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Keep up to date with the latest news from around the Yorkshire racecourses and further afield.

GRANTLEY HALL HEADLINE SPONSOR OF EBOR FASHION LAWN AT YORK RACES



The Sky Bet Ebor Festival hosts some of the oldest and most iconic races at York Racecourse, whilst combining sporting excellence with fashion and fun over four days. The Ebor Fashion Lawn is a catwalk that’s open to all during the races, offering the opportunity for the most stylishly dressed to show off their outfits, […]

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York Racecourse’s Ambassador Remy Joins RoR Horses For Courses Along With Four Other York Favourites



Starting at this week’s Dante Festival, Remy will appear at fixtures throughout the 2024 season along with New Beginnings, the charitable aftercare partner to the track. They’ll be based in an enclosure just beyond the winning post and will continue to carry out community visits as well. Furthermore, York has announced that four other equine […]

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STREAM TO FLOW AT YORK FOR CHAPPLE-HYAM TEAM



The Jane Chapple-Hyam trained colt won in Group 3 and Listed company in France before finishing sixth in the Group 1 Sprint Cup at Haydock last year. He reappeared for 2024 when finishing second in the Group 3 Abernant Stakes at Newmarket last month. Washington Heights beat Mill Stream by three-parts of a length on […]

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DANTE FESTIVAL SETS TONE FOR PRIZE MONEY INCREASES AT YORK



It will set the tone for a record investment across the season of £11.2m in prize money, up 30% like for like since 2019. When compared to the equivalent seventeen days of racing in 2023, the increase is c£700,000. York Racecourse and Juddmonte recently announced that the Group One Juddmonte International will be run for […]

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Her Majesty The Queen to be Royal Patron of York Racecourse



Both The King and The Queen have a keen interest in both racing and breeding, with the bloodstock interests of the late Queen Elizabeth II having passed into their joint ownership. This latest role builds on existing links to the sport for Her Majesty, notably as Patron of the National Stud as well as being […]

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SPRINT STAR BIG EVS BOUND FOR YORK



Big Evs proved a top two-year-old last season, for owners Paul and Rachael Teasdale, from which he signed off with a dazzling display in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint at Santa Anita. The son of Blue Point sped to a half-length victory in the hands of jockey Tom Marquand, who is poised […]

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TAKE A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE AT CATTERICK RACES



Racing Welfare hold regular ‘Racing Reminiscence’ coffee mornings for retired racing beneficiaries, where attendees can get together and chat about times gone by, with the aim of helping to combat loneliness. The Reminiscence Raceday on 23 May will showcase memorabilia and provide an opportunity for everyone to share their memories and stories of the racecourse […]

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AZURE BLUE SET FOR YORK COMEBACK



The five-year-old mare lit up the opening day of the Knavesmire season 12 months ago when she sped to success in the £150,000 Group 2 contest. However, Azure Blue made only one further start in 2023, finishing sixth of eight behind Shaquille in the Group 1 Pertemps Network July Cup, at Newmarket. Dods, who trains […]

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Pillar To Post Win For Princess Karine



Only five runners were declared for the sprint race over five furlongs, on the soft ground, but it could turn out to be an important race in the series, as all five riders had previously scored points. Princess Karine, the favourite looked an absolute picture and won the best turned out horse award, chosen by […]

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No Need To Wake Up For Do I Dream



Nine horses went to post for the one mile race on ground which, after the winter of relentless rain, was officially described as heavy. Tobetso made the early running under Zak Wheatley and tracked across to the running rail from his wide draw.  Hostelry looked keen and Mia Nicholls tucked her in behind.  Poet’s Dream […]

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Ripon Ready for 125th Anniversary Season



Remarkably Mr Wells’ Great Great Grandfather, William Wells was inaugural Chairman of Ripon Race Company Ltd at inception in 1899, when the racecourse moved to its current site. Andrew follows in his footsteps as well as those of his Great Grandfather, Arthur Wells, who was also Chairman of the Racecourse at the time of WWI. […]

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BUMPER TURNOUT FOR ARC MIDDLEHAM OPEN DAY ON GOOD FRIDAY



Middleham’s racing community united once more to provide behind-the-scenes access to seven local training yards for this annual event, which raises vital funds for organisers Racing Welfare. Ticketholders were able to meet their favourite racehorses at home in their stables, chat to the trainers and staff who look after them and enjoy talks and demonstrations, […]

