Nottingham racecourse

Set within 280 acres of Colwick Park, Nottingham is just two miles from the city centre and is easily accessible from the M1, A1, A52, and A46 as well as by rail.

The course itself is a level, mile and a half round with easy turns and two straight tracks used at different parts of the flat season after the jumps course was closed.

Address: Nottingham Racecourse, Colwick Park, Nottingham, N62
Tel: 0115 958 0620
Admission: Premier £15 (16-21 year-olds £12); Grandstand £10 (16-21 year-olds/students £7). Accompanied under-16s free.
Road: Leave M1 at Junction 25, and take A52. Course at Colwick Park, 1 1/2m SE of city centre
Rail: St Pancras to Nottingham, then 1 1/2m bus or taxi ride
Car park: Free
Flat: Perfectly flat left-hand oval track of 1m 4f with a home straight of about 4 1/2f. High numbers best in sprints when the stalls are placed on the far side.
Jumps: Perfectly flat left-hand oval track of 1m 4f and a run-in of 240yds. Nine easy fences and six hurdles per circuit, suits the galloping type.