Horse racing at Lingfield is therefore an all year round attraction and is just one of five racecourses in the country with an all weather track.The new synthetic track forms just a part of the recent developments of the course with other new features including the re-laying of the back straight on the flat race turf course, the inclusion of a golf course within the grounds, and the construction of a new £5.5 million grandstand, which incorporates a full range of raceday hospitality options.
The course has 17 suites situated on the ground and first floors, all with natural light and equipped with all the modern technologies to host business meetings.
While best known for the winter events held on the new surface, Lingfield also hosts two Classic Trials in May on turf and these have become good indicators for the Derby and the Oaks.
The course at Lingfield is very similar to that of Epsom Downs, particularly on the downhill section before the home straight and Slip Anchor, Teenoso, High Rise, and Kayhasi all had Epsom success after doing well at Lingfield.
Occupying a 450 acre estate, Lingfield Park was established in 1890 as primarily a venue for jump racing but soon after staged many flat races too and today continues to host both during the appropriate seasons.
Three tracks in one, there is the national hunt course on turf, the flat course which incorporates a long straight, also on turf, and a further track which is an all-weather winter track for flat racing made from synthetic Polytrack material.
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