Course;Cottenham

Location; near Cambridge

A flat rectangular course with some sharpish bends in farmland near Cambridge.

Large crowds attract to this quality venue and queues to the centre parking area are common so, early arriving early is recommended.

The winners enclosure.

The parade ring is flanked by bare oaks on one side whose branches cast long winter shadows over the runners for pre-noon races and cause a fair amount of squinting by racegoers.

On the other side of the ring is a grassy bank provided to give the public an elevated view of proceedings.The racing can also be viewed from this vantage point.

The bank at the last fence.

A further bank near the last fence also accommodates a large crowd. This bank usually claims one or two casualities who in wet conditions loose their footing when emotionally challenged.

The permanent grandstand, roofed but open sided, offers much sought after shelter on wet days.