Towcester Course Guide

Towcester holds jump meetings between October and May and attendances have rocketed since 2002 when the Northamptonshire track made admission free on the majority of racedays.

Some notable horses have won races at Towcester before going onto Grade 1 glory. Refinement won a Mares Only Novices’ Hurdle in 2005 before winning the Punchestown Festival Stayers’ Hurdle winner the following season and in 2007 Albertas Run won a Towcester Novices’ Chase before going on to win the RSA Chase at Cheltenham Festival the following spring. A fresh development at the course is a Greyhound Racing track.

Jumps Racing

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Right handed and extremely stiff with the final mile uphill. Punishing on testing ground, those horses who've expended too much energy early almost invariably failing to get home. Therefore, be wary of those who seem to be travelling strongly before the straight as the complexion can change quickly. The fences aren't overly stiff but the casualty rate is still high on account of so many falling through tiredness, whilst the two downhill fences running away from the stands are tricky. It's not unknown for horses to falter on catching sight of the stable entrance on the run-in on the chase track.

The first few times I rode at Towcester I thought that, had I not been in front, I was going too slow to jump the last. It can’t be true, obviously, but it does seem to be uphill all the way around. Despite the fact it’s a stiff track, though, it’s not easy to ride a waiting race, because that means you need to be making ground while you’re climbing. And that’s hard. If you do manage to get back to one who’s established a lead and it kicks again, then you’re in trouble. On heavy ground, the fences ride big too.

View from the saddle: Mick FitzgeraldMick Fitzgerald

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Replays & Results

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14:25 totepool Remembering Aldo Galea 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle

(Class 5) (2m 3f 34y)
Black, yellow epaulets, black sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap (The Bill & Ben Partnership)
  • Winner: Take Em Out
  • Jockey: R Johnson
  • Trainer: Tim Vaughan
  • Owner: The Bill & Ben Partnership

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14:55 Bet Toteexacta At Totesport.com Handicap Chase

(Class 5) (2m 20y)
Navy blue, green sash, cerise cap (Mr A T A Wates)
  • Winner: Windspiel
  • Jockey: Harry Bannister
  • Trainer: D W P Arbuthnot
  • Owner: Mr A T A Wates

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15:25 Bet Totequadpot At Totesport.com Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (1m 7f 151y)
White, red seams, red and white quartered cap (Hp Racing No Hiding Place)
  • Winner: No Hiding Place
  • Jockey: Nico de Boinville
  • Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Owner: Hp Racing No Hiding Place

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15:55 Bet Totetrifecta At Totesport.com Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (3m 102y)
White, black triple diamond, black and white striped sleeves, black cap (Mr J Ward)
  • Winner: Riddlestown
  • Jockey: Mr J Andrews
  • Trainer: Miss C Fryer
  • Owner: Mr J Ward

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16:25 Totepool Cashback Club At Totesport.com Novices' Chase

(Class 4) (2m 5f 153y)
Purple, gold braid, scarlet sleeves, black velvet cap, gold fringe (The Queen)
  • Winner: Take To Heart
  • Jockey: Nico de Boinville
  • Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Owner: The Queen

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16:55 Totesport.com Download The App Conditional Jockeys' Mares' Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (1m 7f 151y)
Red, black seams and armlets, grey cap, maroon diamond (Dr Pierce Molony)
  • Winner: Atalanta's Gold
  • Jockey: James Bowen
  • Trainer: G L Moore
  • Owner: Dr Pierce Molony
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Towcester Racecourse
London Road
Towcester
Northamptonshire
NN12 6LB
01327 353414
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