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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Replays & Results

13:30 ROA/Racing Post, Owners' Jackpot Handicap (Div 1)

(Class 5) (5f 161y)
Black, red striped sleeves, check cap (The Foxford House Partnership)
  • Winner: Wild Dancer
  • Jockey: Hector Crouch
  • Trainer: P R Chamings
  • Owner: The Foxford House Partnership

14:00 ROA/Racing Post, Owners' Jackpot Handicap (Div 2)

(Class 5) (5f 161y)
Purple, emerald green striped sleeves, white cap (Mr D R C Elsworth)
  • Winner: Burning Thread
  • Jockey: F M Berry
  • Trainer: D R C Elsworth
  • Owner: Mr D R C Elsworth

14:30 LDF/EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes

(Class 5) (5f 11y)
Red, yellow stars, halved sleeves and star on cap (China Horse Club)
  • Winner: Tschierschen
  • Jockey: P Cosgrave
  • Trainer: W J Haggas
  • Owner: China Horse Club

15:05 Golden Hooves Handicap

(Class 5) (2m 1f 34y)
Light blue, red cross belts, striped sleeves, red cap (Ms Caroline Rowland)
  • Winner: Mccools Gold
  • Jockey: J P Fahy
  • Trainer: Eve Johnson Houghton
  • Owner: Ms Caroline Rowland

15:40 British Stallion Studs EBF Beckford Fillies' Stakes (Listed)

(Class 1) (1m 6f)
Silver, dark green sleeves (The Dukes of Roxburghe & Devonshire)
  • Winner: Twitch
  • Jockey: James Doyle
  • Trainer: Hugo Palmer
  • Owner: The Dukes of Roxburghe & Devonshire

16:10 Janet Denning Fifehead Farms Memorial Fillies' Handicap

(Class 5) (1m 5y)
Royal blue, yellow hollow box (Saif Ali & Saeed H Altayer)
  • Winner: Beatbybeatbybeat
  • Jockey: James Doyle
  • Trainer: I Mohammed
  • Owner: Saif Ali & Saeed H Altayer

16:45 Wiltshire Heights/EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes

(Class 5) (1m 2f 46y)
Red, white sash, royal blue cap (Cheveley Park Stud)
  • Winner: Castellated
  • Jockey: S M Levey
  • Trainer: R Hannon
  • Owner: Cheveley Park Stud

17:15 Culloden Handicap

(Class 5) (1m 3f 144y)
Eton blue (The Earl Cadogan)
  • Winner: Free Passage
  • Jockey: Dane O'Neill
  • Trainer: H Candy
  • Owner: The Earl Cadogan
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