Introduction to course design
To the untrained eye, designing a racecourse could look quite simple. Designing a good racecourse, however, is a complicated business that requires lots of different design skills and racing expertise, as well as a thorough knowledge of the vast array of rules and regulations of horseracing.
This section of the Training Zone is designed to give you an insight into some of the issues that course designers must address when creating a racecourse. The very best racecourses represent fantastic design achievements and provide many years of use. They also provide jobs and offer the local community superb resources and facilities.
Enjoy exploring and good luck!
What makes a good racecourse?
Click on the button to learn about what’s involved in making a good racecourse. You might be surprised at how much needs to be thought about. Then test what you’ve learnt with the multiple choice quiz at the end. Enter »