Taunton Races

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Few places in the world have such a rich heritage of equestrian sport as the United Kingdom, specifically England. In Somerset, lovers of National Hunt racing will find one of its most beautiful racecourses.

Free Racing Tips Taunton Races is the place for all who want enjoy the action, excitement, company and innumerable small pleasures which surround a true raceday.

Although the course dates back to 1927, it is England’s youngest National Hunt Racing course. Any who have visited the county of Somerset will know of its areas of natural beauty. The location of the racecourse capitalizes on the marvellous surrounding flora.

The racecourse itself is set within 135 acres of exemplary grounds, while it looks onto the magnificent arboreous greenery of the Blackdown Hills. Despite its open spaces and surrounding beauty, it is only a few minutes from the town centre, itself a place worth a visit if you haven’t been before.

Those travelling from Exeter, Bristol and even Cardiff, will find that the journey by car is relatively short and they'll be in their Taunton Hotels in no time!

For visitors who have yet to experience the thrill and excitement surrounding a day of Taunton Races, and have yet to cotton on to the economical sense of getting an annual membership, there are two kinds of day tickets available. The standard ticket allows access to the Tattersalls, where the heart of the racing takes place. Between the Orchard Stand and the parade ring you’ll find all the busy bookmakers and the Tote.

Between the Orchard and Portman stands you’ll also find the racecourse betting shop, so it’s very easy for passionate punters to not only find the kind of odds they’re looking for, but bet on events which are taking place elsewhere. The standard ticket also allows viewing from the lovely Orchard Stand, where there’s always a great deal excitement to be had. Those looking to experience their day from the Portman Stand, as well as have access to all other public areas of the racecourse, might opt for the second kind of ticket. Those between the ages of 16 and 24 are entitled to a concession, while all accompanied children under 16 are admitted free.

National Hunt racing, as fans will know, is a winter sport, but that doesn’t mean that Taunton Races comes to end when the first flowers of spring appear. Punters looking to enjoy something spectacular would do well to venture to the Arabian Fixture, which happens in May. A mixture of horses, from beautiful Purebred Arabians to Anglos, Partbreds and Thoroughbreds, the fixtures are organized by the Arabian Racing Organization and are not to be missed by all who appreciate variety in their sports, but especially by those who want the chance to see some of the finest horses in action.

For other events which happen over the year, many of them have little to do with horseracing as such, but can be found on the grounds. From camping fairs to English Civil War battle reenactments, the grounds of this Somerset racecourse have seen some wonderful sights, and, yes there has been equestrian show or two, not to forget the circuses.
Taunton Races, inside rail

But many who venture to Somerset’s finest equestrian venue are focussed on mixing raceday pleasure with business. The hospitality team has a widespread reputation for bringing business and pleasure together, all the while making guests feel special. Taunton Races offer hospitality and sponsorship as a package. With its dedicated hospitality suits, all boasting excellent views of the track, fitted with CCTV and offering quick access to a tote on the same level, parties from 12 to 150 are easily accommodated.

The number of private suites is limited, but those who didn’t book far enough in advance to secure one will not have to feel as though they’re loosing out. The lovely Orchard Restaurant offers beautiful views of the course, with tote facilities. For a flat rate, a table can be booked for the duration of the day’s meeting. The price includes your admission, racecard, a 3-course lunch created by the celebrated culinary team of the eatery, and coffee whenever you want it.

Taunton Races, winner The same attention to detail, quality and efficiency can be experienced by all who take advanced of the course’s exceptional banqueting, conferencing and seminar facilities. Both stands have a variety of rooms, able to accommodate various styles of gathering for different numbers of guests or delegates. Facilities at Taunton races include all that a company could need for a focused seminar or conference.

Most of the rooms have blackout facilities, which mean that video presentations are not a problem. In addition, packages are available from a very reasonable rate per delegate and the catering will always be of the highest standard. From buffets to three-course meals of the most delightful kind, your business function which have the touch of professionalism and excellence no matter if it’s for 12 people or 350.

Being conveniently located for those travelling, as well as having the Blackdown Hills as a backdrop and the perfectly pitched, reliable catering and hospitality team, the grounds and buildings are a popular and desirable venue for all kinds of special occasions. The picturesque setting lends itself to magical wedding receptions and the dining facilities with panoramic views make it something of rare place in which to enjoy superlative catering on all festive occasions.

However you first discover Taunton Races, whether as a delegate traveling for a seminar, or as a friend of someone who is already attuned to its myriad charms, it’s sure to be a place you’ll return to.