Racing's Contribution to the Yorkshire Economy

Economic Impact Study

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What Racing Means To the White Rose County

With nine racecourses, staging some of the world’s most important races, two major training centres at Middleham and Malton, a major Sales venue at Doncaster, the National Racing College, a state of the art rehabilitation and recovery facility for jockeys and stable staff at Jack Berry House and the New Beginnings retraining centre, Yorkshire serves every strata of racing life.

The stimulation to Yorkshire’s economy from racing, both in terms of jobs – many of them in the rural community – and profitability for many other sectors, particularly the hospitality industry, is truly enormous.

With thanks to the Racing Foundation, Ian Wilson, Deputy Director of the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research at Sheffield Hallam University carried out a study into the economic impact of horseracing in Yorkshire.  The full report can be read here, along with the Covid Impact Report and a video presentation.