Racecourses in Uttoxeter

Uttoxeter Racecourse, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

Uttoxeter Racecourse
Wood Lane

ST14 8BD. | View map

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The racecourse was built in 1904 and opened by a company formed to take over the interests and licence of Keele Park racecourse, which had recently ceased to operate.

The First World War closed down all racing throughout the country. Racing resumed in 1921. During the Second World War the course was requisitioned by the War Department and no racing took place.

The Uttoxeter Urban Council purchased the racecourse and it re-opened on April 12, 1952. With a crowd of 12,000, the meeting was so successful that the organisers were almost overwhelmed.

In 1988 Northern Racing acquired the course with Sir Stanley Clarke as Chairman. In the last ten years there has been phenomenal investment in facilities and customer care. The creation of two new grandstands and a new paddock development featuring a boxwood topiary horse and jockey gives an indication of what has prompted racegoers to name Uttoxeter many times in previous years as Racecourse of the Year and Regional Racecourse of the Year

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