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Racecourse Directory is the easiest way to find racecourse social media and more. Look to the left and you will find a list of racecourses and read about the history of just about every location you can imagine. These articles have been written specifically for this website and you will not find them anywhere else on the net. Take a look at your local racecourse and read about its history. It makes for an amazing read.      

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2016 Melbourne Cup entries announced

Order of St George, Aidan O'Brien,
Defending champion Prince of Penzance as well as German-trained 2014 winner Protectionist are among the leading candidates for the upcoming Melbourne Cup, as the complete entry list for the iconic meeting was announced. With nominations having closed just over a week ago for the 156th Melbourne Cup at Flemington, a record 31 of the 124 total entries come from outside of Australia. Michelle Payne rode Prince of Penzance to victory in 2015 to become the first female winner, however, the 30-year-old will not be back on the same horse this year following a substantial absence through injury. Meanwhile, Champion trainer Aidan O'Brien has seven entries, as the Irishman looks to claim victory at Flemington for the first time in his career.

O’Brien’s Order of St George is the current 10/1 favourite for the race with bookmakers Betway having established himself as one of the leading contenders following a dominant victory at Royal Ascot recently. Willie Mullins, O’Brien’s fiercest rival, enters two horses, this time, around after earning a second place finish with Max Dynamite last year, and the current Betway odds are good for Clondaw Warrior and Wicklow Brave, with both offered odds of 25/1.

Meanwhile, competition for places among the 31 overseas entries comes in the shape of the Betfred Ebor winner Heartbreak City. The six-year-old Tony Martin trained horse is also given odds of 25/1 at Betway. Elsewhere, having recently admitted his intention of winning the Melbourne Cup at some point during his career, Luca Cumani has surprisingly made no entries into this year’s race. However, his son Matt could well have a runner in what is his first year as a trainer, with Grey Lion currently seen as a heavy outsider at Betway.

With races such as the Irish Champion Stakes, St Leger and Kentucky Cup proving crucial in preparations for the Melbourne Cup, odds at Betway could well change over the coming weeks as some of the leading candidates aim to head to Australia in good form. Another big day in the build up to the meeting will be September 13th, with the weights for the race being released. For those of you who can’t wait for the big race, the Prix De L'Arc De Triomphe, Qipco Champion Stakes and Cox Plate over the coming weeks certainly provide you with plenty of opportunity to bet on your favourite.

UK Racecourse Info

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So you are searching for UK Racecourse Info? Now you could go straight to the given racecourse website. Whether Aintree, Musselburgh, York... You name it. There is nothing wrong with going to the horse's mouth. But sometimes, you are best to go to wholesale and find one place which literally has every racecourse website. That why Racecourse Directory is a favourite with readers because we detail UK Racecourse Info. In fact, we don't just detail limited UK racecourse information but each and every course from up and down the country. 

What does our website feature?

Every racecourse website. 
Every racecourse Twitter profile.
Every racecourse Facebook page. 

Plus, bespoke articles detailing the history of UK racecourses. 

Not only does our website deliver UK racecourse info. It details websites from across the globe. Basically, every major racecourse is featured on this free portal. 

The user-friendly platform gives instant access to websites & social media.

A recent addition is helpful information from the British Horseracing Authority.


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UK Racecourse List

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If you a list of British racecourse you have come to the right place at Racecourse Directory. Our website is bulging at the seams with racecourse websites, Twitter links and Facebook pages. Need a list of UK Racecourse? Job done! Our user-friendly platform means that you can access each and every racecourse in seconds. 

What does this free website other to readers?

Every racecourse website in the UK.

Every racecourse Twitter profile.

Every racecourse Facebook page. 

Take a moment to read about Aintree racecourse here

Bespoke articles detailing the history of every UK racecourse. This isn't just a brief history - many articles are 2000 words.

Curragh racecourse, Ireland,
No searching the internet again because this portal has it all. 

That's just for starters. It also details:

Irish racecourse websites directory.   

Irish racecourse Twitter profiles.

Irish racecourse Facebook pages.

