Southwell Racecourse is set in the East Midlands countryside, and hosts both jump and flat action with the flat action being both turf and all weather. It's certainly not posh but the viewing is great and is a must for real racing fans.
Key CharacteristicsSouthwell is the only course remaining in the UK which still uses Fibresand.
The course favours prominent horses as it is very difficult to accelerate and make up ground, added to the fact that there is significant kick back if you are behind other horses. The nature of Fibresand is that it needs to be harrowed quite deep and this can throw up some strong biases with parts of the track quicker than others. It is felt that the centre of the track is generally quicker than being on the rails in the straight.