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03 Aug 2017
Things to do with your Kids This Summer!
What’s On!

There is plenty to do in and around Oadby with the kids this summer holiday here are just a few suggestions from us for a great day out with your family.

Of course we have our 13th August Family Fun Day, not only do we have live horse racing but also:
Bars, Street Food, Climbing Wall, Dash n Grab, Bouncy Castle, Helter Skelter Slide, ...

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12 Jul 2017
Prosecco, Pints & Pimms
Ladies Day at Leicester Racecourse was the biggest day for the racecourse to date. 13,000 guests spilled through the gates in their fascinators, sunglasses and dresses, for what was… an unforgettable day.

Guests were treated to performances from X Factors Karen Harding, 90’s Brit Award Winning Girl Band All Saints, a DJ Set from TOWIE& ...

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14 Jun 2017
Leicester Racecourse are proud sponsors of the Leicester Business Festival
By business, for business – the region’s largest business event.

From 23rd October to 3rd November, the Leicester Business Festival (LBF) will showcase the best of business from across the region driving growth, interest and investment locally and on a national level.

With 120 events, 12,500 attendees and over 12 sectors the Festival will ...

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28 Jun 2017
The Ladies Day 2017 VIP Experience

Ladies Day only comes around once a year so it’s always worth treating yourself on this big day. As it’s our biggest one yet we are expecting crowds of up to 15,000! Due to this large number of guests we would highlight the benefits of our exclusive VIP Gift Package experience and how this could make your day even more special; this wil ...

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08 Jun 2017
13th August Family Fun Day / Sponsored by Sri Lanka!

We had over 3000 people attending our last Family Fun Day in May even despite the weather! So we know our August fixture sponsored by Sri Lanka will be a fantastic day with plenty going on for the little ones to enjoy. Under 17’s gain free admittance on the day when accompanied by a paying adult and once you’re in all entertainment is F ...

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31 May 2017
Re-Take That are Back!


There is plenty to look forward to with our Festive Race Day on 28th December because… Re-Take That are back and better than ever! The world’s number one Take That Tribute band who have been described as “better than the real thing” by the popular entertainment presenting duo Ant & Dec will be ‘back for good&rsquo ...

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24 May 2017
Leicester Racecourse Welcomes French Intern

We are delighted to welcome Amelie who has been with us for a couple of weeks at Leicester Racecourse, She will be spending the next two months working in our racing team department assisting with various tasks, which will go towards her international internship, and help to achieve her qualification. Travelling over 600 miles all the way from ...

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10 May 2017
Ladies Day Fashion Advice from Betty Brown


Our very own head Judge for Ladies Day Betty Brown has put together a few hints and tips for Ladies Day!


Get noticed for the right reasons!
It's a day to take advantage of being able to dress up as feminine as you like! Go for boldness! keep your silhouettes simple but your prints and colours bold and fun.

Most ladies opt for a dress but jumpsuits, ...

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19 Apr 2017
Ladies Day Dress Code
With Ladies Day fast approaching we can imagine that most of you are starting to put together your perfect outfit for the day. However before you do, at Leicester Racecourse we feel as Ladies Day is the most important Race Meeting of the year here, it deserves a certain dress to impress code to ensure everyone looks smart on the day. Not only this, ...

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05 Apr 2017
The Taj Mahal comes to Leicester Racecourse!
Bringing a taste of India to Leicester Racecourse this Gentlemen's Day. We have teamed up with a top 5 newcomer curry house: Harini’s which is based in the heart of Leicester, not only that but Harini’s has gained a certificate of excellence on Trip Advisor, achieving four and a half out of five stars from previous visitors. Harini&rsqu ...

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04 Apr 2017
Gentlemen's Day Fashion Advice from Christopher Scotney
Want to be the best dressed man at Leicester races gentlemen’s day? 

Then follow these fashion tips......

For the ultimate smart look then the 3 piece suit is the answer the colour this season and going through to summer is bright blue, slim cuts are popular with the younger man, a more relaxed tailored version suits the older frame.
Stick ...

