Following an exceptionally dry extended summer the racing scheduled for 31st October has been abandoned due to hard ground on parts of the course.
The course has been vertidrained and irrigated as much as resources allow but only 49mm of rain has fallen on the course since 24th September with 35mm of that on the weekend of 13/14 October.
There has been no measurable rainfall here since 16th October.
ALL TICKETS PURCHASED ONLINE IN ADVANCE WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REFUNDED TO THE CARD OF PAYMENT.
Wednesday 30th October
Gates open at 11.30am with the First Race at 1.30pm
- Giant Screen
- Free Car Parking
- Admission on the day: £18
- Accompanied children under 18 years of age admitted free – proof of age may be required.
Buy your tickets online in advance and receive up to 40% discount here : https://tauntonracecourse.co.uk/racing-home/tickets-and-packages/
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 (platform 5 side) 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.
Updated 24th April
Good, Good to Firm in Places
(GoingStick:7.0 on 24-04-2019 at 06:30)
Away bend moved out by 8 yards and the bend into home straight out by 1 yard from innermost positions.
Effect on distances:
Race 1,2,5 & 6 adds approx 30 yards
Race 3 & 4 adds approx 54 yards
7mm rain last Monday. Dry and very warm since. Dry overnight and currently dry.
Showers/light rain this morning clearing by mid-afternoon, 3-5mm possible before racing.
Watering (In Progress) – Watered since last Monday, with 39mm applied.
A further 5mm being applied selectively this morning.
After an inspection with the BHA Inspector of Courses the Steeple Chase course was found to be Firm, and with no significant rainfall forecast between now and racing, the Steeple Chase races have been abandoned.
For BBC Weather Forecast Follow this link.
The declarations are are in and here are the runners and riders for Wednesday Evening 24th April – click here
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 for racing on Thursday 4th April.