Wincanton is thought to have been the scene of the earliest steeplechases ever held. Matches between hunting folk were a feature of the areas countryside and by the commencement of the 19th Century, Easter Monday at Wincanton had become a recognised fixture. The course at this time was at Hatherleigh Farm, South West of Wincanton town and it wasn't until 1925 that the course moved to its present location at Kingwell Farm. Overall Wincanton is a lovely racecourse to visit.
Wincanton Racecourse

Key Characteristics

Wincanton is quite a sharp mile and a half oval course, with nine fences per circuit. It is a very flat course.

Course Summary

Galloping right handed track with an easy finish.

Difficulty of Fences


Similar Courses, where form should be replicated

Folkestone, Kempton, Hereford, Huntingdon, Ludlow, Taunton, Wincanton.

Course map

Wincanton Racecourse Map