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06 Dec 2019
Dates for your diaries!!
Get your diaries ready as our 2 biggest race meetings of the year are now available on our website!!

Ladies Day – Saturday 4th July 2020

Come along to our biggest and best Ladies Day yet with more entertainment than ever before! Hosted by Ian Stringer, we have a fantastic DJ set by Dave Pearce and a huge variety of amazing tribute acts performi ...

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29 Nov 2019
Tote Ten To Follow
The Tote Ten to Follow is back and there’s £250,000+ up for grabs. Pick a stable of ten horses and win points every time they win or place. The stable with the most points at the end of the season will win a share of £250,000k+.

The better the race, the more points you get for a winner and there are 15 bonus races you should be bui ...

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22 Nov 2019
BLACK FRIDAY
Just one week until this years Black Friday....Friday 29th November...PAYDAY!!

We have some exciting announcements to make and some fantastic deals to offer!

Keep an eye out on our website and social media for more info!

Don't forget to add our key dates to your diary! -

Saturday 25th April - Gentlemen's Day
Saturday 13th June - Gin, Prosecco, Cider &am ...

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18 Nov 2019
Christmas Party Buffet
Christmas time, mistletoe and wine....

Only 2 weeks until December!!

Are you looking for a venue for your Christmas Party?

Why not book our Club Suite Christmas Party package?! For just £34 per person, enjoy a Festive buffet followed by a DJ and a disco until the early hours!

Availability on the following dates:

Saturday 7th December
Friday 13th De ...

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12 Nov 2019
Joules Big Sale
We are excited to announce that Joules' BIG SALE will be held at Leicester Racecourse again this November!!

Come and join us in The Kube on the following dates for up to 60% off!

Friday 15th November
11am - 8pm

Saturday 16th November
9am - 6pm

Sunday 17th November
10am - 4pm


If you are looking for a venue to hold something similar such as an exhibition ...

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25 Oct 2019
Christmas at Leicester Racecourse
Have you booked your Christmas Party yet?!

Its not long now until Christmas, and we have several packages perfect for you!!

Whether you are looking for a venue for a party of 10 or a party of 500, Leicester Racecourse has a variety of rooms available including a 3 course festive menu or a festive buffet, as well as a DJ and a disco!

Limited availabili ...

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11 Oct 2019
Halloween Race Day
Come along to our final flat meeting of the year, our Halloween Race Day on Monday 28th October!

Enjoy a day of racing with our general admission tickets, or enjoy racing from one of our luxury hospitality boxes, or our restaurant!

As this race meeting is just 3 days before Halloween, make sure you dress up!
There will be great prizes to be won for th ...

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04 Oct 2019
Weddings & Events
If you are looking for a large venue to hold your wedding or event, then look no further as Leicester Racecourse is the perfect venue for you!

With over 5 rooms available including our largest venue, The Kube, we can hold up to 1000 guests for your big day!

Not only do we have the perfect space for your wedding day, but we have a fabulous team of che ...

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27 Sep 2019
Beauchamp Careers Fairโ€™
There will be over 50 organisations attending this year’s careers fair including Leicester Racecourse!
The careers fair will take place at Beauchamp College, Leicester on Tuesday 1st October, 5pm – 8pm.

Come along to explore a wide range of career opportunities, to help you discover where you want to go and who you want to be.

Here at Leic ...

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20 Sep 2019
December Race Days
This December we welcome 'The Wigston Band' to join us at all 4 race meetings held in December including our Festive Race Day on Saturday 28th December.

The Wigston Band are a high quality brass band, here to entertain and show everyone a good time!
The band prides itself in teaching youngsters and performing many high quality concerts including char ...

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09 Sep 2019
Niche Business Awards 2019
Leicester Racecourse were proud to be sponsoring this years Achievement in Sport winner at the Niche Business Awards 2019!!

Our general manager Rob, was happy to announce this years winner as... The Leicester Falcons!

Congratulations!!

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02 Sep 2019
FESTIVE RACE DAY TRIBUTE ACTS
Are you joining us this December for another brilliant Festive Race Day?!

We have three fantastic tribute acts performing music by The Spice Girls, Pink and Bruno Mars!! As well as a day of top class racing of course!!

Wannabe as The Spice Girls
Celebrating the career of the Worlds biggest Girl Band,  The Spice Girls – Wannabe bring everyth ...

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19 Aug 2019
2020 Fixture List Out Now!
We are pleased to announce that Leicester Racecourse will be staging 30 race meetings in 2020!

11 of these meetings will be National Hunt and the other 19 Flat Racing.

Some key dates to look out for are:
•    Saturday 25th April - Gentlemens Day with live music
•    Monday 25th May - Family Fun Day with games, mu ...

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13 Aug 2019
Festive Race Day!
There is plenty to look forward to with our Festive Race Day on Saturday 28th December!!

Enjoy a day of horse racing, followed by live entertainment by THREE fantastic tribute acts!!
The tribute acts will be performing music by The Spice Girls, Bruno Mars & Pink!

A bit about the acts -

Celebrating the career of the Worlds biggest Girl Band,  T ...

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01 Aug 2019
Under 18's Race Free
Looking for something to do with the family this Summer?

With over 200 fixtures over the country this year, why not join us at one of our race meetings?!

At Leicester we race every month of the year! Tickets are priced at just £15 when booking online (excluding premium days) and under 18's are FREE OF CHARGE!!

Our family fun day on Sunday 11th A ...

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08 Jul 2019
Christmas Parties 2019
๐ŸŽ„Its never too early to book your Christmas Party!!๐ŸŽ„

Come and enjoy one of our several Christmas Party Packages from just £34 per person, which have been carefully put together by our team. Relax and unwind during the evening and then dance the night away into the early hours with music being played by a DJ.๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿฅ‚

New to 2019 - we now have an a ...

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01 Jul 2019
Ladies Day 2019 FAQ's
With Ladies Day fast approaching, some of you may have some questions about the day!
Please see general information below, which hopefully answer your questions!

