One of the few privately owned and arguably one of the friendliest and one of the oldest racecourses in the country. Racing has been recorded here since 1725 but according to local legend, in the fourteenth century soldiers from Ludlow Castle came here to match their horses. The course retains its Edwardian character and also its strong club atmosphere. Now a National Hunt Course, jumping started in the mid-nineteenth century and now has at least 16 fixtures per year.
Situated in the beautiful Shropshire countryside with views of the Clee Hill and beyond, on a good day there is nowhere better to spend an afternoon. It doesn’t matter whether you are a racing enthusiast, or you don’t know anything about racing, a day at Ludlow Racecourse is great entertainment for all the family. Once you have paid us a visit, we know you will want to come again! Disabled access is good in all areas and we positively encourage families to visit. There is FREE entry for children under 18 years old.
On race days (in Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov and Dec please check exact dates/times on line) Ludlow attracts the very top trainers, Paul Nicholls, Nicky Henderson, Kim Bailey, Philip Hobbs to name a few, and is popular with the elite of the jockeys, Richard Johnson, Aidan Coleman and Tom Scudamore. Ludlow prides itself for being friendly and in touch with ‘real racing’ with no formal boundaries and the race goers being able to rub shoulders with the jockeys, trainers, owners and Directors. Historically, Ludlow has always punched above its weight in prize money with over £1 million being allocated annually.
As well as race days, there are great facilities and flexible spaces for Hospitality and Events for the other 300 or so days per year. Ludlow Race Club/Track is situated just outside Ludlow, off the A49 between Hereford and Shrewsbury and near Ludlow Train Station. There is ample car parking facilities.