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Chelmsford City All Weather Racetrack (Polytrack)

Chelmsford is an all weather horse racing track owned and maintained by Betfred

Chelmsford City All Weather Polytrack Racecourse Details
Great Leighs now renamed Chelmsford is the UK's first new racecourse in 80 years. Racing goes on all year round, from summer afternoon races to floodlit winter evening meetings.

Chelmsford is the third all weather floodlit track in Britain and is a left handed, one mile oval track.
Chelmsford City Racetrack Draw Bias

No draw bias statistics available at this time.

Chelmsford City Racetrack Contacts
Postal Address:
Chelmsford City Racecourse
Chelmsford, Essex
Tel: 01245 360 300

Official Racing Track Website: Chelmsford City All Weather Racing Track

Dundalk All Weather Racetrack (Polytrack)

Dundalk Horse Racing and Greyhound Stadium is currently owned by Dundalk Racing Ltd

Dundalk All Weather Polytrack Racecourse Details
Dundalk is Ireland's only All Weather racetrack. Racing takes place on a polytrack surface, much like the old Lingfield one, floodlit to boot, so plenty of evening cards. Greyhounds run on an inner sand track.

Dundalk is a left handed, one mile oval circuit, with a chute for the 5f.
Dundalk Racetrack Draw Bias

5F, 6F
LOW: 5 and 6 furlong, definite low draw bias. Stick to stalls 1-6 for betting purposes, due to the shortish run to the 1st bend.

7F, 8F & Above
NONE: Further distances, horses have a chance to make their way across, added to the long straight home stretch, so no real draw bias of any note.

Dundalk Racetrack Contacts
Postal Address:
Chelmsford City Racecourse
Racecourse Rd, Dowdallshill, Dundalk, Co. Louth
A91 FFP3
Tel: +353 42 933 4438

Official Racing Track Website: Dundalk All Weather Racing Track

Kempton Park All Weather Racetrack (Polytrack)

Official Kempton Polytrack Details
The track is right handed and has a bend radius of 137m.

The track is 20m wide in the home straight and 16m on the bends designed to accommodate 17 runners in all distances (other than 5f and 6f races where safety factors will be reduced to 14).

The outer track is a ten furlong (2,000m) oval - the track will host 6f, 7f, 1m, 1m 3f, 1m 4f and 2m races.

The inner track is an eight furlong (1,612m) oval - this will allow for 5f and 1m 2f races.

Kempton uses the same Polytrack surface as Lingfield.
Kempton Park Draw Bias

5F, 6F
I personally prefer to follow horses drawn low, ie the lowest 5 runners.

In my personal experience, horses drawn low, ie the lowest 5 runners, arguably have an advantage.

8F & Above
Little in the way of a draw bias from what I have noticed watching 1mile+ races on the Kempton all-weather surface to date.

Kempton Park Contacts
Kempton Park Racecourse (all weather & turf)
Postal Address:
Kempton Park Racecourse
Staines Road East
Sunbury on Thames
Middlesex TW16 5AQ
Tel: 01932 782292
Fax: 01932 782044

Official Racing Track Website: Kempton Park Racecourse

Lingfield All Weather Racetrack (Polytrack)

Lingfield is an all weather & turf racing track owned and maintained by Arena Leisure and is the home of the Winter Derby.

Lingfield All Weather Polytrack Details
Lingfield utilises the expertise of Martin Collins Polytrack Specialists who installed the sand-like surface in 2001 for about £5 million I gather.
Lingfield Racetrack Draw Bias

5F, 6F
No discernable draw bias worth noting. The low draw used to be considered beneficial, aside from stall 1 over 6 furlongs, but a spate of winners from the 1 stall quashed that theory. Alongside of course Arena Leisure installing a new polytrack instead of the old equitrack running surface.

7F, 8F
Over 7&8 furlongs, there is no discernable draw bias worth noting. There was an apparent draw bias favouring the high draw over 7&8 furlongs during the early years on the Lingfield equitrack, but over recent years that trend has failed to reproduce itself. Again, most likely due to the new polytrack racing surface.

1M 2F & Above
Further distances there is no draw bias to be found statistically.

Lingfield Contacts
Postal Address:
Lingfield Park Racecourse & Golf Club
Racecourse Road
Surrey RH7 6PQ
Tel: 01342 834800
Fax: 01342 835874

Official Racing Track Website: Lingfield All Weather & Turf Racing Track

Newcastle All Weather Racetrack (Tapeta)

Newcastle is a turf and all weather horse racing track owned and maintained by Arena Racing Company

Newcastle All Weather Polytrack Racecourse Details
Newcastle replaced their flat turf track for an AW Tapeta course in May 2016. They still run jumps meetings on the national hunt course on grass, very similar to Southwell.
Newcastle Racetrack Draw Bias

No draw bias statistics available at this time.

Newcastle Racetrack Contacts
Postal Address:
Newcastle Racecourse
High Gosforth Park
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5HP
Tel: 0191 236 2020
Fax: 0191 236 7761

Official Racing Track Website: Newcastle All Weather Racing and Turf Racecourse
Official Newcastle Youtube: Newcastle Youtube Videos

Southwell All Weather Racetrack (Tapeta)

Southwell is a turf and all weather Tapeta racing track owned and maintained by Arena Leisure. The track used to be a Fibresand surface (1989-2021), but was relaid with Tapeta, with the first race run on Dec 7, 2021.

Southwell Racetrack Draw Bias




8F & Above

Southwell Racetrack Contacts
Southwell Racecourse (all weather & turf)
Postal Address:
Southwell Racecourse Ltd
Rolleston (Near Newark)
Nottinghamshire NG25 0TS
Tel: 0870 220 2332
Fax: 0870 220 0144

Official Racing Track Website: Southwell Fibresand & Turf Racecourse

Wolverhampton All Weather Racetrack (Tapeta)

Wolverhampton started off with a turf only racecourse for flat and jumps races. 1993 a fibresand track was laid alongside the turf course until 2004 when a new polytrack all weather surface was relaid across the whole running track, turf and all.

2014 we have a new running surface being relaid called Tapeta, still owned and maintained by Arena Leisure, and still a conundrum for punters.

Wolverhampton Racetrack Draw Bias

No Draw Bias.

No Draw Bias.

Low 1 - 5. The 7f chute has such a short run to the 1st bend, you get caught out wide on a sharp oval track and never recover, unless your horse can come home like a Porsche. Very rare.

8F & Above
No Draw Bias.

Wolverhampton Racetrack Contacts
Postal Address:
Wolverhampton Racecourse
Dunstall Park
Wolverhampton WV6 0PE
Tel: 0870 220 2442 Ext. 3912
Fax: 0870 220 0107

Official Racing Track Website: Wolverhampton All Weather Racing Track

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Posted at 04:54, Monday, February 19, 2007 by the Sandracer.

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