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Wincanton Racecourse

Thursday 17 January 2019



The day of the celebrated Somerset National, sponsored by Healthy Pets! A fine opportunity to watch some of our best-loved chasers take their place in the limelight.


Gates Open: 11:00am

First Race: 12:50pm

Last Race: 4:10pm


It’s a race with a great history, past winners including Alfie Spinner, a veteran of 46 races and victor of the 2017 Somerset National with Jamie Moore in the saddle and the wonderful Golden Chieftain who won the 2016 renewal - all hugely adored horses who strike a chord with their legions of fans.


Jump racing in January is the perfect opportunity to break free from the office and indulge in some corporate entertainment in one of our hospitality suites where chat, food, and horses are the order of the day, or book a table in Chasers Restaurant and enjoy the best view on the course.


Enjoy the excitement of raceday from our new restaurant located on the ground floor of the Hatherleigh stand. Imagine taking in the action on the track and that thrilling final moment from the exclusive viewing area directly opposite the Winning Post. Sit back and relax as the day unfolds in a relaxed atmosphere where superior food and service are guaranteed. Chasers Restaurant seats up to twelve guests and service can be tailored to your highest expectations.

This package includes:

  • 3 course a la carte menu
  • Raceday Admission
  • Reserved table for the day
  • Free car parking and much more. 



More than 8 of you? Treat yourself to one of our Private Boxes and take your pick from one of our fantastic packages from only £80 per person. Find out more below. 


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. 


We run a complimentary bus service for our race meetings. The coach will meet racegoers at Templecombe Station for the following trains:

  • The London train arriving at 10:25am and the Exeter train arriving at 10:43am. 
  • The coach will leave the course at 4:30pm. 
    (Timings are approximate)


Purchase your Premier and Grandstand admission tickets today at the best price. 


We also have our Raceday Essential Packages available in advance which includes your enclosure ticket, £9 of food and refreshment vouchers, £10 of betting vouchers and your official racecard.

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From £16

Hospitality at Somerset National Day

Chasers Restaurant

The Chasers Restaurant boasts breathtaking views over the racecourse. Package includes:

  • Raceday admission & free car parking
  • Reserved table for the day
  • Three course a la carte
  • Upgrades available.



To book please call 01963 435 840

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Private Boxes - JANUARY OFFER

Enjoy your own private box at Wincanton Racecourse with views over the course. This package includes:

  • Premier Enclosure Tickets for all guests
  • Locally sourced hot buffet
  • Mini desserts, cakes & cheese board
  • Two Premier Tickets to Family Raceday on April 22nd



To enquire, call 01963 435 840

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Event Schedule




Start Times





The Towergate Caravan Insurance Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)

2m 5f 82yds



The Healthy Pets “National Hunt” Novices Hurdle (Class 4)

1m 7f 65 yds



The Hurdle Race (Class 3)

1m 7f 65 yds



The Healthy Pets Somerset National Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 3)

3m 2f 162yds

Steeple Chase


The Simple Landlords Insurance Mares Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 3)

3m 1f 30yds

Steeple Chase


The Healthy Pets Steele Chase (A Novices' Limited Handicap) (Class 4)

2m 4f 35yds

Steeple Chase


The Towergate Property Insurance Standard Open NH Flat (Class 5)

1m 7f 65yds


The Going


GOOD (Watering)


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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Directions & Parking

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

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Buy official tickets for Somerset National Day at Wincanton Racecourse for the best price today! 


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