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Wincanton Racecourse

Wednesday 26 December 2018

This raceday has now passed, click here view our upcoming racedays at Wincanton Racecourse.

a somerset tradition


Christmas holidays were made for a day at the races, and all roads lead to Wincanton Racecourse on Boxing Day when the county celebrates one of its finest traditions.


IF YOU BOOKED YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE, YOU COULD BE IN WITH A CHANCE OF WINNING two tickets to The Festival™ presented by Magners in March 2019 worth over £200.


Don your tweed, wear your brightest coat, and pull on your new hat and gloves that you received for Christmas because nothing beats that feeling when you’re out in the fresh air, watching the horses in the Pre-Parade Ring, bumping into friends and cheering the horses home to the Winning Post.


Christmas is such a special time. If you are with friends and family, bring them along and keep the festive celebrations going. It is the perfect place to walk off all that Christmas turkey, and be a part of one of the biggest sporting days in the calendar.


The team here at Wincanton have a few Top Tips to make your day a success:

Wear: Something festive! Hang on to the Christmas spirit and celebrate with us this Boxing Day!

See: The pre-parade ring. Watch the horses getting saddled ahead of the racing
Buy: Treat yourself to a Raceday Essentials Package and have all you need to enjoy your day at the races

Get involved: Have a flutter! Why not place a bet and cheer home your horse – you could finish the year on a winner!


Under 18s can come racing for FREE when attending with a full paying adult.


If you are traveling by car, there will be complimentary Park and Ride from Morrison’s Carpark which will be starting at approximately 10.15am and running throughout the day with a short break at about 1.00pm.


Christmas Opening Times

Click here to view our Racecourse and Call Centre opening times over Christmas. 

Ticket Sales

Tickets are no longer available to purchase online but don't worry, you can still purchase tickets on the gate.


On the gate tickets available from £20

Event Schedule




Race Schedule

Start Times





The Jockey Club Ownership Syndicate Novices’ H’cap Hurdle

1m 7f 65y



The Woods Restaurant in Bath Mares’ Novices Hurdle

1m 7f 65y 



The Pertemps Network H’cap Hurdle 

2m 5f 82y 



The Byerley Stud Lord Stalbridge Memorial Cup H’cap Chase

3m 1f 30y 



The Bathwick Car and Van Rental Mid-Season H’cap Chase

1m 7f 149y



The EBF/TBA Mares' Novices' Steeple Chase

2m 4f 35y



The Jockey Club Catering Standard Open National Hunt Flat  

1m 7f 65y 


The Going



Raceday Style

There is no specific guidance at Wincanton, however as we race largely during the winter months, the weather can be unpredictable, so we would advise you to dress accordingly.


More Information

Racecourse Map

Find your way around Wincanton Racecourse, illustrating a general layout of the racecourse facilities. 

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Directions & Parking

Are you visiting Wincanton racecourse, and want to know how to get here and our available car parks?

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