Hereford Racecourse Guide

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About Hereford Racecourse

National Hunt

Originally a Flat Course

Racing started at Hereford in August 1771. The first Jump race at the course was in 1840. The last Flat race was in September 1883, and racing has been strictly Jumping since.

Racing, Interrupted

National Hunt racing stopped at Hereford Racecourse in December 2012 after the owners, Arena Racing Company, failed to secure a new lease from Herefordshire council. It continued to host Arab Racing and Point-to-Point fixtures until National Hunt racing resumed in October 2016.

Paul Nicholls & Richard Johnson

At this course in December 1991 Paul Nicholls achieved his first winner as a trainer, with Olveston. In April 1994 jockey Richard Johnson achieved his first career win with Rusty Bridge in a Hunters’ Chase.

Important Races/Festivals

  • Although it does not feature any notable races, Hereford is a popular track for the West Country and Lambourn trainers to send young horses to learn their trade.
  • December – Christmas Raceday


Hereford Racecourse, Roman Rd, Hereford HR4 9QU.

  • Road: The course is just north of Hereford, off the A49.
  • Rail: Hereford Station is 1 mile from the course.
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  • Telephone: Enquiries – 01291 622260.

The Hereford Racecourse Directory - Local Services

Travelling to Hereford Races? Want to know where to stay, where to eat, where to get your hair and nails done? How about where the best pubs are and the name of a reliable taxi? We can help. Check back frequently – this section is updated on a regular basis. 

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