newbury racecourse

Newbury Racecourse

The racecourse held its first race meeting on 26/27 September 1905 and moved to its current location, in the Greenham area on the south-east side of Newbury, in 1910. It hosts the National Hunt Racing Hennessy Gold Cup, amongst other major meetings.

Lester Piggott has strong associations with Newbury and rode his first winner here on 20 August 1949 as a 13 year old boy. He also rode his last ever winner at Newbury on Bin Ajwaad for trainer Ben Hanbury in the Avebury Stakes and on 17 September 1994 Lester had his final ride at Newbury aboard Royal Hill for trainer Lord Huntingdon.


Useful information

  • Newbury Racecourse
    Official web site of Newbury Racecourse, complete with fixtures and meetings.
  • Wikipedia
    Wikipedia entry for Newbury Racecourse, including history and pictures.
  • Facebook
    The official Facebook page for Newbury Racecourse.