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The Good Racing Company Announce A New Racing Club To Raise Vital Funds For Injured Jockey Graham Lee



The Good Racing Co has today announced the creation of a new racing club designed to raise funds for injured jockey Graham Lee. Graham had a terrible accident when he became unseated at Newcastle in November last year. He suffered an unstable cervical fracture causing damage to his spinal cord resulting in life changing injuries. […]

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Two Divisions Kick Off The Go Racing In Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Series



Bustaam wins Division 1 of the William Hill NRMB On The Grand National Apprentice Handicap, round 1 of the Go Racing In Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Series, supported by White Rose Saddlery. Picture credit: Nigel Kirby Photography Following a winter of incessant rain, the opening meeting was staged on ground that was described as soft, […]

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York Racecourse and Juddmonte announce record prize fund for the Juddmonte International



This is a 25% increase in value, cementing it as the richest race ever run on the Knavesmire, as well as being the joint most valuable all-age contest staged on a racecourse-owned fixture, in Britain.   In 2023, the Juddmonte International retained its position as one of the top ten races in the world, having […]

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EASTER FAMILY DAY MARKS THE START OF THE FLAT AT CATTERICK RACES



Under 18’s race free at all Catterick’s fixtures, but on four family days, and throughout the summer holidays, there’s more than just the racing action in store for the next generation of racing fans. On Wednesday 3 April, families can enjoy Easter themed fun alongside the racing action, including ‘Easter Egg in a Bucket’ and […]

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CATTERICK’S 2023/24 NATIONAL HUNT SEASON CONCLUDES WITH COUNTRYSIDE LADIES’ DAY



Alongside the six-race card, racegoers will be invited to take part in fashion competitions including Best Dressed Lady and Best Accessory. Catterick’s racegoers are encouraged to dress for the weather during the National Hunt season and, as a result, the judges will be looking for Countryside inspired outfits with both style and practicality important factors! […]

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REMY WINS AWARD FOR HIS COMMUNITY WORK



The Sir Peter O’Sullevan Charitable trust Retraining of Racehorses Community Impact Award, as voted for by the public, was presented to Kevin and Pam Atkinson of New Beginnings at a ceremony in Newmarket. A Group One winner for Robert Cowell in his racing days, the retired star was back in the headlines after another busy […]

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Yorkshire Beacon supports NHS Trusts with Bowel Cancer Awareness Racedays



Working with NHS Trust’s local to each racecourse, a team will be on hand to promote the benefits of the bowel cancer screening programme, a national campaign which aims to increase uptake of the home testing kit to ensure more people are diagnosed with bowel cancer at the earliest stage, when they’re nine times more […]

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Twelve Months of Giving with New Beginnings



In 2023, Pontefract Racecourse announced that former racehorse and New Beginnings resident, Nearly Caught (affectionately known as Nico), was to become their first Racehorse Ambassador. Earning just under £350,000 in prize money, Nearly Caught was a strong stayer who competed over marathon trips all around Europe. During his career, Nearly Caught was no stranger to […]

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Rob and Lindsey Burrow become patrons of The Good Racing Company as they receive a further two donations of £7,777



The Good Racing Company was formed in October 2020 by entrepreneur and racing enthusiast Phil Hawthorne as an innovative way to fundraise for Rob Burrow after the former Leeds Rhinos star announced he was living with MND. To date it has raised over £185,554 for Rob and MND charities through selling memberships to the Rob […]

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TICKETS ON SALE FOR ARC MIDDLEHAM OPEN DAY



Tickets for this family friendly event are on sale now, with seven trainers already confirmed to be opening their stables in the morning. Visitors will be able to meet their favourite equine athletes, chat to the trainers and dedicated staff who look after them before enjoying an afternoon of activities on Middleham’s Low Moor. The […]

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BACK-TO-BACK – BEVERLEY RACECOURSE CONFIRMED IN TOP 10 RACECOURSES FOR RACEDAY EXPERIENCE 2023 – NOW TWO YEARS RUNNING!



