" A few years ago I had this brainstorm . I like a bit of horseracing and decided one day to visit all 61 racecourses , in alphabetical order! I started in April 2005 at Aintree and worked it out that it would probably take about 8 years to complete! Unfortunately both Ascot and Epsom were closed for re-development when I got to them, and Ffos Las wasn't due to open until 2009, so I will visit them at the end of my quest. I then went one step further and wrote a short article on each course detailing the best way to get to the courses and basic amentities at each track . Straight from the horse's mouth if you like! From each meeting , I have to obtain a racecard , the badge or ticket and have my picture taken outside the track with the sign clearly in view. So far , I've been lucky in that I've had companions at most of the one's I,ve been to,but I've done a few on my own too. Over the next few pages , you can keep up with my progress and look at some pics from the tracks. Hope you enjoy ... " Dave Watts...........THE 61 RACECOURSES IN BRITAIN............... AINTREE, ASCOT, AYR, BANGOR, BATH, BEVERLEY, BRIGHTON, CARLISLE, CARTMEL, CATTERICK, CHELTENHAM, CHEPSTOW, CHESTER, DONCASTER, EPSOM, EXETER, FAKENHAM, FFOS LAS, FOLKESTONE, FONTWELL PARK, GOODWOOD, GREAT LEIGHS, HAMILTON, HAYDOCK, HEREFORD, HEXHAM, HUNTINGDON, KELSO, KEMPTON, LEICESTER, LINGFIELD, LUDLOW, MARKET RASEN, MUSSELBURGH, NEWBURY, NEWCASTLE, NEWMARKET, NEWTON ABBOT, NOTTINGHAM, PERTH, PLUMPTON, PONTEFRACT, REDCAR, RIPON, SALISBURY, SANDOWN, SEDGEFIELD, SOUTHWELL, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, TAUNTON, THIRSK, TOWCESTER, UTTOXETER, WARWICK, WETHERBY, WINCANTON, WINDSOR, WOLVERHAMPTON, WORCESTER, YARMOUTH, YORK.