Experience the thrill and endurance of the Steeplechase, or revel in the grace and speed of the sprint. With a choice of 20 great racedays on offer between January to December, you are guaranteed a fantastic day out with family and friends whichever day you attend.
Widely acknowledged as one of the Country’s leading Jump tracks, the course successfully staged its first ever flat racing fixtures in 2015 and continue Flat racing in May and June this year.
The highlights in Wetherby’s calendar include the bet365 Charlie Hall Meeting in early November and the Yorkshire Christmas Meeting on Boxing Day and 27th December.
2017 is an exciting year for Wetherby as it will see them open their new £3.2m Grandstand redevelopment, which will provide new facilities for Owners and Trainers and Paddock and Premier Enclosure racegoers.
We look forward to welcoming you to Wetherby soon.
Totepool Medieval Raceday featuring the totepool Towton Novices’ Chase – Sat 2nd Feb
Family Day featuring the Mascot Gold Cup – Sun 28th April
Yorkshire Post Ladies’ Day (Flat) – Thurs 30th May
Opening Meeting Jump Season supporting Spinal Research – Wed 16th OCtober
The bet365 Charlie Hall Meeting – Fri 1st and Sat 2nd November
The Yorkshire Christmas Meeting – Thurs 26th and Fri 27th Dec
The renowned racing historian, J. Fairfax-Blakeborough was convinced that the first organised race meeting in the British Isles took place at Netherby on the banks of the River Wharfe, near Wetherby in AD206, involving Arab horses and chariot races by the Romans under Emperor Severus, who was based at Eboracum (York). Evidence shows that there was racing at nearby Clifford Moor in Easter week 1683.
In 1842, a track was laid down at Linton and there were regular meetings until the final fixture in 1890. A course was then established on the present site on York Road, with the first meeting taking place on Easter Monday, 1891.