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Bath Racecourse

Racecourse Guide

Set on a hilltop overlooking the famous Roman Spa town, Bath is a sharp, left-handed track which favours runners that are able to gain a prominent, early position. Two other factors that can come heavily into play are the swirling gusts of wind and the stiff, uphill finish. A difficult track for runners, riders and punters, this challenge only adds to the character of the course.

Contact and Location

Bath Racecourse, Lansdown, Bath BA1 9BU. United Kingdom.
Official Website: http://www.bath-racecourse.co.uk/

The Effect of the Draw

Low numbers are favoured in races of 1m as the start is on a chute and the course turns left most of the way, but the advantage is minimal. The draw rarely has an effect in sprints, although those drawn very high in big fields can find trouble.

Local Knowledge

Places to Stay

  1. Apsley House Hotel (2 miles away)
    141 Newbridge Hill, Bath BA1 3PT, UK
    Tel: +44 1225 336966
  2. The Bath Priory (2.1 miles away)
    Weston Road, Bath BA1 2XT, UK
    Tel: +44 1225 331922
  3. Francis Hotel (2.9 miles away)
    Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HH, UK
    Tel: +44 1225 424105

Places to Eat

  1. The Circus Restaurant (2.7 miles away)
    34 Brock Street, Bath BA1 2LN, UK
    Tel: +44 1225 466020
  2. The Scallop Shell (2.8 miles away)
    22 Monmouth Place, Bath BA1 2AY, UK
    Tel: +44 1225 420928
  3. Same Same But Different (2.8 miles away)
    7a Princes Buildings, Bath BA1 2ED, UK
    Tel: +44 1225 466856