Leicester Racecourse


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Leicester Racecourse is a horse-racing course in Oadby , Leicestershire , England .The course is oval shaped and nearly 2 miles in extent. It was opened ante 1773.The course hosts both forms of British horse racing event: National Hunt , in which the horses race over fences or over hurdles, and Flat racing , in which the horses run an unobstructed distance.

Right-handed with tight turns at either end, Leicester can provide a surprising test of stamina as runners climb gradually throughout the last three furlongs. Leicester is rare amongst National Hunt courses in having more hurdles in the home straight than steeplechase fences. The ground on the hurdles course (which is on the Flat track) is often very testing in the winter whilst that on the chase course can often be much less so.

















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