Leicester Racecourse

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Leicester
Location Oadby, Leicestershire
Owned by Leicester Racecourse Company Ltd.
Screened on At The Races
Course type Flat
National Hunt
Notable races King Richard III Stakes
Official website

Leicester Racecourse is a horse-racing course in Oadby, Leicestershire, England.[1]

The course is oval shaped and nearly 2 miles in extent.[1] It was opened ante 1773.[1]

The course hosts both forms of British horse racing event: National Hunt, in which the horses race over fences or over hurdles, and Flat racing, in which the horses run an unobstructed distance.[1]

Prior to the 2009/10 National Hunt season, the open ditch, which was jumped as the fourth last fence, was moved to the home straight. The home straight now consists of four fences, with the open ditch now taken as the third last fence.

Leicester racecourse was the scene of the infamous Flockton Grey ringer case.

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Coordinates: 52°35′52″N 1°5′45″W / 52.59778°N 1.09583°W / 52.59778; -1.09583