Warwick racecourse is a charming venue owned by the Jockey Club which owns 14 racecourses throughout England. The racecourse has a 300 year history and is situated close to Warwick Castle that was originally built by William the Conqueror in 1066 on the river Avon in the heart of England. The stone castle that exists today was built in the 12th century replacing the wooden structure and remains one of the most beautiful castles in the UK visited by many thousands of people annually. Warwick racecourse has two enclosures with excellent facilities for visitors with notable restaurants, bars and a champagne bar catering to the tastes and the budgets of all the visitors who attend the racedays and the many non-race functions and events that take place throughout the year. A £3 million Grandstand was opened in the year 2000 and facilities are always being upgraded keeping Warwick racecourse at the hub of the community with its close proximity to the town centre.
Warwick racecourse remains operational the whole year round drawing a large number of visitors to the venue with many people taking the opportunity to visit the castle generating a significant amount of economic activity in Warwick. 21 race events have been scheduled in 2013 with the Classic Chase Day, Countryside Day, Ladies Night and two Family Fun bank holiday fixtures featuring significantly on the calendar. Warwick racecourse was the first racecourse in the UK to introduce racing over jumps in an organized meeting and today it hosts a mix of flat races and jump races with the most valuable race of the year, The Betfred Classic Chase taking place in January. Midsummer events are scheduled In June featuring the listed ‘Eternal Stakes’ and the listed ‘Warwickshire Oaks’ which are valuable races for fillies of specific ages showcasing the upcoming talent in thoroughbred racing. Warwick Racecourse is an ideal destination for racing fans with its fabulous racing fixtures and superb facilities providing an excellent day out for all the family.