Newbury is a top class track situated close to the town centre. It hosts top class flat and jumping action throughout the year with some major races held under both codes.

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Course Characteristics:

It is a flat track just under two miles in circumference. There is an extension to the home straight to allow races up to one mile to be run on the straight course. The main course is left handed (anti-clockwise).

Long striding, galloping horses are suited by the course

Draw bias: There is no discernable draw bias.

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There are three enclosures at Newbury. Premier (£24 - £45), Grandstand (£16 - £30) and Picnic (£7)

Annual membership: £305 annual, £580 dual annual, £220 flat only, £150 jump only single, £280 jump only dual, weekend badge £200 and £150 (age 18-25)

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Located to the south east of the town centre access can be fraught at times, although the proposed redevelopment will help alleviate these issues. Approach via the A34 (from J13 of the M4) or the A4 and follow the signs as you approach Newbury.

Until the redevelopment work is complete access by road will be something of a challenge.

There are on-going changes planned throughout 2013, the most significant being moving a large proportion of the car parking to the centre of the course with the inherent problems of restricted access during racing and the pinch-point of a single access point.

Ease of public transport access: Excellent (There is a station adjacent to the course)

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Suitability for the first time racegoer: very good (poor at the Hennessey meeting)

Last Reviewed: January 2013

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Telephone: 01635 40015

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