Bath Course Guide

Located high up on Lansdown Hill above the city, at 780 feet above sea level, Bath is the highest Flat racecourse in the UK. The track has hosted racing for over almost 300 years and is famous for its kidney-shaped circuit which means runners are nearly always on the turn.

The feature race of the year is the Listed Lansdown Fillies Stakes run in April over five furlongs for fillies and mares aged three and older. The race has produced some very smart winners, including Cassandra Go, who won the race as a four-year-old in 2000 before going on to be a very smart sprinter, registering wins in the Temple and King’s Stand Stakes, whilst Kind, third in the 2005 renewal, went on to become the dam of the great Frankel.

Flat Racing

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Left handed, galloping. The round course is an elongated oval track, just over twelve furlongs in extent, with a run-in of nearly half a mile, those that commit for home early in the straight often proving vulnerable in the closing stages, this due to the steady climb to the finish. The camera angle in the straight makes it one of the trickiest course in the country for in-running bettors as it's head-on from two furlongs out to inside the last. The highest course in the country, with no watering, so the ground can get very firm during a dry spell.

Bath races are usually run at a true gallop and, sometimes, horses start getting a bit too competitive a long way out. The sharp home turn makes it almost a specialist’s track and you see plenty of runners struggling around it. But, if you’re on one that rails and is fleet of foot, that bend can be a good point to grab an advantage, by turning the taps on while others are having trouble. The finish is quite stiff, so you need to get home, but you would love to be on a front-runner that handles the ups and downs.

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Advance Going

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Current Weather

Forecast: Light rain

Temperature: 14.0° - 20.9°

Rainfall: 3.70cm

Wind: 5.4mph W

Last Update: 26/06/2017 17:00x

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Replays & Results

17:40 Marstons Brewery Handicap

(Class 6) (1m 3f 137y)
Royal blue, white hoops, red and white striped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr David Henery)
  • Winner: Hallingham
  • Jockey: Hector Crouch
  • Trainer: K O Cunningham-Brown
  • Owner: Mr David Henery

18:10 Andersons Waste Management Handicap

(Class 5) (1m 2f 37y)
Yellow, red and black chevrons on sleeves, black cap (Mr Glen Symes)
  • Winner: Glens Wobbly
  • Jockey: Jordan Uys
  • Trainer: J A Geake
  • Owner: Mr Glen Symes

18:45 Charles Saunders Food Services Maiden Fillies' Stakes

(Class 5) (1m 2f 37y)
Dark blue, light blue cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, white cap (Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd)
  • Winner: Light Of Joy
  • Jockey: R Winston
  • Trainer: D R Lanigan
  • Owner: Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd

19:15 Charles Saunders Seafood Fillies' Handicap

(Class 5) (5f 160y)
Emerald green, yellow star, yellow sleeves, emerald green stars, yellow cap, emerald green star (Mrs Susan Bunney)
  • Winner: Jersey Breeze
  • Jockey: K A Quinn
  • Trainer: M R Channon
  • Owner: Mrs Susan Bunney

19:50 Good Morning Disposable Maiden Auction Stakes

(Class 6) (5f 10y)
Pink, grey stripe, grey and pink striped sleeves and cap (Ushers Court)
  • Winner: Dreamboat Annie
  • Jockey: S J Drowne
  • Trainer: M D I Usher
  • Owner: Ushers Court

20:25 Platinum Motor Group Handicap

(Class 6) (1m 5f 11y)
Purple, emerald green sash, red sleeves and cap (Mrs M E Slade)
  • Winner: Imphal
  • Jockey: Tyler Saunders
  • Trainer: M P Tregoning
  • Owner: Mrs M E Slade

20:55 Wainwright Brewery Handicap

(Class 6) (5f 160y)
Yellow, black seams, black cap (Mr M Channon)
  • Winner: Lightoller
  • Jockey: G Lee
  • Trainer: M R Channon
  • Owner: Mr M Channon
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