Towcester

Located between Milton Keynes and Northampton, Towcester is a jumps only course. It is described by jockeys as one of the toughest courses in the country.

Towcester is the only course in the country to regularly offer free admission (the only exception being their Easter, Boxing Day and May meetings). As a consequence there are invariably good crowds at all their meetings.

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Course Characteristics:

Towcester is a right handed (clockwise) almost square circuit of 1¾ miles. It is downhill from the finishing line to the end of the back straight with the final ¾ mile very much uphill. This finish is described by jockeys as the hardest finish in the country and many a horse, seemingly miles in front at the turn into the straight, has been beaten on this tough run in, especially when the going is soft or heavy.

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Admission:

Towcester has a single enclosure with free admission at most meetings. There is a £10 admission charge for the Easter and Boxing Day meetings in addition to the May meetings.

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Location:

Located adjacent to the A5 between Milton Keynes and the town of Towcester. From the motorway system leave the M1 at J15A and follow the A43 to Towcester, then take the A5 south

Ease of public transport access: Poor (train to Milton Keynes or Northampton then bus or taxi)

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Suitability for the first time racegoer: very good

Last Reviewed: February 2012

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

Telephone: 01327 353414

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