Towcester is the only course in the country which is normally free to get in, although payment is sometimes required on Bank Holidays. As a consequence Towcester get massive crowds and their is always a tremendous atmosphere at the course. It is also an excellent place to view National Hunt racing as the stands are at the highest point on the course and look down on the extreme undulations.
Key CharacteristicsYou really have to visit Towcester Racecourse in person to appreciate just how severe it is. If you stand at the winning post and look back down the straight it is like looking down the face of a cliff. Towcester is undoubtedly the most severe test of a horses stamina in the country, and races can change rapidly in the last furlong particularly in testing going when horses slow down to a virtual walk. Towcester is definitely a course specialist track.
The course is a mile and three quarters all the way round, and has ten fences although perhaps to make up for the severe test that the course offers the fences are very easy.