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.


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.

View from the saddle: Mick Fitzgerald
Future Fixtures
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  • Wed 02 September 2020
  • Wed 09 September 2020
  • Sun 04 October 2020
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  • Fri 30 October 2020
Advance Going
Good-good to firm in places
Current Weather
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Forecast: Sunny spells
Temp: 7.5° - 19.1°
Rainfall: 0.06mm
Wind: 8.6 mph NW

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Last Update: 03/08/2020 17:00

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12:35 Final Furlong Podcast Novices' Hurdle
GBB Race
2m | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 12 ran
  • Winner: Hunting Percival 3/1 2Fav
  • Jockey: J J Burke Trainer: Tom Lacey
  • Owner: Lady Cobham
13:10 Inside Track Racing Handicap Hurdle
Div 1
2m 7½f | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 12 ran
  • Winner: Viking Ruby 16/1
  • Jockey: Harry Reed Trainer: N P Mulholland
  • Owner: Ms S Exell
13:40 Inside Track Racing Handicap Hurdle
Div 2
2m 7½f | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 12 ran
  • Winner: Strictly Art 20/1
  • Jockey: Aidan Coleman Trainer: D P Quinn
  • Owner: Mr Denis Quinn
14:10 Sky Sports Racing On Sky 415 Novices' Chase
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3m | Class 3 | 5YO plus | 4 ran
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  • Jockey: Jonjo O'Neill Jr. Trainer: Jonjo O'Neill
  • Owner: Mrs Gay Smith
14:40 Millions Dream Racing Handicap Hurdle
2m | Class 4 | 3YO plus | 12 ran
  • Winner: Get Back Get Back 5/2 Fav
  • Jockey: S Bowen Trainer: Harry Fry
  • Owner: Get Back Get Back
15:10 Watch Free Race Replays On attheraces.com Handicap Chase
2m 4f | Class 3 | 4YO plus | 9 ran
  • Winner: Western Miller 15/2
  • Jockey: Paul O'Brien Trainer: C E Longsdon
  • Owner: The Pantechnicons Iv
15:40 Download The At The Races App Handicap Hurdle
2m 4f | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 10 ran
  • Winner: Yes No Maybe So 11/4 Fav
  • Jockey: J J Burke Trainer: Tom Lacey
  • Owner: Valueracingclub Co Uk
16:10 Sky Sports Racing HD Virgin 535 Handicap Chase
3m | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 10 ran
  • Winner: Bermeo 10/1
  • Jockey: James Best Trainer: Johnny Farrelly
  • Owner: Manhole Covers Ltd
16:40 attheraces.com Standard Open NH Flat Race
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2m | Class 5 | 4YO to 6YO | 9 ran
  • Winner: Last Royal 6/1
  • Jockey: Thomas Bellamy Trainer: Keiran Burke
  • Owner: Glanvilles Stud Partners

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Uttoxeter Racecourse
Wood Lane
ST14 8BD
01889 562561
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