Hereford racecourse

Situated on the edge of the Cathedral city that form's a natural gateway to the Brecon countryside, Hereford stages an average of 16 jumps meetings a year. The course is almost square in shape with a circuit of about a mile-and-a-half.

It opened in 1771 and was greatly modernised in the 1960s, with a photo-finish camera being installed six years later.

Address: Hereford Racecourse, Roman Road, Holmer, Hereford, HR4
Tel: 01432 273 560
Admission: Club £15; Tattersalls £10; Course Enclosure £5. Accompanied under-16s free all enclosures; OAPs & Students 20% discount
Road: 28 miles North West of Gloucester, via A40 and A49. From No th, M5-M50, A49
Rail: Paddington Line to Hereford, then 1 mile taxi ride
Car park: Free
Jumps: Right-hand track of 1 1/2m with a sharp home turn, and a 300yds run-in. There are nine stiffish fences and six hurdles per circuit.