Nottingham Racecourse Guide

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About Nottingham Racecourse



Racing in ‘Nottingham Forest’ took place since 1773 but Nottingham Racecourse moved to its present site in 1892. Since then, Colwick Park originally hosted both Flat and Jump racing, before converting to be a Flat-only course in 1996.

Stan Mellor

In 1971 Stan Mellor became the first National Hunt Jockey to ride 1000 winners (riding Ouzo in a Novices Chase), and the last ever jump race was won by a young Apprentice jockey named Timmy Murphy who went on to win the Grand National 12 years later.

Move to the Flat

Ceasing Jump racing enabled Nottingham Racecourse to reconfigure the course into two Flat tracks, to improve ground conditions and entice the best horses. Since then, it has established a reputation as a track where trainers will introduce Classic hopefuls and in 2008, it hosted the Epsom Spring Meeting including the Classic Trial while Epsom was closed for renovations.

Greyhound Racing

There is also a greyhound track at Colwick Park.

Important Races/Festivals

  • April – Further Flight Stakes
  • May – Kilvington Fillies’ Stakes
  • June – Nottinghamshire Oaks


  • Road: The course is 2 miles from the city centre at Colwick Park – just follow the signs from any direction.
  • Rail: Nottingham Midland Station is only 2 miles from the course.
  • Website:
  • Telephone: 0870 850 7634.

The Nottingham Racecourse Directory - Local Services

Travelling to Nottingham 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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