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Jockey and Trainer Stats


Rank Jockey Name Rides Today Runs Wins Win %
1st Harry Cobden 0 181 59 33
2nd Rex Dingle 0 96 18 19
3rd Brendan Powell 0 152 17 11
4th Tom Cannon 0 93 14 15
5th Micheal Nolan 0 110 14 13

The jockeys above are ranked by their number of wins at this course in the last 5 seasons.


Rank Trainer Name Runs Wins Win %
1st Paul Nicholls 267 74 28
2nd Colin Tizzard 156 22 14
3rd Jeremy Scott 128 20 16
4th Philip Hobbs 136 20 15
5th Anthony Honeyball 109 16 15

The trainers above are ranked by their number of wins at this course in the last 5 seasons.

Wincanton Chase Course
Wincanton Chase Course

Tips for Wincanton Races

Located in the east of Somerset, there are plenty of trainers based near Wincanton so a lot of the racing is competitive and of good quality. The likes of Paul Nicholls send plenty of horses and it’s not unusual to see rising stars appear at the track.

Course: A sharp, flat right-handed oval of about a mile and a half. The fences can be quite demanding and three come quite quickly after the home straight so our tips need to be confident jumpers. Also due to the tracks sharp nature it’s not unusual to see plenty of races won from the front, so we often look for prominent racers for our tips.

Feature Races: Wincanton plays host to three Grade 2 races throughout the season with the Elite Hurdle, Rising Stars Novices’ Chase and most notably the Kingwell Hurdle. The latter takes place in February and is recognised as a Champion Hurdle trial. The Badger Ales Trophy is a staying handicap in November, worth over £34,000 to the winner in 2018. The race was upgraded to Listed status in 2003.


Wincanton Racecourse, Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 8BJ.

General Admission; 01963 32344

How to Get There

Air - Helicopters can be landed by prior arrangement
Road - 1m N of town on B3081 Shepton Mallet road.
Rail - 8m, Gillingham Stn (London Waterloo-Exeter line). Courtesy coach fromTemplecombe Stn to racecourse.


Free (except cars to course, Boxing Day sold out)

Disabled Facilities

Viewing area in Club Enclosure

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