Hereford Racecourse is primarily National Hunt racing with riders travelling in a right handed direction. The square course is 1 mile 4 furlongs with 9 fences as obstacles in the National Hunt and only 6 fences on the hurdles course. The course at Hereford has been around since August 1771. There was a closure in 2012 but it is now back in the racing industry as a great course for local trainers and stables.
The course is relatively flat with but as typical with square racecourse the bends a sharp making it vital to bet on experienced jockeys. Hereford Racecourse is a big test for both horses and jockeys and it is recommended to back horses that have had course and distance form. Jockeys like to be in front coming out of the final turn on the home straight and keeping momentum is key to winning here.
A popular course jockey at Hereford is Sam Twiston Davies having the best strike rate of recent times. Local trainer Paul Nicholls is also one to watch when making your selections. Richard Johnson had his first career win at Hereford in a Hunters Chase in 1994.
Hereford has one feature race which is the Silver Salver Chase in October. The handicap race spans over 3 miles and 1 furlong. Over the next few years we can see Hereford getting some bigger races on the race card now the course has reopened.
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