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Introduction

Leicester Racecourse is a horse-racing course in Oadby, Leicestershire, England.

The course is oval shaped and nearly 2 miles in extent. It was opened ante 1773.

The course hosts both forms of British horse racing event: National Hunt, in which the horses race over fences or over hurdles, and Flat racing, in which the horses run an unobstructed distance.

Prior to the 2009/10 National Hunt season, the open ditch, which was jumped as the fourth last fence, was moved to the home straight. The home straight now consists of four fences, with the open ditch now taken as the third last fence.

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