Salisbury is a Flat Racecourse which is renowned for high quality races, horses and trainers as well as, of course, top jockeys. The famous Lester Piggott made his public debut at Salisbury in1948.
There are three enclosures, the premier being The Bibury, closest to the winning line. There are two stands in The Bibury and racegoers have access to the horses in the Parade Ring before a race and to the Winners’ Enclosure after a race. Access to the Parade Ring and the Winners’ Enclosure is also available to racegoers in the Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure but not to those in the Course Enclosure.
All three enclosures provide excellent views of the racing and there’s a big TV screen opposite the stands for all race days except for the Arabian Horse Racing day.
If you’re coming from afar and would like to make the most of race days at Salisbury Racecourse, then a stay at Plumber Manor with its legendary hospitality, is an odds-on favourite!
2013 Racedays are as follows:
Sunday 5th May Betfred Family Race Day
Thursday 16th May Castlepoint Race Day
Thursday 23rd May (evening) Bathwick Tyres Evening
Tuesday 11th June incl. the EBF Margadale Fillies Stakes
Sunday 16th June Fathers Day Racing
Wednesday 26th June Ashbrittle Stud Bibury Cup Day
Sunday 30th June Family Race Day
Saturday 13th July (evening) Ladies Evening followed by Navi as Michael Jackson
Saturday 27th July (evening) Evening Racing followed by Coldplace
(top tribute to Coldplay)
Wednesday 14th August Salisbury Splendour
Thursday 15th August Salisbury Splendour incl Salisbury's big race of the year
Friday 30th August (evening) Evening racing followed by Battle of the DJs
Thursday 5th September EBF & CGA Race Day
Sunday 8th September Arabian Horse Racing. Full details…
Wednesday 2nd October Higos Insurance Services Race Day
Monday 14th October Bathwick Tyres Reduced Admission Race Day
Other places well worth a visit whilst staying with us:
Lulworth, Studland, Wincanton Racecourse, Mapperton, Wilton House, Longleat House and Safari Park, Bovington Tank Museum, Athelhampton House, Milton Abbey, Melplash, Parnham, Larmer Tree Gardens and the Salisbury International Arts Festival, the Plush Music Festival, the Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival, the Great Dorset Steam Fair, Cranborne Chase, the Piddle Valley and Dorset Opera.
Plumber Manor is recommended by:
Michelin, The Good Food Guide, The Good Hotel Guide, the Best Loved Hotels and Johansens guides.