- Can food/drink be brought in?
No food or drink can be brought in to the racecourse. (Bags will be searched on arrival).

- Can I leave my car overnight?
Yes, cars can be left overnight and wil ...

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25 Jun 2019
We welcome our new French interns to the team!
Every year we welcomes a French Intern to the Racecourse team. This year we have we not one but two French Interns to join us at the Racecourse! Otman & Emma have been a great addition to the team and we thought we would ask them a few questions to get to know them more...

What is your date of birth?
Otman - 10th of September 1996.
Emma - 03/07/20 ...

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14 Jun 2019
August Family Fun Day
Join us for our Family Fun Race Day this August!!๐ŸŽ

Enjoy a brilliant and fun day of racing, as well as activities and games all free of charge, followed by a live performance from an amazing Ed Sheeran tribute!๐ŸŽถ

๐Ÿ”น Horse Racing
๐Ÿ”ธ Live Music
๐Ÿ”น Pirate Ship Assault Course
๐Ÿ”ธ Farmyard Playzone
๐Ÿ”น Crazy Golf
๐Ÿ”ธ Face Painters
๐Ÿ”น Holey Moley
๐Ÿ”ธ Giraffe Slide
๐Ÿ”น ...

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10 Jun 2019
Gin, Prosecco, Cider & Ale Evening
Todays race meeting has been abandonned.
Tickets purchased online will automatically be refunded. For tickets putchased over the phone please contact the office on 0116 2716515option 1.

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06 Jun 2019
Revive Festival Film Screening
We are proud to be sponsoring this years Revive Festival!!

The Revive Festival is a mod-themed event celebrating all things 1960's and will be taking place from 14th - 30th June!

On Sunday 16th June, there will be a screening of the 1960's Beatles classic film 'A Hard Day’s Night' and is free of charge! So make sure you go and check it out!! Th ...

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08 May 2019
Riverside Festival
The Leicester Riverside Festival will be returning for its 22nd year running, on the first weekend in June! (1st & 2nd)

The day will include lots of activites, fun fair, arts & crafts, food stalls, bars & live music!๐Ÿคน๐Ÿผ‍๐ŸŽผ

Leicester Racecourse will be at Castle Gardens, so make sure you come along and see us! Enter our best dressed c ...

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29 Apr 2019
May Bank Holiday Family Fun Day
Join us for our Bank Holiday Family Fun Race Day this May!!๐ŸŽ

Not only do we have a fantastic day of racing, but we also have activities and games all free of charge, followed by a live performance from Olly Murs tribute, 'Almost Olly'!๐ŸŽถ

๐Ÿ”น Horse Racing
๐Ÿ”ธ Live Music
๐Ÿ”น Pirate Ship Assault Course
๐Ÿ”ธ Farmyard Playzone
๐Ÿ”น Crazy Golf
๐Ÿ”ธ Face Painters
๐Ÿ”น Hole ...

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24 Apr 2019
Gentlemen's Day
Not long now until this years Gentlemen's Day!๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป

We have now released another 2000 tickets for Gentlemen's Day!!๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Tickets are still available to be purchased online at £25 each however tickets are no longer being posted out. All tickets purchased from now will be available to collect on the day at the ticket collection point.

Any tickets purc ...

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09 Apr 2019
The Punters Cafe
New to 2019 - We have recently opened our brand new Punters Cafe in our betting hall.๐Ÿฝ

With a variety of food and drink options to choose from, this is the perfect place to enjoy your lunch and a day at the races!๐ŸŽ

With a variety of hot/cold cobs, chips, sausage rolls etc. and tea and coffee at just a £1 each!๐ŸŸโ˜•๏ธ

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04 Apr 2019
The Mod Cafe
Join us this Gentlemen's Day at The Mod Cafe!๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป

With beautiful views of the parade ring, enjoy a day of racing from the Paddock Pavilion with a gourmet burger, fries AND a drink included!๐Ÿคค

For just £29 per person, this package includes:

๐Ÿ”ธExclusive table for the day
๐Ÿ”นGourmet burger & fries
๐Ÿ”ธBench style seating
๐Ÿ”นVIP area with views of the ...

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13 Mar 2019
Revive Festival 2019
Leicester Racecourse is proud to be part of Leicester’s 2019 Revive Festival.

The festival will be mod-themed, and will be taking place from 14th - 30th June.
There will be a screening of the 1960's Beatles classic film 'A Hard Day’s Night' which will be taking place on 14th, 15th & 16th June at the new Market Place Leicester. (sponso ...

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06 Mar 2019
The Ladies Day Festival 2019
The Ladies Day Festival this year will be bigger and better than ever before!!๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป

Join us for a day of racing and live entertainment from Will Young and Ana Matronic!๐ŸŽ™

Tickets are just £35! If you've already booked your tickets, why not treat yourself to an online exclusive Prosecco voucher?!๐Ÿฅ‚

Don't forget to check out our Ladies Day Festival ...

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15 Feb 2019
Gentlemen's Day 2019
Gentlemen's Day is back! #GD19 ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป

We have plenty of racing throughout the day as well as live music from 'From the Jam'! So come and enjoy the great music which will be performed after racing.

From The Jam is comprised of legendary  former ‘The Jam’ bassist Bruce Foxton,  vocalist & guitarist Russell Hastings, drummer Mik ...

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22 Jan 2019
Ladies Day Supporting Act Revealed 2019
The supporting act for this years Ladies Day has now been confirmed!!๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Ana Matronic previously from 'The Scissor Sisters' will be performing on Ladies Day along with our headline act Will Young!!๐ŸŽ™

Tickets are just £30pp when booking online FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!

*Tickets purchased from 1st March will be priced at £35p ...

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15 Jan 2019
Valentines Raceday
Stay out of the cold this Valentines Day with our 2 course Winter Warmer Restaurant Package in our Nelson Suite, for just £40.95pp on Thursday 14th February.

With views overlooking the racecourse it is the perfect place to enjoy the days racing!!

This package also includes:

๐Ÿ”ธ Admission
๐Ÿ”น Racecards
๐Ÿ”ธ A glass of Pink Prosecco on arrival
๐Ÿ”น Chocola ...

