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


16:35 FA Cup Semi-Final Betting At 188Bet Apprentice Handicap

(Class 6) (5f 8y)
Royal blue, white stripe, royal blue sleeves, white spots (The Maysonettes)
  • Winner: Just Maybe
  • Jockey: Nicola Currie
  • Trainer: M Murphy
  • Owner: The Maysonettes

17:10 Read Silvestre De Sousa At 188Bet Novice Stakes

(Class 5) (5f 8y)
Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star (King Power Racing Co Ltd)
  • Winner: Hua Hin
  • Jockey: S M Levey
  • Trainer: R Hannon
  • Owner: King Power Racing Co Ltd

17:40 Best Odds Guaranteed At 188Bet Maiden Stakes

(Class 5) (1m 2f 50y)
Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap (Mr Smith,mrs Magnier,mr Tabor,mr Joost)
  • Winner: Department Of War
  • Jockey: S M Levey
  • Trainer: R Hannon
  • Owner: Mr Smith,mrs Magnier,mr Tabor,mr Joost

18:15 T.I.M. Fiat Nottingham Handicap

(Class 6) (1m 2f 50y)
Dark green, yellow cross belts, halved sleeves, dark green and black hooped cap (Ferrybank Properties Limited)
  • Winner: Apache Blaze
  • Jockey: S M Levey
  • Trainer: Robyn Brisland
  • Owner: Ferrybank Properties Limited

18:45 188Bet Barry Hills Further Flight Stakes (Listed)

(Class 1) (1m 6f)
Dark blue, beige epaulets (Mr Norman Brunskill)
  • Winner: Mount Moriah
  • Jockey: Harry Bentley
  • Trainer: R M Beckett
  • Owner: Mr Norman Brunskill

19:15 Ante Post Betting At 188Bet Handicap

(Class 4) (1m 75y)
White, dark blue and white check sleeves, dark blue cap (Mr Hamad Rashed Bin Ghedayer)
  • Winner: Lamloom
  • Jockey: D Tudhope
  • Trainer: D O'Meara
  • Owner: Mr Hamad Rashed Bin Ghedayer

19:45 Play Roulette At 188Bet Casino Handicap

(Class 5) (5f 8y)
Orange, royal blue epaulets (Paul J Dixon And The Chrystal Maze Ptn)
  • Winner: Samovar
  • Jockey: K T O'Neill
  • Trainer: S Dixon
  • Owner: Paul J Dixon And The Chrystal Maze Ptn

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Colwick Park
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