Main Buildings and Parade ring
|Location||Wincanton, Somerset, England|
|Owned by||Jockey Club Racecourses|
|Screened on||Racing UK|
|Course type||National Hunt|
|Notable races||Kingwell Hurdle|
The steeplechase fences are large, making it a good test of a chaser. Three fences in quick succession in the second half of the home-straight make for exciting racing and often change the complexion of a finish dramatically; resulting in a great many close finishes.
The track stages several big races, including the Kingwell Hurdle in February. The CGA Chase (previously the Jim Ford Challenge Cup, last run in 2012) was run on the same day; these races were significant trials for the Champion Hurdle and Cheltenham Gold Cup respectively. Several of the races at the course are shown on Channel 4.
During the year to 2008, the course had the second highest casualty rate in the country, with 9 deaths. 
|February||Saturday||Kingwell Hurdle||Hurdle||Grade 2||2m||4yo +|
|November||Friday||Badger Ales Trophy||Chase||Handicap||3m 1f 110y||4yo+|
|November||Saturday||Elite Hurdle||Hurdle||Grade 2||2m||4yo +|
|November||Saturday||Rising Stars Novices' Chase||Chase||Grade 2||2m 5f||4yo +|
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