York Racecourse

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Award winning modern grandstands, characterful listed buildings, manicured lawns and home grown flowers set the scene for the best of racedays at York.

Located on the Knavesmire in the heart of York since 1731, York Racecourse stages 18 racedays from May until October, offering a world class horseracing experience for visitors of all ages.

The world’s best racehorses can be seen from award winning facilities whilst enjoying locally sourced food. Additional entertainment such as headline music concerts, family events and fashion at the races are a feature of racedays throughout the season.

Our flagship meeting, the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival, takes place in August each year. It’s the week to visit York for a fabulous four-day festival of racing. Wednesday means our richest ever contest, the Juddmonte International and a total prize fund for the day of over £1 million. Thursday, our Ladies Day, plays host to our Ebor Fashion Lawn, with prizes for the best dressed racegoers. Friday sees the fastest thoroughbreds contest the Coolmore Nunthorpe. Ebor Saturday will see the richest flat handicap in Europe, the Sky Bet Ebor.

We also have live music performances from Rick Astley and McFLY at our Music Showcase weekend.

We also have a range of restaurants, boxes and unique locations provide the chance to tailor make your own raceday. These locations are perfect for special celebrations or spending time with valued clients.

Book in advance for a day out at York races to take advantage of our early bird discounts, special group rates and great value packages. To advance book either visit our website which also holds a wealth of information too or call our bookings team on 01904 620911, who will also be happy to answer any questions.

For all the latest information on upcoming plans please visit our website.


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