19, 16:01
By Nikki Forbes
Horse riders appeal to inconsiderate drivers

Some drivers may have this banner beside the road into Bayford. While most drivers around Wincanton are brilliant, sadly there is always one or two impatient and reckless drivers with bad attitudes that can startle, unsettle and panic the horses.

Ladies’ Night brought Wincanton’s racing season to a glamorous conclusion

Wed 15 May '19, 13:22
By Lucy Johnson
Ladies’ Night brought Wincanton’s racing season to a glamorous conclusion

The glamour of an evening at the races came to the fore at Wincanton Racecourse last week when dozens of ladies entered its Best Dressed competition, helping to ensure the season concluded in style.

CANCELLED Cheese and cider lovers rejoice at Wincanton’s race night on Tuesday 14th May

Wed 8 May '19, 12:56
By Lucy Johnson
<small style='color: red;'>CANCELLED</small> Cheese and cider lovers rejoice at Wincanton’s race night on Tuesday 14th May

If Cheddar cheese makes you chomp at the bit, or you’re a Stilton stalwart, then Wincanton Racecourse’s Cheese and Cider Night is the night for you. Two of Somerset’s most famous exports; pair them together and it’s a match made in heaven!

It’s Ladies’ Night at Wincanton Racecourse on Thursday 9th May

Fri 3 May '19, 15:54
By Lucy Johnson
It’s Ladies’ Night at Wincanton Racecourse on Thursday 9th May

It’s all about sunshine, racing and the chance to sparkle, so dust off your best frocks, press your shirt collars and join us for a day out against the backdrop of some action packed races and live music. Prizes for the best dressed ladies!

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.

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