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Betfred Midlands Grand National

Betfred Midlands Grand National 2015

Betfred Midlands Grand National

You can't miss our biggest race meeting of the year!

Since 1969 the Betfred Midlands Grand National has been the jewel in the crown of horse racing within the region. The atmosphere is always one of excitement and anticipation as we await the biggest raceday in the Midlands.

Come and join us on Saturday 14 March 2015 for 7 races, including the big one... The Betfred Midlands Grand National! Hear the crowds roar as the horses come thundering past the winning post, it doesn't get much better than this!

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook in the run up to the fixture for more information on race times and ticket prices.

Video Introduction

Experience the Betfred Midlands Grand National

A snapshot of the MGN

Racing at Betfred Midlands Grand National

The second longest Steeplechase in the country at 4 miles and 1 1/2 furlongs, the Betfred Midlands Grand National is a true test of stamina and courage for both horse and jockey. Since 1969 the fixture has been a firm favourite in the racing calendar for owners, trainers, jockeys and punters alike.

The past 4 winners of the Betfred Midlands Grand National race...

Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2014 Goulanes Richard Johnson David Pipe
2013 Big Occasion Mr Mikey Ennis David Pipe
2012 Master Overseer Tom Scudamore David Pipe
2011 Minella Four Star Conor O'Farrell David Pipe

Tickets for the 2015 raceday will go on sale later in the year.

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Food at Betfred Midlands Grand National

Providing customers with a range of quality food at affordable prices is important to us here at Uttoxeter Racecourse. We have a selection of food outlets for you to enjoy on the day, and some great meal deals starting from £4.50.

Spinning Pig Fish and Chips Gourmet Grill
Stone Pizza Cofee Hut Pannini Pig

Betfred Midlands Grand National in pictures...

make your day even more special

Enjoy Bistro dining...

Hoops Bistro & Champagne Bar

Situated midway between the grandstand and the parade ring, this delightful bistro and bar is both popular and atmospheric.

Opt for a table for the day in the bistro or for those wanting a lighter snack, a selection of seafood and other sandwiches are also available.

Please visit the website later in the year for an update on our 2015 packages.

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  • Betfred Midlands Grand National
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Silks Restaurant at the Platinum suite

Soak up the atmosphere in our award winning Silks Restaurant, whilst enjoying a 4 course meal. Our restaurant has direct access to the main grandstand, tote facilities, big screen viewing, a raceday programme and a table for the whole day; it is no surprise that this restaurant is highly popular.

Please visit the website later in the year for an update on our 2015 packages.

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  • Betfred Midlands Grand National
  • Betfred Midlands Grand National

If you're looking for a more intimate hospitality experience, our private boxes and marquees are perfect for the more special occasions...

With a selection of stunning private boxes overlooking the racecourse and luxury marquees, there is something to suit everyone in the beautiful surroundings at Uttoxeter Racecourse for the Betfred Midlands Grand National.

Please visit the website later in the year for an update on our 2015 packages.

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  • Betfred Midlands Grand National
  • Betfred Midlands Grand National
  • Betfred Midlands Grand National

plan your day

Uttoxeter Racecourse

Set in the heart of Central England amongst picturesque surroundings, we host a range jump meetings all year round

To find where everything is, from our many food outlets to betting facilities download our course map

Need somewhere to stay?

Check out our list of local accommodation

Why not upgrade?

Upgrades are available on the day, subject to availability, but we advise you buy your tickets or badges in advance to avoid disappointment.

GETTING HERE

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By Car

Situated just off the A50 between Burton on Trent and Stoke on Trent the racecourse is clearly signposted from the A50, A515, A518 and Uttoxeter Town Centre.

From the North West
M6 to Junction 15, then follow signs for A50 Uttoxeter/Derby.

From the North East
M1 to Junction 24a, straight on to the A50 following signs for Uttoxeter/Derby.

From the South and South West
From M5(J4a) or M40 (J3a), join the M42 (J7).
Exit M42 at Junction 9 (Lichfield) follow signs for Lichfield and A38 (Burton/Derby).
Exit A38 at A50 (Uttoxeter/Stoke).
Alternatively; From M5 (J8) or M42 (J7), join M6 (North).
Exit at Junction 14 and take A513 to Stafford, then A518 (Uttoxeter).

From the South East
M1 To Junction 23a, the A50 (Uttoxeter/Stoke).

Once in Uttoxeter follow the brown signs to Wood Lane and take the second turning on the left signed to Main Entrance and Conference Centre.

By Train

Uttoxeter Railway station is adjacent to the Racecourse. Most Intercity services run trains to Derby and Stoke on Trent which in turn runs regular connecting trains to Uttoxeter. A direct service also operates from Crewe.

For information on trains servicing Uttoxeter Racecourse please visit the East Midlands Trains website

By Air

Helicopters may land on the centre course (by prior arrangement with the racecourse) whilst aircraft may use Tatenhill Airfield at Needwood, 7 miles from the Racecourse (Please contact Tatenhill on 01283 575283).

Parking

Car parking is free of charge and on a first come first served basis. Annual members have an allocated car parking area for ease of access.

ACCESSIBILITY

Our racecourse enclosures cater for disabled customers and their carers (we give carers free admission), as well as ample space to view the racing we provide the following facilities;

  • Designated disabled parking, in close proximity to the main entrance
  • Majority of facilities are at ground level, with wheelchair access to main public areas and toilets
  • Disabled viewing stand overlooking the track, on the first bend with dedicated closed-circuit television monitor
  • Induction loop available in Silks at the Platinum Suite and the Betting Hall

FANCY BRINGING A PICNIC?

Food is permitted in the Centre Course enclosure however no alcohol can be brought onto the racecourse and will be confiscated by security staff upon arrival. Alcohol can be bought at our onsite bars available in all enclosures.

DRESS CODE

Although there is no official dress code, our customers choose to dress for the occasion! A smart casual look is often adopted. Sports clothes, casual trainers and baseball caps are not permitted.

UPGRADES

Upgrades are available on the day, subject to availability, but we advise you to buy your tickets or badges in advance to avoid disappointment. For more information please call the Racecourse Office on 01889 562561.