Bath Racecourse

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Bath
Bath racecourse logo.jpg
Bath Racecourse logo
Location Bath, Somerset
Owned by Arena Racing Company
Screened on At The Races
Course type Flat
Official website
The stands

Bath Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located on Lansdown Hill, just north of Bath, Somerset, owned by Arena Racing Company.

The racecourse is a left-handed oval track of 1 mile 4 furlongs and 25 yards, with a run-in of nearly half-a-mile.[1]

At 780 feet (238 m) above sea level Bath is Britain's highest flat racecourse, although National Hunt courses Hexham and Exeter are higher.[2]

Racing was first recorded at Bath in 1728.[3] During World War II it was used as a landing field by the Royal Air Force and named RAF North Stoke.[4]

Notable races[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Racing and Racecourses (ISBN 978-0-9501397-2-2) by Marion Rose Halpenny - Page 77
  2. ^ "Bath". At the races. Retrieved 2008-09-14. 
  3. ^ Mortimer, Roger; Onslow, Richard; Willett, Peter (1978). Biographical Encyclopaedia of British Racing. London: Macdonald and Jane's. ISBN 0 354 08536 0.  edit
  4. ^ Berryman, David (2006). Somerset airfields in the Second World War. Newbury: Countryside Books. pp. 124–126. ISBN 1-85306-864-0. 

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Coordinates: 51°25′06″N 2°24′34″W / 51.41833°N 2.40944°W / 51.41833; -2.40944