Huntingdon is a jumps course located in Brampton, very local to Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. Fans of racing can watch via a Huntingdon races live stream.
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Huntingdon Upcoming Live Streamed Races
Seventeen race meetings take place at the course every year over nine months.
Huntingdon Races Live Stream: Course Layout
The course is a large oval shape with long and expansive bends. With nine fences on the steeplechase course and five flights on hurdles per circuit on the hurdles, the right-handed course makes the flats in between obstacles crucial.
The emphasis of the track is on speed rather than stamina, unlike most National Hunt tracks. Therefore the course that it suits best is usually ex-flat horses. As long as they can take on the obstacles, they are able to flourish in between.
Nowadays, a horse like Goshen would flourish at the track.
The bigger built and more typical National Hunt horses struggle at the course because their specialties lie in jumping rather than travelling. Those types only seem to benefit when the ground has become soft/heavy and it is their preferred conditions.
Up until 2008, the course also had a tricky water jump which was not the most popular of obstacles, often leading to fallers and sometimes injuries.
As a result, the course took the decision to fill the course. But Huntingdon was not the only course to fill the water jumps at that time.
After a fatal fall at Ludlow to one of Jonjo O’Neill’s horses, East Tycoon, the owner released a heartfelt plea asking for courses to fill their water jumps in which led to many courses taking action.
Huntingdon Races Calendar highlights
The Huntingdon course does not host many renowned races. However, its trademark race, the Grade 2 Peterborough Chase, does draw large crowds every year.
The Peterborough Chase is two miles and three furlongs long with sixteen fences overall. The chase takes place in December and is open for horses that are four years old or older who are all competing for a significant chunk of the £65,000 prize fund.
In 2020 the race was won by Nicky Henderson’s Top Notch, who battled well to see off the challenge of the fast-finishing Kauto Riko and Kauto Star Novices’ Chase winner La Bague Au Roi.
Being located so close to Newmarket, home of many large, significant stables, the novice events throughout the year prove incredibly popular.
This is a staple of Huntingdon Racecourse, with organisers using the location as a great way of encouraging better quality races at the track and also to encourage more crowds into the grandstands.
Here are some of the more notable races that you can watch on the live stream from Huntingdon:
|January||Pertemps Network Novices' Handicap Chase||2m 7f|
|February||Sidney Banks Memorial Novices' Hurdle||2m 3f 110y|
|February||Betway Novices' Handicap Hurdle||2m|
|February||Betway Novices' Handicap Chase||2m 7f|
|November||EBF Mares' Novices Chase||2m 4f|
|November||Fairfax Saddles Novices' Handicap Chase||2m 4f|
|December||Peterborough Chase||2m 4f|
The grandstand at Huntingdon Racecourse was the centre of attention in 2018 after a fire broke out in the top of the stand.
The blaze led to 25 firefighters from the Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service having to fight the flames stemming from the hospitality boxes, thankfully everyone evacuated the building safely.
Despite the fire, the grandstand was restored, and it is still the hub of Huntingdon Racecourse.
The views at the course are still immense and are incredibly picturesque. The grandstand is immediately in front of the finishing post and you can see all the way to the home bend from there, and the whole track with the help of the large screens televising the race in the background.
Within the oval course, there is a large lake which has allowed for some mesmerising photographs, and the course is surrounded by acres of fields and trees to give a very natural feel to the venue.
If you ever do get along to the course instead of watching on a stream, Huntingdon Racecourse has all of the facilities on offer for a brilliant day out with friends and family and it is highly recommended.
Despite being quite a small racecourse, Huntingdon is well worth the trip to Cambridgeshire. The track without fail has a brilliant set of horses racing and the stands aren’t jam-packed to allow for comfortable viewing and stress-free experience.
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Prepare for more action on the Huntingdon races live stream by watching Kim Bailey’s 6/1 shot Younevercall demolish the field in an expert jumping display, beating firm favourite Vinciaettis with ease.
Huntingdon Races Live Stream FAQs
🎥 Do I need to pay a subscription for the Live Stream?
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🏇 Are there other races available, too?
Yes, there are many other races that you can watch – just take a look at the schedule.
⌚ When will the race coverage start?
The race coverage begins approximately two to three minutes before the race is scheduled.