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

14:10 Courage Best Apprentice Handicap

(Class 5) (1m 3f 137y)
Purple, yellow epaulets (Dan Hall, D M James, Steve Jenkins)
  • Winner: Gemini
  • Jockey: Jason Watson
  • Trainer: C Hills
  • Owner: Dan Hall, D M James, Steve Jenkins

14:45 Courage Directors Nursery

(Class 5) (5f 10y)
Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap (Lordship Stud)
  • Winner: On The Stage
  • Jockey: L P Keniry
  • Trainer: Ed Walker
  • Owner: Lordship Stud

15:20 188Bet Mobile Bet10 Get20 Summer Sprint Series Final Handicap

(Class 2) (5f 160y)
Royal blue, yellow and royal blue diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap (Mr A A Byrne)
  • Winner: Red Alert
  • Jockey: Poppy Bridgwater
  • Trainer: A W Carroll
  • Owner: Mr A A Byrne

15:55 188Bet Casino Handicap (Summer Staying Series Final)

(Class 2) (1m 6f)
Grey, dark blue seams and star on cap (Mrs Emily Treadwell)
  • Winner: Xinbama
  • Jockey: F Norton
  • Trainer: David Dunne
  • Owner: Mrs Emily Treadwell

16:30 Biodivide Stem Cell Technology Novice Stakes

(Class 5) (1m)
Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap (Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum)
  • Winner: Bawaasil
  • Jockey: David Probert
  • Trainer: Owen Burrows
  • Owner: Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum

17:05 Best Odds Guaranteed At 188Bet Handicap

(Class 5) (1m 2f 37y)
Orange, red star and sleeves (Dr S P Hargreaves)
  • Winner: War Of Succession
  • Jockey: F Norton
  • Trainer: A G Newcombe
  • Owner: Dr S P Hargreaves

17:40 188Bet Extra Place Races Handicap

(Class 5) (1m 2f 37y)
Dark blue, light blue triple diamond, chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap, light blue diamonds (Mr & Mrs George Bhatti)
  • Winner: My Boy Sepoy
  • Jockey: Rossa Ryan
  • Trainer: S C Williams
  • Owner: Mr & Mrs George Bhatti
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