Ludlow Racing

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The area of outstanding natural beauty which is the Shropshire Hills provides a major draw for visitors to this rural part of England. The wonderful natural landscape of Shropshire also plays host to some charming and historic market towns among which is the town of Ludlow, situated in the south of the county near the border with Wales. Within its medieval walls the town has more than 500 listed buildings but for sports fans the main attraction is situated some two miles away at Ludlow Racecourse.

Free Horse Racing Tips, Click Here! Renowned as much for its friendly atmosphere as the strongly contested Ludlow racing, the ground is also home to one of the oldest gold clubs in Shropshire and its highly regarded 18-hole course.

Situated on the main road from Shrewsbury to Hereford, the course can be easily reached by car and for those travelling by train there is a direct connection to Ludlow on the Manchester to Cardiff line.

Although many enjoy Ludlow racing as part of a holiday in the area the course has very much a local flavour to it and is well supported by race fans from the town and surrounding areas.

This certainly adds to the friendly nature of the course and a warm welcome and great race-day hospitality greets guests to all 15 National Hunt fixtures scheduled throughout the season, from October to May.

There are two distinct tracks at Ludlow for hurdles and steeplechase events. The hurdles course is the larger of the two but both are fast with tight bends and many other challenges presented by the jumps which come quickly in succession. The initial fence has a particular reputation for unseating riders and although reduced in recent seasons still holds an element of trepidation for some.

To add to the complexities of navigating the course there is a road which intersects the track at three points. Covered over on race days it just presents a further challenge on a course for which specialists with prior Ludlow racing experience gain a distinct advantage.

Admission to Ludlow racing starts with entry into the Course Enclosure. Additional Admission into the Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure or the Premier Enclosure carries an extra charge. Grandstand and Paddock badge holders can also access the Winners Enclosure and Parade Ring to experience all the pre- and post-race formalities. Discounts are available for large groups when tickets are booked in advance and children get into Ludlow Racecourse for free when under the age of 16 and accompanied by an adult.
Ludlow Racing, inside rail

In addition to standard admission, a range of hospitality packages are available for groups and comprise admission to the course as well as dining and other exclusive services within a stylish and classic race day environment. A restaurant package is available for the Jubilee Stand Restaurant which is the signature dining facility within the Premier Enclosure.

Ludlow Racing, winner A table can be booked for the entire day with the further option of a window table for the best views, costing an additional cost per person. Full waitress service and a three course meal are included as well as access to drinks and betting facilities.

The ultimate in exclusive race day hospitality packages are designed for the private boxes, which have superb views over the track and can accommodate parties of 12 or 20.

A choice of dining options is included in the package as well as a private bar and CCTV race action to complement the live views. Further drinks and dining opportunities are found throughout the course and are open to all fans of Ludlow racing.