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Name: The countdown is on for the return of racing to Wincanton
Date: October 17, 2019
Time: 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM BST
Event Description:

Wincanton Racecourse will be welcoming the winners on Thursday, October 17 when racing returns to the Somerset track.

It’s the first of 16 meetings that will provide a feast of entertainment over the next seven months as favourite jump horses battle it out on the track.

The thrill of seeing it all up close and the smell of horses with freshly painted hooves walking around the paddock is enough to get hearts pounding.

For any jump racing fan, the return of racing is the best time of year, and as horses return from their well-deserved holidays, they’ll be  butterflies of excitement for the season ahead.

Wincanton prides itself on providing exquisite dishes in the most stunning of locations. With course-facing facilities to enjoy the exhilarating racing and packages that provide a base for the day, there are two fantastic restaurants or pre-book a raceday ticket from just £12, and grab a bite to eat in one of the bars.

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The nearest train station is Templecombe. There is a raceday courtesy bus service from Templecombe to the racecourse and it meets the trains from Waterloo and Exeter before racing and returns to the station at the end of the day. Times vary according to the train timetable and race times but can be found on the fixture's page on this website in the run up to the day.

Other stations in the area are Castle Cary, which is on the Paddington-Bristol line and is 8 miles north of Wincanton, and Bruton which is on the same line and is approximately 4 miles from Wincanton.

Gillingham Station is on the London-Waterloo line and is approximately 9 miles from Wincanton. There are taxi stands at Castle Cary and Gillingham stations.

Date/Time Information:
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Contact Information:
Anne Collyer
Tickets from £12

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