Huntingdon Course Guide

Jumping action takes place throughout the year at Huntington with the highlight of its calendar being the Grade 2 Peterborough Chase.

Henrietta Knight dominated the extended two mile and four furlong race around the turn of the century, winning it an astonishing eight times. Gold Cup hero Best Mate won the race in 2002, while Edredon Bleu won the contest a remarkable four times in a row, starting in 1998. Impek won the 2005 renewal while Racing Demon took the contest in both 2006 and 2007.

Formerly ran on a Saturday in November, the race was switched to midweek in December in 2008 because of clashes with other big race meetings and dwindling fields, and a decision was made in 2009 to give the contest a permanent December midweek slot.

Jumps Racing

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The course is right-handed, oval with easy bends, and is a flat, fast track about one-and-a-half miles in length. There are nine fences to a circuit, some of them rather tricky, and the water jump was filled in during summer 2008, astroturf replacing the water. It favours horses with speed over stamina, sluggards seen to best advantage only under extremely testing conditions.

You see a lot of good horses running at Huntingdon, especially classy types off the Flat, and that’s partly because it’s level, also because it’s close to Newmarket and not least because they put on some super races, from inviting novice hurdles through to the Peterborough Chase. It’s a very speedy track, but beautifully maintained with nice fences. Ideally, you want a horse that’s fast over the obstacles. You need to travel well to win there - and big, National Hunt types are definitely at a disadvantage.

View from the saddle: Mick FitzgeraldMick Fitzgerald

Advance Going

  • Soft
    good to soft in places on hurdle course

Current Weather

Forecast: Heavy sleet

Temperature: 3.3° - 4.4°

Rainfall: 5.12cm

Wind: 9.8mph S

Last Update: 21/01/2018 17:00

Forecast: Mostly sunny

Temperature: 3.5° - 9.3°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 7.9mph SW

Last Update: 21/01/2018 17:00

Upcoming Races


13:30 Smarkets Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 3f 137y)
Black, white cross belts, white sleeves, red spots, red cap (B & S Vaughan & Rose Farm Developments)
  • Winner: Just So Cool
  • Jockey: Kieron Edgar
  • Trainer: David Dennis
  • Owner: B & S Vaughan & Rose Farm Developments

14:00 Smarkets Ebf 'national Hunt' Maiden Hurdle

(Class 4) (1m 7f 171y)
Red, pink hoop and armlets (Sullivan Bloodstock Limited)
  • Winner: Turtle Wars
  • Jockey: N D Fehily
  • Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Owner: Sullivan Bloodstock Limited

14:30 Smarkets Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (2m 7f 129y)
Black, red cross of lorraine, chevrons on sleeves, red cap (The Charlie Longsdon Racing Club)
  • Winner: Fly Home Harry
  • Jockey: Paul O'Brien
  • Trainer: C E Longsdon
  • Owner: The Charlie Longsdon Racing Club

15:00 Smarkets Chatteris Fen Juvenile Hurdle

(Class 2) (1m 7f 171y)
Yellow, beige stars on sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star (Mr Robert Forster)
  • Winner: Esprit De Somoza
  • Jockey: Lizzie Kelly
  • Trainer: Nick Williams
  • Owner: Mr Robert Forster

15:30 Smarkets Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap)

(Class 3) (2m 3f 189y)
Emerald green, dark green sleeves, dark green and emerald green quartered cap (Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede)
  • Winner: Terrefort
  • Jockey: D A Jacob
  • Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Owner: Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede

16:00 Smarkets Mares' Maiden Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 4f 145y)
Emerald green and red diabolo, white sleeves, emerald green diamonds, white cap, red diamond (Million in Mind Partnership)
  • Winner: The Vocalist
  • Jockey: Nico de Boinville
  • Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Owner: Million in Mind Partnership

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Huntingdon Racecourse
PE28 4NL
01480 453373

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