Bespoke articles detailing the history of every Irish racecourse from Ballinrobe to Wexford. For example, read the history of Laytown racecourse here.  

Need even more info? You've got it. 

We feature US racecourse websites. 

US racecourse Twitter profiles.

US racecourse Facebook pages. 

Plus bespoke article written by Annette Howard, detailing the history of US racecourses. 

Take a moment to read about Keeneland racecourse here

Racecourse Directory details all the information you need.

History of UK Racecourses

I bet you have a favourite racecourse? It might be Newmarket, the home of British racing. Perhaps your local course is Fakenham. For me, it is Great Yarmouth. Why? Well, as youngsters we would holiday at Caister-on-sea as my dad would love a day at the races, just down the road. Many years have passed since those beautiful childhood days but we still, as adults, venture to the Eastern Festival every September in memory of those loved ones who are sadly no long here. They are certainly with us in spirit. 

I'm sure your favourite racecourses hold similar memories. But it's interesting to consider that the racecourse you visit so often may actually detail secrets, stories, and an incredible history.

Racecourse Directory commissioned writer Annette Howard to detail the history of every racecourse in the UK from Aintree to York. Do you know the hidden story of your favourite racecourse?  Take a moment to learn about its heritage, troubles, and successes. You may be surprised what you read.

Racecourse Directory is never one to rest on its laurels and its reason why we also detail the racecourse history of racecourses in Ireland & the United States of American. 

Along with links to racecourse websites from around the world and direct links to all their social media [Twitter, Facebook...].

If you are searching for racecourse information then we will always go the extra furlong so you don't have to.   

Wetnose Day 4 Animals 30th September 2016

Wetnose Day 4 Animals 30th September 2016

I support Wetnose Animal Aid and I am proud to be ambassador to Wetnose Day. It is such a fun and inspiring time to gather people together to work hard in supporting those smaller charitable organisations who struggle so hard to raise funds for the excellent and tiring work they do on a daily basis - Anneka Svenska -Wildlife Presenter & Founder of GreenWorldTV and Wetnose Day Ambassador.

Wetnose Animal Aid together with VeggieVision TV our media partner and supporter are calling all media outlets to help us with our wonderful fun day 4 animals in care. 

Just think what a difference £500,000 could make to our rescue centres, paying off vets bills or buying a month's supply of animal feed would make such a difference. The knowledge and skills the animal rescue teams have is phenomenal which is why we need to encourage young people to learn more about animal welfare, vets, farriers, behaviourists, nutrition and so much more." says Andrea (Founder/chairman) Wetnose Animal Aid. 

Today we have Children in Need, Sports Relief, Comic Relief, Cancer Relief, Text Santa and Red Nose Day, all worthwhile causes and making a huge difference. However, we have NOTHING for pets, stray animals or wildlife, which is why Wetnose has been set up to help sick and abused animals in rescue centres across the UK. 

Andrea and Gavin Gamby-Boulger set up Wetnose Animal Aid in the year 2000, a unique non-profit organisation raising funds for sick animals in care across the UK: 

"After running a rescue centre for 13 years we know how hard and emotional it is looking after stray and sick animals and being called out at a moment's notice. The overall household pet population for the UK stands at 23.2 million (excluding fish); that's a lot of animals. Many will have come from Rescue Centres, which is why we need to support and help more Rescue Centres. 

Ricky Gervais Quote: "Good luck for the third National Wetnose Day event 4 animals Friday 30thSept 2016, join in & buy your nose at www.wetnoseanimalaid.com ".

Six ways you can support National Wetnose Day 2016 Pose with a Nose! Buy a Wetnose and wear it with pride all day in September or a wristband. Black foam noses are available to buy from www.wetnoseanimalaid.com at £5 each. Share your photos with Wetnose Animal Aid on Twitter @WetnoseAnimal #posewithanose and Facebook - Wetnose Animal Aid and Wetnose Day 

  • 1. Gather your doggie friends and head out for a sponsored dog walk in the park. 
  • 2. Host a doggy party with raffle prizes and doggie hampers. 
  • 3. Cake sale - bake some animal-inspired treats … dog biscuits anyone? 
  • 4. Donate unwanted items such as DVDs, clothing, books, toys and games to the Wetnose Animal Aid shop in Hungate, Beccles, Suffolk NR34 9TB 
  • 5. We're always looking for new sponsors for Wetnose Day? 