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18 Dec 2018
Cider & Ale Evening
Come and join us this Summer for our Cider & Ale Evening on Saturday 15th June!! ๐Ÿป

We will have plenty going on at this summer’s evening race meeting with horse racing and lots of food and bar outlets!๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿป

So come in your best outfit and don’t miss out on this great summer race meeting!๐Ÿ•บโ˜€๏ธ

๐Ÿ”ธ Cider
๐Ÿ”น Ale
๐Ÿ”ธ Food Outlets
๐Ÿ”น Bars
๐Ÿ”ธ Horse ...

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26 Nov 2018
Ladies Day 2019
Ladies Day is back for 2019!! Bigger and better than ever!! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅ‚ #LD19

Join us for an action packed day of racing, followed by live music from the one and only...WILL YOUNG!! ๐Ÿคฉ

Once again, there will be fantastic prizes for the Best Dressed Lady, so make sure you dress to impress!!

๐Ÿ”ธ Food Outlets
๐Ÿ”น Bars
๐Ÿ”ธ Horse Racing
๐Ÿ”น Live Music
๐Ÿ”ธ Chair Hire
๐Ÿ”น F ...

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20 Nov 2018
BLACK FRIDAY
Offers for Black Friday coming soon!!!

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08 Nov 2018
Joules Big Sale
We are excited to announce that Joules have moved their BIG SALE from Rockingham to Leicester Racecourse!!

With up to 70% off, come and join us in the Kube on the following dates:

Friday 16th November
11am - 8pm

Saturday 17th November
9am - 6pm

Sunday 18th November
10am - 4pm

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04 Oct 2018
Britain in Bloom East Midlands 2018
We are delighted to have won the Gold award from Britain in Bloom East Midlands 2018!!

We try our hardest to keep our flowers looking beautiful and healthy every year.

We are proud to be part of the Oadby & Wigston Community! Thank you very much for choosing Leicester Racecourse as your winner!

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07 Aug 2018
2019 Fixture List OUT NOW!
We are pleased to announce that Leicester Racecourse will be staging 30 race meetings in 2019!
11 of these meetings will be National Hunt and the other 19 Flat Racing.

Some key dates to look out for are:
  • Saturday 27th April - Gentlemens Day
  • Monday 27th May - Family Fun Day with games, music and entertainment
  • Saturday 15th June ...

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    01 Aug 2018
    Ladies Day Video now Live
    Now that the dust has settled we can now reflect on Ladies Day 2018 and appreciate what an amazing day it was for the people of Leicester. As we all know the hype around the England Football team this summer has been on another level, we had copious amounts of requests to show the game which was taking place at 3pm on the day, we felt as a sporting ...

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    19 Jul 2018
    August 12th Family Fun Day
    On Sunday 12th August we are hosting another great value Family Fun Day with Live music after racing. We have plenty of activities for the children including Face Painting, Crazy Golf, Giraffe Slide, Free Fall, Dash n Grab, plus many more activities to get involved in. After racing we have live music from Jeff Dingle as seen on American Idol who wi ...

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    08 Jun 2018
    We welcome our new French Intern Vincent Lallemand-Vong to the team!
    Every year our General Manager Rob welcomes a French Intern to the racecourse team through the University connections he has in France. Vincent has recently joined our team here at Leicester Racecourse and we thought we would ask him a few questions to get to know him more...


    -    What is your date of birth?
    I was born on December 20th ...

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    31 May 2018
    Bank Holiday Family Fun Day Success!
    Our Bank Holiday Family Fun Day was a huge success, over 4000 families filled the racecourse with their picnics. We had plenty going on throughout the day for the little ones all for free! Including live horse racing, face painting, inflatables, games such as Giraffe slide, Jungle run and crazy golf.

    We had some tasty street food on offer such as Pe ...

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    01 May 2018
    The Ladies Day Festival Microsite!

    The Ladies Day Festival is just over 3 months away now and preparations are well under way to making sure it is the best one yet! We have live music from Lemar, Fleur East, N-Trance, Nikki Belle and a DJ set from Dave Pearce! Not only this but we will have plenty of things for you to enjoy throughout the day including glitter stands, street perform ...

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    03 May 2018
    John Lewis Leicester - Footwear advice
    Best step forward...
     
    You put so much effort into your outfit for race day, so it's a shame to ruin the look by removing your shoes because of painful feet. If you have ever ended up bare foot or in flats then here are a few tips to avoid this and find the perfect footwear..
     
    1. Be sensible wear a heel height of 3 inches.
     
    2. Avoid plat ...

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    05 Apr 2018
    John lewis Leicester - Hats & Fascinator Advice


    HAT OR FASCINATOR?

    It is important to choose the right style not only for the occasion, but to suit both your outfit and your face shape.

    The secret is to try on lot's of styles, shapes, colours and textures. Give yourself plenty of time before the event to find exactly what you want and if you find the hat you love then plan your outfit around it.

    Fa ...

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    08 Mar 2018
    John Lewis Leicester - Personal Styling Advice
    Fashion Trends

    When it comes to the races knowing what to wear is perhaps the most challenging part. It is easy to end up buying something that you will never wear again, it pays to opt for dresses you can re wear at your summer wedding too.

    Key trends for Spring/Summer 2018
    •    1980's styling with bold shoulders and bright colour ...

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    26 Feb 2018
    Leicester Golf Course Reopening later this year!
    Anders Mankert is a Swedish born golfer and has won numerous awards and voted UK’s top instructor in the Influential Best of UK Business awards. Throughout his whole career Anders has worked with lots of England Team players as well as tour professional winners on European Challenge Tour, European Seniors Tour and also The Grey Goose Tour, US ...

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    14 Feb 2018
    Save the Date!
    On Sunday 10th June we will be Opening the Pavilion Wedding Suite at Leicester Racecourse
    If you are looking for a venue with beautiful surroundings, elegance and romance tied with spectacular food, the Pavilion venue will ensure you have a magical and memorable event.

