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Yorkshire is synonymous with horse racing


With nine fabulous and varied racecourses spread across the county, from Beverley in the east to Wetherby and  Pontefract in the west, Doncaster in the south to Redcar via Ripon, Thirsk and Catterick in the North and with York the jewel in the crown, there is nowhere in Britain to match Yorkshire for horse racing whether it is on the Flat or over jumps.

Add to the mix a multitude of successful trainers and a long list of jockeys, riding at the top of their game, first-class facilities at Jack Berry House, the rehabilitation centre for jockeys and stable staff, and the National Horse racing College, which is the first step for many joining the racing industry and facilitating the ongoing development and progression of those already involved, then it is clear to see why winners come from Yorkshire.

Be part of the winning crowd, when you go racing in Yorkshire.  From championship racing to more relaxed family days and everything in between, there is a race day to suit your mood or occasion.

Go Racing In Yorkshire is the marketing organisation of Yorkshire’s nine racecourses, working with them and independently to promote racing in our great county.

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A Shining Week For Yorkshire Racing

Competitive racing and the return of crowds ensured something that resembled normality as crowds came from near and far to celebrate racing in Yorkshire. There was hot competition to be leading trainer of the week, sponsored by Goldsborough Hall and leading jockey of the week, sponsored by Sky Bet, with the former going down to […]

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Winning a race against time

THE odds may have been stacked against them but, as tales of friendship go, it has more than enough drama to set the heart racing… Robbie Burns and Jack Proctor first met when they were in opposite beds at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital, waiting to have heart transplants that were their only chance of survival. And […]

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Summer Festival

Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival Returns

Starting at Ripon on Saturday, July 17 the Summer Festival will move around the county’s racecourses, taking in 10 meetings over nine days, culminating at Pontefract on Sunday, July 25. Charlotte Russell, general manager of Go Racing In Yorkshire said, “We really missed not having the festival last year, and the racecourses, along with our […]

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YORKSHIRE-BASED TRAINER RICHARD FAHEY SECURES LANDMARK 3,000TH WINNER

The 55-year-old joins the likes of five-time Champion Trainer John Gosden and fellow Yorkshire-based trainer, Mark Johnston, to have reached the monumental milestone.   Fahey, who was born in Ireland but moved to Yorkshire when he was 18, said: “I would never have dreamed of reaching 3,000 winners when I started out, to have had […]

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MUSIC SHOWCASE WEEKEND Fri (eve) 23rd & Sat 24th July 2021

Less than 24 hours later, McFLY a band known for their upbeat chart hits and energetic performances will be headlining following an afternoon of racing. Rick Astley is enjoying a major career resurgence. He had already sold more than 40 million albums fuelled by hits like the chart-topping Never Gonna Give You Up, Whenever You […]

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Catterick

The new facility has been named Dales Stand to acknowledge both the Dales’ connection to the racing industry and the racecourse’s proximity to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, which has recently been named the ‘Best National Park in Europe’ by TripAdvisor (January 2021). The two-story Dales Stand features the Swaledale Room on the ground floor […]

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FEATURE RACES AT YORK’S FEATURE FESTIVALS TO RETURN TO PRE-COVID PRIZE MONEY

This means that the Juddmonte International (Wednesday 18 August) will offer £1 million once again, reflecting its status as the highest ranked race in the world, according to the independent Longines IFHA Committee. The Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Thursday 19 August) will see the leading fillies and mares competing for a share of £400,000, for the […]

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New Challenge For Rachel

Growing up in the coastal town of Filey, Rachel didn’t start riding until she was nine years old. “I had a friend at school who had a pony and I used to sit on it when I visited her, but I didn’t start lessons until I was nine and got my first pony when I […]

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Yorkshire Racing Celebrates 2020 Achievements

Although the coronavirus pandemic caused a premature end to the 2019/20 jump season and a late start for the 2020 flat season there has still been much to celebrate throughout the year.    General Manager of Go Racing In Yorkshire, Charlotte Russell, said: “We usually host a lunch and get all the winners together to celebrate everything that […]

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YORK CELEBRATES STAGING THE BEST RACE IN THE WORLD

The Juddmonte International is York’s flagship race and is the feature of the opening day of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival, the 2020 renewal has been ranked number one of all thoroughbred horse races across the globe, ahead of contests such as the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Breeders’ Cup Classic and Japan Cup. […]

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York Racecourse confirms new Chairman

Born and brought up in Yorkshire, Bridget was introduced at an early age to racing by her father, John Cleverly, clerk of the course at several Yorkshire racecourses.  Bridget has enjoyed a successful career in the City including twelve years at Schroders and ten years as Managing Director of Matrix Money Management.  She has held […]

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New Directory shows the power of the racing industry to support its communities and transform lives

A ground-breaking Directory is launched today highlighting British horseracing’s commitment to helping communities improve their health, wellbeing and education, including bringing them closer to horses. A ‘first of its kind for racing’, the development of this Directory of charitable and community activity is seen as an important contributor to the sport’s recovery plan and its […]

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On Track, Off Course

On Track, Off Course is a new podcast series from Racing Welfare that is getting the racing industry talking.  Absorbing conversations on the podcast cover everything from grief and loneliness to addiction and social media and there are some big racing names lined up to speak about their own life experiences. In episode one, Racing […]

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Thoroughbred racehorse named after Rob Burrow to raise money for Rob’s motor neurone disease Fight Back Fund

Burrow Seven is a unique fundraising campaign for Rugby League legend Rob Burrow which is set to raise money for the MND Association by inviting the public to become a member of an exclusive Burrow Seven Racing Club set up in honour of Rob. As a member of the Burrow Seven Racing Club you’ll get […]

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Jess Bedi – Yorkshire’s Newest and Youngest Trainer

Growing up around horses, Jess’ interest was sparked on the pony racing circuit.  In 2018 she graduated to the point-to-point scene, making a big impression and winning several awards.  Her point-to-point riding record to date stands at an incredible strike rate of 37%, having 12 winners from 37 starts.  Largely riding her own horses, her […]

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