Situated on the outskirts of the city, Leicester is a dual purpose course.

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Course Characteristics:

It has an oval circuit of 1¾ miles with an extension on the home straight which stages races of up to 7 furlongs. The course is right handed (anti clockwise). The round course is undulating with a steady climb in the home straight. The straight course is downhill until it joins the main course when it becomes uphill. It can be a very testing course especially when there has been some rain.

With the uphill finish stamina is at a premium

On the jumping course long striding horses do well, although they have to be good jumpers as the fences can be somewhat stiff.

Draw Advantage: When the going gets soft then low numbers have a strong advantage on the straight course. (was the opposite way round prior to the 2011 season when the stall numbering system changed)

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Admission (2013 prices):

At premium fixtures Leicester has a two enclosure policy, Members (£20) and Grandstand (£16).

Concert meetings charge £25

At midweek meetings there is a general admission of £12.

Annual membership: £225

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Leicester racecourse is three miles south east of the city centre, where the ring road meets with the A6.

Ease of public transport access: Moderate (Rail to Leicester then taxi to course)

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Suitability for the first time racegoer: good

Last Reviewed: January 2013

Web Site: www.leicester-racecourse.co.uk

Telephone: 0116 271 6515

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