    Set on the outskirts of Leicester the venue is just minutes away from the city ce ...

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    05 Jan 2018
    Tasty Winter Warmer Menu

    New to 2018: We know how everyone loves a warm pie during the colder months so we have decided to introduce a tasty winter warmer menu during our January and February months in our Nelson Suite Restaurant. The perfect option to enjoy racing away from the cold weather.

    Our tasty choices include:

    Chicken, gammon & leek pie

    Steak & ale pie

    Lamb ...

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    16 Nov 2017
    The Ladies Day Festival 2018 Annoucement!
    The Ladies Day Festival is our biggest race day of the year!  And next year it will be bigger and better than ever!

    Join us for a full festival day and night here a Leicester Racecourse, where dancing is permitted, hats & glitter are required, and friends & family are advised to join you!
    The festival gates will open early for all of you ...

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    03 Nov 2017
    A Day in the Life of a Pupil at Wigston Academy
    At Wigston Academy, the atmosphere is tense. The thoughts of GCSEs are lingering on each of the students as they walk through the hallway. However, there was recently a day where each year 11 student had their own mock interview. They came with a CV prepared and sat down with a worker from a local business here in Leicester for an interview.

    I sat d ...

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    01 Nov 2017
    Gentlemen's Day 2018 Announcement!
    As it's the first day of the month we thought we would treat you all to a big announcement - Gentlemen’s Day is back and it is going to be bigger and better than last year! #GD18

    We have plenty of top class racing throughout the day as well as live music from 80’s Ska Band “Bad Manners” ,led by fat boy slam Buster Bloodvessel ...

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    20 Oct 2017
    Sponsoring the Enterprising Women Awards!
    Leicester Racecourse are now proud sponsors of the East Midlands Chamber: Enterprising Women Awards 2018. Here at Leicester Racecourse we are extremely supportive of women’s achievements in business and wanted to collaborate with such a fantastic competition.

    There are seven awards to be won next year – the 21st year of the competition: ...

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    11 Oct 2017
    Reg's Retirement


    It was a sombre day at the races yesterday as our famous Angus Beef Cob Man: Reg Stretton decided to hang up his carving knives for the last time as he goes off to enjoy retirement. For over 30 years Reg has been serving the racing public the best slow cooked angus beef cobs. We celebrated his time here at Leicester Races with a Trophy presented by ...

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    05 Oct 2017
    Leicester Racecourse Visits The Beauchamp College Careers Fair!

    Our General Manager Rob is always looking for ways to support our local community and ensure we are helping out the younger generation, he’s a man of many talents with one of them being; The Enterprise Advisor for the college. Helping and mentoring the young students with their career prospects, giving assemblies and helping out at careers ev ...

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    20 Sep 2017
    Ladies Day Donation to Dorothy Goodman School
    Ladies Day 2017 was a huge success with record numbers pouring through the gates. 13,001 customers enjoyed a fantastic day of music from the likes of All Saints and Mark Wright. And to top it off Leicester racecourse are extremely proud to have donated a percentage of money to one of our chosen charities Dorothy Goodman School.

    Who are Doro ...

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    13 Sep 2017
    2018 Fixtures have arrived... and important Dates!
    This year has flown by, and with only 14 Friday’s until Christmas Day we thought it best to let you know some of the exciting dates to get in your diaries for next year!

    Saturday 28th April – Gentlemen’s Day!

    Monday 28th May – Bank Holiday Family Fun Day!

    Saturday 16th June – Racecourse Del Mar!

    Saturday 7th July – ...

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    01 Sep 2017
    5 Reasons Why Staff Christmas Parties are Important!


    It’s already approaching that time of year again and although it can be slightly stressful making sure you get those dietry requirements and deposits but we have put together why it is so important to organise a staff Christmas Party…

    1. Team Building – It’s the perfect opportunity for ice breakers in the office and for peop ...

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    12 Jul 2017
    Prosecco, Pints & Pimms
    Ladies Day at Leicester Racecourse was the biggest day for the racecourse to date. 13,000 guests spilled through the gates in their fascinators, sunglasses and dresses, for what was… an unforgettable day.

    Guests were treated to performances from X Factors Karen Harding, 90’s Brit Award Winning Girl Band All Saints, a DJ Set from TOWIE& ...

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    14 Jun 2017
    Leicester Racecourse are proud sponsors of the Leicester Business Festival
    By business, for business – the region’s largest business event.

    From 23rd October to 3rd November, the Leicester Business Festival (LBF) will showcase the best of business from across the region driving growth, interest and investment locally and on a national level.

    With 120 events, 12,500 attendees and over 12 sectors the Festival will ...

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    28 Jun 2017
    The Ladies Day 2017 VIP Experience

    Ladies Day only comes around once a year so it’s always worth treating yourself on this big day. As it’s our biggest one yet we are expecting crowds of up to 15,000! Due to this large number of guests we would highlight the benefits of our exclusive VIP Gift Package experience and how this could make your day even more special; this wil ...

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    08 Jun 2017
    13th August Family Fun Day / Sponsored by Sri Lanka!

    We had over 3000 people attending our last Family Fun Day in May even despite the weather! So we know our August fixture sponsored by Sri Lanka will be a fantastic day with plenty going on for the little ones to enjoy. Under 17’s gain free admittance on the day when accompanied by a paying adult and once you’re in all entertainment is F ...

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    31 May 2017
    Re-Take That are Back!


    There is plenty to look forward to with our Festive Race Day on 28th December because… Re-Take That are back and better than ever! The world’s number one Take That Tribute band who have been described as “better than the real thing” by the popular entertainment presenting duo Ant & Dec will be ‘back for good&rsquo ...

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    24 May 2017
    Leicester Racecourse Welcomes French Intern

    We are delighted to welcome Amelie who has been with us for a couple of weeks at Leicester Racecourse, She will be spending the next two months working in our racing team department assisting with various tasks, which will go towards her international internship, and help to achieve her qualification. Travelling over 600 miles all the way from ...

