In 1907, admission to the racecourse cost just one shilling (5p) and was largely patronised by the nobility, gentry and sportsmen of the county. It was in 1988 when the late Sir Stanley Clarke took over, that the transformation into the racecourse that we know today truly began. Uttoxeter was turned into an award winning racecourse, with a reputation for customer service and innovation.
In that first year Uttoxeter Racecourse hosted only five meetings. Now, Uttoxeter Racecourse holds 25 race meetings spread evenly through the year. Whether it is traditional horse racing in winter, or glorious summer jumping, you are sure to find a fixture that suits you.
Uttoxeter's feature days are the Betfred Midlands Grand National that takes place in March and the Summer Cup on Sunday 2nd July. Many of the race meetings at Uttoxeter are themed, so look out for our prestigious Ladies Night on Thursday 15th June and our Family Fun Days throughout the Summer. If you're after an evening of fantastic entertainment, join us on Saturday 20 May when we have a Kaiser Chiefs taking the main stage and performing live here after racing! More details on the fixture page. There is truly something for everyone.
Martons Beer Festival
Our Marston’s Beer Festival Raceday takes place in November and 2016 saw record numbers attending! As one of our most popular meets of the year you can find fantastic National Hunt racing alongside our Beer Tent with real ale demonstrations on show. That’s not all - the Marston’s mascots battle it out in the annual Mascot Race alongside Uttoxeter Racecourse’s own ‘Giddy Utch’...
Admission starts from just £10 per adult with children under 18 being admitted FREE. This makes racing at Uttoxeter a great day out for the whole family – perfect when you’re looking for something to do in the Midlands any day of the week or weekend.
Music Live After Racing
Following the success of UB40 and The Human League, Music Live is back bigger and better than ever in 2017 when The Kaiser Chiefs take to the main stage on Saturday 20 May.