The industry scheme known as the Quality Assured Racecourse scheme was established in 2013 with the aim to objectively assess raceday experience from the perspective of customers. Each racecourse in the UK is visited by a trained assessor from LiveTourism. The assessment analyses all touchpoints of the customer experience including pre-raceday information, the on-course experience […]

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Autism Friendly Racedays at Pontefract



Bobby Beevers, Chair and Founder of Autism in Racing is delighted to get more Autism Friendly racedays in the calendar and commented: “I think it’s absolutely amazing that Pontefract are making all their fixtures Autism-Friendly. Huge well done to Richard, Norman and the team for making it happen. Autism in Racing and Pontefract Racecourse have […]

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JUMP-START 2024 AT CATTERICK RACES



The ever-popular New Year’s Day meeting is the first fixture of the 2024 Yorkshire racing calendar and is one of the feature race days at the North Yorkshire track. A six-race card is scheduled, with the first race at 12.45pm and the last race at 3.39pm. The gates will be open to the public from […]

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FESTIVE TRADITIONS CONTINUE AT CATTERICK RACES



The festivities begin with Christmas at Catterick, when the Christmas lights will be up, and the course will welcome the choir from St Francis Xavier School in Richmond to sing Christmas carols for racegoers ahead of the first race. The Injured Jockey’s Fund will be at the course with a selection of Christmas gifts and […]

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Yorkshire Racing Celebrates County’s Achievements



Shaquille, trained in Malton by Julie Camacho was given the honour of Yorkshire Horse of the Year, as chosen by the press and Julie, accompanied by her husband, Steve Brown was on hand to receive the award. Tim Easterby continued his reign as leading flat trainer in Yorkshire with 62 wins in the county and […]

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Racing Into 2024 With A Season Ticket



Offering Grandstand & Paddock admission to all 182 scheduled fixtures in Yorkshire, plus a range of additional benefits, it is a must for those who enjoy a trip to any of the nine Yorkshire racecourses. Charlotte Russell, General Manager of Go Racing In Yorkshire said, “The season ticket is suitable for anyone who goes racing […]

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Sir Maxi On Form



12 runners went to post for the seven-furlong contest and as the field bunched together after leaving the stalls, the grey, Magical Max took the early lead under Elle-May Croot, with Ayr Poet for Morgan Cole and Jim Goldie racing wider in second and the hard pulling Gobi Sunset, ridden by Archie Young nearly upsides. […]

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YORKSHIRE RESIDENTS URGED TO SIGN PETITION AGAINST GOVERNMENT PLANS WHICH COULD PUT THOUSANDS OF LOCAL JOBS AT RISK



Britain’s horseracing industry launched the petition calling on the UK Government to halt plans to subject bettors who lose as little as £1.37 a day to “intrusive” affordability checks. Proposals for two tiers of checks were set out in April of this year when the Government’s Gambling White Paper was published. The first tier would […]

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Ask Peter Answers Victoriously



The final race of the day saw the penultimate running of the Go Racing In Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Series and eight horses went to post for the 1m6f race. Sugarpiehoneybunch was slowly away and dropped in, while Ae Fond Kiss ridden by Zak Wheatley and Ask Peter under Archie Young lead the field. Ask […]

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Supported Employment Opportunities In The Horseracing Industry For Autistic People



In association with the Bloomfield Trust, the National Autistic Society’s Autism at Work Programme aims to change this by changing attitudes to transform lives. There are many amazing roles in racing that are available to autistic people with the right support and understanding from employers.  Jobs vary from working with horses at training yards or […]

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RCA Showcase Awards 2023—Finalists Announced



The Racecourse Association (RCA), in partnership with Great British Racing (GBR), Racing Post, Racing Together and the Racing Foundation, is delighted to confirm the Finalists for the 2023 Showcase Awards following deliberation by its independent judging panel. From July-September, all British racecourses were invited to submit entries to the Showcase Awards across eight core categories […]

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A RECORD SETTING YORK RACECOURSE SEASON CONCLUDES



A record investment by the York Race Committee of £10.75 million (+£750k on 2022) was rewarded with a record ever number of runners across the season, at a total of 1498 for a record equating to an average field size of 11.9, likely to be among the highest in British flat racing.   A final […]

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York Racecourse £5m plan to transform the Southern End approved.