We're always looking for new sponsors for Wetnose Day? Have your name/brand added to our posters, press releases, website and social media for a small sponsorship deal of £300 for a whole year, now that's better than an advert!

Racecourse Contact Details

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Brighton Racecourse - History and Key Facts

Located one mile to the northeastern part of Brighton in West Sussex, Brighton Racecourse belongs to the Arena Racing Company. The colorful history of this fine English racing ground stretches back to over three centuries gone. While credible documentary evidence attests to the fact that sporting events were already happening at Brighton Racecourse as early as 1713, the very first public competitions didn’t take place until 1783. Again, chronological facts provide strong clues that the initial horse riding occasions involved members of the armed forces garrisoned here in the formative years of the racecourse. Nonetheless, civilian members of the neighboring community are also likely to have participated in these preliminary fixtures.

Legend has it that George IV, during his reign as Prince of Whales, initiated hurdle races at the then fledgling Brighton Racecourse. The royal figure was taking a casual ride around the area in the company of his aristocratic mates when he discovered the amazing facility. The initial grandstand was erected at Brighton Racecourse in 1788 and was widely considered somewhat stylish according to the architectural models of the day. However, this structure was set ablaze shortly after and burned to ashes in puzzling circumstances that at once baffled the top patrons of this amenity. Nevertheless, further investigations revealed that the inferno was a deliberate misdeed of the poor squatters who had been allowed to live on the facility’s land. 

Around 1805, gaming activities at Brighton were disrupted as unresolved issues emerged between the management and the proprietor who had leased the land on which the racecourse stood. In fact, the clearly infuriated landlord threatened to plough the horse riding ground if he was not given his usual gratifying gift of wine. Apparently, he had previously enjoyed the customary drink every other season before and was now evidently disappointed that the singular gesture of well-deserved appreciation was unjustifiably revoked.

However, he was chased off by a wrathful press gang as he attempted to actualize his absurd threats. After the difficult landowner was fully restrained, racing functions resumed in earnest. It is not clear to the present generation of Brighton Racecourse sporting enthusiasts how the farmer’s rather cheap terms were met or otherwise peaceably renegotiated. Nonetheless, it is legendarily held that he must have had the retracted favor reinstated as no further similar disruptions were ever again experienced at the Sussex sporting site.

During the first few years after the racecourse won the admiration of the Welsh prince, it was principally used a favorite spot for the most fashionable races. However, it later drifted to the earlier status after the royal patron and his top classmates stopped frequenting the facility. Fortunately, railway transportation reached Brighton in 1850 and gave larger numbers of fans access to the middling racecourse. Statistics show that the introduction of railway infrastructure made it possible for fans and guests to tour the racecourse from far away enclaves such as London and others. As a result of this possible revenue boost, the quality of key infrastructures profoundly improved within less than a year after the very first train docked in Brighton. 

In fact, the racing field registered up to 20,000 fans after the second global war. With modish grandstands on either side of the home straight, Brighton was popularly considered to be one of the finest English sporting sites of the late 1800s. This relative fame continued into the first and middle decades of the 20th century. For instance, the racecourse established striking fame when it launched the Derby Trial in the 1960s. Holding a couple of other ubiquitously liked fixtures every year and continually enhancing its structural amenities, Brighton Racecourse has surpassed the bar mark to emerge as a leading world-class sporting behemoth that we see and hear of presently.

Currently, Brighton Racecourse still ranks among the very best equine racing establishments not only in the United Kingdom but also throughout the world. Despite being in the league of smaller’ horse riding facilities in the country, it indeed makes it into the coveted category of the greatest sporting arenas in terms of events quality. One of the good reasons for the arena’s steady fame and structural advancement is the existence of a capable executive body. In fact, Brighton is said to enjoy the rare managerial acumen of some of the most respected global names in the world of equestrian gaming.