Leicester Tips and Today’s Races
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Leicester Race Results
Leicester racecourse stages over thirty race meetings per year with a mixture of flat and jumps. The Listed King Richard III Stakes is the highlight of the flat racing season and takes place in April. The race formerly held Group 3 status and was won three times by Warningford (1999, 2001 and 2002).
There is a Bank Holiday Fun Day at the end of May with regular evening flat meetings during the summer and a Sunday Family Fun Day in mid-August. There are plenty of competitive National Hunt events at the track including the Leicestershire Silver Fox Handicap Chase in December.
You can get the latest Leicester race results by clicking on Today’s Results & Racecards from the dropdown menu. This page is continually updated with one of the fastest results services in the business. This is later updated with the complete finishing order and Tote returns which can be accessed by clicking on each race title.
All flat races up to one mile at Leicester are staged on the straight course which joins the main round track at the five-furlong pole. The oval track is right handed and nearly two miles in circumference with a run in of over half a mile. There is a gradual climb in the home straight during the last two furlongs to the winning post.
When the going is soft it is an advantage to bring horses over towards the better ground under the stands’ rail. The uphill finish catches out runners that have raced too keenly in the early part of the race. The top flat stables like to run their late maturing two-year-olds here as they have plenty of time to find their stride in the home straight.
The hurdles races are run on the flat racing track which can often ride softer than the chase course. The fences are not as daunting as they once were at Leicester but they still take some jumping. It can be quite a tricky course for a novice chaser.
Dining, Hospitality & Facilities
Leicester racecourse provides hospitality from individual seats to conferences and events for up to 500 people. The track boasts an air-conditioned panoramic Club Restaurant which offers comfort, style and luxury. The private Nelson Suite can cater for up to 260 guests and the special package includes a drink upon arrival and a three course formal meal and cheese board.
The course also invites bookings for their private executive boxes with excellent views of the racecourse. These include a host for the day, designated free parking and a two course buffet and afternoon tea. The Paddock Pavilion is located on the spacious lawn overlooking the winners’ enclosure and the refurbished Club Room caters for up to 120 guests with amazing head-on views of the racing. Leicester Train Station is just two miles from the course with frequent bus and taxi services on race days.
You can book your Leicester advance admission tickets online. You can also reserve your Restaurant package with additional special menus designed for children, both over and under the age of 13. Executive boxes in Band A can be booked for a minimum of 10 up to 40 guests.
The Effect of the Draw
There is a slight draw bias in favour of low numbers in races from six furlongs up to a mile at Leicester. There does not appear to be any discernible bias in five furlong races.
Contact and Location
Leicester Racecourse, Oadby, Leicester LE2 4AL.
Official Website: https://www.leicester-racecourse.co.uk
- AIM Airspeed Taxis (0.5 miles away)
Tel: +44 116 221 5000
- D Green (0.6 miles away)
Tel: +44 116 271 2822
- A B N Cars (0.8 miles away)
Tel: +44 116 288 8100
Places to Stay
- Belmont Hotel (2.4 miles away)
De Montfort Street, Leicester LE1 7GR, UK
Tel: +44 116 254 4773
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel Leicester-Walkers Stadium (2.6 miles away)
Filbert Way, Raw Dykes Road, Leicester LE2 7FQ, UK
Tel: +44 116 249 4590
- Premier Inn (2.7 miles away)
1 St Georges Way, Leicester LE1 1AA, UK
Tel: +44 871 527 8596
Places to Eat
- Kayal (2.7 miles away)
153 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 6FE, UK
Tel: +44 116 255 4667
- San Carlo (2.8 miles away)
Granby Street, Leicester LE1 1DE, UK
Tel: +44 116 251 9332
- Casa Romana (2.8 miles away)
5 Albion Street, Leicester LE1 6GD, UK
Tel: +44 116 254 1174