Wincanton racecourse

Situated in the heart of the Somerset countryside, Wincanton is on the B3081 which in turn is off the A303. It is 37 miles from Bristol and 16 miles from Yeovil.

Its feature racedays include Countryside Day, Badger Ales Day, Connaught Cup Day, Kingwell Day and the Easter and Boxing Day meetings. A mile and a half round, it is a fair, galloping track which suits front-runners.

Address: Wincanton Racecourse, Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 8BJ
Tel: 01963 32344
Admission: Premier £18; Grandstand £13; Course £6
Road: 2m North of Wincanton, just off A303, Shuttle bus service from Templecomb
Rail: Waterloo Line to Gillingham, then 7 miles taxi ride
Car park: Free
Jumps: Right-handed oval track of 1m 3f and a short run-in of 190yds. With nine quite stiff fences and six hurdles per circuit, well suited to a galloping type.