York’s two-day Music Showcase weekend on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon (July 28 & 29), supported by Sky Bet, combines Pattern race quality action on the track and live performances on the music stage, so it is no surprise that each event has a track record of being the best attended meeting of its type, in the country. Grammy award winner, Jess Glynne is set to play on the evening ... (Read More)
Experience what’s new at York and make your 2017 memories.
Create a highlight to your social calendar, from our choice of 18 racedays from May until October, offering a world class horseracing experience for visitors of all ages.
Our highlights include over £7million in prize money, award winning facilities and the most famous horses.
The showpiece of our season is the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival in August, the week to visit York, featuring our oldest, richest, fastest and most famous races. Enjoy sporting excellence combined with fashion and fun over four fabulous days.
Leaving you to create your social highlights on a backdrop of world class sport.
Dante Festival: Wed 17 – Fri 19 May, high quality action whilst catching up with friends.
First Saturday: Sat 27 May, first chance to combine York Races with your weekend.
June Meeting: Fri 16 – Sat 17 June, featuring the biggest charity meeting in Britain.
NEW Summer Music Saturday: Sat 1 July, Olly Murs performs after racing.
John Smith’s Meeting: Fri 14 – Sat 15 July, featuring the 58th John Smith’s Cup.
Music Showcase Weekend: Fri eve 28 – Sat 29 July, Jess Glynne performs after racing on Friday evening, see yorkracecourse.co.uk for further details of Saturday music acts.
Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival: Wed 23 – Sat 26 August (Ladies Day: Thurs 24 August), featuring our richest, fastest and most famous races.
September Sunday: Sun 10 September, fun for all with appearances from Paddington.
October Finale: Fri 13 – Sat 14 October, last 2017 chance to visit.
In recent years, as well as hosting many spectacular York Races, has also played host to Royal Ascot at York in 2005, The Ladbrokes St Leger in 2006, as well as the Olympic Torch, Paralympic Lantern in 2012 and Tour de France in 2014.
York’s highest attendance for a race meeting was recorded in 1851, when a crowd estimated at 150,000 saw The Flying Dutchman, winner of the Derby and St Leger in 1849, beat Voltigeur, who took both races the following year, in the so-called Great Match.
Children under the age of 18 are admitted to the racecourse (under 16’s accompanied by an adult).