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Top panel at Wincanton’s Cheltenham Festival Preview lunch

Fri 31 Jan '14, 14:50
By Hannah Walker
Top panel at Wincanton’s Cheltenham Festival Preview lunch

The build up to the 2014 Cheltenham Festival begins in earnest at Wincanton Racecourse on Saturday 15th February when racing's elite hurdlers line-up in the Bathwick Tyres Kingwell Hurdle – the final preparation ahead of the iconic Champion Hurdle.

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

Fri 20 Dec '13, 13:32
By Hannah Walker
Somerset’s Ultimate Christmas Experience – Wincanton Races on Boxing Day

Racing at Wincanton on Boxing Day on Thursday 26th December 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 Shopping on Course

Mon 2 Dec '13, 22:52
By Hannah Walker
Christmas Shopping on Course

The countdown to Christmas has begun and Wincanton Racecourse is offering December 5th race-goers the chance to get ahead of the game with the inaugural Clarks Village Christmas Experience Race Day.

Paul Nicholls Looks Ahead to Tomorrow's Trophy Race Day

Fri 8 Nov '13, 21:44
By Hannah Walker
Paul Nicholls Looks Ahead to Tomorrow's Trophy Race Day

Wincanton Racecourse stages its richest race day tomorrow, Saturday 9th November. Seven-times champion trainer, Paul Nicholls, has an excellent strike rate with the meeting and tells us his seasonal plans.

Putting the Balls Back into Racing

Tue 15 Oct '13, 16:11
By Hannah Walker
Putting the Balls Back into Racing

To be a jump jockey requires courage, resilience and a significant amount of balls. And, with the jump season officially underway in October, Wincanton Racecourse presented Professional Jockeys Association members with a triple pack of golf balls.

Ladies to Sparkle at Wincanton Racecourse

Sun 5 May '13, 12:43
By Hannah Walker
Ladies to Sparkle at Wincanton Racecourse

Tuesday 14th May is all about the girls and Wincanton Racecourse looks set to be buzzing when hundreds of ladies making their annual pilgrimage to celebrate Somerset's biggest and most social gathering of the season.

Wincanton Racecourse Gets Ready To Rock 'n' Roll

Mon 22 Apr '13, 11:06
By Hannah Walker
Wincanton Racecourse Gets Ready To Rock 'n' Roll

As the 2012 - 2013 jump season approaches the final furlong, Wincanton Racecourse's penultimate May meetings - evening racing with live music (9th May) and Ladies Day (14th May) - are fitting seasonal and social finales.

Children Take Centre Stage at Wincanton Racecourse

Wed 10 Apr '13, 17:11
By Hannah Walker
Children Take Centre Stage at Wincanton Racecourse

Wincanton Racecourse's Children's Day on Sunday 21st April looks set to be buzzing, with hundreds of children expected to take advantage of the family orientated race-day that provides complimentary entry to children 17-years and under when accompanied by an adult.

Children's Day at Wincanton Racecourse

Sun 24 Mar '13, 16:39
By Hannah Walker
Children's Day at Wincanton Racecourse

Wincanton's infamous Children's Day coincides with the Easter Holidays on Sunday, 21April. The day stages a feast of child-friendly activities: pony racing and a donkey derby, ball skills with Yeovil Town Football Club and riding a rodeo bull simulator!

Countryside Day - More Than Just Racing At Wincanton

Thu 14 Mar '13, 12:22
By Hannah Walker
Countryside Day - More Than Just Racing At Wincanton

Later this month, Sunday 24th March, sees Wincanton Racecourse celebrate Countryside Day with an action packed day of displays and interactive demonstrations that show the different aspects of glorious countryside pursuits, coupled with competitive racing.

