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Enjoy Ludlow for scenery and best of class racing

Attending a horse race can be a thrilling experience that blends the excitement of live sport with the sophistication of a social event. However, what makes a truly unforgettable day out at the races? For those visiting Ludlow, it’s not just the exciting horse races that make it a must-visit destination, but also the breath-taking beauty of the surrounding natural landscape.

A matter of taste

Yes, there is an understated charm to Ludlow Racecourse that allows it to fit perfectly into the exquisite Shropshire countryside. Needless to say, blending in is not always the case for every other venue around the country. Take Aintree Racecourse, for example, the magnificence and grandeur of the stands make it one of the most recognisable sporting theatres anywhere in the world. This familiarity is also helped by hosting one of the biggest international races in the form of the Grand National. A better idea of the unprecedented global coverage of this event can be found in the latest Grand National ante post tips 2023 which gives punters a detailed rundown of what horses might win. This year, the experts are tipping Corach Rambler to win the Grand National at a price of 11/2.

As you can see by the level of detail in these tips, the Grand National is a massive event that captures the worldÔÇÖs attention and it is only fitting that it is staged at a racetrack as big as Aintree. Bigger, however, doesn’t necessarily mean better though, as Ludlow proves time and time again.

A venue like no other

Located in the heart of the Shropshire countryside, Ludlow is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and postcard landscapes. The course itself is set within an area of outstanding natural beauty and offers all racegoers stunning views of the Clee Hills as well as the Welsh borders.

Undoubtedly, there’s something special about being able to watch a race while taking in the natural beauty of an area like Shropshire – it’s a unique experience that can’t be replicated in a more urban setting at a metropolitan track.

In addition to the beauty of the surroundings which could easily afford this part of the world a spot on the list of the most beautiful places to visit in the United Kingdom, Ludlow also offers a fantastic atmosphere and social scene on race days, as well as a historic town that has become a destination for foodies from all over Britain.

Whether you’re looking to enjoy a day out with friends or network with colleagues, multiple hospitality options are available to suit all tastes and crucially, budgets too. From private boxes with stunning course views to the bustling atmosphere of the public stands, there’s something for everyone at Ludlow Racecourse.

Best of class racing

Undoubtedly, the quality of racing on show is also a vital aspect in determining the success of a day out but at Ludlow, the high standard of National Hunt competition is a significant drawcard with a diverse range of renowned events occurring throughout the year.

Only last week, the well endowed Boyne Cup produced a well regarded winner in Annsam, trained by Evan Williams, who is likely to be prominent among staying handicap chases next season. Venetia Williams and Henry Daly are among other top trainers regularly fielding runners.

And just as to the point, it’s at courses like Ludlow that young riders like Jack Tudor earn their spurs. Jack, a product of the Welsh Point-to-Point scene has today been announced as the new stable jockey to David Pipe, who oversees one of the country’s most successful training operations. Days at Ludlow give a spectator first hand close-up experience of the best exponents of our sport.

The long and short of it is that whether you’re a passionate horse racing enthusiast or someone who simply enjoys just being in the great outdoors, Ludlow Racecourse offers an array of thrilling experiences that make it the ideal destination for a day out and you have three more opportunities before the autumn to see this eclectic venue for yourself.

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