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29 Mar 2017
Live Band's Announcement for BBQ Evenings!
Our summer BBQ evenings are going to be a relaxed event for friends and family to enjoy the live racing and live music. And we don’t stop there communal BBQ’s will be available for people to use, and BBQ packs can be bought online now only for £8.95pp. All BBQ pitches contain a picnic bench, space for your car and plenty of room f ...

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22 Mar 2017
29th May Family Fun Day!
Leicester Racecourse are pleased to announce an exciting Family Fun Day has been added to the already jam packed year!
There are a wide variety of different activities going on throughout the day not to mention some exciting horse racing. These include an incredible performance from Little Chix (Little Mix Tribute band). Those who have seen the pop ...

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15 Mar 2017
Fireworks Added to Ladies Day!
Ladies Day preparations are well under way for a fantastic day. We have many famous acts throughout the day Including the Brit Award winning All Saints, The Only Way’s Essex hit reality TV Show star  Mark Wright, three time Grammy-nominated Jaki Graham and the up and coming Karen Harding who’s hit song ‘say something’ s ...

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08 Mar 2017
Gentlemen's Day Best Dressed Announcement & Extra Activites
Our team have added some exciting activities to gentlemen’s day and announced over social media our Best Dressed Gent competition.

Gentlemen’s day is vastly approaching with it being only next month. We cannot wait to welcome everyone to the Racecourse for an unforgettable day. Tickets are selling extremely fast and the day is getting bi ...

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14 Nov 2016
Leicester Racecourse announce Ladies Day 2017 acts with BRIT award winning headline performance
So, it’s finally here… no, not Christmas, it’s time to announce the award winning acts who will be performing at Ladies Day 2017! 

One of the most successful pop groups of the 90’s, All Saints, have confirmed that they will headlining the evening, performing some of their classics throughout the years. The band released ...

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17 Oct 2016
Leicester Racecourse announce sponsorship in the East Midlands Chamber Enterprising Women Awards
As the East Midlands Chamber Enterprising Women Awards 2017 launched last night, Leicester Racecourse have announced that they will be sponsoring the ‘Community Champion of the Year’ category.  

The Enterprising Women Awards is an annual award ceremony which looks to find the most successful and inspirational local businesswomen. Th ...

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05 Oct 2016
Rainbows Festival of fire works
Don’t miss the annual Rainbows festival of fireworks on Saturday 5th November from 5.30pm. Join us at Leicester Racecourse for two magical firework displays . There’s also a huge bonfire, food, bars, stalls and an amazing funfair!

5:30pm Gates and funfair open
7.00pm Children’s firework display
7.30pm Lighting ...

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15 Sep 2016
Rob Bracken, set to perform in Stand Up Challenge for charity
Rob Bracken, General Manager here at Leicester Racecourse, has been preparing to take to the stage and get the crowd roaring. The Stand Up Challenge is set to take place this November 2nd here at ‘The Kube.’  

We decided to find out just how well Rob has been preparing for his moment of fame… 

Q: Rob, what made you want t ...

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22 Aug 2016
Family Fun Day 2016, raising nearly £3,000 for LOROS
In 2015, our ‘Family Fun Day’ was a huge success. This is why we chose to recreate an event that was even bigger and better for 2016, whilst supporting local charity LOROS.  

LOROS Hospice, one of the Racecourse’s chosen charities for 2016, brought their ‘Slip n Slide’ –  Leicester’s first gia ...

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17 Aug 2016
Our Brand New Hospitality Package!
Here at Leicester Racecourse, we’re renowned for our great hospitality packages. This summer, we would like introduce you to our brand new ‘1883 Hospitality Package’ to keep you entertained throughout the course of the year!

So, why the ‘1883’ package? Leicester Racecourse’s history dates back to 1773 wh ...

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10 Aug 2016
Our Ladies Day Highlights!
Take a look at our Ladies Day highlights video!

Relive the moments and bring back the memory of a fantastic day out.

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27 Jul 2016
Behind the scenes at Ladies Day
So our biggest event of the year, Ladies Day at Leicester Racecourse, has come to an end – and what a spectacular day it was! 

We’d like to give you a bit of an insight in to the planning and preparation process that helps make Ladies Day the biggest event in our calendar… 

We start planning for Ladies Day pretty much as ...

