Taunton Course Guide

Racing commenced at Taunton in 1927 and jumping takes place at the Somerset track throughout the winter months.

Some useful horses have started their hurdling and chasers careers at Taunton in the past, notably 2005 Triumph Hurdle hero Penzance and top two-mile chaser Well Chief whilst Oslot won on his first start in a 2006 Taunton Maiden Hurdle before going on to win the Galway Plate two years later.

Jumps Racing

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Right handed, sharp. Fences have been traditionally regarded as small and easy, yet surprisingly the casualty rate on the chase course is among the highest, contributory factors being the low quality of horses which contest the majority of races and the sharp nature of the course.

They’ve recently installed a reservoir at Taunton and you often get better winter ground there than in other parts of Britain. It’s a great course to ride and any number of good horses have made their debut there. Some of them won and plenty got beaten. It can be a trappy track for a jockey, as they tend to start racing from a long way out, and you run downhill to the third-last over fences and the second-last over hurdles. Novices can get caught out by those obstacles.

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Temperature: 3.7° - 15.4°

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Wind: 2.8mph N

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17:15 Half Year Membership Available Today Mares' Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 104y)
Black and light blue diamonds, light blue cap (Mr P E Atkinson)
  • Winner: Cockney Wren
  • Jockey: N P Madden
  • Trainer: Harry Fry
  • Owner: Mr P E Atkinson

17:45 Invest Southwest Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 3f 1y)
Dark blue and white diabolo, emerald green and white check sleeves, white cap, red star (Walters Plant Hire & James & Jean Pott)
  • Winner: Don't Ask
  • Jockey: R Johnson
  • Trainer: W Greatrex
  • Owner: Walters Plant Hire & James & Jean Pott

18:15 Get Daily Tips At racinguk.com Novices' Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (2m 2f 40y)
Black, light blue hoops, check cap (On A Mission)
  • Winner: Tikkinthebox
  • Jockey: Robert Hawker
  • Trainer: J Scott
  • Owner: On A Mission

18:45 Bet At racinguk.com Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (2m 104y)
Light blue, dark blue diamond, black cap, light blue spots (Mr C J Down)
  • Winner: Ice Tres
  • Jockey: Page Fuller
  • Trainer: C J Down
  • Owner: Mr C J Down

19:10 St Michaels Church Orchard Portman Mares' Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (2m 7f 198y)
White, red cross of lorraine and armlets (Mr Nick Elliott)
  • Winner: Hollow Park
  • Jockey: Benjamin Poste
  • Trainer: Katy Price
  • Owner: Mr Nick Elliott

19:40 Simple Minds In Concert 2nd September Handicap Chase

(Class 5) (2m 5f 150y)
White, maroon star, dark blue sleeves, dark blue and white quartered cap (Oceans Racing)
  • Winner: Bennachie
  • Jockey: Alan Johns
  • Trainer: Tim Vaughan
  • Owner: Oceans Racing

20:10 Arabian Horse Racing 13th May Standard Open NH Flat Race

(Class 5) (2m 104y)
Yellow, dark blue seams, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, dark blue cap, yellow star (Surrey Racing (at))
  • Winner: Anytime Will Do
  • Jockey: Harry Skelton
  • Trainer: D Skelton
  • Owner: Surrey Racing (at)
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