This £5m investment will see improvements in facilities for racing fans with additional lawns, seating, catering outlets, toilets,  bars, betting facilities and big screens, all landscaped to reflect the summer nature of the venue. Set for delivery in the summer of 2024, work will now start, to take best advantage of the autumn weather. The […]

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FAHEY CLOSING IN ON LANDMARK YORK FEAT



This year Malton-based Fahey has already posted eight Knavesmire winners – two more than fellow Yorkshire-based handler Kevin Ryan and Yorkshireman-in-exile, William Haggas. The two-day finale meeting gets underway this Friday with the Musley Bank stable likely to be represented in many of the remaining 14 races. Having won his last ‘Top Trainer’ crown in […]

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SPRINT ACE COPPER KNIGHT ENTERED FOR HIS OWN RACE AT YORK



The nine-year-old, who has recorded seven victories and counting on the Knavesmire, could line up in the ‘Copper Knight – Winning-Most Horse at York Handicap’. The race is staged over the evergreen gelding’s favourite five furlongs and is sponsored by the Yorkshire family that have joint-owned him since early in his three-year-old campaign. Three generations […]

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Dragon Maintains Hot Streak In Redcar’s Richest Race



The chestnut son of El Kabeir cost £45,000 but has now won more than a quarter of a million for the Kennet Valley Syndicates III after comfortably landing the listed William Hill Two Year Old Trophy. Kingscote, who won last year’s Epsom Derby on Desert Crown, always looked confident on the Clive Cox-trained 4-7 favourite, […]

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WILLIAM HILL CATTERICK DASH HEADS VALUABLE SATURDAY CARD AHEAD OF THE FLAT FINALE



The first of seven races is scheduled to take place at 1:45pm with gates opening to the public two hours prior at 11:45am. The feature race of the afternoon – and Catterick’s richest race of the season – The William Hill Catterick Dash Handicap will take place at 3:40pm. The minimum distance five-furlong sprint should […]

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Yorkshire Beacon Programme Exceeds Expectations In Pilot Year



The vision of the Go Racing In Yorkshire Community Beacon, supported by Racing Together, is to strengthen the connections between a varied and world-class horseracing region and its communities for mutual long-term benefit. This programme was introduced through a year-long pilot scheme in March 2022 and aligned with racing’s recovery from COVID-19 as the sport […]

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MORE THAN 1,000 RACING FANS FLOCK TO MALTON FOR ANNUAL OPEN DAY



The star of the day was undoubtedly Julie Camacho’s dual Group 1-winner, Shaquille, who, despite performing unexpectedly below par at Haydock the day before, attracted a constant stream of visitors throughout the morning.  Speaking on the day, Julie said: “We’ve been very busy. It’s humbling to see how many people want to come and look […]

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Redcar To Name Race In Honour Of Legendary Jockey Edward Hide



Eddie, who passed away earlier this month, aged 86, will be remembered fondly by many Redcar racegoers as a course specialist. Cock of the North 16 times, his many Redcar victories included three Zetland Gold Cups on Henry VII (1962), Move Off (1977), and Say Primula (1987). He also won six English classics, including the […]

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York Racecourse’s equine ambassador Goldream meets over 1200 children in 24 hours on National Racehorse Week



On National Racehorse Week Goldream’s visit to Clifton Green cemented the charitable partnership between the school and York Racecourse. The focal point of the assembly was Remy’s life as a racehorse and now in his second career as a therapy horse for the racehorse rehoming charity New Beginnings.  Children also had the opportunity to meet […]

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DONCASTER RACECOURSE TO WELCOME LOCAL SCHOOL CHILDREN AHEAD OF ST LEGER FESTIVAL



On Wednesday 13 September, over fifty school children from Willow Primary School in Bessacarr will head to Doncaster Racecourse to enjoy a day with Racing to School, the educational charity that aims to inspire young minds with interactive outdoor educational events at racing venues. The day will encompass a variety of educational activities around the […]

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PENNINE BREWING COMPANY RETURN TO CATTERICK RACES FOR THE YORKSHIRE BEER FESTIVAL RACEDAY



The action packed seven-race card will kick off at 1.45pm with the Pennine Brewing Company Nursery Handicap Stakes. Thanks to their kind sponsorship, the yard with the Best Turned Out horse in this opening race will also receive a crate of Pennine Brewing Co. beer, in addition to a £50 cash prize for the member […]

