Redcar racecourse

Yorkshire's seaside track, it is oval-shaped and perfectly flat with a circuit of a mile and three-quarters. The Zetland Gold Cup in May and the valuable Two-Year-Old Trophy in October are the main features in a long season.

Described as a fair track, the present racecourse was opened in the 1870s and prior to this Redcar races were held on the sands by the sea.

Address: Redcar Racecourse, Redcar, TS10 2BY
Tel: 01642 484068
Admission: Premier £16; Grandstand / Paddock £11 (OAP's £5); Course £4 ccompanied under-16s free
Road: NE of Middlesborough, via A174 and A1042. Track on SW edge of Redcar
Rail: Kings Cross to Redcar, changing at Darlington, then 10min walk to course
Car park: Free
Flat: Flat left-hand galloping track which joins the 1m straight course with 5f to run. The draw is insignificant but in soft ground the stand rails can give a decided advantage.