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Celebrations as accolades are heaped on Wincanton Racecourse

Wincanton Racecourse is celebrating after receiving important accolades in recent weeks.

The Somerset track was recently named as one of the top 11 racecourses to visit in England and Wales by national tourist board VisitEngland as part of the Racecourse Association’s (RCA) Quality Assured Racecourse Scheme (QARS)

franking its status as one of the country’s very best places to watch racing.

On top of that it has received top class ratings from the  National Association of Racing Staff for its stable yard – considered the best in the country – and its canteen  which was unsurpassed for quality, cleanliness and cost.

General Manager Huw Williams said: “These are great accolades and we are thrilled to be one of the top 11 racecourses to visit in England and Wales.

“And to receive such good ratings from the National Association of Stable Staff is very pleasing. We continually invest in our on course facilities, to enhance the visitor experience, and the facilities available to stable staff and horses from a human and equine welfare perspective.”

As well as 17 racedays, Wincanton Racecourse is a thriving conference and events centre and can accommodate from two to to 400 delegates in one location.

Throughout the year it provides a tranquil and undisturbed atmosphere to allow delegates to concentrate and maximise their input into your conference. It also offers free parking and is just five minutes from the A303.

The racecourse is part of The Jockey Club which stages thrilling sporting occasions including The Randox Health Grand National, The Cheltenham Festival and The Investec Derby.

Millions of people every year enjoy the special experiences The Jockey Club offers through racing, music, food and entertainment. Governed by Royal Charter, every penny made goes back into British Racing to help the sport thrive. 

The Jockey Club was founded in 1750 and today is the largest commercial group in Britain’s second-biggest spectator sport, operating 15 racecourses nationwide, The National Stud, Jockey Club Estates, Jockey Club Catering, Jockey Club Live and the charity, Racing Welfare. For more information, visit

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