Newbury racecourse was last week named “racecourse of the year” for the seventh time in eight years.

The Berkshire track picked up the award at the annual Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) Awards held in London on 30 November.

ROA members voted Newbury, home of the Hennessy Gold Cup, as the course of the year. Other racecourses on the shortlist included Ascot, Sandown and York.

“Newbury is honoured to be recognised as the ‘Racecourse of the Year’ once again,” said managing director of Newbury Stephen Higgins.

“The vote is down to ROA members and their experiences at all racecourses. This award is a true reflection of what a great venue Newbury is and the dedication of the entire team and we are very grateful to the ROA and its members for voting for us”.

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