Salisbury Racecourse

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Location Salisbury, Wiltshire
Screened on Racing UK
Course type Flat
Notable races Sovereign Stakes
Official website

Salisbury Racecourse is a flat racecourse in the United Kingdom featuring thoroughbred horse racing, four miles from Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. Fifteen race meetings a year are held there between early May and mid-October. There has been racing at the course since the mid-16th century, and many great horses won there, including Gimcrack (1768), Eclipse (1769), Sun Chariot (1941), Mill Reef (1970) and Brigadier Gerard (1970). Sir Percy, winner of the 2006 Derby, and Look Here, winner of the 2008 Oaks, had both won at Salisbury the previous year. Jockey Lester Piggott first rode in public at Salisbury, in 1948, and Steve Cauthen in 1979.

Notable races[edit]

Month DOW Race Name Type Grade Distance Age/Sex
June Sunday Cathedral Stakes Flat Listed 6f 3yo +
August Thursday Sovereign Stakes Flat Group 3 1m 3yo +
September Thursday Dick Poole Fillies' Stakes Flat Group 3 6f 2yo only f

Other races

Salisbury's earliest big race was the King's Plate for 6-year-olds, awarded by George I in 1723.[1]


  1. ^ Whyte, James Christie (1840). History of the British turf, from the earliest period to the present day, Volume I. London: H. Colburn. p. 402. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 

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Coordinates: 51°03′15″N 1°51′19″W / 51.05417°N 1.85528°W / 51.05417; -1.85528