Southwell is 14 miles north-east of Nottingham and most of it’s racing is on the all weather.

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Course Characteristics:

The track is a fibresand oval of 1¼ miles with a chute on the home straight for 5 furlong races. It is a left handed (anti-clockwise) course.

There is a shorter 1 mile 1 furlong grass track inside the all weather which is used for jump racing and the very occasional flat grass meeting.

On the grass track speedy adaptable sorts do well. Although there are long straights long striding horses seem to ne inconvenienced by the close proximity of two of the fences in the back straight.

On the AW track watch out for course specialists.

Draw Advantage: Generally none, except that over 6-7f horses drawn high do not do that well.

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Admission (2013 prices):

Southwell operates a two enclosure policy Premier (£16 - £20) and Grandstand (£11 - £12)

Diamond Club members, 65 and over and £2.50 to join, get £2 off standard admission prices. A special package, bookable in advance, is available for groups of twelve or more. Registered carers for disabled guests and accompanied under 16’s are admitted free of charge.

Annual membership: £275

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Located 4 miles from Newark take the A617 from the A1 and then follow the signs. It will appear you are being taken through an industrial estate, don't worry this is correct.

Ease of public transport access: Good (Rolleston Station is adjecent to the course)

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Suitability for the first time racegoer: very good

Last Reviewed: February 2013

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Telephone: 0870 220 2332

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