You don’t have to place your bets only at the roulette table. Classy punters have been betting on the horses for centuries. Horse racing in Nottingham has a long and storied history dating back to 1773. Racing moved to the present-day site of Nottingham Racecourse at the end of the 19th century. The racecourse was bought by the city council in 1965 and leased to the race course operators. It used to be a dual-purpose facility, with both conventional and jump tracks. In 1996, the track was changed to a flat track, and National Hunt racing ceased to take place. Nowadays, with two tracks available, the racecourse uses each for only part of the season. One track is used for the early and late part of the racing season, and the other only in the high summer. This enables them to keep ground conditions good and attract the top racehorses.
Horse racing has long been associated with a more upmarket patronage. As such a dress code applies to the Nottingham Racecourse. It’s usually not very strict for the Grandstand Enclosure. They only require visitors to be dressed reasonably neatly and refuses entry to people with untidy clothes, shorts, sports clothes, and fancy dress costumes. They don’t require jackets and ties, though. The Premier Enclosure, Rooftop Restaurant, and hospitality boxes require a smart casual dress, including smart jeans and collared shirts. They also allow tailored shorts in hot weather.
There are a number of options for betting at Nottingham Racecourse. There’s a tote pool option with various betting points around the circuit. The size of the pool depends on the number of other winning tickets. There are also bookmakers all around the course, so you can place bets in the heart of the action. You can visit one of the betting shops, and bet on the horses and other events.