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11 Jul 2016
Curry for one night only!
For one day only Harinis Restaurant will be opening up a pop up curry house in the betting hall!

Serving tastey currys, rice and chips it's going to add some exciting flavour to the races.

Open for the 14th July race meeting only it's a day not to be missed!

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08 Jun 2016
LEICESTER RACECOURSE WELCOMES FRENCH INTERN TO THE TEAM
Just over a month ago, we welcomed Tiphaine to our team as an Assistant of the Manager. Tiphanie has joined us all the way from France and is carrying out her 2 month international internship with us. We asked her a few questions about her stay here in England, and being a part of the Leicester Racecourse team! 

Q: Tiphaine, what are your daily ...

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02 Jun 2016
4 Reasons Leicester Racecourse is a perfect Wedding Venue
Choosing the perfect venue for your Wedding is no easy task, but here are 4 reasons to consider choosing Leicester Racecourse for your big day…  


1 Logistics
Whatever time of year you choose, there will be logistical preparations to think about. The number of guests to invite, the distance they need to travel and the accessibility of y ...

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09 May 2016
HAC Group announced as Ladies Day sponsors for 2016
The team at Leicester Racecourse are proud to announce that the sponsor for Ladies Day 2016 will be H.A.C Group.

H.A.C Group are an independent plumber’s merchants, dealing with domestic and commercial products, who have been in the business for more than 20 years.Leicester Racecourses, Rob Bracken, Describes this as a ‘great new partner ...

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19 Apr 2016
Fun in the Sun! Kids Go FREE This Weekend!
Fun in the Sun- King Richard III Event on the Home Straight!  
This weekend on 23 April 2016 is our famous Leicestershire Stakes Race Day badged as The King Richard III Stakes

Don’t miss this brilliant local racing event on Saturday afternoon where you can bring the family to a fantastic outdoor location with every possible facility inc ...

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07 Apr 2016
Famous Paintings of Racehorses
The Leicester Racecourse Guide to where you can see them...

There are many famous paintings of racehorses captured on canvass over the last 400 years, and while many are in private collections that can’t be seen by the public; there are some of the famous works of art that can be seen hanging in historic houses looked after by the National Tru ...

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01 Apr 2016
Racing Rob has got a new Job!
Over the past few months General Manager Rob Bracken has been secretly in training to become an apprentice Jockey. He has attended the British Racing School part time and has just completed an extensive training course to fast track his riding career.

His first official ride will be Friday 8th April in The Vis - A - Vis Symposiums Nov ...

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16 Mar 2016
Ten Incredible Facts about Thoroughbreds
The History of the Thoroughbred breed goes back a long way and the governance of the breed has some very strict rules and regulations. Here are ten of the most unusual facts: 
  • They were created in England in the 18th century from three Middle Eastern Sire horses - Arabian, Turk and Barb – who mated with large English mares to form a ...

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    04 Mar 2016
    Amazing Facts about Cheltenham Festival
    With Cheltenham Festival less than two weeks away, there are many weird and wonderful facts about it that you may not know...


    The first Cheltenham Festival happened in 1911, when The National Hunt Committee and The Steeplechase Company agreed keep the National Hunt Meeting at Cheltenham, instead of choosing a different venue every year, establishing ...

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    27 Jan 2016
    Why Jockeys Wear Gaudy Colours...

    The brightly coloured jackets and caps worn by Jockeys actually have a long History. It’s not just so that you can pick them out from a distance, to see if your chosen horse is in the lead. They are official ‘Racing Colours’ and this is how it started…


    When Roman chariots had races, they would wear capes of different c ...

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    09 Feb 2016
    Leicester Racecourse Then and Now...
    Leicester racecourse is one of the smaller courses in Britain, but has plenty to be proud of, with a history dating back over 100 years, 200 acre grounds and 32 race meetings in its annual calendar.

    The course also boasts some of the most up to date facilities of any racecourse in the country and is an ideal location for conferences and private ev ...