Take Advantage Of Free Racing at Wincanton Racecourse

Tue 26 Feb '13, 22:04
By Hannah Walker
Take Advantage Of Free Racing at Wincanton Racecourse

Got the mother-in-law staying? Have a couple of spare hours in between school runs? Like to learn about a new sport? Then why not take advantage of Wincanton Racecourse's FREE ADMISSIONS RACEDAY on Thursday 7th March?

Festival Insight from Teams Ditcheat & Tizzard at Wincanton Racecourse

Mon 25 Feb '13, 12:38
By Hannah Walker
Festival Insight from Teams Ditcheat & Tizzard at Wincanton Racecourse

Following recent success for champion trainer Paul Nicholls and the Tizzard family, both will be on hand at Wincanton Racecourse's Cheltenham Festival Preview Evening on Thursday 28th February.

Looking Ahead to Somerset's Champion Hurdle Trial

Thu 31 Jan '13, 16:50
By Hannah Walker
Looking Ahead to Somerset's Champion Hurdle Trial

Next month (Saturday February 16th) Wincanton Racecourse stages its top race, the historic Grade 2 Bathwick Tyres Kingwell Hurdle, a key trial for the Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham, with a £60,000 prize fund.

Increased Prize Funds at Wincanton Reaps Rewards

Tue 29 Jan '13, 15:18
By Hannah Walker
Increased Prize Funds at Wincanton Reaps Rewards

Wincanton Racecourse recently announced its 2013 prize fund has increased by £200,000 to secure an annual fund in excess of £1 million. On average, Wincanton's prize money per race day for 2013 will be over £60,000.

Injured Jockeys Fund & Children in Need Benefit from Local Race-goer

Tue 22 Jan '13, 10:52
By Hannah Walker
Injured Jockeys Fund & Children in Need Benefit from Local Race-goer

Budding nine-year-old jockey, Arron Butterfield, from Somerset, was set a school challenge to raise money for Children in Need. With the task in hand, the youngster came racing at Wincanton and started a fundraising initiative.

Win a Car at Wincanton Racecourse on Boxing Day!

Thu 13 Dec '12, 13:33
By Hannah Walker
Win a Car at Wincanton Racecourse on Boxing Day!

Visitors booking tickets in advance to Wincanton Racecourse's Boxing Day meeting have a chance to win a brand new car. The racecourse has teamed up with local car dealership F.J. CHALKE to offer a Suzuki Alto SZ 5-door car.

Racing in Aid of St Margaret's Hospice & Wincanton Community Hospital

Fri 26 Oct '12, 13:06
By Hannah Walker
Racing in Aid of St Margaret's Hospice & Wincanton Community Hospital

Wincanton's Charity Race Day was launched in 1997, with St Margaret's Hospice being a principal beneficiary for over a decade. Taking place this year on Sunday 28th October, the meeting hosts a marquee reception and a silent auction.

Wincanton Takes Horseracing to St Margaret's Hospice

Thu 18 Oct '12, 11:43
By Hannah Walker
Wincanton Takes Horseracing to St Margaret's Hospice

Wincanton Racecourse recently took horseracing to St Margaret's Hospice (Yeovil) in celebration of the forthcoming Charity Race Day on 28th October. Staff, patients and family members were able to experience firsthand the phenomenal beauty of a racehorse.

Racing Returns to Wincanton With a Parade of Equine Stars

Thu 4 Oct '12, 14:39
By Hannah Walker
Racing Returns to Wincanton With a Parade of Equine Stars

To celebrate the return of racing to Wincanton on Thursday, 18th October, after its annual four-month break, race-goers will be treated to a parade of racehorses, featuring some of the stars from the West Country.

Who Will You Be Wearing at Somerset Life Ladies Day?

Fri 4 May '12, 10:42
By Hannah Walker
Who Will You Be Wearing at Somerset Life Ladies Day?

On Tuesday 15th May the female population will display their fineries at Wincanton Racecourse for Somerset Life Ladies Day. It's one of the biggest social occasions in the regional calendar, where ladies steal the limelight from the jockeys!

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