Ludlow Racecourse Guide

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!

News from Ludlow Races

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Ludlow Racecourse News

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About Ludlow Racecourse

National Hunt

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.

Traffic Jams

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.

Nicky Henderson

The Jumps course is a favourite of trainer Nicky Henderson, so many notable horses feature in the list of winners here.

Important Races/Festivals

February – Forbra Gold Cup


  • Road: The course is 2 miles North of Ludlow off the A49.
  • Rail: Ludlow Station is 2 miles from the course.
  • Website:
  • Telephone: 01584 856221.

The Ludlow Racecourse Directory - Local Services

Travelling to Ludlow 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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