The History Of Salisbury Racecourse
NOW ONLY £5 + P&P
A great idea for a stocking filler this Christmas! Jim Beavis looks back over the history of racing at Salisbury from its beginnings in the 16th century.
A must read for horse racing enthusiasts and for those living in and around Salisbury. Great photographs, most memorable races, characters, stories and scandals!
“The History of Salisbury Racecourse” (published April 2019) is now reduced to just £5 + P&P and would make a great value Christmas present!
Regal Reality (Winner of Group 3 AJN Steelstock Sovereign Stakes)
The 2020 racing season at Salisbury has now finished. Horse racing resumed in the UK on Monday 1st June. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) worked closely with the Government and Public Health England providing detailed protocols for racing to be staged safely “behind closed doors” i.e. with no general public admittance.
Salisbury raced on seven days in 2020 – 11th July, 9th, 13th & 21st August, 3rd & 11th September and 1st October.
A few stats for you!
7 racedays; 60 races; 563 runners
Leading owner: Hamdan Al Maktoum – 5 winners
Leading trainers: Richard Hannon, Clive Cox, Roger Varian – 4 winners
Leading jockeys: Jack Mitchell, Hector Crouch – 6 winners
Big race winners: Regal Reality (Group 3 AJN Steelstock Sovereign Stakes); Happy Romance (Group 3 Shadwell Dick Poole Stakes); Alpinista (Listed EBF Upavon Stakes); Cobh (Listed EBF Stonehenge Stakes).
Other highlight: The race meeting on Sunday 9th August which was showcased on ITV3. The sun shone which made everything look even better for the TV coverage!
Any updates for 2021 will appear here as soon as they become available.
We greatly look forward to the day when we can open properly again and welcome our racegoers and supporters, but we obviously don’t know when that might be. Thank you for your past support and we hope to see you again soon.
Best wishes, the Salisbury Racecourse Team.
Make the most of your time at Salisbury Racecourse. Find out everything you need to know about going to the races including what to wear, where to watch, how to bet and some of the racing jargon.
FOOD AND DRINK
Salisbury Racecourse offers a wide range of food and drink options to suit every taste and budget. Our in-house catering team and catering partners use renowned local suppliers and the Racecourse has gained a reputation for first class catering.
NEXT RACE DAY'S RUNNERS & RIDERS
Entries will be available from approximately 3.00pm, five days prior to the meeting and declared horses, i.e. final runners will be available from approximately midday, two days prior to the meeting.
TICKETS & SPECIAL OFFERS
Purchase raceday tickets, gift vouchers and special offers.
Network and entertain VIP guests – enjoy the thrill of live horseracing from your private suite balcony with panoramic views across the racecourse and far reaching views of Salisbury Cathedral and the Wiltshire landscape.
SPONSORSHIP & MARKETING
Impress corporate guests, increase awareness and generate new business through a wide range of sponsorship benefits and advertising opportunities to complement your marketing objectives.
EVENTS, CONFERENCES & WEDDINGS
When we are not racing, Salisbury Racecourse is the perfect venue for conferences, business meetings, private parties, and dinners, Christmas events and wedding receptions.
OWNERS & TRAINERS
Everything Owners and Trainers need to know about having a runner and coming to Salisbury Racecourse.
Entries will be available from approximately 3.00pm, five days prior to the meeting and declared horses will be available from approximately midday, two days prior to the meeting.