Nottingham Racecourse Guide
The track is situated in Colwick Park and is often referred to by that name, racing has been staged at this venue since 1900.
Nottingham since dispensing with National Hunt racing in 1996 has suffered, it lacks quality and identity and is surrounded by racetracks that seem to be working harder to attract publicity
Southwell and Leicester are only 20 minutes away and hold the same standard of racing, Doncaster is an hour away and if racegoers wanted a special “day at the races” they are far more likely to travel the hour to Doncaster.
Nottingham, it seems needs some love and attention from its owners, the Jockey Club.
Type Of Racing: Flat only
TV Channel: Racing TV
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The course holds over 20 race meetings a year with the highlights being:
- Listed Further Flight Stakes (April)
- Kilvington Stakes (May)
- Nottinghamshire Oaks (June)
* All statistics below are based on the previous five seasons at Nottingham
Nottingham Outright Favourite Statistics
- Flat Handicaps: 130-418 (31%) -27.33
- Flat Non-Handicaps: 75-173 (43%) -2.84
Nottingham Racecourse Map
Flat: Left-handed, mainly flat with a fairly tight turn into the home straight. Generally suits galloping types with plenty of stamina reserves.
Nottingham Racecourse Address: Colwick Park, Nottingham NG2 4BE
Nottingham Racecourse Telephone: 0115 958 0620
To buy tickets for a race day at Nottingham, head over to their official ticket booking webpage.
If tipsters watch the races at the course you can see that the left-hand bends are sharp and tight, away from the turns it suits long-striding galloping types, especially the home straight which seems to go on forever. Horses can go off too quickly without realising that energy needs to be conserved at Nottingham.
It seems high numbers are favoured over 5 and 6 furlongs, low numbers do seem inconvenienced somewhat, horse racing tipsters will need to monitor this as this seems a new and recent bias. Over 7 furlongs it helps to be a true miler, over 1 mile 2 it helps if you can get a mile and a half.
Be wary of betting on photo finishes particularly in the sprints as the winning line is angled and camera shots may be deceptive.
Nottingham Draw Bias
If you want the most profitable stall at Nottingham then you need to look at races over 6f and focus on stall 4 as this has produced an LSP of +84.21 over the last five years. With an LSP of -105.72, the most unsuccessful stall at Nottingham is stall 1 when backing runners over a trip of 1m½f over the last five years.
Here we have the draw bias for Nottingham taken into consideration races with ten or more runners, we will break down the figures by race distance, draws can be much more important over the shorter trips in which runners do not have time to find their position during the race meaning the draw is probably more important than the races over longer distances.
- Sprints (5f to 7½f)
- Mile (1m to 1m1½f)
- Middle Distance (1m2f to 1m5½f)
The following table shows a breakdown over a group of trips and shows how each position of the draw does, for example in a twelve-runner race would be Low (Stalls 1-4), Mid (Stalls 5-8) and High (Stalls 9-12), the positions will always be lowest stall number to highest.
Nottingham Jockey and Trainer Statistics
Who are the best flat jockeys and trainers to bet on at Nottingham?
M Appleby has produced a total of thirty-one winners at Nottingham racecourse and with an LSP of +59.04, they top the winner's list for trainers who also show a profit. D K Ivory is the trainer to follow at Nottingham if you are backing eachway as they show the best LSP of all the trainers in the eachway markets, that is +38.02 which is courtesy of their twenty-one placings (ten winners). The trainer with the worst record at Nottingham based on LSP is R A Fahey who has only an 8% strike rate with ten winners from one hundred twenty-one runners who have returned an LSP of -73.13.
When looking at the leading jockeys based on wins for those who are also showing a profit when backing all of their rides then it is Andrea Atzeni comes out at the top here at Nottingham With a total of twenty-one winners and an LSP of +37.70. If you are looking for a jockey to follow in the eachway market then it is Royston Ffrench who leads the way at Nottingham, they have had a total of eight placings which includes one winner over the previous five for an eachway LSP of +62.87. At the other end of the spectrum is D Muscutt who has a terrible record at Nottingham, of all the jockeys their LSP of -57.67 is the worst, they have an 8% strike rate with seven winners from eighty-nine rides.
Nottingham Picks & Hints
Here are some factors at Nottingham for certain trainers or jockeys which have been profitable:
- 5-8 (63%) +60.42 - Backing Jim Crowley rides when on horses aged 4yo
- 5-11 (45%) +16.50 - Backing Paul Hanagan rides when over a trip of 5f
- 6-11 (55%) +12.38 - Backing Rae Guest runners when in a Handicap race
- 5-8 (63%) +12.13 - Backing William Buick rides when on horses aged 4yo
- 5-10 (50%) +11.63 - Backing Adam Kirby rides when on horses aged 2yo
Nottingham Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations
Here are the best trainer and jockey combinations here at Nottingham based on the number of winners:
- 8 Wins: M Appleby & Theodore Ladd
- 8 Wins: K R Burke & Clifford Lee
- 6 Wins: R M Beckett & Rob Hornby
- 6 Wins: J H M Gosden & Robert Havlin
- 5 Wins: M Johnston & Francis Norton
Nottingham Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit
|W J Haggas
|Richard Hannon (Jnr)
|Sir Michael Stoute
|P T Midgley
|D K Ivory
|Saeed Bin Suroor
Nottingham Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit
|P J McDonald
With a huge combined experience of horse racing between them, this content has been created and is maintained by Darren Brett, James Banting and Andy Powell. All of the data for Nottingham Racecourse which includes the favourite statistics, draw bias and the trainer and jockey statistics have been created using results from HorseRaceBase.