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Leicester Racecourse was Established in 1773 at Victoria Park in Leicester, 110 years later we moved to Oadby in 1883. In the late 18th Century the Racecourse staged some of the most valuable races in the UK, including ‘The Prince of Wales Stakes’ and ‘The Portland Stakes.’ This carried more prize money than any of the 5 classic races in 1889.   

Since then we hold 30 race meetings a year; 19 Flat (a race over a course with no jumps) and 11 National Hunt (this involves the horse and jockey to jump fences and ditches). The National Hunt is split into 2 major branches – Hurdles and Steeplechases.   

We have a whopping 108 stables on the racecourse and 6 special security stables for those high profile horses!  

The magnificent Racecourse grounds cover 220 acres of beautiful greenery. On the Racecourse 1 lap equates to 1.75 miles; the longest Flat race: 1.5 miles and the longest jump race: 3.6 miles! The course consists of 10 fences with 2 open ditches and 1 water jump.  

Since July 2014 Leicester Racecourse has expanded with the 700sq metre event space; ‘The Kube.’ This spectacular space can hold up to 600 delegates cabaret style and a further 1000 theatre style. This venue is perfect for conferences, meetings, events, exhibitions, weddings and many more…

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