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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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The appeal was kick-started by Racing Welfare’s Furlong Factor prior to the resumption of racing, which combined with the NightIn4Nightout campaign to raise an incredible £50k.  Since racing restarted, many of the sport’s businesses such as Betway, Racehorse Lotto and Hambleton Racing, have created innovative ways of raising funds for the charity.  Support from across […]

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Bumper race programme and £1.4m additional investment in prize funds announced at York Racecourse

Although racing resumed “behind closed doors” at the start of June, York has waited until Thursday 9 July to get its season underway, starting with a unique and high quality card including the Group 2 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante, Group 3 Tattersalls Musidora and Listed European Breeders’ Fund  Marygate Stakes.  These feature contests will all […]

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Long-standing Beverley racecourse stalwart John Cleverly died on Thursday, July 2nd, at the age of 86. Cleverly was synonymous with the East Yorkshire circuit and served at the track as racecourse manager and clerk of the course between 1973-2000. He remained a director at the course until 2014 – Cleverly was succeeded on the board […]

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Great St Wilfrid Handicap, 6f, August

There cannot be many people who have a race named in their honour even though they have been dead for over 1,300 years, but that is the case with St Wilfrid, who is commemorated with Ripon’s big sprint handicap every August. St Wilfrid, who was born in 634, was a Northumbrian noble who devoted himself […]

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Fred Archer double at Thirsk, April 24, 1884

Fred Archer double at Thirsk, April 24, 1884   To today’s sporting audience, it would be difficult to explain the mystique that surrounded the Victorian jockey Fred Archer during his career or the excitement that his one and only visit to Thirsk races created in 1884. Archer was based in Newmarket and rode principally for […]

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In-form filly Colony Queen goes for a third consecutive victory when she runs at Beverley on Tuesday. Trained in Lincolnshire by Steve Gollings, the four-year-old daughter of Gregorian has been a revelation since her transfer from James Tate’s yard last May. Colony Queen has won four times from just seven starts for her new connections […]

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Trainer Rebecca Menzies bids for a first Beverley winner when Cool Possibility runs in the finale on the Westwood this afternoon. The four-year-old grey has thrived since having undergone a wind operation in January, since when he has gone unbeaten in three starts. Cool Possibility’s hot streak began at Newcastle in February when he won […]

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Watt Memorial Plate, 2m, run at Beverley in July

Visitors to Beverley racecourse may well have stopped for a pre or post racing drink at the Altisidora Inn in Bishop Burton and wondered about the name of that establishment. Altisidora was the winner of the 1813 St Leger and the first of four winners of Britain’s oldest Classic to carry the colours of Bishop […]

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Cash for runners scheme for Racing Welfare

Hambleton Racing have made Racing Welfare their official charity partner and will be donating money to the charity whenever their horses are in action this month. Every time Hambleton have a runner in June Racing Welfare will receive £50, an amount that will be doubled for every winner. The leading horse racing syndicate have 31 […]

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Popular mare Kylie Rules makes a welcome comeback at her spiritual home when Beverley emerges from lockdown on Thursday. Trained in North Yorkshire by Ruth Carr, the five-year-old daughter of Aussie Rules enjoyed a golden spring in 2019 with four consecutive victories on the Westwood. The assessor has since intervened – Kylie Rules is now […]

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FAMOUS YORKSHIRE RACES – Brigadier Gerard beaten, York, August 1972

At the end of the 1971 Flat season, the big question for racing fans was whether the two champions to have emerged that season would ever meet for a second time. Brigadier Gerard and Mill Reef, the leading juveniles of 1970, had met only once in the 2000 Guineas over Newmarket’s straight mile, a distance […]

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Famous Yorkshire Races – St Leger Stakes, 1m 6f, run at Doncaster in September

Where better to start this series on Yorkshire’s famous races, but with the best known of them all, the world’s oldest Classic race, the St Leger at Doncaster? When the St Leger was first run in 1776, George III was on the British throne, Marie Antoinette was queen of France, the United States had just […]

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Yorkshire hopefuls make the heat stages of Racing Welfare’s Furlong Factor

Following a bumper crop of entries to find racing’s singing superstars, the final 24 contenders have been selected to progress to the heat stages of Racing Welfare’s Furlong Factor and remain in with a chance of winning the £1,500 cash prize and an all-expenses-paid trip to the Qatar Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe, courtesy of […]

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Racing Welfare announces ‘The Furlong Factor’

As part of their Covid-19 Emergency Appeal, Racing Welfare have come together with Great British Racing (GBR), the Tote, and Sky Sports Racing, in a fundraising initiative to find the industry’s very own pop idol through a brand new singing competition, The Furlong Factor.  The competition is free to enter and the winner will walk […]

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BHA extends suspension of racing

The suspension of racing, which is due to finish at the end of April, is to be extended after a decision today by the Board of the British Horseracing Authority. Racing stopped on March 18th before the government introduced the current lockdown measures to protect essential emergency services and the health and safety of the public. […]

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