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FOLLOW MALTON’S RACEHORSES FROM THE STABLES TO YORK RACECOURSE THIS SUNDAY



Of the 11 trainers that are opening their doors to the public this weekend, five have entered horses to run at the YorkMix Family Sunday Raceday.  With the Malton Open Day trainers entering a total of 23 horses across the seven-race meeting, visitors to the stables have a unique chance to catch a glimpse of […]

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YOUR CHANCE TO MEET STAR SPRINTER SHAQUILLE AT THE ARC MALTON OPEN DAY



During the morning, 11 racehorse trainers across the historic racing town will throw open their doors to welcome the public behind-the-scenes to meet the horses and the staff that look after them, with recent local winners including Richard Fahey’s Spirit Dancer (a Group 3 winner at York’s Ebor meeting last weekend) and Nigel Tinkler’s Roundhay […]

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RELIEF RALLY HEADS HAGGAS TEAM FOR THE SKY BET EBOR FESTIVAL AT YORK



As a proud Yorkshireman, he always loved going racing around his home county and beyond. Haggas, who is 63 on Wednesday, said: “Every race meeting was important to me when I was young – my favourite was Wetherby on Boxing Day. When I could, I’d go everywhere.” He has gone on to carve out a […]

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BIG EVS SUPPLEMENTED FOR COOLMORE WOOTTON BASSETT NUNTHORPE STAKES



The son of Blue Point has been ridden in all three of his career races by Jason Hart, but the jockey will be aboard 2022 Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes heroine, Highfield Princess, as they again seek to land the prestigious five-furlong sprint. Therefore, connections have called on the expertise of Italian rider, Andrea Atzeni. Big […]

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GOSDEN STARS BOUND FOR THE SKY BET EBOR FESTIVAL



Clarehaven Stables is set to be double-handed in the showpiece £1million Juddmonte International Stakes, which will be run on Wednesday 23 August – the opening day of the festival. Prince of Wales’s Stakes hero, Mostahdaf and fellow Group 1 winner Nashwa, will both line up in the extended mile and a quarter race for a […]

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WATHNAN STARS HEADING FOR SKY BET EBOR FESTIVAL AT YORK



The Qatari-based owners – headed by the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani – made a stunning entrance into British racing at Royal Ascot where Courage Mon Ami and Gregory both triumphed. The John and Thady Gosden-trained pair are both intended to line up at York, as are Isaac Shelby and Ballymount […]

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CATTERICK RACES LEADS THE WAY IN THE STYLE STAKES ON LADIES’ DAY



The gates open at 12.00pm on Wednesday 30 August and racegoers will be keen to arrive early as the first 100 people to visit the Yorkshire Dales Distillery stand will be treated to a complimentary Strawberry & Thai Basil cocktail served with either tonic or lemonade. The first race, the Dave Watson Memorial / EBF […]

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SHADWELL PREPARING FOR “FASCINATING CLASH” IN JUDDMONTE INTERNATIONAL AT YORK



Twelve months ago, Baaeed delivered an imperious performance to win the highest-rated race on the Knavesmire by six and a half lengths for the globally-renowned racing and breeding operation. This year their prospects for success in the £1million extended mile and a quarter race lie with the John and Thady Gosden-trained, Mostahdaf. The five-year-old son […]

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Flavius Titus Blazes Home



It was the biggest field of the series to date with 15 runners going to post and Chester Le Streak was sent off favourite at odds of 9/4 for the six furlong sprint. During the first furlong, runners crossed to the stands side rail and Red Walls, ridden by Alex Jary, showed plenty of speed […]

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COOLMORE WOOTTON BASSETT NUNTHORPE STAKES NEXT FOR SMART SPRINTER BRADSELL



Archie Watson made the bold call to supplement his talented three-year-old at the six-day stage for the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot in June.  That decision was vindicated when he beat last year’s Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes heroine Highfield Princess, by a length. Having won his actual maiden on the Knavesmire, that run […]

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BECKETT AIMS KINROSS AND BLUESTOCKING AT SKY BET EBOR FESTIVAL AT YORK



