Want to Go Racing in Yorkshire?

Horse racing makes a great day out for family and friends

Boasting more top racecourses than any other region of the UK, not to mention a string of successful stables and the Northern Racing College, Yorkshire is synonymous with the very best in British horseracing.

There are nine Yorkshire racecourses – Beverley, Catterick, Doncaster, Pontefract, Redcar, Ripon, Thirsk, Wetherby and York.

Our nine courses host 180 days of racing throughout the year, from the pure adrenaline of championship races to the relaxed informality of our family days.

Mark Johnston and Silvestre De Sousa were the champions after nine days of intense competition at the Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival, which came to a rousing climax at Pontefract yesterday.

A record total attendance of over 105,000 have seen a feast of Flat racing at all nine racecourses in Yorkshire and two contrasting competitions to be top trainer and top jockey.

In the trainers’ competition, the battle went right to the wire with David O’Meara having the chance to retain the title he won last year when he saddled Scoreline in the final race of the Festival, but his horse had to win and when he finished third, it meant Mark Johnston had held on by just two points to win the Byerley Turk Trophy and a weekend break for two at the luxury Goldsborough Hall, near Knaresborough.

There were no such last day nerves for Silvestre De Sousa, who has dominated the competition all week and was assured of victory even before the first race was run to easily claim the prize of a speed experience courtesy of JCT600.

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Summer Festival Leading Trainer and Jockey – Final Placings

TRAINER Mark Johnston 84 David O'Meara 82 Richard Fahey 72 Brian Ellison 60 Kevin Ryan 60 Tim Easterby 58 William Haggas 40 Ruth Carr 38 Tracy Waggott 28 Nigel Tinkler 26 Mickey Hammond 25 John Gosden 20 Charles Hills 20 John Quinn 20 Ann Duffield 19 Bryan Smart 19 Charlie Appleby 18 Les Eyre 18 Lawrence Mullaney 16 Ollie Pears 16 Mick Channon 15 Keith Dalgleish 15 David ...
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