Stratford Racecourse

Stratford Racecourse, situated in Shottery Meadow, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, has staged regular race meetings since 1849. More recently, in 1969, the course was enlarged and the bends made easier by reincorporating land that was originally part of the racecourse. More recently still, in 1997, a glass-fronted grandstand was opened. Stratford Racecourse stages 19 National Hunt meetings throughout the season.

Course Characteristics

Stratford Racecourse is a left-handed, sharp, flat triangle, approximately a mile and a quarter around. There are eight easy, fences – just one of which is in the short home straight – or five flights of hurdles per circuit and a run-in of 200 yards.

Track Facts

One of the highlights of the season at Stratford is The Stratford Foxhunters Champion Hunters’ Chase, run over 3 miles 4 furlongs in June.

The late Aubrey Brabazon, who won the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Cottage Rake in 1948, 1949 and 1950, rode his last winner at Stratford in 1960.

The late Fred Winter trained his last winner at Stratford in 1988.

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