Leicester racecourse

Situated in Oadby on the outskirts of Leicester, two miles south of the city centre on the A6, it is five miles from the M1 Junction 21 with a direct link via the outer ring road. Oval shaped and right-handed it is nearly two miles in extent with a steady climb to the line in the straight

It stages racing all the year round with the main event being the Group Three Leicestershire Stakes over seven furlongs

Address: Leicester Racecourse, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 4AL
Tel: 0116 271 6515
Admission: Belvoir Stand £15; Grandstand £11 (OAPs and Students £7). Accompanied under 16s Free; Picnic area £28 car/4 adults
Road: Track is at Oadby, 2m SE of Leicester, between A50 and A6
Rail: Leicester station (London, St Pancras - Sheffield line) 2m
Car park: Free
Flat: Right-hand oval track of 1m 6f with a run-in of about 4 1/2f. There is also a straight mile course with low numbers best.
Jumps: Right-hand rectangular track of 1m 6f with a run-in of about 240yds. Undulating in nature with an elbow 150yds from the finish. With ten fences and seven hurdles per circuit a stiff test for any horse.