Smarkets Season Opener

The racing heart of your community returns

Opens 12:30, First race 2:20, Last race 5:05
Current going
GOOD TO FIRM

Celebrate the return of racing to Wincanton Racecourse after its summer break with a competitive six race card, sponsored by Smarkets. The season is sure to set off on a winner with several well-known faces from the world of jump racing to be on the card.

With the best of the best in action, Champion jockey Richard Johnson, Noel Fehily, Daryl Jacob, Tom Scudamore, Paddy Brennan and Sam Twiston-Davies were all on board last year.

The sport’s leading trainers are all likely to support the meeting. Spot the likes of Nicky Henderson, Paul Nicholls and Colin Tizzard in the paddock as they chat with their owners. With a Maiden Hurdle on the card, it is a great opportunity to spot a few future stars on display.

Join us at Wincanton races for our season opener, as the National Hunt season returns.

Looking to make the most out of your day at the races? We have world class hospitality options for all, with prices starting at £85 (including admission). The highly popular Chaser's Restaurant is available offering views of the winning post.

The nearest stations are Castle Cary, Gillingham and Templecombe. A courtesy coach service operates from Templecombe on racedays, Those visitors travelling from Exeter St Davis arriving at 11.44am are advised to wait for the coach meeting the train from London Waterloo arriving at Templecombe at 12.25pm. It will leave the course 20 minutes after the last race and will pick up racegoers opposite the Annual Members entrance. Visitors wishing to travel on other services are advised to alight at Gillingham where taxis are available. Please note that taxis are also available at Castle Cary

2018/19 Hospitality Brochure

Tickets available from just £13 in advance. Under 18s entry is free of charge, when attending with a full paying adult.

Important Ticket Information

For those who wish to park on the rails, and get up close to the action, click here to purchase a car to course ticket. Please note all parking in the main car park is free and that all prices include VAT and a booking fee applies to all transactions.

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General Admission
  • Premier and Grandstand Admission

    Advanced group prices available

    £13.00 pp

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    The Premier and Grandstand Enclosures join together as one on certain days throughout the season, giving you the widest choice of viewing and refreshment options, including access to

    • wonderful views from our Premier Stand
    • the paddock and winners' enclosure viewing to study the horses pre and post-race
    • a wide choice of bars
    • eating options
    • all the bookmakers in the betting ring
    • and extensive betting facilities
    Advanced Single:
    £13.00 pp
    Advanced Group: For groups of 6 plus. Available in advance only.
    £12.00 pp
    On The Day
    £16.00 pp

    Please note that all prices include VAT and a booking fee applies to all transactions.

    Raceday Essentials Package

    £30.00 pp

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    • General admission
    • Racecard voucher
    • £10 betting voucher 
    • £9 food and drink voucher 
    Advanced Single: Available in advance only & not to be used in conjunction with any other offer
    £30.00 pp

    Please note that all prices include VAT and a booking fee applies to all transactions.

    RacePass 18-24

    With a valid RacePass

    £8.00 pp

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    Apply in advance to become a Racepass Member. Racepass Members can then purchase their tickets in advance or on the day with their membership card and a form of ID

    Advanced Single: with a valid 18-24 RacePass
    £8.00 pp
    On The Day with a valid 18-24 RacePass
    £8.00 pp

    with a valid 18-24 RacePass

Restaurants & Packages
  • Chasers Restaurant (Three Course)

    : To book call 01963 435840

    £85.00 pp

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    • Raceday admission
    • Reserved table for the day
    • Official racecard
    • Free car parking
    • TV racing coverage
    • Betting service
    • Cash bar
    • Hospitality team to ensure he smooth running of your day
    • Three course a la carte
    • Light afternoon tea and a selection of cheese are optional extras and may be purchasedin advanced or on the day. 
    Advanced Single: Annual Member and Children's prices also available. Prices from
    £85.00 pp

    Please note that all prices include VAT and a booking fee applies to all transactions.

For information and bookings, call our team on 01963 435840

Private Boxes
  • West Country Picnic

    : To book call 01963 435840

    £115.00 pp

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    Children's and Members prices available.

    • Raceday admission 
    • Private hospitality box for the day
    • Private balcony with panoramic views of the course
    • Official Racecard
    • Free car parking
    • TV racing coverage 
    • Betting service 
    • Personal waitress service 
    • Private bar facility
    • Freshly made sandwiches/wraps served with a selection of locally sourced finger food and salads 
    • Mini desserts and cakes
    • Cheese board
    • Tea and coffee
    Advanced Single: Minimum of 10 guests per box. Prices start from
    £115.00 pp

    All prices are inclusive of VAT and available in advance only. Members and children's prices available.

    Somerset Platter

    : To book call 01963 435840

    £130.00 pp

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    Children's and Members prices available.

    • Raceday admission 
    • Private hospitality box for the day
    • Private balcony with panoramic views of the course
    • Official Racecard
    • Free car parking
    • TV racing coverage 
    • Betting service 
    • Personal waitress service 
    • Private bar facility
    • Locally sourced hot buffet
    • Mini desserts and cakes 
    • Cheese board 
    • Tea and coffee
    Advanced Single: Minimum of 10 guests per box. Prices start from
    £130.00 pp

    All prices are inclusive of VAT and available in advance only. Members and children's prices available.

To book Private Boxes, call our team on 01963 435840

Race Schedule

2:20 THE SMARKETS BETTING EXCHANGE MAIDEN HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4) Abt 2m , HURDLE
2.55 THE SMARKETS HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 3) Abt 2m , CHASE
3.25 THE SMARKETS.COM HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 3) Abt 2m , HURDLE
3.55 THE SMARKETS NOVICES' HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 4) Abt 2m , CHASE
4.30 THE SMARKETS £50 RISK FREE ON RACING HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 5) 2m abt 4f , CHASE
5.05 THE GETSBK.COM THE SUPER-PRICE SPORTSBOOK HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4) 2m abt 5f , HURDLE
2:20 Abt 2m , HURDLE
THE SMARKETS BETTING EXCHANGE MAIDEN HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4)
2.55 Abt 2m , CHASE
THE SMARKETS HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 3)
3.25 Abt 2m , HURDLE
THE SMARKETS.COM HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 3)
3.55 Abt 2m , CHASE
THE SMARKETS NOVICES' HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 4)
4.30 2m abt 4f , CHASE
THE SMARKETS £50 RISK FREE ON RACING HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 5)
5.05 2m abt 5f , HURDLE
THE GETSBK.COM THE SUPER-PRICE SPORTSBOOK HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4)
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