In the heart of Cambridgeshire
Situated in Cambridgeshire and hosting 18 racedays in a year, Huntingdon Racecourse is often considered one of the best small courses in the country.
Racing highlights include the prestigious Peterborough Chase, run a fortnight before Christmas, a contest with history and heritage having attracted some of the greats like Desert Orchid, One Man, Edredon Bleu and Best Mate over the years.
RACING WITH SPECTATORS
Following the news that England is now in a National Lockdown, unfortunately we are unable to welcome spectators to the racecourse. This means that we will race behind closed doors, but we look forward to being able to welcome racegoers again when it’s safe and appropriate to do so.
Once we are back racing, we have many fabulous feature days for you to enjoy.
Go Racing Racedays
Are you a racing enthusiast wanting to enjoy an access all areas experience? Then our Go Racing Racedays are for you, with tickets being just £10 when booked in advance and £15 on the day. Enjoy a variety of bars and food outlets or why not take advantage of our Peterborough Chase Restaurant with stunning views across the course.
Featuring free children’s entertainment including an inflatable fun fair, treasure hunts and kids races on the track. Not forgetting appearances from popular children’s characters throughout the afternoon. All this combined that with some exciting horse racing and you’re on for a winner!
All about the Ladies
Visitors can choose between our fabulous Ladies’ Evening in May and Winter Ladies’ Day in November. There is every incentive to dress up on both occasions, with Style Awards prizes handed out for the best dressed. They each provide ideal opportunities to come racing with partners and friends. Look out for our tailored packages available at both of these feature meetings.
The much loved Beer Festival showcases local beers and refreshments as well as top-class racing and entertainment.
The Peterborough Chase
The Peterborough Chase is Huntingdon Racecourse’s most established and prestigious racing event of the year. Since the race was first staged in 1969 the racecourse has witnessed some of the most famous names in jump racing win the Grade 2 Listed race - including Desert Orchid, Remittance Man, Dublin Flyer, One Man, Best Mate, Edredon Bleu and Monet’s Garden. The day not only features exhilarating racing but also a wide array of family entertainment.
Boxing Day racing at Huntingdon Racecourse is as much a part of Christmas as turkey, mulled wine and crackers.
This year though, things will look a little different. The BHA have announced a number of changes to the national racing fixture list over the Christmas period, which includes Huntingdon’s traditional Boxing Day racing moving to 22 December for 2020 only.