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Wincanton Racecourse

Saturday 5 January 2019

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

Welcoming new racegoers to wincanton racecourse 


Enter the first weekend of 2019 for a fantastic day for racing at Wincanton Racecourse. If you’re new to racing, Newcomers Day is tailor-made for you! Head to our ‘all you need to know zone’ where all those questions you’ve wanted to ask about racing can be answered. 

Under 18s go for FREE, with a full paying adult. It’s the perfect opportunity to wrap up warm, get outdoors and enjoy a day of horse racing.


Let the Wincanton Silver Band cheer you through the festive blues.


The ‘All You Need to Know Zone’ will feature an equicizer where racegoers can learn to ride a finish under the guidance of Jockey David Crosse. Alongside this, racing equipment will be on hands such as weights and colours to give you the full racing experience leaving you onto a winner.


10:30‘All You Need to Know Zone’ open hosted by David Crosse with Mark Wall 

11:15Coursewalk** – everyone who is interested please meet in front of the weighing room for 11:10

12:50 – Trip to the last chase fence** – everyone to meet in front of the weighing room for 12:45

1:20 – Jockey on equicizer demonstration

1:45Jockey Q&A in the Winners Enclosure – Jockeys TBC

2:20 – Jockey on equicizer demonstration

Don’t forget if the wind begins to bite, we have a huge choice of indoor areas to enjoy the racing action from, with a range of food offerings too!


Don't miss our January hospitality sales offer, which sees a saving of £15 per person in the new Chasers Restuarant. 


did you come racing on boxing day? 

Don't forget you can come back throughout January by using your Boxing Day ticket to claim £5 off admission to any of our January race meetings.*


*£5 admission offer valid against one Boxing Day ticket only.



Click here to read our important ticket information. 

**Subject to availability on a first-come-first-serve basis. Limited to 30 spaces. 

Event Schedule




Start Times





The Best Odds Guaranteed with BetVictor Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 4)

1m 7f 65yds



The Choose Your Horse with BetVictor's Betfinder Steeple Chase (A Novices' Limited Handicap) (Class 4)

3m 1f 30yds

Steeple Chase


The BetVictor Jump Starter Welcome Offer Novices' Hurdle Race (Class 4)

2m 5f 82yds



The BetVictor Bet £5 get £30 Offer Steeple Chase (A Novices' Limited Handicap) (Class 3)

2m 4f 35yds

Steeple Chase


The Lengthen The Odds With BetVictor Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 3)

2m 5f 82yds



The BetVictor Guaranteed Run For Your Money Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)

2m 4f 35yds

Steeple Chase


The BetVictor Horse Racing Multiples Cash Out Maiden Hurdle Race (Class 5)

1m 7f 65yds


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.


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