OFFICIALS AT TAUNTON RACECOURSE Clerk of the Course: Michael J Trickey TEL: (07774) 620717 (mobile)
Taunton Racecourse in Somerset is England's youngest racecourse. Itis situated approximately 168 miles from London, 69 miles from Bournemouth, 50 miles from Bristol and 37 miles from Exeter.
HOW TO GET TO TAUNTON RACECOURSE
By road: Racecourse postcode for SAT NAV: TA3 7BL
Taunton Racecourse is on the B3170 road from Taunton to Corfe & Honiton, approx 2 miles south of Taunton town centre. Leave the M5 at Junction 25, and travel towards Taunton, following the signs for Racecourse.
If you are travelling on the A303 or from Dorset or South Somerset, take the A358 which crosses under the M5 and pick up the Racecourse signs. For those travelling from North Devon or Minehead, the B3170 leaves Taunton from the traffic lights by the town centre Sainsburys.
By rail: Paddington-Taunton
There is no public bus service from Taunton to the Racecourse. A courtesy bus is provided, which will depart Taunton main line railway station one hour before the first race, call at the bus station en route and return 30 minutes after the start of the last race. Taxis are also available at the train station and course.
By air: Helicopter landing facilities are available at the course by prior arrangement.
ADMISSION TO TAUNTON RACECOURSE
Portman Stand £16, Tattersalls £12 Car Parking: free
New season starts Wednesday 29th October
Wednesday 29th October First Race: 2.10pm New Season - Half term Meeting
Thursday 13th November First Race: 1.10pm Afternoon Meeting
Thursday 27th November First Race:12.35pm Afternoon Meeting
Thursday 11th December First Race: 12.40pm Festive Fixture
Tuesday 30th December First Race:*12.40pm Christmas Meeting * All timings subject to change
The course is a long right handed oval shaped track of approximately 1¼ miles with a run-in of 150 yards.
LEADING TRAINERS / JOCKEYS AT TAUNTON RACECOURSE
Trainers : P J Hobbs, P Nicholls, D Pipe, R Hodges Jockeys : R Johnson, A P McCoy, J Tizzard
Taunton Racecourse factsheet 2014 Details of horse racing course at Taunton