Lingfield Park has hosted racing continuously since 1890, bar a break during World War ll. Initially opened purely for jump racing, flat racing was permitted from 1894. The track has since evolved and a new all-weather track was unveiled in 1989.
Lingfield Park uniquely offers Flat, National Hunt (Jumps) racing on the turf, alongside All-Weather Flat racing on a Polytrack course. In addition to hurdles, National Hunt steeplechases also feature obstacles such as water jumps.
Betting can be as simple or as complex as you wish it to be. In brief, you look at the horses in a race, decide which you would like to bet on, how much you would like to bet, and whether you want them to win or place, then decide who you would like to bet with.
The going report is something you will hear a lot about as it is crucial to how horses perform. In short, the going is a description of the condition of the course. The drier the ground, the firmer it is, meaning that the horses can go faster. In the UK the going report can be any of the following: Heavy, Soft, Good to Soft, Good, Good to Firm, Firm.
Our racecourse offers one Grandstand meaning all of our guests are close to all the action, whether you choose to spend your day picking your favourite horse at the Parade Ring or sampling your favourite tipple in our bars. Those with hospitality access are also free to roam the course as well as enjoy the privacy of the hospitality areas.