Windsor Course Guide

Windsor hosts racing throughout the summer, the majority of which takes place during their regular Monday evening meetings. Run in May, the Listed Royal Windsor Stakes is the Berkshire track’s first big race of the year.

The Listed Leisure Stakes ran over six furlongs for horses age three and older, has been used in the past as a prep-race for horses targeting the big midsummer sprints at Ascot and Newmarket and has been won in recent years by Tropics (2015), Markab (2012), Bated Breath (2011) and JJ The Jet Plane (2009).

Later on in the summer Windsor stages the Midsummer Stakes, a Listed contest run over a mile and open to three-year-olds and older and, over August Bank Holiday weekend, the Group Three Winter Hill Stakes. The contest is run over twelve furlongs and features some useful horses on its past winners list, not least 2015 winner Al Kazeem.

Flat Racing

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A figure of eight shape, twelve and a half furlongs in extent. Races around a mile and a half see both left and right-handed turns, but in races below that distance, only right-handed turns are met. Though perfectly flat throughout, the track is sharp in character. However due to the length of the run-in (nearly five furlongs), galloping sorts aren't inconvenienced. When the going is very testing fields tend to track across to the far side, although it is a greater factor at sprint trips. Those drawn high are favoured otherwise at five and six furlongs.

Windsor’s bottom turn has been christened ‘carnage corner’ and you can get into all sorts of trouble if the one in front slows down there, causing a concertina effect. It’s a sharp right-hander and if you employ different tactics, kicking-on on a front-runner there, you can really get those behind you at it, especially anybody caught wide. You need a balanced horses at Windsor, even though the course is flat, and a ballsy ride can pay dividends, because a path can often open up late-on on the stands’ rail.

View from the saddle: Jason WeaverJason Weaver

Current Going

  • Good
    Good to Soft in places

Current Weather

Forecast: Sunny spells

Temperature: 9.9° - 15.5°

Rainfall: 0.69cm

Wind: 11.5mph SW

Last Update: 23/04/2018 17:00

Forecast: Light rain

Temperature: 8.3° - 14.1°

Rainfall: 2.98cm

Wind: 11.7mph SW

Last Update: 23/04/2018 17:00

Upcoming Races

Replays & Results

16:50 Royal Windsor Horse Show Handicap

(Class 6) (6f 12y)
Black and yellow stripes, black sleeves, yellow spots, quartered cap (Mrs L A Cullimore)
  • Winner: Air Of York
  • Jockey: William Cox
  • Trainer: J L Flint
  • Owner: Mrs L A Cullimore

17:20 Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds 30th Anniversary Fillies' Novice Auction Stakes (Plus 10)

(Class 5) (5f 21y)
Dark blue, pink star, pink sleeves, dark blue spots, dark blue cap, pink star (The Gypsy Spirit Partnership)
  • Winner: Gypsy Spirit
  • Jockey: Josephine Gordon
  • Trainer: Tom Clover
  • Owner: The Gypsy Spirit Partnership

17:50 Horse Guards Gin Cup Handicap

(Class 4) (5f 21y)
Purple, emerald green hoop and armlets (Hunscote Stud)
  • Winner: Rebecca Rocks
  • Jockey: Harry Bentley
  • Trainer: H Candy
  • Owner: Hunscote Stud

18:20 Regus Fillies' Handicap

(Class 4) (1m 2f)
White, emerald green hoop (Mr George Strawbridge)
  • Winner: Stream Song
  • Jockey: R Havlin
  • Trainer: J H M Gosden
  • Owner: Mr George Strawbridge

18:50 BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital Novice Stakes

(Class 5) (1m 2f)
Purple, light blue chevron, light blue cap (Mr J C Smith)
  • Winner: Rock Eagle
  • Jockey: Louis Steward
  • Trainer: R M Beckett
  • Owner: Mr J C Smith

19:20 Lyons Business Services (Mailboxes Etc) Handicap

(Class 6) (1m 3f 99y)
Dark green and beige stripes (Crowd Racing Partnership)
  • Winner: The Detainee
  • Jockey: A Kirby
  • Trainer: N P Mulholland
  • Owner: Crowd Racing Partnership

19:50 Julia Cream 80th Birthday Handicap

(Class 6) (1m 31y)
Maroon, white sleeves, maroon stars, white cap, maroon star (Mrsjaynefrench & Mrsjacquelinepilling)
  • Winner: He's Our Star
  • Jockey: Tom Marquand
  • Trainer: Ali Stronge
  • Owner: Mrsjaynefrench & Mrsjacquelinepilling
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01753 498400
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