Uttoxeter Course Guide

Uttoxeter hold meetings throughout the year and two of its high-profile races take place either side of the calendar with the Midlands Grand National staged during the traditional jumps season in March and the Summer Cup run in June.

First run in 1969, the four mile and one furlong Listed Midlands Grand National is often a key pointer to the Grand National at Aintree, with Rag Trade winning the race for trainer Fred Rimmell in 1975 before going on to Aintree glory the following season. The most famous Grand National winner to come out of the Midlands National is Lord Gyllene, who was beaten into second place by Seven Towers at Uttoxeter in 1997.

The Listed Summer Cup is run over 3m 2f and replaced the half-mile longer Summer National in 2012.

Jumps Racing

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Left handed, sharp. Although sharp in nature, the track has a reputation for gruelling conditions during the winter, ability to see out the trip being of paramount importance. When the going is on the firm side it often pays to race prominently, especially on the chase course. Fences no more than average in terms of stiffness, many casualties occurring as a result of fatigue in the latter stages. In the last couple of seasons, the number of flights on the hurdles track has been reduced from ten to nine.

Because Uttoxeter is a quick track, it naturally puts a premium on a horse’s ability to travel on the bridle. If you’re already shoving one along with a circuit to go there, you’re going to struggle to win, whether you’re riding over fences or hurdles. Tactically, it’s much the same for both disciplines, and punters shouldn’t be alarmed if they see a jockey going wide down the back straight, because there’s actually a little bit of an ’S’ configuration there and the shortest way is not necessarily on the inside.

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Current Weather

Forecast: Rain

Temperature: 4.8° - 7.3°

Rainfall: 6.83cm

Wind: 8.9mph S

Last Update: 20/01/2018 17:00x

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Upcoming Races

Replays & Results

12:20 Ever So Sensible Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (1m 7f 168y)
Light green, black braces and star on cap (Mr Barry Hawkins)
  • Winner: Comber Mill
  • Jockey: A Tinkler
  • Trainer: A Ralph
  • Owner: Mr Barry Hawkins

12:50 Sunbets Maiden Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 7f 70y)
Yellow, red diamond, chevrons on sleeves, red cap (West Coast Haulage Limited)
  • Winner: Sir Will
  • Jockey: J E Moore
  • Trainer: Miss Kerry Lee
  • Owner: West Coast Haulage Limited

13:25 Happy Birthday Gill.i.am Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (3m 2y)
Black, red sash and armlets (Miss J du Plessis)
  • Winner: Cailleach Annie
  • Jockey: David Noonan
  • Trainer: Miss J Plessis
  • Owner: Miss J du Plessis

13:55 Actionclad Handicap Hurdle

(Class 3) (2m 3f 207y)
Dark blue and mauve stripes, halved sleeves, dark blue and mauve quartered cap (Lord Daresbury & Jocelyn Rosenburg)
  • Winner: Cave Top
  • Jockey: Ross Turner
  • Trainer: Oliver Greenall
  • Owner: Lord Daresbury & Jocelyn Rosenburg

14:25 Robert Baskerville 2017-2018 Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap)

(Class 3) (2m 4f)
Yellow, large black spots, hooped sleeves and spots on cap (Mrs Jean Beavan)
  • Winner: Town Parks
  • Jockey: J E Moore
  • Trainer: Miss Kerry Lee
  • Owner: Mrs Jean Beavan

15:00 Uttoxeter & Cheadle Voice Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (2m 7f 70y)
Yellow, purple stars, purple sleeves, light green stars, light green cap (Rees, Hardwick, Vaughan, Allum & Savil)
  • Winner: Innisfree Lad
  • Jockey: David Bass
  • Trainer: David Dennis
  • Owner: Rees, Hardwick, Vaughan, Allum & Savil

15:30 Earl & Cottrill 'Treat Yourself' Mares' Maiden Open NH Flat Race

(Class 6) (1m 7f 168y)
Light blue, white spots, striped sleeves and spots on cap (Mr K Alexander)
  • Winner: Queens Cave
  • Jockey: T Scudamore
  • Trainer: D Pipe
  • Owner: Mr K Alexander
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