Flat racing continues at Wetherby in 2016

16th April 2015

After staging its inaugural flat race meetings in 2015, Wetherby are continuing with flat racing in 2016 with two scheduled evening flat fixtures on 17th & 24th May.

Wetherby are halting their 2016 season after the May 24th meeting as they are starting their redevelopment programme in the summer to demolish an existing grandstand and build a new extension to the existing Wetherby Millennium Stand.  Work is expected to take approximately 11 months to complete.  We are hopeful that Summer flat racing will continue in 2017.

The flat racing rail configuration, has been devised by Milton Keynes Surveys and was tested successfully across the 2015 flat fixtures .  Anyone who would like to see in more detail what the course will look like, can do so by clicking the link below which will bring up a downloadable PDF of Wetherby’s flat course.

For those who require further detailed information, the overall circumference of the flat course is 2450m, or just over 1m 4f.  The two straights are approximately 4 furlongs in length, with the bends each being 2 furlongs.  The radius of ‘A1’ bend sits at 150m, whilst the ‘away’ bend, past the winning post, is 140m.  The width of the track is generally 18m around the full circumference, except for a few locations where is fluctuates marginally from this, and the maximum safety factor we have is 16 runners, with the exception of the 5.5F and the 1m 5F starts, which have maximum safety factor of 12.

Wetherby Flat Course Layout