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    14 Jan 2016
    Leicester's Sporting Heritage
    Although Leicester Racecourse is the biggest sporting venue in Leicester. The sporting heritage of Leicester is vast, and covers many different sports, with many famous names.
    Here is a snapshot of the importance of sport to the Leicester heritage:

    Sports and famous Clubs
    Leicester can boast a large number of Professional Clubs for a similar sized ...

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    29 Dec 2015
    2016 is on it's way!
    Christmas is over and the New Year is coming! We have had a very successful 2015 with record numbers of attendance at the racecourse, and 2016 is set to be even bigger.

    Thank you for all your support this year.

    If you are planning on coming racing next year please download our fixture list and see when you would like to come- and remember if you book ...

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    23 Dec 2015
    'Twas The Night Before Christmas......
    Remember the poem you used to read to your children? Well here is a grown-ups version for you...
      

    'Twas the night before Christmas, when all of the staff
    Decided to go to the Races for a laugh;  

    The stockings were filled with their race cards and form,
    In hopes that St. Nicholas would give a tip warm;  

    The Jockeys were nestl ...

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    11 Dec 2015
    UK Betting Terminology Explained....
    The first time you go to the Races is an exciting event.
    You could be invited to one of the exclusive hospitality boxes by a client, or perhaps invited to an evening race meet with some local businessmen, or to dinner in one of the fabulous 5 course Table D’Hote Dining Rooms.

    Your colleagues may well be familiar with all the betting terminolo ...

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    23 Nov 2015
    Bookies Favourite this Christmas
    The Bookies Favourite at Leicester Racecourse
    Gentlemen, here is our Top Tip for an ‘across the board’ win this Christmas. We have consulted with experts to bring you our ‘boxed bet’ that will give you a real racing certainty for a ‘lock’.      

    With Ladies Day  in mind, we have done the form, ...

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    19 Nov 2015
    Great food is always a sure bet as Leicester Races team up with Big Daddies Diner for 2016
    Race-goers of Leicestershire have witnessed a dramatic turnaround at Leicester Racecourse since the arrival of Rob Bracken (or ‘Racing Rob’) as General Manager. Rob has been at the helm for less than two years and his mission to attract and excite visitors is still firmly at the forefront of his vision for the racecourse. With the recen ...

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    13 Nov 2015
    Leicester Racecourse CEO Wins Come Dine With Me!
    Rob Bracken – otherwise known as ‘Racing Rob’, is now an internationally known gourmet Chef, after winning hands down recently in the cult Channel Four TV cooking contest programme called Come Dine With Me. Here's what happened on the day: 

    Racing Rob prepared and cooked a themed dinner party menu called “A Day at the Ra ...

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    29 Oct 2015
    Leicester Racecourse Leading the Pack in Street Food
    Leicester Racecourse are leading the new trend in Leicester for ‘Street Food’
    The new trend for wholesome English Fayre and American Diner food is being championed by Leicester Racecourse, who are already ‘out in front’ with their silver service dining menus.

    A new partnership has been struck with Big Daddies Diner which wil ...

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    22 Oct 2015
    National Hunt Horses to Follow at Leicester 2015/16
    October has arrived and the National Hunt season is under Starter’s Orders…. 
    If you are an avid spectator, you may already have your list for this season, but you may be looking for a fewnew rising stars. If you are new to the Hunt season, here are some interesting horses to watch as a starter for ten. 

    For some interesting ho ...

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    13 Oct 2015
    Leicester Racecourse Announce 2016 Racing Fixtures
    The races have been booked, the horses listed, and today Leicester Racecourse make their fantastic 2016 Fixture List available to the public... 



    This week you will notice the presence of 2016 diaries appearing in shops and supermarkets. You may wonder why since there are many weeks to go until January 1st 2016. It just so happens that Leic ...

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    06 Oct 2015
    What is National Hunt Racing?
    Why is it different to the summer Flat Racing, how did it start, and what are the main dfferences? Here is a potted history in a few paragraphs, that will explain...

    What is National Hunt Racing?  
    It used to be called Steeplechase racing, because before official racecourses, horses used to race each other from village to village; starting and ...

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    15 Sep 2015
    Why Employers Should Give Gift Vouchers
    Gift Vouchers have been used for more than 70 years by employers to reward members of staff at Christmas time. Employers are currently spending upwards of £4bn, and 40% of this is for business-to-business rewards. (Director General Andrew Johnson of the UK Gift Card and Voucher Association (UKGCVA). They improve performance and give a pos ...