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    10 May 2017
    Ladies Day Fashion Advice from Betty Brown


    Our very own head Judge for Ladies Day Betty Brown has put together a few hints and tips for Ladies Day!


    Get noticed for the right reasons!
    It's a day to take advantage of being able to dress up as feminine as you like! Go for boldness! keep your silhouettes simple but your prints and colours bold and fun.

    Most ladies opt for a dress but jumpsuits, ...

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    05 Apr 2017
    The Taj Mahal comes to Leicester Racecourse!
    Bringing a taste of India to Leicester Racecourse this Gentlemen's Day. We have teamed up with a top 5 newcomer curry house: Harini’s which is based in the heart of Leicester, not only that but Harini’s has gained a certificate of excellence on Trip Advisor, achieving four and a half out of five stars from previous visitors. Harini&rsqu ...

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    29 Mar 2017
    Live Band's Announcement for BBQ Evenings!
    Our summer BBQ evenings are going to be a relaxed event for friends and family to enjoy the live racing and live music. And we don’t stop there communal BBQ’s will be available for people to use, and BBQ packs can be bought online now only for £8.95pp. All BBQ pitches contain a picnic bench, space for your car and plenty of room f ...

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    15 Mar 2017
    Fireworks Added to Ladies Day!
    Ladies Day preparations are well under way for a fantastic day. We have many famous acts throughout the day Including the Brit Award winning All Saints, The Only Way’s Essex hit reality TV Show star  Mark Wright, three time Grammy-nominated Jaki Graham and the up and coming Karen Harding who’s hit song ‘say something’ s ...

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    08 Mar 2017
    Gentlemen's Day Best Dressed Announcement & Extra Activites
    Our team have added some exciting activities to gentlemen’s day and announced over social media our Best Dressed Gent competition.

    Gentlemen’s day is vastly approaching with it being only next month. We cannot wait to welcome everyone to the Racecourse for an unforgettable day. Tickets are selling extremely fast and the day is getting bi ...

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    14 Nov 2016
    Leicester Racecourse announce Ladies Day 2017 acts with BRIT award winning headline performance
    So, it’s finally here… no, not Christmas, it’s time to announce the award winning acts who will be performing at Ladies Day 2017! 

    One of the most successful pop groups of the 90’s, All Saints, have confirmed that they will headlining the evening, performing some of their classics throughout the years. The band released ...

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    17 Oct 2016
    Leicester Racecourse announce sponsorship in the East Midlands Chamber Enterprising Women Awards
    As the East Midlands Chamber Enterprising Women Awards 2017 launched last night, Leicester Racecourse have announced that they will be sponsoring the ‘Community Champion of the Year’ category.  

    The Enterprising Women Awards is an annual award ceremony which looks to find the most successful and inspirational local businesswomen. Th ...

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    05 Oct 2016
    Rainbows Festival of fire works
    Don’t miss the annual Rainbows festival of fireworks on Saturday 5th November from 5.30pm. Join us at Leicester Racecourse for two magical firework displays . There’s also a huge bonfire, food, bars, stalls and an amazing funfair!

    5:30pm Gates and funfair open
    7.00pm Children’s firework display
    7.30pm Lighting ...

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    15 Sep 2016
    Rob Bracken, set to perform in Stand Up Challenge for charity
    Rob Bracken, General Manager here at Leicester Racecourse, has been preparing to take to the stage and get the crowd roaring. The Stand Up Challenge is set to take place this November 2nd here at ‘The Kube.’  

    We decided to find out just how well Rob has been preparing for his moment of fame… 

    Q: Rob, what made you want t ...

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    22 Aug 2016
    Family Fun Day 2016, raising nearly ยฃ3,000 for LOROS
    In 2015, our ‘Family Fun Day’ was a huge success. This is why we chose to recreate an event that was even bigger and better for 2016, whilst supporting local charity LOROS.  

    LOROS Hospice, one of the Racecourse’s chosen charities for 2016, brought their ‘Slip n Slide’ –  Leicester’s first gia ...

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    17 Aug 2016
    Our Brand New Hospitality Package!
    Here at Leicester Racecourse, we’re renowned for our great hospitality packages. This summer, we would like introduce you to our brand new ‘1883 Hospitality Package’ to keep you entertained throughout the course of the year!

    So, why the ‘1883’ package? Leicester Racecourse’s history dates back to 1773 wh ...

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    10 Aug 2016
    Our Ladies Day Highlights!
    Take a look at our Ladies Day highlights video!

    Relive the moments and bring back the memory of a fantastic day out.

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    27 Jul 2016
    Behind the scenes at Ladies Day
    So our biggest event of the year, Ladies Day at Leicester Racecourse, has come to an end – and what a spectacular day it was! 

    We’d like to give you a bit of an insight in to the planning and preparation process that helps make Ladies Day the biggest event in our calendar… 

    We start planning for Ladies Day pretty much as ...

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    11 Jul 2016
    Curry for one night only!
    For one day only Harinis Restaurant will be opening up a pop up curry house in the betting hall!

    Serving tastey currys, rice and chips it's going to add some exciting flavour to the races.

    Open for the 14th July race meeting only it's a day not to be missed!

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    08 Jun 2016
    LEICESTER RACECOURSE WELCOMES FRENCH INTERN TO THE TEAM
    Just over a month ago, we welcomed Tiphaine to our team as an Assistant of the Manager. Tiphanie has joined us all the way from France and is carrying out her 2 month international internship with us. We asked her a few questions about her stay here in England, and being a part of the Leicester Racecourse team! 

    Q: Tiphaine, what are your daily ...

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    02 Jun 2016
    4 Reasons Leicester Racecourse is a perfect Wedding Venue
    Choosing the perfect venue for your Wedding is no easy task, but here are 4 reasons to consider choosing Leicester Racecourse for your big day…  


    1 Logistics
    Whatever time of year you choose, there will be logistical preparations to think about. The number of guests to invite, the distance they need to travel and the accessibility of y ...

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    09 May 2016
    HAC Group announced as Ladies Day sponsors for 2016
    The team at Leicester Racecourse are proud to announce that the sponsor for Ladies Day 2016 will be H.A.C Group.

