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|Owned by||Herefordshire Council|
|Screened on||At The Races|
|Course type||National Hunt|
Hereford Racecourse is a horse racing venue located in Hereford, Herefordshire, owned by Herefordshire Council. Arena Racing Company held the lease for operating Thoroughbred racing fixtures there until December 2012.
The course is almost square in shape with a circuit of about a mile-and-a-half. Opened in 1771 the course was greatly modernised in the 1960s, with also in 1966 a photo-finish camera being installed.
Having failed to obtain a new lease from the Herefordshire County Council, Arena Racing Company ceased operations there in December 2012.  Hereford staged its final Thoroughbred race meeting on 16 December 2012, but is still used for Arabian racing.
- "Arabian raceday draws decent Hereford crowd". Racing Post. 6 May 2013.
- British Racing and Racecourses (ISBN 978-0950139722) by Marion Rose Halpenny - Page 145
- Telegraph Sport, "Hereford and Folkestone racecourses forced to close down" The Telegraph, 27/07/2012
- "Hereford Racecourse stages its final meeting". BBC News. 16 December 2012.
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