Leicester Racing Tips, Racecourse Info and News

In this Leicester Racecourse guide you can find out more about the venue itself, as well as expert insights around the latest Leicester tips, racing results, fixtures and more. This information comes courtesy of our experienced tipsters and is available for you to use to help you make a more informed decision on your next bet.

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Hereford - February 25 2024
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Leicester Racecourse

Located in the town of Oadby, just a few miles south of the course’s namesake city, Leicester Racecourse is a popular horse racing venue with a long and proud history.

The existence of a racetrack in this area of the East Midlands technically dates back to the early 1600s, but the course in its present location was first opened in 1883. Fast forward to the present day and Leicester Racecourse is a dual-purpose racetrack and plays host to both flat and National Hunt (jump) races, with upwards of 30 fixtures across its year-round racing calendar.

A few highlights amongst the annual Leicester Racecourse fixtures include the King Richard III Stakes on the flat course. This is also one of the most lucrative races in terms of prize money throughout the county. As well as this, there’s the Silver Fox Handicap Chase - a real gem in the jump fixtures.

In the last few decades the racecourse has seen additional investment which has been used to update and modernise large parts of the venue. It now boasts a variety of excellent facilities for racegoers including ‘The Kube’, its flagship 700 square metre event space.

Leicester Racecourse Betting

Leicester races of course offers plenty of opportunities for you to have a flutter. On the ground floor of the Grandstand you can find the main licensed betting shop, but if you want to head to the bookmakers there are several stalls located by the rails of the track and adjacent to the Grandstand. In addition to this, numerous Totepool outlets are also situated around the racecourse.

However, all Leicester horse racing fixtures now operate on a cashless basis. This applies to all food and drink outlets and the majority of the betting kiosks and outlets. You can use cash at selected locations but you’ll have to bring this into the venue as there are no cash machines onsite.

For a little extra help with your bets, Leicester racecards can also be purchased on the day of your chosen fixture and they are available online as a digital download.

Leicester Races Betting Tips & Winners

In addition to reviewing the racecards, it’s smart to first look at the latest tips for Leicester races to help with your decision making. This is where we can help, as we’ve listed a selection of top Leicester tips on this page.

To give you a couple of examples of the types of insights on offer, below you can find our selections of the best trainers and jockeys from the last few years, in relation to the number of winners they’ve had on the flat races at Leicester Racecourse:

Best Trainers at Leicester - 2019-2023 Flat: Best Jockeys at Leicester - 2019-2023 Flat:
- Michael Appleby - William Buick
- John & Thady Gosden - Hollie Doyle
- Ralph Beckett - Tom Marquand
- Roger Varian - Rossa Ryan
- Clive Cox - James Doyle

We’ve also listed out the best trainers and jockeys in terms of winners from previous steeplechase fixtures at Leicester races:

Best Trainers at Leicester - 2019-2023 Steeplechase Jumps: Best Jockeys at Leicester - 2019-2023 Steeplechase Jumps:
- Fergal O’Brien - Adam Wedge
- Venetia Williams - Paddy Brennan
- Laura Morgan - Liam Harrison
- Evan Williams - Charlie Deutsch
- Paul Nicholls - Bryony Frost

These are just a couple of examples of the top tips we have right now, but we’ll be covering all of the best Leicester tips as soon as they come available - so be sure to check back regularly with this page.

Leicester Racecourse Map

Flat Racing at Leicester Racecourse

Leicester Racecourse Map

The flat course is a right-handed, galloping oval track that’s about a mile and three quarters long.

Stamina is said to be a key asset with the flat racing here, particularly with the seven furlong straight course that features a downhill run, before a gradual uphill climb for two furlongs and a level section for the final stretch.

Typically the ground is soft, but when wet it can become a much trickier test, even for seasoned runners.

Jump Racing at Leicester Racecourse

The jump course - similar to the flat - is right-handed, undulating and has a three furlong slight uphill rise on the approach to the finish. A solid jumping ability is of course needed to take on the fences, which although now smaller than they once were, are still challenging.

It’s believed that it can be advantageous to take a wider route on the hurdles races, particularly during wetter conditions. This is also partly because the flat track is also watered during the summer.

How to get to Leicester Racecourse

The easiest way to get to Leicester Racecourse is by driving. Simply enter the following address and postcode into your sat nav:

  • Leicester Racecourse
  • Oadby
  • Leicester
  • LE2 4AL
  • Tel: 0116 271 6515

Whether you’re heading to Leicester races by car, coach or minibus, you can also make the most of free parking in the main car park that’s at the front of the venue.

If you need to travel by rail, the nearest station is in Leicester and you’ll either need to find public transport or use a taxi to then get to the racecourse.

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