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The grandstand and curve of the track at Southwell Racecourse.

Our Racecourse

Southwell Racecourse offers a unique blend of charm, excitement and comfort, making it one of the premier sporting venues in the East Midlands. With racing on both All-Weather and Turf tracks taking place throughout the year we are sure to have a raceday for you.

The racecourse at Southwell has been around since 1850. In 1886, the racecourse had its first grandstand, although riding conditions were difficult.

However, in 1897 it was decided a new track was to be made and almost seventy years later a new enclosure stand was built and opened in 1965. The track became all weather in 1989, which is also the year Southwell held an all-weather National Hunt meeting for the first time.

Currently, Southwell hosts both All-Weather racing and jumps racing, with over 50 meetings a year the norm for the course, Southwell is one of the top five busiest courses in the country. Southwell Golf Club which lies adjacent to the Racecourse was founded in 1993 and has around 250 members. 

Guests dressed for the races arrive at the entrance to Southwell Racecourse.
Two race goers look out from their balcony at the track at Southwell Racecourse.
Two jockeys battle to be the front runner in a race at Southwell Racecourse.

Annual Membership

If you're a frequent visitor to Southwell Racecourse, why not purchase an Annual Membership.

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Southwell Golf Club

Southwell Golf Club is renowned for its welcoming and friendly atmosphere to both members and visitors alike.

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A gold ball rests on the grass just before a hole.
Golf clubs shine brightly in the sunshine.
A golf club is set up to take a shot on a golf green.
A horse, jockey and trainer pose at the winners post at Southwell Racecourse.
A horse and it's owners, trainer and jockey pose for a picture at Southwell Racecourse.
A jockey and horse make their way to the starting block at Southwell Racecourse.

Owners & Trainers

Owning, training, riding and looking after racehorses involves passion, knowledge, skill and lots of hard work. 

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A jockey looks focuses as he pulls ahead of his competitors during a race at Southwell Racecourse.

Equine Welfare

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A porsche is parked in front of a promotional stand during a sponsored race day at Southwell Racecourse.


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A waitress carries glasses of win on a tray.

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