Kinross will be sent in search of repeat glory in the now £500,000 Sky Bet City of York Stakes, which will be the Pattern race highlight of Saturday 26 August. Twelve months ago, the evergreen gelding won the seven-furlong Group 2 race by a length and a quarter, from Pogo. That was the first of […]

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Goal Racing In Yorkshire! Racegoers can roar on Lionesses at Redcar



The seaside course stages its popular Caribbean Carnival Day, sponsored by Vickers Bet, this Saturday. And the gates will open early, at 11.15am, to allow spectators to watch England’s World Cup quarter-final against Colombia. Amy Fair, Redcar’s general manager, said: “England kick-off at 11.30am, so it seemed the ideal opportunity to make good use of […]

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Festival Fun For Fahey



Richard took the leading trainer award, sponsored by Goldsborough Hall, with a clear eight winners over the week, finishing four ahead of his nearest rivals. It was a tighter competition for the Sky Bet sponsored leading jockey award, with Oisin Orr and Cam Hardie both scoring four winners across the Yorkshire fixtures, however Oisin won […]

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FUN AND GAMES THIS AUGUST AT CATTERICK’S FAMILY DAYS



The first of Catterick’s family days is the Salute Our Heroes Family Day on Tuesday 8 August, in support of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. Gates will open to the public from midday, and the afternoon is set to be full of action with six thrilling races to enjoy alongside free children’s entertainment in the Course […]

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SEASONAL BOW IN GROUP 2 SKY BET YORK STAKES FOR ALFLAILA



Burrows, who trains at Farncombe Down Stables in Lambourn, sends four-year-old Alflaila back to the Knavesmire where he won the nine-furlong Group 3 Sky Bet and Symphony Group Strensall Stakes last August. The Shadwell Estate-owned colt followed up with another Group 3 success at Newmarket in October but this weekend’s £125,000 assignment (3.15pm) at York […]

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YORK-BOUND SPARKS FLY SEEKS MAGNIFICENT SEVEN



The David Lowe-owned three-year-old has been a revelation since scoring for the first time on April 24 at Windsor. That was the daughter of Muhaarar’s sixth career start and since then she has peeled off five further victories – in the process shooting up the handicap ratings from 59 to 98. Take the £70,000 purse […]

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JUDDMONTE INTERNATIONAL STAKES BECOMES THIRD LADBROKES COX PLATE INTERNATIONAL QUALIFIER



The Juddmonte International Stakes has been one of the greatest 2000-metre contests in world racing since its inception in 1972. Recently, it has showcased the likes of champion thoroughbreds Baaeed, Ghaiyyath, Roaring Lion, Sea The Stars and Frankel. In 2012, Frankel, a Juddmonte horse himself, won the race and earnt an international rating of 140, […]

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Trainers Ready For The Festival



Outlining his plans for the week ahead, Middleham based Micky Hammond is due to have plenty of runners and is looking forward to the Go Racing In Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Handicap Stakes at Redcar. “I think My Boy Max has a right chance on Sunday, the trip is right, Aiden Brookes rides him all […]

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TATE HOPEFUL TRIP CAN HELP ROYAL ACLAIM SHINE IN SUMMER STAKES AT YORK



The James Tate-trained sprinter has raced solely at the minimum trip in her seven starts to date, but a first try over six furlongs beckons in the £85,000 pattern feature.. Sent off favourite for last season’s Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes having previously landed the Listed John Smith’s City Walls Stakes on the Knavesmire, Royal […]

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KUBLER TEAM HOPING KING CAN CONQUER KNAVESMIRE IN JOHN SMITH’S CUP



The famous extended mile-and-a-quarter handicap has been on the minds of joint-trainers Daniel and Claire Kubler since Astro King finished fourth – despite a less than clear passage – in the one-mile Sky Bet Hambleton Handicap at the Dante Festival in May. It was a highly promising performance from the six-year-old gelding on what was […]

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RACING’S COMMUNITY TAKE ON YORKSHIRE THREE PEAKS RAISING £50K FOR RACING WELFARE



The intrepid challengers gathered bright and early on Saturday morning ready to tackle the three peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent in under 12 hours and remained steadfastly determined despite a challenging weather forecast. After completing their first peak, Ingleborough, just a couple of hours after setting off the walkers refuelled at their first checkpoint […]

