Nottingham Course Guide

Racing has taken place at Nottingham since 1773 and two of its feature races both take place in the early part of the flat season. Run over one mile and six furlongs for older horses at the start of April, the Listed Further Flight Stakes has been won by some very useful types including the Hughie Morrison-trained Alcazar, who won the 2003 and 2004 renewals before winning the Group 1 Prix Royal Oak at Longchamp later in his career and Opinion Poll, who went on to add two Lonsdale Cups, a Goodwood Cup and Dubai Gold Cup to his victory tally after winning the race in 2010.

Another valuable race in Nottingham’s calendar is the Listed Kilvington Fillies Stakes. Open to three-year-olds and older fillies and mares and run over six furlongs in early May, the contest usually attracts a sizable field.

Flat Racing

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Left handed. The gallop is often steady due to the relatively sharp bends, particularly into the straight, so those ridden prominently can be difficult to reel in. In races over a mile and a mile and a quarter, those drawn high in big fields are often forced wide on the turn, the alternatives being to drop out in the rear, or expend a lot of energy in the early stages to get across and race prominently. Five and six furlong races are contested over a straight course with minor undulations and speedy, handy types are favoured.

They’ve done a good job realigning the top turn at Nottingham, which for a while was very tricky. It seems fine now. The bottom bend isn’t the easiest to ride, because, in distance races, you need to come out right and then swing in left-handed, almost negotiating a turn, a straight and another turn. There’s a long home straight, where they often start racing too soon, setting it up for a closer, and, on the inner sprint course, you’ll sometimes see one getting away, particularly in extreme conditions.

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Upcoming Races


17:40 Genting Casino Nottingham Lady Amateur Riders Handicap

(Class 6) (1m 2f 50y)
Light blue and pink (quartered), light blue sleeves, pink stars (Mr Neil Arton & Partner)
  • Winner: Bollin Ted
  • Jockey: Miss E Easterby
  • Trainer: T D Easterby
  • Owner: Mr Neil Arton & Partner

18:10 Go Casino Experience Fillies' Novice Stakes (Plus 10)

(Class 5) (5f 8y)
Grey (Clipper Logistics)
  • Winner: Red Balloons
  • Jockey: D Tudhope
  • Trainer: R A Fahey
  • Owner: Clipper Logistics

18:40 T.i.m. Fiat Nottingham Handicap

(Class 5) (6f 18y)
Red, white hooped sleeves (Mr T A Frost & Mr H Candy)
  • Winner: Choosey
  • Jockey: M Harley
  • Trainer: H Candy
  • Owner: Mr T A Frost & Mr H Candy

19:10 Dick Benson Memorial Handicap

(Class 5) (1m 6f)
Light green, royal blue cross belts, light green sleeves, royal blue stars, light green cap, royal blue star (Dbac Syndicate)
  • Winner: Paddy A
  • Jockey: Jim Crowley
  • Trainer: Ian Williams
  • Owner: Dbac Syndicate

19:40 Blackjack Aces Jackpot Handicap

(Class 4) (1m 75y)
Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel (Al Shaqab Racing)
  • Winner: Mushtaq
  • Jockey: Tom Marquand
  • Trainer: R Hannon
  • Owner: Al Shaqab Racing

20:10 Genting Casino At The Cornerhouse Handicap

(Class 5) (1m 2f 50y)
White, black and white halved sleeves, yellow cap, white spots (The Albatross Club)
  • Winner: Oi The Clubb Oi's
  • Jockey: Jim Crowley
  • Trainer: Ian Williams
  • Owner: The Albatross Club

20:40 Genting Casino Roulette Classified Stakes

(Class 5) (1m 2f 50y)
Royal blue, pink star, chevrons on sleeves (Mr & Mrs H Parmar)
  • Winner: Paddy The Chef
  • Jockey: Jim Crowley
  • Trainer: Ian Williams
  • Owner: Mr & Mrs H Parmar

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Nottingham Racecourse
Colwick Park
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