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Times Echo and Life / racecourse

November 14, 2019

Racecourse director welcomes train changes

A RACECOURSE owner has welcomed changes that are planned to be made to train services by a rail company. East Midlands Railway said that alterations to the running of their Derby to Crewe line will be implemented – something that will impact Uttoxeter Railway Station which is synonymously important for visitors attending race days at Uttoxeter Racecourse, being only a few minutes walk from the sporting venue. A spokesperson for East Midlands Railway told the Times and Echo: “Over the next couple of months, we will be providing extra seats between Derby and Crewe on weekdays by introducing additional carriages allowing us to run longer trains.

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February 14, 2019

Raceday abandoned due to national ban

A RACE day at Uttoxeter Racecourse had to be abandoned at the weekend due to a national ban on the equine sport. The temporary ban on horse-racing was ordered by the British Horseracing Authority last week, following confirmed reports of three cases of Equine Influenza positives from vaccinated horses in an active racing yard. The ban, which was in place at all British racecourses, ran from Thursday, February 7 through to Tuesday, February 12, with the ban being lifted today – Wednesday, February 13. This meant that the scheduled race day at Uttoxeter Racecourse on Saturday, February 9 had to be cancelled.

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January 30, 2018

Top bands lined up for Racecourse event

POPULAR bands from the 80s and 90s are to perform at Uttoxeter Racecourse.

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