GBI RACING

Bath racecourse

At 780 feet (238 metres) above sea level, Bath is Britain's highest flat racecourse and is about three miles from the spa city, and 10 miles from Bristol.

A left-handed oval track of one mile four furlongs and 25 yards, it has a home straight of nearly half-a-mile. Evening meetings take place in the summer months and racing has been held on the present site at Lansdown since 1811.

Address: Bath racecourse, Lansdown, Bath BA1 9BU
Tel: 01225 424 609
Website: http://www.bath-racecourse.co.uk/
Email: info@bath-racecourse.co.uk
Admission: Premier £17; Grandstand and paddock £12 (OAPs £7); Centre enclosure £7; accompanied U16s free
Road: 3m NW of Bath on A46. From M4, leave at Junction 18, take A46 for six miles
Rail: Paddington or Bristol to Bath. Regular buses to track
Car park: Free
Flat: Left-handed track with a home straight of about half a mile. The uphill climb provides one of the stiffest sprint courses in the country. Draw favours low numbers in big fields but overall there is little effect.