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The Frying Pan: nickname of the racecourse (closed 1970) in (London) Click to show or hide the answer
Scottish Grand National Click to show or hide the answer
Founded by Queen Anne in 1711 – near Swinley Bottom, where her hunting hounds were kennelled Click to show or hide the answer
Hosts 13 of Great Britain's 36 annual Flat Group 1 horse races, and three Grade 1 Jumps races
Frankie Dettori won all five winners in a day, in 1996, at Click for more information
The only racecourse in North Wales (near Wrexham) Click to show or hide the answer
Forms part of the Holker Estate in Cumbria Click to show or hide the answer
The UK's first new racecourse since Taunton (1927): opened in April 2008, went into administration in January 2009, reopened in January 2015; originally known as Great Leighs Click to show or hide the answer
Located at Prestbury Park, in the "suburban village" of Prestbury; hosts the Champion Hurdle and the World Hurdle at its flagship meeting in March each year Click to show or hide the answer
The Welsh Grand National is run at Click to show or hide the answer
Kentucky DerbyCourse Click to show or hide the answer
City Click to show or hide the answer
Racecourse in Co. Kildare: home of the Irish Sweeps Derby (and all the Irish 'classics') Click to show or hide the answer
St. Leger, Racing Post Trophy; Lincoln Handicap since 1965, and the November Handicap since 1964 (the first and last races, respectively, of the English flat season) Click to show or hide the answer
The two racecourses in Northern Ireland Click to show or hide the answer
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The Derby and the Oaks are run at Click to show or hide the answer
Tattenham Corner is a feature of
Irish Grand National Click to show or hide the answer
Wales's third racecourse (after Chepstow and Bangor–on–Dee): in Carmarthenshire, it opened in 2009 on the site of an open cast coal mine that operated from 1983–97; the name, taken from the farm that stood there before the mine, means Blue Ridge Click to show or hide the answer
Melbourne Cup: name of the course Click to show or hide the answer
The only racecourse in Kent Click to show or hide the answer
Hong Kong's most famous racecourse (the other being Sha Tin) Click to show or hide the answer
Near St. Helens, Merseyside: home to the Sprint Cup and the Lancashire Chase (known since 2005 as the Betfair Chase) Click to show or hide the answer
Course near Sunbury–on–Thames, Surrey: home of the King George VI Stakes, run on Boxing Day since 1947; the Jockey Club announced in January 2017 that it would be sold to developers Click to show or hide the answer
Racecourse in Surrey, opened in 1890 by the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII): the first in the UK to have an artificial track (2001) Click to show or hide the answer
Course in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris: venue for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Click to show or hide the answer
The only racecourse in Lincolnshire (since 1964, when Lincoln closed) Click to show or hide the answer
England's largest racecourse, known as "the home of racing" Click to show or hide the answer
Venue of the 2,000 Guineas, 1,000 Guineas, Cesarewitch
Venue of the Derby during World War II
Two courses — the Rowley Mile and the July Course
England's most southerly racecourse Click to show or hide the answer
Britain's most northerly racecourse Click to show or hide the answer
Famous racecourse near Naas, the county town of Co. Kildare, which hosts a week–long festival in April (there is also a Naas racecourse) Click to show or hide the answer
The world's oldest, and England's shortest permanent racecourse (first meeting 1539, distance 7 furlongs) – name means "cross island"Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Eclipse Stakes, Whitbread Gold Cup Click to show or hide the answer
The only racecourse in County Durham: approximately equidistant from Darlington, Bishop Auckland, Durham, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough Click to show or hide the answer
Course in Northamptonshire: hosted the Greyhound Derby from 2014, but went into administration in 2018 and is not expected to re–open Click to show or hide the answer
First UK racecourse to install floodlights (1993) Click to show or hide the answer
Situated in the Knaresmire – a marshy, undeveloped area within the city Click to show or hide the answer

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