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Passport To Go Racing In Yorkshire



As part of the Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival, sponsored by Sky Bet, there will be a competition for racegoers who attend five or more meetings across the week to win a Go Racing In Yorkshire season ticket for the 2024/25 season. Charlotte Russell, General Manager said, “The Summer Festival is a special week […]

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Sky Bet Ebor becomes first International race to merit a golden ticket for the Lexus Melbourne Cup



The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) has released the conditions for the 2023 Group 1 AUD$8.4 million (approx. £4.4m) Lexus Melbourne Cup, with the introduction of a seventh golden ticket into the race that stops a nation™. The Sky Bet Ebor Handicap will become the only international race to offer automatic entry into the Lexus Melbourne […]

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Rwenearlytheredad Gets There First



Eight runners went to post for the five furlong sprint and after an even break, Mrs Trump ridden by Elle-May Croot, who was racing keenly, moved to the head of affairs, closely followed by Insolente and Jonny Peate on the inside rail, who gradually eased his way into the lead.  Bella Kopella and Alex Jary […]

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UK TOTE GROUP AND HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB SIGN LANDMARK FIVE-YEAR AGREEMENT



Monday 19th June 2023 Today, the UK Tote Group and Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) announce a significant new five-year agreement which will enable them to further integrate their relationship until at least the end of 2028. The new terms will enable the UK Tote Group and HKJC to continue to build on the existing […]

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Macmillan Charity Raceday smashes £10million milestone.



Thanks to the support of so many people, both today and since its creation in 1971, the cumulative amount raised has broken through the eight-figure barrier, with over £10 million now raised. The raceday is the biggest single fundraising event for Macmillan Cancer Support and the biggest charity raceday in British racing. Commenting on the […]

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HAMBLETON RACING PAIR PRIMED FOR MACMILLAN CHARITY RACEDAY FEATURE AT YORK



Washington Heights and Garner will represent different syndicates in the £100,000 six-furlong feature for three-year-old sprinters on the Knavesmire, part of the 52nd Macmillan Charity Raceday. The fact that they are part of the same ‘stable’ is likely to generate that little bit of friendly rivalry around the big race. “There’s maybe ten minutes of […]

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EVANS IN SEARCH OF FOUR-TIMER WITH IN-TUNE ‘RADIO’ AT YORK



The three-year-old filly peeled off a hat-trick in May, winning twice at Chester either side of a victory at Haydock. Now Monmouthshire-based Evans is sending her to the Knavesmire for the British EBF supporting Racing with Pride Fillies’ handicap. Evans will be double-handed in the race with Dora Penny in the field of eight for […]

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A Win For Team Endeavour



Eight were due to go to post for this renewal, however Funky Town Pinkie was withdrawn after getting loose before the start so a field of seven were loaded into the stalls for the two mile race. The blinkered Toutatis was slow out of the gate for Molly Gunn but had plenty of time to […]

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Details revealed of prizes up for grabs on Ladies’ Day at Redcar



The Best Dressed Lady competition will take place after the fourth race and this year’s prizes are better than ever, thanks to our sponsors, Market Cross Jewellers, Host & Stay, and Orange Kerr Hair and Beauty. Market Cross always come up with glittering prizes from their high-class shops and, for the first time this year, […]

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Racecourse Association supports landmark Alzheimer’s Society Guidance



The Racecourse Association (RCA) joins the Football Association (FA) in backing landmark guidance developed by Alzheimer’s Society for all stadiums and sports grounds pledging to become dementia friendly. The RCA’s involvement with the charity came as a result of the national Racecourse Accessibility Project where racecourses were included as a case study. Subsequently, the RCA […]

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British Racecourses out in force to support record-breaking Racing Together Community Day



The RCA and 26 of its member racecourses/representative bodies have so far participated in Racing Together Community Day, the sport’s annual day of volunteering. On 25th May, a range of community-based volunteering took place with racecourse teams out in force to support their localities. This was part of the sport’s collective effort in which over […]

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Oviedo is set for Royal Ascot after striking gold at Redcar



