Newbury Racecourse

Home to the Hennessy Gold Cup Chase

Having hosted racing for over 100 years, Newbury Racecourse has a reputation for providing a friendly environment and exciting atmosphere. Newbury Racecourse hosts 29 race meetings annually, including the best of Flat and National Hunt racing. Horse racing fans and enthusiasts will enjoy the thrilling action at every event.

The Hennessy Gold Cup, known as the Ladbrokes Trophy, highlights the best of Newbury’s Jump racing events. It is perhaps one of the most coveted prizes in the sport, and it is the central focus of the bet365 Festival, which attracts the attention of high-profile celebrities.

All horseracing fans will know that this is the most competitive race in the season, running over three-and-a-quarter miles. The bet365 Festival also features the Super Grade Two Long Distance Hurdle, won by legend Big Bucks (2009-2012). Thistlecrack, one of the finest stayers of horseracing today, won the event last year.

Look forward to The Ladbrokes Trophy Day as well as the Betvictor Jumps Season Opener at Newbury in 2022.

Newbury Racecourse Hospitality


Eventmasters are delighted to provide guests with great racing and excellent service with our corporate Newbury hospitality packages. In November, the famed Berkshire racecourse hosts some of the finest National Hunt racing, the Ladbrokes Trophy, with the eponymous race leading the day. Past winners of the Ladbrokes Trophy include Arkle, Many Clouds and Native River. Who will take home the win at the races in 2022?

Treat your valued clients to an unforgettable experience with our exclusive horseracing hospitality when selecting your racing events.

Newbury Racecourse News

One of the most challenging events on the jump racing calendar, the Ladbrokes Trophy Day, has been won by some of the sport’s biggest names. The bet365 Long Distance Hurdle is one of the toughest competitions at the Racecourse.

Check back here to stay updated on all Newbury Racecourse racing news and events.

Newbury Racecourse History

Newbury races and the annual two-day race meeting was first recorded in 1805 at Enbrone Heath. The meeting lasted until 1811, when it transferred to Woodhay Heath until 1815. For another 90 years, Newbury Racecourse was only regarded as a flat racing course until John Porter, the training of Kingscleer, suggested building a new racecourse. However, The Jockey Club repeatedly rejected Porter’s concept due to their strict standards for all Racecourses. Finally, a chance meeting with King Edward VII resulted in a new application, which The Jockey Club approved with the King’s blessing.

The Newbury Racecourse Company purchased the land, allowing development to begin in 1904 at the cost of 357,240. The opening race was won by Copper King, ridden by Charles Trigg and trained by Charles Marnes. Trigg was awarded a gold-mounted whip while Marnes was gifted the Silver Cup. Newbury Racecourse proudly showcases its heritage by hosting exceptional events, including popular music events.

Getting to Newbury Racecourse

Newbury Racecourse is located in Berkshire, next to the town of Newbury, and is easy to reach by car or train. Please refer to Google’s map for further information when travelling to events at Newbury Racecourse.

By Car

From Birmingham, the journey to Newbury Racecourse takes approximately two hours. However, traffic to Newbury could potentially build up during the rush hours, so please give yourself sufficient time to travel when visiting Newbury racing events.

For Sat Navs, use postcode: RG14 7PN

Directions from M4-Junction 13

When exiting the M4 at Junction 13, join the A34 for Newbury. Follow the signs and join the A339. Continue straight ahead at the Vodafone roundabout at the first traffic lights.

For Car Park 2

Keep left at the large roundabout (Robin Hood pub), take the second exit onto the A4 (London Road). Continue on the A4 for 1.5 miles before turning right onto the BA321 (Hambridge Road). At the mini-roundabout, continue straight over the new bridge before turning right at the roundabout on the other side, following the road past the Nuffield Health Centre.

Directions from M3- Junction 9

After you exit the M3 at Junction 9:
1. Join the A34 heading North.
2. Leave the A34 at the exit posted Newbury B4640.
3. Follow the B4640 towards Newbury.
4. Go through Newtown to the roundabout with A339 Basingstoke Road.
5. Turn left onto the dual carriageway and continue straight on at the roundabout at the top of the hill.

For Car Park 2

Stay on the A339 and continue straight through the Burger King roundabout and the next larger roundabout. Take the fourth exit onto the A4 at the Robin Hood roundabout (London Road). Continue for around 1.5 miles on the A4 until turning right onto the BA321 (Hambridge Road). Straight across the new bridge from the mini-roundabout, turn right at the roundabout on the other side and continue the road past the Nuffield Health Centre.

By Rail

The Racecourse has a railway line at the eastern end of Newbury Racecourse. We recommend heading to Birmingham New Street and taking the CrossCountry train to Reading from Birmingham. The journey is six stops and will take approximately an hour and thirty-seven minutes. When you arrive in Reading, take the GWR railway service to Newbury for 22 minutes (6 stops). When you get off at Newbury Racecourse, it will be a short walk to attend racing events.

Cashless Site

Newbury Racecourse doesn’t accept cash for food, drinks and racecards. Only the Bookmakers and Tote will accept cash on the course when placing a bet. There are a few cash machines on the ground floor of the DDF Grandstand; however, we recommend bringing your payment card to any Newbury racing events.

The Vineyard Hotel & Spa

This beautiful venue stands just outside Newbury, an hour outside London. The cellar houses roughly 30,000 wines from around the world and Sir Peter Michael’s award-winning estate wines. Renowned for its modern cooking, the Vineyard specialises in spacious suites, an award-winning spa and a private art collection, providing a relaxing getaway for all guests!

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