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    10 Sep 2015
    Why Sponsorship is Good for Business
    Local sponsorship is good news for Leicester business and it won’t break the bank. Sponsoring a sign at Leicester Racecourse is often seen as something suited to big corporates, but a local small to medium business can get a huge amount of publicity creating local goodwill and brand awareness.

    Any form of sponsorship should be a relationship ...

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    3 Reasons your Company Needs a Christmas Party
    This time of year, we often mention our Christmas Party menus and Party nights in November, December and January. But is there a good business reason to indulge in such merriment? Is there any advantage to your business? We spoke to a few business gurus and this is what they told us:  

    Culture: The once a year Christmas party actually pl ...

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    20 Aug 2015
    Leicester Business Economy & the Racecourse 2015
    What is the business economy in Leicester this year, and what impact does the Racecourse have on attracting new visitors to the City? Located on the Ring Road with good access to the M1 and on the perimeter of Leicester City Centre; how do these two entity’s work together, and where are the synergistic relationships with local businesses&hell ...

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    13 Aug 2015
    "Come Dine With Me" says Racing Rob!
    Come Dine With Me says Racing Rob! Rob Bracken the General Manager of Leicester Racecourse is practicing his culinary skills ready for his appearance on the cult cookery programme “Come Dine With Me”

    Since Rob has been managing Leicester Racecourse, he has completely revamped the whole menu served in the exclusive business boxes, and t ...

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    04 Aug 2015
    Jump Racing at Leicester Racecourse
    Winter Jump racing is completely different from the summer flat races. In the Flat racing season, it is future potential that reigns, but for National Hunt racing aficionados, it’s all about watching the established chasers and battle-fit hurdlers, where past form and continuity is the king.

    ‘Racing Rob’ the CEO at Leicester Racec ...

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    28 Jul 2015
    Summer Holiday Fun! Horse Racing Quiz
    Here is a summer holiday fun quiz about horse racing for you, courtesy of www.funtrivia.com

    1. In 1986, Richard Dunwoody won his first of two Grand Nationals. Which horse carried him to victory? Minnehoma, West Tip, Desert Orchid or Charter Party?

    2. Lester Piggott is regarded as one of Britain's best jockeys of the 20th century. How many times did ...

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    20 Jul 2015
    10 Ways Leicester Racecourse Helps the Community
    The UK Horse Racing Industry has a huge positive effect on the UK economy, and each Racecourse provides a big boost to local jobs and businesses - not just in the equine industry. Here’s how Leicester Racecourse benefits the local economy in Leicester

  • Horse racing adds over £3.7 Billion pounds to the UK economy every year.

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  • 14 Jul 2015
    The 2nd Biggest UK Spectator Sport - Horse Racing!
    Since the arrival of television into family living rooms in the 1960s, the sport of Horse Racing has been; and today is still; the second most widely televised sport after football. So where did it all start, and how did Horse Racing become such a popular spectator sport in the UK?

    History of Horse Racing
    Origins of racing horses go back to Roman t ...

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    09 Jul 2015
    Children, Bring an Adult, & they get HALF PRICE Entry!
    The Family Fun Day on August 9th at Leicester Racecourse promises to be the biggest and best yet….. Summer holidays usually means double the price entry for adults, but not at Leicester Racecourse...
     
    We love having families here enjoying the beautiful open spaces, getting involved with all the fun activities, and experiencing the excite ...

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    24 Jun 2015
    Announcing our Fabulous 4 Course Menu for Christmas Parties 2015
    Time to book your Christmas Party… We all know that the early bird catches the worm, so here is a fantastic EARLY BIRD OFFER if you are booked into the first 50 spaces of any of our Christmas Party nights. So if you are tasked with sorting out the company Christmas Party this year, here are the details.

    Friday nights in December are Sev ...

