OFFICIALS AT BATH RACECOURSE Managing Director: Tony Kelly General Manager: Jo Miller Clerk of the Course: Tim Long
Bath Racecourse is located approximately 119 miles from London, 13 miles from Bristol, 63 miles from Southampton and 49 miles from Taunton.
HOW TO GET TO BATH RACECOURSE
By road: Conveniently located two miles North of the city centre, Bath Racecourse is just six miles South of Junction 18 of the M4 Motorway and is well sign-posted from all major routes to its location on Lansdown Hill. There is ample free car parking at the racecourse.
By rail: You can reach Bath Racecourse from both the main London Paddington and South Wales lines. There are also regular connections from Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham. Buses and taxis run from the station to the course (10-15 minutes ride).
There is a bus service provided by ‘First' bus company which runs every half an hour throughout the day starting 2 hours before the first race. The service number is 22 and it picks up from Dorchester Street . For more information please call 0845 6064446. The fare is £3 single or £6 return.
By air: Helicopters may land at the course on a raceday, with prior permission from the racecourse
ADMISSION TO BATH RACECOURSE
Premier Enclosure £18/£20, Grandstand & Paddock £13/£16, Centre Course £10 per person. Accompanied under 16s free. Car Park: free
The Premier Enclosure has the prime viewing position on the racecourse adjacent to the winning line and has the most comprehensive facilities. You have full access to all public areas of the course including the Parade Ring and Winners' Enclosure, plus exclusive use of the Premier Bar and Restaurant.
The Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure has an excellent viewing area with seating and a variety of catering and bar outlets. There is also access to the Bookmakers, the Parade ring and the Winners enclosure.
The Centre Course Enclosure is a popular choice for families with acres of picnic space and the option of parking within the enclosure. There is a bar which serves snacks and provides betting facilities.
LEADING TRAINERS / JOCKEYS AT BATH RACECOURSE
Trainers: M Channon, R Hannon, B W Hills, J M Bradley, A Balding Jockeys: S Drowne, M Dwyer, K Fallon, S Sander, F Norton
Flat: Tue Apr 19: Season opening raceday (Eve) , Thu Apr 28 Royal Wedding Warm up, Tue May 3, Mon May 16, Fri May 20, Fri Jun 3 Real Ale and Jazz Festival (Eve), Sat Jun 11 Super Saturday, Wed Jun 22 Summer Evening Racing (Eve), Wed Jul 6, Thu Jul 14 Sizzling Summer Racenight (Eve), Thu Jul 21, Fri Jul 29 Cider Festival Featuring 'The Wurzels' (Eve), Tue Aug 2 Summer Holiday Raceday, Sat Aug 20 Ladies Day & 200 Anniversary Celebrations (Eve), Wed Aug 31, Mon Sep 5, Sat Sep 10 Irish Raceday, Mon Sep 26, Sun Oct 16 Oktoberfest Season Finale
Bath Racecourse spec: A left-handed course about 1 mile 4 furlongs and 25 yards in circumference with an uphill 4 furlongs run-in. The 5 furlong and 161 yard course is a continuation of the 5 furlong course. The mile and mile and a quarter courses have over a quarter of a mile straight at the start.
Bath Racecourse factsheet Details of horse racing course at Bath