Below is a list of all the flat turf courses in the UK summarising the varying characteristics of each.
Direction - refers to the direction the horses turn when they go round a bend.
Stiff - A stiff track requires a lot of stamina, such as one with a long home straight or an uphill finish.
Speed - Tight or Galloping (Gall)
On a tight track there are no long straights where the horses can build up speed. During a race the horses are constantly racing around a turn or approaching one. Races run at these courses are generally run at a slower pace. These tracks suit smaller more agile horses who are able to pick up speed quickly.
These are tracks which have long straight stretches which allow horses to build up speed gradually. This type of track suits the big long striding horse.
Surface - Flat or Undulating (Und) - this refers to the surface of the track.
Gradient - Uphill (Up) or Downhill (Down) - this refers to significant stretches of the track.
TV - Attheraces (A) or Racing UK (R) - refers to which TV channel the course's races are shown on.
Click on the course name for a fuller description including,
detailed characteristics of the course.
betting strategies for handicaps and non-handicaps.
details of any particular running styles that are favoured on the course.
any draw bias.
Course Direction Stiff Speed Surface Gradient TV Right Yes Gall Flat A Left Gall Flat R Left Gall Up A Right Yes Up R Left Very Und Down A Right Yes Und Up R Left Tight Und Down R Left Gall Und Down A Left Very Tight Flat R Left Gall Flat A Left Tight Und Down R Left Flat A Right Tight Und Up A Right Tight Und Down R Right Und Up R Left Gall Flat R Right Yes Und Up A Left Tight Und Down A Right Tight R Left Very Gall Flat R Left Yes Gall Up A Right Very Gall Und Up R Right Very Gall Und Up R Left Gall Flat R Left Und Up R Left Gall Flat R Right Und A Right Yes Gall Up R Right Up R Left Tight Und R Left Tight Und R Right Very Tight A Left Gall A Left Gall R UK Flat Turf Course Guide