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    17 Jun 2015
    Lemar & Gourmet Food: Ladies Race Day July 4th
    Not long left to book for the spectacular Ladies Day at Leicester Racecourse… We have brought in special entertainment and exquisite food choices, to make this year’s Ladies Day one to remember. There will be a shopping village to amuse you before the races begin and our judges will be looking out for the best dressed ladies to win som ...

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    11 Jun 2015
    #HomeOfSport
    Are you on Twitter or Instagram? Visit England are looking for the country’s home of sport and we would love if you could help by nominating Leicester Racecourse to be the home of sport.

    All you have to do is Simply upload a photo of your home of sport nomination to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag‪ #‎HomeofSport







    Include a snap ...

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    09 Jun 2015
    X Factor Winner Matt Cardle performs LIVE 13th June
    Saturday 13th June is an X Factor special evening of Horse Racing and Live music, featuring the fabulous X Factor winner MATT CARDLE singing LIVE on the outdoor stage at Leicester Racecourse

    Cardle is primarily a tenor, but with an extraordinary vocal range. A fan of heavy metal music from a young age, he used to emulate the singing style of his ro ...

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    04 Jun 2015
    Father's Day Special 18th & 23rd June
    Are you looking for a great Father’s Day gift for Dad?
    What on earth can you buy for the Dad that has everything? Socks and aftershave are a bit dull, so why not treat your Dad to a great evening out that he can remember for ever and tell all his friends about…
    The Raceday evening meeting on 18th June has all the ingredients Dad’ ...

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    27 May 2015
    How has Horse Racing Influenced the English Language?
    There are many phrases we use every day, that have originated from Horse Racing, See how many of these you recognise, and find out what their original meanings were:

    Neck and neck: is a common idiom for a very close race.
    Too close to call: Dead heat: where two or more horses reach the winning post at the same time
    Backing the wrong horse: means d ...

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    20 May 2015
    What Happens in a Box at Leicester Racecourse?
    If you are invited as a guest to a Business Box, or if you want to hire one for an event for your staff, clients or suppliers, here is our easy Guide to what happens, and what your guests will experience:  

    First, they will be treated to a VIP welcome and taken to a beautiful room, high above the Racecourse, with a glass sliding door wall that ...

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    14 May 2015
    Hats, Handbags, Heels and Horses!
    Yes, its Ladies Day at the Races! And the Leicester Ladies Day is on Saturday 4th July so there are just five weeks for you to find the perfect dress, shoes and hat for the event. But how did Ladies Day start? And what is the reason behind the fabulous hat tradition?

    Ladies Day actually started back in the 1800s when King George III attended the th ...

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    07 May 2015
    VE Day Remembrance of the 82nd Airborne based at Oadby
    A brief history:   
    The 80th was activated on September 3, 1942 at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, as the 82nd Division was being converted to airborne. The first Commanding Officer was Colonel Whitfield Jack As "anti-aircraft" they wore the braid of the Coast Artillery, but were primarily anti-tank from Africa forward.

    The battalion joined the ...

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    05 May 2015
    The results are in!
    You have spent the past few weeks voting for the top 7 bands you want to see headline at a summer race meeting this year.

    Hundreds of votes have been cast and the leaderboard kept changing daily with acts moving up and down untill last night when the votes closed.

    Thank you everyone who voted, and to all the bands who took part, but there could only ...

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    28 Apr 2015
    Huzzah! For Richard III Medieval Race Day...
    Over three thousand people flocked to Leicester Racecourse on Saturday for a fabulous family day of Medieval fun and festivities

    The day started cloudy, but soon brightened into dazzling sunshine as hundreds of families poured into the Race Course at Oadby to be greeted by a terrifying headless horseman in full medieval costume sitting astride a la ...

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    21 Apr 2015
    New Act for June 13th
    Unfortunately, BLUE’s Far East tour has been brought forward.  Due to circumstances beyond their control,  sadly Simon Webbe will no longer be able to perform at Leicester Racecourse on Saturday 13th June. He is extremely disappointed as he was looking forward to seeing his Leicester fans again. He has sent this message ‘&ldqu ...

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    14 Apr 2015
    Corporate with Cuddles!
    Officially increasing productivity, creativity & well-being for businesses...

