Next Fixture

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20th January

Gates open at 11.05am with the First Race at 1.05pm

  • Giant Screen
  • Free Car Parking
  • Admission on the day: £17
  • Accompanied children under 18 years of age admitted free – proof of age may be required.

Buy Online

Purchase your ticket in advance and up to up to 20% discount by following this link.

Join the RacePass 18to24 scheme free of charge and gain half price admission on the day at any Taunton fixture by following this link.  Once you have received your card just show it at the entrance to receive half price admission.

Courtesy Bus and Directions

A courtesy bus supplied by Berrys Coaches will depart the Railway Station from the main ticket office entrance two hours before the first race and return 30 minutes after the start of the last race.

A ticket will be issued to those people using the bus from Taunton allowing priority for the return trip. There is no guarantee of a seat for those without a return ticket.

Follow this link for directions to Taunton Racecourse

Going and Weather

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Updated 16th January

The Going is SOFT

Rail movement to be confirmed

4mm of rain on Monday and 9mm overnight.  Remaining unsettled until the weekend when forecast fine weather for Saturday.

For BBC Weather Forecast Follow this link.

Higgs on Horses

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A blog from our in-house tipster and racing know it all Martin Higgs

for the week commencing 15th January

Have horse and jockey will travel is the theme this week – sometimes we just don’t appreciate what it is like…
Apologies, but I am going to start by shouting from the rooftops.

Last week I told you how good Waiting Patiently was and he proved this was the case at Kempton last Saturday.  He was ridden by Brian Hughes,  who is nothing short of a genius in the saddle, and both will continue to prove their excellence over the coming months and, hopefully, years.

Last Saturday yours truly had a gig at Wolverhampton.  Martin Dwyer turned up for one ride, just to remind you he won the Derby on Sir Percy in 2006, and promptly bolted up, which was healthy for the pocket.  To enforce my point trainer Gay Kellaway left Newmarket to go to Lingfield for a runner and then came to Wolves for another runner, that’s 379 miles Google tells me, and guess what? – the Wolves runner won.  His name was Global Empower, and I am reliably informed he is some horse.  He will go onto the H on H to follow list, although he runs on the flat.

Sunday morning called for a walk with the ‘Higgs Clan’ and after a refreshment stop at a local hostelry it was home to light the fire and catch that late afternoon racing.  Low and behold it was Kelso, if you haven’t ever been then go and make sure you stay in the Ednam House Hotel it does not get any better.  Guess what?  Brian Hughes, my NBF was riding and Google tells me that is 363 miles away from Kempton, and then Conor O Farell wins, he made the decision to move up North at the start of this season, having spent a considerable amount of time with David Pipe.

As they say nowadays it is a small world, but the people who make our sport so enjoyable may challenge that statement.

PS… also add Getabird on the Horses To Follow list, I put him up to win the Festival Bumper last year and he got injured, whatever he goes for at Festival back him unconditionally, he is very highly regarded.

The Entries are In

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Trainers have now entered the horses under their charge and will declare them to run the day before the meeting.

Click Here to see the horses entered to run on Saturday 20th January – first race 1.05pm.