Garthorpe Racecourse

Garthorpe Races, Coston Road, Garthorpe, Melton Mowbray, UK LE14 2RS
Clerk of Course
Jim Culloty

Rectangular well-drained course, the undulations having been levelled and downhill stretches have been drained; run-in of 190 yards slopes to outside; fences portable and well-constructed: the inside of fences 1-4 and 18 are usually dolled off and kept for the later meetings. Well maintained, watering system available with fresh ground made available for each meeting.

Safety Factor: 18 - 20.

RH 2 and a quarter Circuits of course per race.

3 mile: 8 Fences - 18 Jumps in race.
2 Open Ditches (3/11).

3 mile 4 furlong: 8 Fences - 20 Jumps in race.
2 Open Ditches (8/16).

2 mile 4 furlong: 8 Fences - 15 Jumps in race.
1 Open Ditch (8).

More about Garthorpe Racecourse

Garthorpe is on the B676 just east of Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire.

The course is owned by the Tollemache family and forms part of the Buckminster Estate, to whom we are very grateful. It hosts four meetings each season starting with the Melton Hunt Club meeting in early February and finishing with the Quorn meeting at the end of April. There is no longer a Meynell & South Staffs meeting in June.

Garthorpe is one of the very few courses in the country with its own permanent irrigation system which enables the course to water with the need for bowsers in times of low rainfall.

Garthorpe point-to-point course map
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