WhichBookie racing analyst Andrew Blair White provides a preview and betting tips for races at Limerick on Friday 27th May.
Taunton Racecourse is situated in the small village of Orchard Portman which has a population of just 150 and just two miles south of Taunton in Somerset.
Taunton is the youngest National Hunt racecourse in England having opened its doors in 1927. Great Leighs, or Chelmsford City as it is now known, is the youngest racecourse in the country with being built in 2008.
The racecourse hosts 15 National Hunt races throughout the year as well as various non-racing events.
The course at Taunton is right-handed, sharp and oval-shaped.
A circuit of the track measures around one and a quarter miles and is relatively flat with minor undulations.
There are flight flights of hurdles, or seven fences that are considered fairly stiff but small in comparison to those at other courses.
Drainage is good at Taunton which means that conditions are rarely testing in the wet weather.
Racing starts in January at Taunton and runs through to May when the course takes a break from hosting races for four months before racing resumes in October until December.
The Carlsberg UK Handicap Hurdle gets the season underway at Taunton and takes place in January. It’s a popular event that usually sells out at the racecourse.
At the other end of the season, the Audrey Chudleigh Memorial Handicap Hurdle takes place and is perhaps even more popular than the season opener.
|Address||B3170, Taunton TA3 7BL|
|Nearest Train Station||Stratford-Upon-Avon|