Ludlow Course Guide

Racing takes place at Ludlow throughout the winter months with its feature race being the Forbra Gold Cup run in late February. The race, named in honour of Forbra, a 50/1 winner of the 1932 Grand National whose owner was based in Ludlow, usually attracts a competitive field.

Notable horses that have got their nose in front at the Shropshire track include 2009 Champion Hurdler Punjabi, Tamarinbleu, winner of the 2008 Victor Chandler Chase at Ascot, and Taranis, winner of the 2007 Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham festival.

Jumps Racing

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A sharp, right-handed, oval track, with a nine-fence chase circuit about a mile and a half and a run-in of 250 yards. The fences are easy, though the first fence in the home straight can catch horses out. The hurdle course, which runs on the outside of the chase course, has easier turns. Whereas the chase course is flat, the hurdle course has slight undulations but they rarely provide difficulties for a long-striding horse.

My old boss, Nicky Henderson, loves Ludlow and the list of horses to have won there reads like a who’s who of jump racing stars. That’s because, in order to be successful, you need one with a lot of speed - and you can win races over two miles with a non-stayer, just as long it wastes little time in the air. The fences are easy - some horses practically hurdle them - but, until they re-sited the first fence in the straight, we used to call it ‘Trappy Trevor’. It doesn’t seem to catch so many out these days.

View from the saddle: Mick FitzgeraldMick Fitzgerald

Advance Going

  • Good to soft
    good in places

Current Weather

Forecast: Sunny spells

Temperature: 8.6° - 12.7°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 6.1mph SW

Last Update: 12/11/2018 17:00x

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Upcoming Races


14:10 ASE 30th Year Birthday Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (1m 7f 169y)
Dark green, dark green and white diabolo on sleeves (Mrs Janet Davies)
  • Winner: Court Royale
  • Jockey: Adam Wedge
  • Trainer: Evan Williams
  • Owner: Mrs Janet Davies

14:45 'A Plush Flush' Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (2m 7f 171y)
Purple, white sleeves, purple spots (Mrs S P Davis)
  • Winner: Whin Park
  • Jockey: R Johnson
  • Trainer: Ben Pauling
  • Owner: Mrs S P Davis

15:20 Thoroughbred Breeders Association Mares' Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 5f 55y)
Dark blue, scarlet yoke and cuffs, black cap (The Henry Daly Racing Club)
  • Winner: Pique Rock
  • Jockey: R Johnson
  • Trainer: H D Daly
  • Owner: The Henry Daly Racing Club

15:50 'A Plush Flush' Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (2m 4f 11y)
Royal blue and yellow check (Miss Daisy Hitchins)
  • Winner: Hoke Colburn
  • Jockey: Mr Luca Morgan
  • Trainer: B Barr
  • Owner: Miss Daisy Hitchins

16:25 Ludlow Racecourse Bookmakers Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (1m 7f 169y)
Red, white stars, hooped sleeves and star on cap (Bowden C Magee)
  • Winner: New Agenda
  • Jockey: R Johnson
  • Trainer: P R Webber
  • Owner: Bowden C Magee

17:00 KLF Insurance Brokers Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap)

(Class 3) (1m 7f 212y)
Yellow, purple hoop, armlets and cap (Mr Andrew Williams)
  • Winner: Amour de Nuit
  • Jockey: H Cobden
  • Trainer: P F Nicholls
  • Owner: Mr Andrew Williams

Address & Contact

Ludlow Race Club Ltd
01584 856217

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