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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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Tjade Collier Racing Planning Ahead

West Yorkshire Trainer Tjade Collier is offering Owners and Trainers the chance to send their horses to him now that the lockdown on racing has begun. The shutdown has forced many jumps trainers to give their horses an early break, so Tjade has decided to open up his facilities to offer a break for horses […]

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British horseracing suspended until the end of April

The formal decision was taken by Board of the British Horseracing Authority this morning based on the statements made by the government yesterday and after consultation with senior industry leaders. Medical Advisers to the RCA and the BHA, who have been advising an industry group on the response to the crisis, have also been consulted. […]

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PRESS RELEASE – ALL CHANGE AT PONTEFRACT

Racecourse Changes The layout of the enclosures was completely reorganised in 2019 although this was not without its problems in the Picnic Enclosure.  With no café/bar at the ground floor level, racegoers had a long journey up and down stairs to make use of all the facilities.  The Racecourse implemented some temporary measures but needed […]

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Catterick

FASHION TO THE FORE AT CATTERICK JUMPS FINALE

It will be the first time the course has crowned a Best Dressed Lady for the Jumps and judges will be looking for Countryside inspired outfits! The competition has been kindly sponsored by La Fille Rouge and Catterick’s first Jumps Season Best Dressed Lady will win a bespoke made-to-measure cape and skirt from La Fille […]

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British Racecourses Share Significant Community Engagement Footprint

Racing Together and the Racecourse Association (RCA) are delighted to publish details of the 2019 racecourse audit on community engagement activity. Over 90% of British racecourses have shared details of last year’s community engagement activities as part of the annual survey, which covered topics such as volunteering, fundraising, donations raised and charity partnerships. Two stand-out […]

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“RACING HOME” WORKSHOPS

Following on from Women in Racing’s well received ‘Racing Home’ symposium late last year, the workshops for women across all areas of the sport aim to raise further awareness of challenges working mothers face in the UK horseracing industry. The regional workshops, through the sharing of experiences and the resulting discussions, will ensure a more comprehensive understanding […]

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As Proud as Ponte—Showcase Champions 2019

Looking back on the November night at Hamilton Park when Pontefract lifted the ultimate prize, Gundill says: “It was unbelievable. It wasn’t just the winning, it was the reception we got and the way that people seemed to be so pleased for us. “It’s a great accolade for a small racecourse that operates with a […]

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SsangYong York Sponsors Wetherby Racecourse

The new dealership which is located at Bilbrough Top on the A64,  is set to supply the racecourse with a suite of vehicles for its meetings in 2020 to transport the Official race starters to the start of each race, as well as providing the support vehicles that carry Doctors, who provide essential medical care […]

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Catterick

Racecourse Manager and Point-to-Point Trainer

As well as helping Robin with the pointers – she plays a hands-on role in the training and can often be found leading up – Fiona is General Manager and Clerk of the Course at Catterick. She is also Point-to-Point Secretary Association Area Chairperson for Yorkshire and has just been elected to the Point-to-Point Association […]

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Sponsors Announced For Yorkshire’s Jump and Flat Racing Titles

“We are very proud to have been approached to be sponsors of the leading trainer and jockey in Yorkshire for the 2019/2020 jump season. We are well known for our involvement, support and work with the Yorkshire racing community, in particular in the North Yorkshire area. Supporting Go Racing In Yorkshire is a natural fit […]

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Quality Assured Racecourses—a First-Choice Day Out

The Racecourse Association’s (RCA) Quality Assured Racecourse Scheme (QARS) in 2019 once again saw all British racecourses accredited as ‘good’ or better, demonstrating the continued investment in raceday experience by British Racecourses. Each racecourse is visited by a trained assessor from LiveTourism or VisitScotland whose job is to objectively assesses the raceday experience. This assessment […]

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Catterick

SUE SMITH LOOKING FOR QUINTUPLET OF WINS IN THE NORTH YORKSHIRE GRAND NATIONAL

The Watt Fences North Yorkshire Grand National, scheduled for 2.40pm, attracts runners from some of the leading trainers in the United Kingdom, but it is Yorkshire based trainer Sue Smith that racegoers will want to see with a runner again this year. Smith has won the race back-to-back for the last four years and will […]

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Catterick

NEW YEAR’S DAY ACTION AT CATTERICK RACES STARTS 2020 FIXTURE CALENDAR IN STYLE

The popular fixture has a six-race card with the first race scheduled for 12.25pm and the gates opening to the public two hours prior. The feature race on the day is the 2.45pm – The Meetings That Matter On Racing TV Handicap Steeple Chase. Fiona Needham, General Manager and Clerk of the Course said: “New […]

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North & Midlands Racing Club, now Incorporating Yorkshire

Regional racing clubs have been around since the 1980’s – bringing together like-minded horse-racing enthusiasts – so it was sad news that Yorkshire Racing Club was wound up earlier this year. North & Midlands Racing Club has been around since 1980 (albeit our name has changed since then) and has been run on similar lines […]

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A Yorkshire Racing Celebration

It was a celebration of Yorkshire racing at York Racecourse today (Thursday 12th December), for the annual Go Racing In Yorkshire awards lunch, sponsored by Sky Bet.  Encompassing achievements from all aspects of racing in the county, the day started with the judging of the Best Dressed Lady Final. This had been scheduled to take […]

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: British Horse Racing has been suspended until the end of April. Read our full statement.