Ludlow Race Club | Exploring
Ludlow Racecourse is the largest venue available to hire in South Shropshire. Apart from the 16 days racing per year, we can accommodate large one-off events or multiple smaller events depending on your individual requirements.
Ludlow Racecourse is 70% on a gravel base and 30% on a loam base. As a result, we tend to be an easy, free-draining track, which is ideal in wet weather as we can provide better going (not too wet/heavy) when trainers want to avoid running their horses on testing/heavy ground. So in a wet winter, Ludlow tends to be able to provide better going, ie: good, good to soft. We host two types of racing..
Distances vary from 2m, 2m 5f, to 3m. We have padded hurdles which reduce the number of small injuries to race horses as they are foam padded. The track is generally regarded as a very fair track, being 1m 5f per circuit with a home straight of approximately 3f.
We use mobile fences, which enables us to move them to fresher ground when it gets cut up during the season. We race over distances of 2m, 2m 4f, 3m and 3m 1f. The track is only 1m 3f for a full circuit, which generally creates a fast circuit so it suits horses that are fast rather than staying types. The fences are regarded as being very fair in that they are all situated on level ground. The combination of a flat track, 1m 3f for a circuit and good, good to soft going tends to create races run at quite a fast pace.
Road: Via A49, A4113, A4117, we are located 2 miles North of Ludlow off the A49.
Rail: Paddington – Newport. Local line to Ludlow (bus connection – 2 miles) on Newport (Gwent) – Crewe line. FREE bus service from Ludlow train station. Times as below.
Air: Helicopter landing facilities, by prior arrangement.
Gates open to the public 2 hours prior to the first race.