    H.A.C Group are an independent plumber’s merchants, dealing with domestic and commercial products, who have been in the business for more than 20 years.Leicester Racecourses, Rob Bracken, Describes this as a ‘great new partner ...

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    01 Apr 2016
    Racing Rob has got a new Job!
    Over the past few months General Manager Rob Bracken has been secretly in training to become an apprentice Jockey. He has attended the British Racing School part time and has just completed an extensive training course to fast track his riding career.

    His first official ride will be Friday 8th April in The Vis - A - Vis Symposiums Nov ...

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    27 Jan 2016
    Why Jockeys Wear Gaudy Colours...

    The brightly coloured jackets and caps worn by Jockeys actually have a long History. It’s not just so that you can pick them out from a distance, to see if your chosen horse is in the lead. They are official ‘Racing Colours’ and this is how it started…


    When Roman chariots had races, they would wear capes of different c ...

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    09 Feb 2016
    Leicester Racecourse Then and Now...
    Leicester racecourse is one of the smaller courses in Britain, but has plenty to be proud of, with a history dating back over 100 years, 200 acre grounds and 32 race meetings in its annual calendar.

    The course also boasts some of the most up to date facilities of any racecourse in the country and is an ideal location for conferences and private ev ...

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    29 Dec 2015
    2016 is on it's way!
    Christmas is over and the New Year is coming! We have had a very successful 2015 with record numbers of attendance at the racecourse, and 2016 is set to be even bigger.

    Thank you for all your support this year.

    If you are planning on coming racing next year please download our fixture list and see when you would like to come- and remember if you book ...

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    11 Dec 2015
    UK Betting Terminology Explained....
    The first time you go to the Races is an exciting event.
    You could be invited to one of the exclusive hospitality boxes by a client, or perhaps invited to an evening race meet with some local businessmen, or to dinner in one of the fabulous 5 course Table D’Hote Dining Rooms.

    Your colleagues may well be familiar with all the betting terminolo ...

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    23 Nov 2015
    Bookies Favourite this Christmas
    The Bookies Favourite at Leicester Racecourse
    Gentlemen, here is our Top Tip for an ‘across the board’ win this Christmas. We have consulted with experts to bring you our ‘boxed bet’ that will give you a real racing certainty for a ‘lock’.      

    With Ladies Day  in mind, we have done the form, ...

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    19 Nov 2015
    Great food is always a sure bet as Leicester Races team up with Big Daddies Diner for 2016
    Race-goers of Leicestershire have witnessed a dramatic turnaround at Leicester Racecourse since the arrival of Rob Bracken (or ‘Racing Rob’) as General Manager. Rob has been at the helm for less than two years and his mission to attract and excite visitors is still firmly at the forefront of his vision for the racecourse. With the recen ...

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    13 Nov 2015
    Leicester Racecourse CEO Wins Come Dine With Me!
    Rob Bracken – otherwise known as ‘Racing Rob’, is now an internationally known gourmet Chef, after winning hands down recently in the cult Channel Four TV cooking contest programme called Come Dine With Me. Here's what happened on the day: 

    Racing Rob prepared and cooked a themed dinner party menu called “A Day at the Ra ...

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    29 Oct 2015
    Leicester Racecourse Leading the Pack in Street Food
    Leicester Racecourse are leading the new trend in Leicester for ‘Street Food’
    The new trend for wholesome English Fayre and American Diner food is being championed by Leicester Racecourse, who are already ‘out in front’ with their silver service dining menus.

    A new partnership has been struck with Big Daddies Diner which wil ...

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    13 Oct 2015
    Leicester Racecourse Announce 2016 Racing Fixtures
    The races have been booked, the horses listed, and today Leicester Racecourse make their fantastic 2016 Fixture List available to the public... 



    This week you will notice the presence of 2016 diaries appearing in shops and supermarkets. You may wonder why since there are many weeks to go until January 1st 2016. It just so happens that Leic ...

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    06 Oct 2015
    What is National Hunt Racing?
    Why is it different to the summer Flat Racing, how did it start, and what are the main dfferences? Here is a potted history in a few paragraphs, that will explain...

    What is National Hunt Racing?  
    It used to be called Steeplechase racing, because before official racecourses, horses used to race each other from village to village; starting and ...

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    15 Sep 2015
    Why Employers Should Give Gift Vouchers
    Gift Vouchers have been used for more than 70 years by employers to reward members of staff at Christmas time. Employers are currently spending upwards of £4bn, and 40% of this is for business-to-business rewards. (Director General Andrew Johnson of the UK Gift Card and Voucher Association (UKGCVA). They improve performance and give a pos ...

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    10 Sep 2015
    Why Sponsorship is Good for Business
    Local sponsorship is good news for Leicester business and it won’t break the bank. Sponsoring a sign at Leicester Racecourse is often seen as something suited to big corporates, but a local small to medium business can get a huge amount of publicity creating local goodwill and brand awareness.

    Any form of sponsorship should be a relationship ...

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    13 Aug 2015
    "Come Dine With Me" says Racing Rob!
    Come Dine With Me says Racing Rob! Rob Bracken the General Manager of Leicester Racecourse is practicing his culinary skills ready for his appearance on the cult cookery programme “Come Dine With Me”

    Since Rob has been managing Leicester Racecourse, he has completely revamped the whole menu served in the exclusive business boxes, and t ...

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    04 Aug 2015
    Jump Racing at Leicester Racecourse
    Winter Jump racing is completely different from the summer flat races. In the Flat racing season, it is future potential that reigns, but for National Hunt racing aficionados, it’s all about watching the established chasers and battle-fit hurdlers, where past form and continuity is the king.

    ‘Racing Rob’ the CEO at Leicester Racec ...

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    28 Jul 2015
    Summer Holiday Fun! Horse Racing Quiz
    Here is a summer holiday fun quiz about horse racing for you, courtesy of www.funtrivia.com

    1. In 1986, Richard Dunwoody won his first of two Grand Nationals. Which horse carried him to victory? Minnehoma, West Tip, Desert Orchid or Charter Party?

