The Coral Gold Cup Meeting – Gold Cup Day




Gates Open - 10.00
First Race - 12.15
Last Race - 15.40

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Jump into the festive season with the all-new Coral Gold Cup.

That’s right, it’s the same but different as we introduce The Coral Gold Cup Meeting on Friday 25 & Saturday 26 November. What we can promise you is two days of brilliant racing action including the prestigious £250,000 Coral Gold Cup, formerly known as the Hennessy Gold Cup for almost 60 years and for the last five years as The Ladbrokes Trophy.

Get your friends together to kick off the festive season in style. With signature cocktails and an afterparty for the grown-ups, you won’t want to miss this event. You can also expect the afterparty again with the fabulous band 29 Fingers from approx. 10 minutes after the last race until 6pm.

We will be operating both Premier and Grandstand Enclosures on this day.

Your ticket will also include exclusive entry to the recently launched Great Christmas Carnival in the centre of the course. Be the first to see this large scale Christmas event and get into the festive spirit before anyone else! Find out more here >



Unfortunately there is a scheduled rail strike across national rail networks with no trains running to or from Newbury/Newbury Racecourse on Saturday 26 November. We will of course update you if this changes. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but wanted to make sure that alternative travel arrangements to and from the racecourse are organised. As a reminder, all our parking is Free across the site and cars can be left overnight if required. We will be operating a complimentary shuttle bus into the centre of town timings to be confirmed.

Newbury Racecourse reserves the right to alter or change packages to conform with the Government guidelines.

Order of Running

Time Race Distance
12.15 The Play Coral "Racing-Super-Series" For Free Mares' Novices' Hurdle Race Listed 2m ½f
12.45 The Coral John Francome Novices' Chase (Registered as the Worcester) Grade 2 2m 7½f
13.20 The Sir Peter O'Sullevan Memorial Handicap Steeple Chase Class 2 2m 6½f
13.55 The Coral Racing Club Handicap Hurdle Race Class 2 2m 4½f
14.30 The Coral Bet Bundles Intermediate Handicap Hurdle(Registered as The Gerry Feilden Hurdle) Class 1 2m ½f
15.05 The Coral Gold Cup Handicap Steeple Chase Class1 3m 2f
15.40 The Coral Get Closer To The Action Handicap Steeple Chase (For The Jim Joel Trophy) Class 2 2m ½f
Raceday Info

Going and weather information will be available in the run up to raceday

Plan Your Day

Behind the Scenes Tour

Enjoy a look behind the scenes of Newbury Racecourse with our free tour. See inside the Weighing Room and take a trip up to the Judges Box to get an overview of what goes on during a raceday. Check the times in your racecard.

Live Music

There will be live music throughout the day. 

Trips to a Jump

See the action up close on one of our free trips to the final fence. These usually take place twice a day – check your racecard on the day for times.

Most Stylish Competition

Enter our Most Stylish Racegoer competition on all of our Saturday racedays! We have some great prizes up for grabs, plus the chance to be invited back to VIP hospitality and be crowned the Most Stylish Racegoer 2018 and win a holiday to Qatar.

Food & Drink

There are a wide range of award winning food and drink outlets throughout the racecourse, from casual dining and on-the-go options to more formal restaurants. Find out more here> 

Dress Code

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Plan your journey

We are conveniently situated in Berkshire in the centre of the South of England, easily accessible from Junctions 12 and 13 of the M4, from the M3 and A34. We also have our own train station with regular services. More>

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