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Wincanton Racecourse

Saturday 15th February 2020

Fast, furious and spectacular, since 1961 The Betway Kingwell Hurdle has thrilled and beguiled and on Saturday 15th February, all roads will lead to Wincanton Racecourse for the 2020 renewal.

Grandstand Enclosure at Wincanton Racecourse

Tickets

Be a part of The Betway Kingwell Hurdle history and book your tickets in advance for the best price and save £5 off the on-the-day price. 

 

Under 18s attend racing for free when accompanied with a full paying adult. 

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Chasers Restaurant at Wincanton Racecourse

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It’s a race that attracts the best two-mile hurdlers in the business - the Lionel Messi’s of football or the Jonathan Davies of Rugby Union – and in The Betway Kingwell Hurdle they’ll be putting their Championship credentials on the line ahead of the The Festival™ presented by Magners

 

The last horse to win The Betway Kingwell Hurdle before going onto Cheltenham Festival glory was the diminutive Katchit in 2008. With a role call of winners that reads like a who’s who of racing – Inglis Drever, Bula, Lanzarote, Yanworth, Binocular, Hors La Loi III - it’s no surprise that the race is held in the highest regard by jockeys and trainers alike.

 

The seven-time champion jockey John Francome won the race in 1976 on Lanzarote, and Richard Pitman’s steered Bula to victory in 1971 and was on Lanzarote when he won in 1974 and 1975. More recently, Jeremy Scott saddled Melodic Rendezvous to win in 2014.

 

Paul Nicholls, who has saddled the winner three times, said: “It’s a good race at the right time of year and a great for Somerset racegoers to see horses of this calibre on their doorstep. It was a sweet day when Rigmarole won in 2004 as he was owned by the then Wincanton Chairman Mark Woodhouse.”

 

Whoever lifts The Kingwell Hurdle crown, another great name will be added to the annals as Somerset plays it part in creating racing history.

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RACE SCHEDULE

 

GATES OPEN: TBC

 

Information correct as of February 2019, race names, times and sponsors are subject to change. 

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

1:10

The Betway National Hunt Novices' Hurdle Race (Class 4)

1m 7f 65 yds

Hurdle

1:45

The Betway Heed Your Hunch Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)

1m 7f 149yds

Chase

2:20

The Betway Mares' Chase (Listed Race)

3m 1f

Chase

3:00

The Betway Kingwell Hurdle Race (Class 1)

1m 7 1/2f

Hurdle

3:30

The Read Harry Fry on Betway Blog Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 4)

3m 1f 

Chase

4:05

The Betway Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 3) (For The Harry Dufosee Memorial Cup)

3m 1f

Chase

4:40

The Read Richard Johnson on Betway Blog Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 3)

2m 5f 82yds

Handicap

5:10

The Read Kayley Woollacott on Betway Blog Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 4)

2m 5f 82yds

Hurdle

The Going

CHASE: Good

HURDLE: Good

Plan Your Day

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.

 

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Racecourse Map

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

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Join us for an unmissable day of racing at Wincanton Racecourse to see the 2020 renewal of The Kingwell Hurdle. Buy your tickets in advance for the best price. 

 

Don't forget, under 18s go racing for free when accompanied by a full paying adult. 

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