    2. Lester Piggott is regarded as one of Britain's best jockeys of the 20th century. How many times did ...

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    20 Jul 2015
    10 Ways Leicester Racecourse Helps the Community
    The UK Horse Racing Industry has a huge positive effect on the UK economy, and each Racecourse provides a big boost to local jobs and businesses - not just in the equine industry. Here’s how Leicester Racecourse benefits the local economy in LeicesterHorse racing adds over £3.7 Billion pounds to the UK economy every year.

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    14 Jul 2015
    The 2nd Biggest UK Spectator Sport - Horse Racing!
    Since the arrival of television into family living rooms in the 1960s, the sport of Horse Racing has been; and today is still; the second most widely televised sport after football. So where did it all start, and how did Horse Racing become such a popular spectator sport in the UK?

    History of Horse Racing
    Origins of racing horses go back to Roman t ...

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    09 Jul 2015
    Children, Bring an Adult, & they get HALF PRICE Entry!
    The Family Fun Day on August 9th at Leicester Racecourse promises to be the biggest and best yet….. Summer holidays usually means double the price entry for adults, but not at Leicester Racecourse...
     
    We love having families here enjoying the beautiful open spaces, getting involved with all the fun activities, and experiencing the excite ...

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    17 Jun 2015
    Lemar & Gourmet Food: Ladies Race Day July 4th
    Not long left to book for the spectacular Ladies Day at Leicester Racecourse… We have brought in special entertainment and exquisite food choices, to make this year’s Ladies Day one to remember. There will be a shopping village to amuse you before the races begin and our judges will be looking out for the best dressed ladies to win som ...

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    11 Jun 2015
    #HomeOfSport
    Are you on Twitter or Instagram? Visit England are looking for the country’s home of sport and we would love if you could help by nominating Leicester Racecourse to be the home of sport.

    All you have to do is Simply upload a photo of your home of sport nomination to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtagโ€ช #‎HomeofSport





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    09 Jun 2015
    X Factor Winner Matt Cardle performs LIVE 13th June
    Saturday 13th June is an X Factor special evening of Horse Racing and Live music, featuring the fabulous X Factor winner MATT CARDLE singing LIVE on the outdoor stage at Leicester Racecourse

    Cardle is primarily a tenor, but with an extraordinary vocal range. A fan of heavy metal music from a young age, he used to emulate the singing style of his ro ...

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    20 May 2015
    What Happens in a Box at Leicester Racecourse?
    If you are invited as a guest to a Business Box, or if you want to hire one for an event for your staff, clients or suppliers, here is our easy Guide to what happens, and what your guests will experience:  

    First, they will be treated to a VIP welcome and taken to a beautiful room, high above the Racecourse, with a glass sliding door wall that ...

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    14 May 2015
    Hats, Handbags, Heels and Horses!
    Yes, its Ladies Day at the Races! And the Leicester Ladies Day is on Saturday 4th July so there are just five weeks for you to find the perfect dress, shoes and hat for the event. But how did Ladies Day start? And what is the reason behind the fabulous hat tradition?

    Ladies Day actually started back in the 1800s when King George III attended the th ...

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    07 May 2015
    VE Day Remembrance of the 82nd Airborne based at Oadby
    A brief history:   
    The 80th was activated on September 3, 1942 at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, as the 82nd Division was being converted to airborne. The first Commanding Officer was Colonel Whitfield Jack As "anti-aircraft" they wore the braid of the Coast Artillery, but were primarily anti-tank from Africa forward.

    The battalion joined the ...

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    05 May 2015
    The results are in!
    You have spent the past few weeks voting for the top 7 bands you want to see headline at a summer race meeting this year.

    Hundreds of votes have been cast and the leaderboard kept changing daily with acts moving up and down untill last night when the votes closed.

    Thank you everyone who voted, and to all the bands who took part, but there could only ...

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    28 Apr 2015
    Huzzah! For Richard III Medieval Race Day...
    Over three thousand people flocked to Leicester Racecourse on Saturday for a fabulous family day of Medieval fun and festivities

    The day started cloudy, but soon brightened into dazzling sunshine as hundreds of families poured into the Race Course at Oadby to be greeted by a terrifying headless horseman in full medieval costume sitting astride a la ...

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    21 Apr 2015
    New Act for June 13th
    Unfortunately, BLUE’s Far East tour has been brought forward.  Due to circumstances beyond their control,  sadly Simon Webbe will no longer be able to perform at Leicester Racecourse on Saturday 13th June. He is extremely disappointed as he was looking forward to seeing his Leicester fans again. He has sent this message ‘&ldqu ...

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    14 Apr 2015
    Corporate with Cuddles!
    Officially increasing productivity, creativity & well-being for businesses...

    The recent Human Spaces Report shows Business meetings & Conferences held at a venue like Leicester Racecourse can boost creativity, productivity and well-being. The new study has evidenced that the presence of natural elements in a business environment, such ...

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    31 Mar 2015
    Leicester racecourse Goes Medieval!
    The King Richard III Stakes Raceday on 25th April is a great family day out and a chance to dress up and join in the fun, so here is our easy guide to what to wear for a medieval costume.

    We spoke to a BBC Costumier who makes historically accurate costumes for their historical programmes to find out how you can replicate the look without spending t ...

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    25 Mar 2015
    Lion Heart Project
    Delivered today the Lion Heart Project created by British artist Shauna Richardson, the enormous hand crochet lions will be on display at the racecourse for the next few weeks.

    The Lions are located next to the grandstand by the children's playground.

    If your coming down for a race day, conference or an event then make sure you pop over to the lions ...

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    24 Mar 2015
    Rob Stars on BBC Leicester
    Tonight (24th March) Listen to BBC Radio Leicester and hear General Manager Rob talking to Ian Stringer about everything coming to the racecourse and all the planned changes.

    So listen live tonight from 6pm!

