Guide to Ludlow Racecourse
Ludlow Racecourse – used in the 14th century as a place where soldiers ‘matched’ their horses and now a Jump Racing course, via the Flat. Ludlow Races has a long and interesting history!
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About Ludlow Racecourse
14th Century Soldiers
It is said that in the 14th century soldiers from Ludlow Castle matched their horses on the Old Field site that now hosts the racecourse. Racing officially dates back to 1725.
Originally a Flat Course
Though now a National Hunt course, Jump racing did not start until the mid-nineteenth century.
Like the Melling Road at Aintree, Ludlow is criss-crossed by the B4563 in three places – the traffic is stopped when the course is in use.
Ludlow Golf Club
Inside the track is an 18-hole golf course, belonging to Ludlow Golf Club, founded in 1889 making it one of the oldest in Shropshire.
The Jumps course is a favourite of trainer Nicky Henderson, so many notable horses feature in the list of winners here.
February – Forbra Gold Cup
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