    The recent Human Spaces Report shows Business meetings & Conferences held at a venue like Leicester Racecourse can boost creativity, productivity and well-being. The new study has evidenced that the presence of natural elements in a business environment, such ...

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    07 Apr 2015
    The Sport of Kings Explained...
    Why is Horse Racing Called ‘The Sport of Kings’?

    Rob Bracken, the MD of Leicester Racecourse explains:   From schoolboys to men, the need to run faster than your comrades goes back a long way in history, and the skill involved in doing this on horseback is a very ancient sport.

    It started in central Asia as nomadic tribesmen began ...

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    31 Mar 2015
    Leicester racecourse Goes Medieval!
    The King Richard III Stakes Raceday on 25th April is a great family day out and a chance to dress up and join in the fun, so here is our easy guide to what to wear for a medieval costume.

    We spoke to a BBC Costumier who makes historically accurate costumes for their historical programmes to find out how you can replicate the look without spending t ...

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    25 Mar 2015
    Lion Heart Project
    Delivered today the Lion Heart Project created by British artist Shauna Richardson, the enormous hand crochet lions will be on display at the racecourse for the next few weeks.

    The Lions are located next to the grandstand by the children's playground.

    If your coming down for a race day, conference or an event then make sure you pop over to the lions ...

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    24 Mar 2015
    Rob Stars on BBC Leicester
    Tonight (24th March) Listen to BBC Radio Leicester and hear General Manager Rob talking to Ian Stringer about everything coming to the racecourse and all the planned changes.

    So listen live tonight from 6pm!

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    16 Mar 2015
    BBC Stargazing Event
    This year BBC Learning is holding a one-off spectacular event on Friday 20 March at Leicester racecourse to coincide with the solar eclipse. The event will be open from 9am to 3pm and from 6pm to 9.30pm and will encourage astronomers old and new to look towards the sky.

    This family friendly event is split into zones including Eclipse Central - eclip ...

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    Coming To Leicester Racecourse...
    At the end of the March something very interesting is coming to the racecourse… The LionHeart Project!

    Created by British artist Shauna Richardson, these hand crochet lions where made for the 2012 cultural Olympiad. 36 miles of Swaledale wool was used to make the lions which went all over the UK in their 16 meter illuminated glass case for ev ...

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    04 Mar 2015
    Seasonal Jobs at the Racecourse
    Do you want to join our catering department and be part of the successful team delivering excellent front of house service for events during our busy season.

    We are looking for waiters, waitress, bar staff to assist us for seasonal work. As well as racing we also hold many conferences, exhibitions and events during this period. Full training wi ...

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    26 Feb 2015
    Official Opening of the King Richard III Suite at Leicester Racecourse
    Leicester Racecourse have today been busy celebrating the opening of the King Richard III Suite which has been refurbished and designed in his honour. This comes ahead of several days worth of fitting tributes which have been organised to take place in and around Leicester in the not too distant future, when King Richard III makes his final journey ...

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    25 Feb 2015
    ‘Top class’ catering at Leicester Racecourse with new Catering Manager and Head Chef!
    Leicester Racecourse is known for many things; beautiful surroundings, historical nature, friendly faces ... And now we can add 'first class catering and commitment to local suppliers' to the list.  And for this, we have Rob Bracken, General Manager of Leicester Racecourse, to thank. 

    Bracken, who took up the post in March 2014, has ...

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    19 Feb 2015
    Fresh coffee or a nice cuppa
    We are proud to announce our brand new Tea and Coffee supplier St Martin’s . A local company based in St Martin’s Square they supply many venues across the UK with Leicester Racecourse being the latest.

    Along with the traditional teas and coffees they also have different flavours such as Yunnan green to excite the taste buds.

    This is all ...

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    17 Feb 2015
    Out with the old and in with the new!
    As part of Leicester racecourses ongoing improvement work we have had brand new seats installed in the premier stand.

    The new seats have been designed for with your comfort in mind, meaning you can sit down and enjoy the afternoons racing without feeling uncomfortable.

    This is just one of the many changes underway at the racecourse, along with the b ...

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    03 Feb 2015
    Leicester Racecourse Supports Dave Comedy Festival
    Leicester Racecourse is proud to be a supporter of Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival! With two weeks of laughter and entertainment it is one of the biggest events to come to Leicester.

