Bath Course Guide

Located high up on Lansdown Hill above the city, at 780 feet above sea level, Bath is the highest Flat racecourse in the UK. The track has hosted racing for over almost 300 years and is famous for its kidney-shaped circuit which means runners are nearly always on the turn.

The feature race of the year is the Listed Lansdown Fillies Stakes run in April over five furlongs for fillies and mares aged three and older. The race has produced some very smart winners, including Cassandra Go, who won the race as a four-year-old in 2000 before going on to be a very smart sprinter, registering wins in the Temple and King’s Stand Stakes, whilst Kind, third in the 2005 renewal, went on to become the dam of the great Frankel.


Left handed, galloping. The round course is an elongated oval track, just over twelve furlongs in extent, with a run-in of nearly half a mile, those that commit for home early in the straight often proving vulnerable in the closing stages, this due to the steady climb to the finish. The camera angle in the straight makes it one of the trickiest course in the country for in-running bettors as it's head-on from two furlongs out to inside the last. The highest course in the country, with no watering, so the ground can get very firm during a dry spell.

Bath races are usually run at a true gallop and, sometimes, horses start getting a bit too competitive a long way out. The sharp home turn makes it almost a specialist’s track and you see plenty of runners struggling around it. But, if you’re on one that rails and is fleet of foot, that bend can be a good point to grab an advantage, by turning the taps on while others are having trouble. The finish is quite stiff, so you need to get home, but you would love to be on a front-runner that handles the ups and downs.

View from the saddle: Jason Weaver
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13:40 Download The Star Sports App Now Handicap
5½f | Class 5 | 3YO plus | 11 ran
  • Winner: Doc Sportello 11/2
  • Jockey: Tom Marquand Trainer: A W Carroll
  • Owner: Mr George Nixon
14:10 Novice Stakes
5f | Class 5 | 2YO only | 7 ran
  • Winner: Raasel 7/2 J2Fav
  • Jockey: Jim Crowley Trainer: M P Tregoning
  • Owner: Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum
14:45 Download The Star Sports App Now/EBF Novice Stakes
1m 2f | Class 5 | 2YO only | 11 ran
  • Winner: Midnights Legacy 11/2
  • Jockey: Tom Marquand Trainer: A King
  • Owner: Pitchall Stud Partnership
15:20 British Stallion Studs EBF Beckford Stakes
Fillies And Mares
Listed | 1m 6f | Class 1 | 3YO plus | 10 ran
  • Winner: Sapa Inca 7/2 2Fav
  • Jockey: Hayley Turner Trainer: M Johnston
  • Owner: China Horse Club International Limited
15:50 Bath Luxury Toilet Hire Handicap
2m 1f | Class 5 | 3YO plus | 11 ran
  • Winner: Cochise 6/1
  • Jockey: Thomas Greatrex Trainer: R Charlton
  • Owner: Mr Philip Newton
16:25 Nailsea Electrical Kitchen And Appliance Fillies' Handicap
1m | Class 5 | 3YO plus | 13 ran
  • Winner: Gamesters Icon 2/1 Fav
  • Jockey: Megan Nicholls Trainer: Oliver Greenall
  • Owner: Gamesters Partnership
16:55 Silvestre De Sousa's Exclusive Blog Handicap
1m 3½f | Class 5 | 3YO plus | 12 ran
  • Winner: Manucci 6/1
  • Jockey: M Dwyer Trainer: Mrs A J Perrett
  • Owner: John Connolly & Odile Griffith

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