Newbury Winter Festival at Newbury Racecourse
Thursday - Day One is Newbury Day, the very first day of the Jump season and an ideal day to experience racing at Newbury. The new look racing programme now includes the Listed Sportingbet Intermediate Hurdle as well as the feature race, the GPG Novices' Chase. Don't worry if you've not been before as there will be plenty going on around the parade ring.
Friday - Day Two is Gentleman's Day, the tension mounts with an exciting day of racing action including the Sportingbet Handicap Chase and the Grade 2 Fuller's London Pride Novices' Chase plus plenty of entertainment off the track.
Saturday - Day Three is Hennessy Gold Cup Day, featuring the jewel in the crown of Newbury's racing calendar, the prestigious Hennessy Gold Cup, now in it's 56th year. With a distance of 3 miles and 2 furlongs, a display of courage and horsemanship is required to be first past the post. There will also be a a host of other top class races which attract huge crowds every year. Guaranteed to feature racing's biggest stars, the day is one of the 'don't miss' events of the winter social and sporting scene.
Grandstand tickets are priced at £20-£30 and Premier Enclosure tickets cost £30-£45. Packages are available which vary and must be bought 7 days in advance.
|Thu 28 Nov 2013||10:30 to 16:30|
|Fri 29 Nov 2013||11:00 to 16:30|
|Sat 30 Nov 2013||09:30 to 16:30|
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Newbury, RG14 7NZ
Map reference: SU 483666 Lat: 51.39729 Long: -1.30711
FROM M4 - JUNCTION 13
Exit the M4 at Junction 13 and join the A34 for Newbury. Follow the signs for Newbury, joining the A339 and follow into Newbury to a set of traffic lights (keep in one of the two lanes on the right hand side). Continue straight over two sets of traffic lights on the large roundabout (Robin Hood roundabout). At the next roundabout (Sainsburys on left), continue straight over remaining on the A339. At the next roundabout (Halfords on left), take the first exit left into Queens Road. At the mini roundabout, fork right into Greenham Road and take the first left into Racecourse Road leading to the main racecourse entrance.
FROM M3 - JUNCTION 9
Exit the M3 at Junction 9 (signed to the Midlands, Newbury and A34). Join the A34 and south of Newbury, leave the A34 at the exit sign posted Newbury B4640 / Tot Hill services, then follow the brown signs to Newbury Racecourse.
FROM M3 - JUNCTION 6
Follow the A339 to Newbury and then follow the brown signs to
Newbury racecourse has its own station, one stop from Newbury Station,
with direct connections to London Paddington and the West.
Parking : free
Nearest station : Newbury Racecourse station