    This year we are supporters, but who knows, next year we could be one of the city venues to host some great comedy talent! For more information on the line up th ...

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    22 Jan 2015
    Kid Creole Saves the day!
    After the shock departure of Alexander O’Neal from our Ladies Day line up we are pleased to announce we have found a new act who is bigger and better!

    Our new act is… Kid Creole and the Coconuts!

    For over 30 years, Kid Creole and the Coconuts have been entertaining sell-out crowds around the world. The Kid fills out his colourful zoot s ...

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    21 Jan 2015
    BREAKING LADIES DAY NEWS!
    Breaking News about Ladies Day. Alexander O’Neal, the American star who was on Celebrity Big Brother has cancelled all of his appointments for 2015 so won’t be performing at Ladies Day this year.

    We are deeply saddened and annoyed by this as it has come out of the blue. The day will still go ahead and Lemar will still be performing too, ...

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    06 Jan 2015
    Field Dog Fairs
    Coming on Sunday July 12th are Field Dog Fairs with their Aniques, Collectors and Vintage Fair.

    Doors open fron 9:30am until 4:00pm and admission £2.50 per adult.

    The fair is being held in our new Kube building, and as always parking is free and we have space for up to 2000 cars!

    So if you are intrested in antiques, a collector or love all ...

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    12 Dec 2014
    Leicester Mercury Story on Leicester Racecourse Big Screen
    Spectators  at Leicester Racecourse will soon be able to get a close-up view of theaction on the most distant parts of the track. Oadby are installing a giant screen, which they aim to have in action by April. In the past they have brought in a big screen for some major meetings but the new one, which will be 41 square metres, will be ava ...

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    05 Dec 2014
    Big Screen at Leicester!
    The most frequently asked question at Leicester is “Are you going to have a big screen at this meeting?” and quite often we have to say no. But not any more! Thanks to The British Horseracing Grant Scheme, administrated by the British Horseracing Authority on behalf of the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, we have been aw ...

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    02 Dec 2014
    What is National Hunt racing like at Leicester?
    Want to know what you can expect on a day of National Hunt Racing at Leicester? Have a look at our latest video which shows you all the action of a day at the races.

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    07 Nov 2014
    Richard III Comes to Leicester Racecourse
    Save the date! 25th April Richard III along with all things medieval come to Leicester Racecourse. Bring the whole family to the races to watch the sport of kings and enjoy some of the brilliant activities we have on offer, Archery Displays, Storyteller Tent, Medieval photo booth - with costumes, Battle re-enactments, Jesters, Jugglers and so ...

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    29 Oct 2014
    Free entry this Movember
    Fancy a free day at the races? Then register for Free Entry this Movember!

    All you need to do is send us a moustache selfie along with your name and which November race meeting you want to come to by email to charities@leicester-racecourse.com .You will then be sent a confirmation email confirming that you are registered for free entry on your chos ...

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    28 Oct 2014
    2015 FIXTURES HAVE ARRIVED
    What you have all been waiting for has now arrived... The 2015 fixtures list!

    Download the attached PDF for the 2015 dates to mark in your calendar. But some of the key dates to make a note of: our Richard III day on Saturday 25th April and Ladies Day on Saturday 4th July.

    This year we have two music days, which are in pink on the PDF document. The a ...

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    17 Oct 2014
    Rainbows Fireworks Tickets on sale now!
    Tickets for the Rainbows spooky festival of fireworks are now on sale from the Grandstand!

    It will bean incredibly exciting evening packed full of fireworks, with a funfair, a huge bonfire and two firework displays, all in support of Rainbows.

    Come down to the Grandstand to purchase your tickets untill 6pm (Friday 31st) Or between 9am and 1 ...

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    23 Sep 2014
    Winning Leicester City Team come for a day at the races
    Successes in Leicester has been going up in recent years, Sam Bailey on X-factor, Leicester Tigers Rugby Team and of course Leicester Racecourse has had hundreds of winners across the finishing post. One of the most notable successes from Leicester was Leicester City football teams 5-3 win over the power house Manchester United.

    After that triumphan ...

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