CANCELLED - November Handicap 2019

The 2019 flat season comes to an exciting end with 7 quality races at the popular November Handicap Raceday. The feature race; the November Handicap won by Royal Line under Robert Havlin in 2018 from a 23 strong field, is always a thrilling spectacle.

History of the November Handicap

The event was originally held at the New Barns, Manchester, where it was called the Manchester November Handicap. It was established in 1876, and was initially run over 1 mile and 4 furlongs before contested over 1 mile and 6 furlongs in 1880. It was cut to its present length in 1902 when the race was re-located to the Castle Irwell course.

The race was staged at Pontefract from 1942 to 1945. It returned to Manchester in 1946, and continued there until the venue closed in 1963.

The event was transferred to Doncaster in 1964, and from this point it was known as the Manchester Handicap. For a period it took place in October, on the same day as the Observer Gold Cup. It was rescheduled for November and given its current title in 1976. The November Handicap is run on the last day of Britain’s turf flat racing season..

Dress Code

Premier and Mallard Restaurant - Smart. No jeans, sportswear or trainers. Gentlemen must wear a jacket and tie.

County Enclosure & Private Hospitality - Smart. No jeans, sportswear or trainers. Gentlemen must have a collared shirt.

Grandstand and Family Enclosures - No dress code applies.

Terms & Conditions

Please note all transactions are subject to a £2.75 fulfilment fee.

No refund shall be given in respect of any unused part of any badge or other entitlement. Click here for full terms and conditions.

Children under 18 go free when accompanied by an adult. Up to 3 children per one paying adult. ID may be required.

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