Huntingdon Racecourse Guide

Guide to Huntingdon Racecourse

Huntingdon Racecourse near Brampton has hosted Jump racing since 1886. During the 18th and 19th centuries, racing took place at a variety of race tracks in Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire, but these days, only Huntingdon Races has survived as an active racecourse.

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About Huntingdon Races

National Hunt

Site of Special Scientific Interest

Jump racing has taken place at Huntingdon Racecourse near Brampton since 1886. ‘Brampton Racecourse’ (at the same location) is now a Site of Special Scientific Interest. During the 18th and 19th centuries, there had been races at a variety of tracks in Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire, but of these only Huntingdon Racecourse has survived (though nearby Cottenham continues as a very successful point-to-point track).

Desert Orchid

Many famous horses have graced Huntingdon Racecourse over the years, most notably the legendary Desert Orchid.

Important Races/Festivals

  • February – Sidney Barnes Memorial Novices’ Hurdle
  • December – The Peterborough Chase
  • December – Boxing Day Meeting


  • Road: The course is off A14 Junction 22.
  • Rail: Huntingdon Station is less than two miles from the course.
  • Website:
  • Telephone: 01480 453373.

The Huntingdon Racecourse Directory - Local Services

Travelling to Huntingdon 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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