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    16 Mar 2015
    BBC Stargazing Event
    This year BBC Learning is holding a one-off spectacular event on Friday 20 March at Leicester racecourse to coincide with the solar eclipse. The event will be open from 9am to 3pm and from 6pm to 9.30pm and will encourage astronomers old and new to look towards the sky.

    This family friendly event is split into zones including Eclipse Central - eclip ...

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    Coming To Leicester Racecourse...
    At the end of the March something very interesting is coming to the racecourse… The LionHeart Project!

    Created by British artist Shauna Richardson, these hand crochet lions where made for the 2012 cultural Olympiad. 36 miles of Swaledale wool was used to make the lions which went all over the UK in their 16 meter illuminated glass case for ev ...

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    26 Feb 2015
    Official Opening of the King Richard III Suite at Leicester Racecourse
    Leicester Racecourse have today been busy celebrating the opening of the King Richard III Suite which has been refurbished and designed in his honour. This comes ahead of several days worth of fitting tributes which have been organised to take place in and around Leicester in the not too distant future, when King Richard III makes his final journey ...

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    25 Feb 2015
    โ€˜Top classโ€™ catering at Leicester Racecourse with new Catering Manager and Head Chef!
    Leicester Racecourse is known for many things; beautiful surroundings, historical nature, friendly faces ... And now we can add 'first class catering and commitment to local suppliers' to the list.  And for this, we have Rob Bracken, General Manager of Leicester Racecourse, to thank. 

    Bracken, who took up the post in March 2014, has ...

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    19 Feb 2015
    Fresh coffee or a nice cuppa
    We are proud to announce our brand new Tea and Coffee supplier St Martin’s . A local company based in St Martin’s Square they supply many venues across the UK with Leicester Racecourse being the latest.

    Along with the traditional teas and coffees they also have different flavours such as Yunnan green to excite the taste buds.

    This is all ...

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    17 Feb 2015
    Out with the old and in with the new!
    As part of Leicester racecourses ongoing improvement work we have had brand new seats installed in the premier stand.

    The new seats have been designed for with your comfort in mind, meaning you can sit down and enjoy the afternoons racing without feeling uncomfortable.

    This is just one of the many changes underway at the racecourse, along with the b ...

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    03 Feb 2015
    Leicester Racecourse Supports Dave Comedy Festival
    Leicester Racecourse is proud to be a supporter of Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival! With two weeks of laughter and entertainment it is one of the biggest events to come to Leicester.

    This year we are supporters, but who knows, next year we could be one of the city venues to host some great comedy talent! For more information on the line up th ...

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    22 Jan 2015
    Kid Creole Saves the day!
    After the shock departure of Alexander O’Neal from our Ladies Day line up we are pleased to announce we have found a new act who is bigger and better!

    Our new act is… Kid Creole and the Coconuts!

    For over 30 years, Kid Creole and the Coconuts have been entertaining sell-out crowds around the world. The Kid fills out his colourful zoot s ...

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    21 Jan 2015
    BREAKING LADIES DAY NEWS!
    Breaking News about Ladies Day. Alexander O’Neal, the American star who was on Celebrity Big Brother has cancelled all of his appointments for 2015 so won’t be performing at Ladies Day this year.

    We are deeply saddened and annoyed by this as it has come out of the blue. The day will still go ahead and Lemar will still be performing too, ...

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    06 Jan 2015
    Field Dog Fairs
    Coming on Sunday July 12th are Field Dog Fairs with their Aniques, Collectors and Vintage Fair.

    Doors open fron 9:30am until 4:00pm and admission £2.50 per adult.

    The fair is being held in our new Kube building, and as always parking is free and we have space for up to 2000 cars!

    So if you are intrested in antiques, a collector or love all ...

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    12 Dec 2014
    Leicester Mercury Story on Leicester Racecourse Big Screen
    Spectators  at Leicester Racecourse will soon be able to get a close-up view of theaction on the most distant parts of the track. Oadby are installing a giant screen, which they aim to have in action by April. In the past they have brought in a big screen for some major meetings but the new one, which will be 41 square metres, will be ava ...

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    05 Dec 2014
    Big Screen at Leicester!
    The most frequently asked question at Leicester is “Are you going to have a big screen at this meeting?” and quite often we have to say no. But not any more! Thanks to The British Horseracing Grant Scheme, administrated by the British Horseracing Authority on behalf of the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, we have been aw ...

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    02 Dec 2014
    What is National Hunt racing like at Leicester?
    Want to know what you can expect on a day of National Hunt Racing at Leicester? Have a look at our latest video which shows you all the action of a day at the races.

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    29 Oct 2014
    Free entry this Movember
    Fancy a free day at the races? Then register for Free Entry this Movember!

    All you need to do is send us a moustache selfie along with your name and which November race meeting you want to come to by email to charities@leicester-racecourse.com .You will then be sent a confirmation email confirming that you are registered for free entry on your chos ...

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    28 Oct 2014
    2015 FIXTURES HAVE ARRIVED
    What you have all been waiting for has now arrived... The 2015 fixtures list!

    Download the attached PDF for the 2015 dates to mark in your calendar. But some of the key dates to make a note of: our Richard III day on Saturday 25th April and Ladies Day on Saturday 4th July.

    This year we have two music days, which are in pink on the PDF document. The a ...

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    17 Oct 2014
    Rainbows Fireworks Tickets on sale now!
    Tickets for the Rainbows spooky festival of fireworks are now on sale from the Grandstand!

    It will bean incredibly exciting evening packed full of fireworks, with a funfair, a huge bonfire and two firework displays, all in support of Rainbows.

    Come down to the Grandstand to purchase your tickets untill 6pm (Friday 31st) Or between 9am and 1 ...

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    23 Sep 2014
    Winning Leicester City Team come for a day at the races
    Successes in Leicester has been going up in recent years, Sam Bailey on X-factor, Leicester Tigers Rugby Team and of course Leicester Racecourse has had hundreds of winners across the finishing post. One of the most notable successes from Leicester was Leicester City football teams 5-3 win over the power house Manchester United.

    After that triumphan ...

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