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Taunton Racecourse

Thinking about visiting Taunton in December 2019?

Taunton Racecourse is situated in Orchard Portman, Somerset, England, and is the youngest National Hunt course in Britain.

It stages 14 races throughout the year and is extremely popular with punters and jockeys alike.

Runners at Taunton Today

If you are thinking of placing a bet on the races at Taunton then you’ll need to know who is in the running. The easiest way to do that it to get yourself a race card, also known as a form card.

The idea behind this is that you get a clear idea of who will be partaking in the day’s events and what they are projected to do in the race.

This will include the names of the horses and their previous form, the name of their trainer(s) and their past history, the colours that the jockey will be wearing, and last but not least, those all-important betting odds.

These details are subject to change so it pays to keep a close eye on them.

Taunton Racecourse Betting

If it’s been awhile since you last had a flutter on the horses and you’re a bit rusty on what to do then let us help you out.

Our site has all the latest odds and competitive prices because we do our research and revise our odds right up until the last minute.

Study your form card, gather as many tips as you can and then let us do the rest by doing your Taunton Racecourse betting with us. Just click here to be taken to our list of top horse race betting sites.

Free Bets at Taunton Race Track

You can find plenty of free bets at Taunton Race Track and many other racecourses across the UK. Have a look at our list of sites that offer free bets in the UK.

You may just come across a great little bonus that allows you to put some bets on a race at Taunton without having to pay a deposit!

Taunton Tips for Today

If you are looking for Taunton tips for today’s racing then you should take the advice of our experts first.

They have been consistently giving out accurate tips for a long time, the reason for this being that they know what goes on behind the scenes and have more of an insight as to how this will determine the overall result of the race.

If you are interested in getting the best horse racing tips, have a look at our tips page.

Taunton Racecourse


The Taunton racing fixtures run from December to December, but there is no racing between May and September so it can be a bit confusing keeping up with all the dates.

In light of this, the official Taunton Racecourse website has a fixtures section that list their upcoming fixtures.

Just go to Taunton’s fixtures page for more details, but please be aware that schedules are provisional and subject to change dpending on racing conditions on the day.

What Should I Wear?

If you are off to Taunton and are wondering ‘what shall I wear?’, then don’t worry – you’re not the first and you won’t be the last.

Every racecourse in the country has a different policy for what is deemed acceptable and unacceptable for their events, so it’s best to check before you arrive.

Taunton doesn’t have a dress code, however there are recommendations:

  • Dress for the weather
  • Sensible footwear
  • Smart dress for those who are annual members, patrons of the restaurant and racegoers in hospitality suites.


Tickets for any event are alway best to be purchased from an official source so that you know you are not being ripped off. These are usually available from the physical venue themselves, online on their website, or from an authorised third party site.

In the case of tickets for Taunton Races, it is the first two options. Taunton Racecourse have an excellent website to deal with all your ticket enquiries such as prices, availability, concessions and offers.

Current Discounts

Taunton Races current discounts will vary dependant on which promotions they are currently running. As a general rule of thumb though, you can save as much as 20% off just by booking early through the Taunton Racecourse website.

Other discounts may be available elsewhere through Groupon ann Wowcher and the like, but it’s best to check with the venue if these are valid discounts before you purchase them.

Just visit the Taunton Racecourse homepage and follow instructions to purchase tickets from there.


Taunton opened in 1927, although racing has been taking place in the surround area since the 18th century. It is the site of the former Orchard Portman house.

Curiously, the venue has the M5 motorway to thank for building up the bends and the back straight, as the spoil from its excavation was used at Taunton.

All Horse Racing Events

Here is a list of other horse racing events updated in December 2019 you might be interested in.

As you can see there are many horse racing events in the UK and Taunton Racecourse is just one of them.