- Built: 1898
- Track: Fibresand
- Track Length: 1m 2f Oval, 5f Straight
- Features: Fibresand Surface
Southwell Racecourse has been hosting horseracing meetings since 1898. The racecourse now holds over 50 fixtures a year, both on the flat all-weather track and the National Hunt turf course.
Located near Newark-on-Trent, and set in the 145 acres of beautiful Nottinghamshire countryside it is one of the six all-weather tracks in the UK, with a unique fibresand surface – a mixture of sand and elastic fibres.
In October 2016 the fibresand on the back straight underwent £120,000 worth of refurbishment work in order to improve the drainage and provide an optimal race surface.
The all-weather track is a left-handed oval with tight bends at either end and a long 3f straight on the run in. It runs around the outside of the National Hunt turf course. The Oval is a mile-and-a-quarter for the round course with the bends having a slight camber built into them. The 2f spur means Southwell can run straight 5f races, the second longest All-Weather straight in the country after Newcastle’s one mile straight.
CONTACT THE COURSE
Clerk of the Course:
Tel: 01636 814481 – Mob: 07772 958685
Tel: 01902 390026