Lingfield Races

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Lingfield is a delightful village in Surrey with a long history and some notable attractions. The Church of St. Peter dates back to the 14th century and takes pride of place within a conservation area that contains many historic buildings and structures. Among them is the village cage, last occupied by a poacher and near that is the Old Cage pub, dating back to 1592, just one of the excellent traditional pubs in the village. The main attraction for locals and visitors to Lingfield however is Lingfield Park racecourse and there are Lingfield races to delight any horseracing fan.

Occupying a 450 acre estate, Lingfield Park was established in 1890 as primarily a venue for jump racing but soon after staged many flat races too and today continues to host both during the appropriate seasons.

Lingfield Races, inside rail Three tracks in one, there is the national hunt course on turf, the flat course which incorporates a long straight, also on turf, and a further track which is an all-weather winter track for flat racing made from synthetic Polytrack material. Horse racing at Lingfield is therefore an all year round attraction and is just one of five racecourses in the country with an all weather track.

The new synthetic track forms just a part of the recent developments of the course with other new features including the re-laying of the back straight on the flat race turf course, the inclusion of a golf course within the grounds, and the construction of a new £5.5 million grandstand, which incorporates a full range of raceday hospitality options. The new track has proved its success by staging a recent race won by the most highly rated all-weather horse in history, Matsunosuke.

Unsurprisingly, course specialists do well in Lingfield races held on the Polytrack surface, which is very fast indeed and makes for thrilling races. While best known for the winter events held on the new surface, Lingfield also hosts two Classic Trials in May on turf and these have become good indicators for the Derby and the Oaks. The course at Lingfield is very similar to that of Epsom Downs, particularly on the downhill section before the home straight and Slip Anchor, Teenoso, High Rise, and Kayhasi all had Epsom success after doing well at Lingfield.

With one of the busiest annual racing fixture lists of any racecourse in Europe, enjoying a raceday at Lingfield is easy and there are many ways in which to make the most of the day at the racecourse.

Admission prices start from just £13 per person for winter fixtures and £15 for summer and National Hunt meetings. Discounts are available for pre-booked groups of 10 or more persons and student and OAP concessions are also available. Up to two children under 16 years can get in for free when accompanied by a paying adult, making family fun days out at Lingfield races particular popular.

Lingfield Park is a beautiful setting in which to enjoy some of the hospitality options available on racedays and indeed for any corporate or private event.
Lingfield Races, winner

Hospitality packages are available within a range of private suites, many with superb views over the course. A Typical package will include exclusive use of the fully serviced suite, tea coffee and pastries on arrival, premier badges to access all areas of the course, VIP car parking, three-course dining or informal buffet, a choice of bar options, CCTV coverage of races, racecards, and easily accessible Tote betting facilities.

Lingfield Races, photo finish Any package can be additionally enhanced to suit any particular requirements such as with race sponsorship, tipster services, champagne receptions, and so on. The perfect day out with friends and family to mark a special occasion, or for impressing business clients or treating staff, a day at Lingfield races is a truly memorable occasion filled with fun and activities in elegant surrounds enhanced with all the thrill of the racing itself.

The choice of private suite will depend on the size of group and individual requirements. Anything from between 8 and 450 guests can be catered for in style. For the full VIP treatment, the Grandstand and Directors suites have balconies which overlook the finish line, while the Upper Eclipse site displays all the Victorian grandeur of the old course, with panoramic racing views.

Lower Eclipse suites are perfect for smaller functions and have a great raceday atmosphere, and for large scale hospitality there are the Pavilion suites, located right at the heart of the racing action.

Corporate guests can even combine business with pleasure by opting for a half day meeting and raceday package. The course has 17 suites situated on the ground and first floors, all with natural light and equipped with all the modern technologies to host business meetings. Host a meeting in the morning and enjoy some superb afternoon Lingfield races as part of the package. All catering and hospitality can be supplied.

Lingfield Park is a premier Surrey conference and wedding venue. Easy to get to and with first class facilities set within a stunning rural backdrop, the immediate benefits as an event space are obvious and with all the culture and tradition in catering for groups and parties so well founded at the course any event is guaranteed to run smoothly and be a memorable occasion. In addition, the Pavilion Suite is licensed to conduct civil ceremonies too and so whole day wedding packages are available and can be organised through a dedicated wedding co-ordinator.

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