Draw a doubtful advantage,
With it's own railway station alongside the course and with easy access to the M4 motorway this big attractive Berkshire course attracts punters from far and wide.
This course is also popular with trainers for the same reason's it has easy access and is convienant for London, it also has an Oval Track and the 1 mile straight, both of which are wide and only gently undulating providing a fair test of an horse. The long run in suits horses that like to stride out.
With both Steeplechase and hurdle courses Newbury provides some good National Hunt racing both courses can be easily seen from the stands. Racing began at Newbury in September 1905, during the second world war it became an American Supply depot and the whole course was concreted over.
It wasn't until 1949 before flat racing was resumed and national hunt began again in 1951
Main Races - Flat Greenham Stakes, Fred Darling Stakes both over 7 furlongs run in the spring, Weatherby's Super Sprint Stakes, run in July, September sees Haynes Hanson and Clark Conditions Stakes 1 mile straight, (past winners have gone on to do well in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, Prix de la Arc de Triomphe,) Mill Reef Stakes, October sees the Horris Hill Stakes, November sees the national hunt Hennessy cognac Gold Cup Chase, 3m 2 furlongs.