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Newbury Racecourse named seventh most loved racecourse in the British Isles by BoyleSports with Ascot taking the top spot



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Newbury Racecourse has been named the seventh most loved racecourse in the British Isles in a recent research project.

Carried out by bookmaker BoyleSports, the rankings covered 85 racecourses and took into account race day attendance, online user review scores, social media following and Google searches.

Ascot took the top spot with a score of 83.7 with Cheltenham just behind at 83.5. Newbury beat courses such as Goodwood, Sandown Park and Newmarket with its score of 78.3.

Adam Wedge on Gallic Geordie wins the MansionBet Faller Insurance Handicap Chase at Newbury on December 29, 2021
Adam Wedge on Gallic Geordie wins the MansionBet Faller Insurance Handicap Chase at Newbury on December 29, 2021

Despite its final position at seventh, Newbury ranked second in online hits, bringing in 14,800 searches per month.

Newbury's strong social media presence and high monthly Google searches helped it in the rankings
Newbury's strong social media presence and high monthly Google searches helped it in the rankings

With 178,228 people attending Newbury Racecourse in 2019, that is set to increase this year with BoyleSports predicting that 2022 will be a record year for attendances in racecourses across the UK and Ireland 2022 following the two-year enforced break.

Ascot’s annual attendance of nearly 600,000 and its average user review score of 9.1 cemented its place as the most-loved racecourse in the British Isles.

Newbury Racecourse’s average online review score was comparatively low at 8.4, but its strong social media presence and high Google searches helped its way to seventh.

Tom Marquand takes the lead on Hurricane Ivor during the Dubai International Airport World Trophy at Newbury on September 18, 2021
Tom Marquand takes the lead on Hurricane Ivor during the Dubai International Airport World Trophy at Newbury on September 18, 2021

Cheltenham’s online searches of more than 27,000 per month helped its way to second place, with the Cheltenham Festival being a huge factor in its prominent online presence.

Chester, York and Doncaster complete the top five, with Aintree, home of the Grand National, coming in at sixth.



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