The Middleham-trained winner, ridden by Callum Rodriguez, was landing the historic race six years after Bethell’s father, James, won it in spectacular fashion with Briardale. Bethell immediately said the Lope De Vega colt would be aimed at either the Hampton Court Stakes or Golden Gates Stakes at Royal Ascot. Oviedo was third to Two Thousand […]

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CELEBRATE WORLD GIN DAY AT CATTERICK RACES



The gates will open to the public for the Gin Festival Raceday at midday and a thrilling seven race card awaits racegoers looking to get closer to the action, with the first race scheduled for 2.10pm. The feature race is the five-furlong Download the Vickers.Bet App Handicap Stakes at 4.30pm, while the last race is […]

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Racecourse Accessibility Project Update



The video, which can be viewed here, includes commentary from the RCA, Royal Windsor Racecourse (a leading racecourse for raceday accessibility) and broadcaster Jacob Pritchard Webb on how the project has progressed with updates on action taken since the audits occurred. Since the completion of year one of the project, racecourses have begun implementing improvements […]

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AL BASTI EQUIWORLD DUBAI DANTE STAKES DATE FOR CANBERRA LEGEND



The unbeaten Australia colt will take his place in a 12-strong field packed with promise. Trained in Newmarket by James Ferguson, Canberra Legend shaped well when scoring convincingly on his debut in a mile novice at Newcastle in February. He improved significantly from that run in taking the Feilden Stakes, a nine-furlong Listed race, at […]

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CHANNON HOPING ROSEBUDS CAN BLOSSOM IN TATTERSALLS MUSIDORA STAKES



The daughter of Zoffany gave a stunning debut display at Newbury last month when she won a mile and a quarter maiden by no less than nine and a half lengths. Channon is hoping his charge can now take the next step in her career by proving herself stakes-class in the Knavesmire’s extended 10-furlong Group […]

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ELDAR ELDAROV TO RETURN AT YORK IN THE BOODLES YORKSHIRE CUP



The Roger Varian-trained four-year-old was one of the leading lights on the Turf last year, winning the Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot and the final Classic of the year at Doncaster. Owned by KHK Racing, Eldar Eldarov had one further start after his Town Moor triumph when he finished seventh in the QIPCO British Champions […]

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SPRINT ‘PRINCESS’ RETURNS TO KNAVESMIRE FOR 1895 DUKE OF YORK CLIPPER STAKES



The six-year-old has won two of her four previous starts at the Knavesmire, finishing second and third on the other two occasions. One of her two course victories came last August when she won the Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes – the middle leg of a dazzling Group 1 hat-trick that she recorded in 2022. […]

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Yorkshire’s Best Dressed Series To Start In June



The best dressed series starts at Wetherby’s evening meeting on Tuesday, June 13 and finishes at Doncaster during their St Leger meeting in September.  The best dressed racecourse winners will then go forward to the Go Racing In Yorkshire best dressed final which will be decided by public vote. Each of Yorkshire’s nine racecourses will […]

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DANTE FESTIVAL SET TO KICK OFF ANOTHER RECORD-BREAKING SEASON AT YORK



Prize money over the three days of the Dante Festival alone is £1.425m, meaning a near six-figure increase on 2022, with every race worth £25,000 or more. All eight of the Pattern grade contests see an increase to new record levels. Despite this investment, all admission prices on the day at the Dante Festival have […]

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York Racecourse launches Environmental Strategy – GREEN KNAVESMIRE 300



York Racecourse has launched its Environmental Strategy, entitled GREEN KNAVESMIRE 300, along with its commitment to reach Net Zero by 2040. GREEN KNAVESMIRE 300 is a commitment by York Racecourse to do the right thing for its horses, its people, and its planet.  Solidifying their environmental commitment, York is the first independent racecourse to become […]

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‘FRIEND’ SURE TO HAVE PLENTY OF PALS AT YORK FOR AL BASTI EQUIWORLD DUBAI DANTE STAKES



The son of Pivotal is owned by Middleham Park Racing and Michael Lai and many of the 22 syndicate members will be cheering on their ‘Friend’ in the extended mile and a quarter contest, which is the eponymous feature of York’s curtain-raising, three-day Dante Festival.   Dear My Friend is also likely to prove popular […]

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1895 DUKE OF YORK CLIPPER STAKES IS ”PERFECT RACE” FOR AUSSIE SPEEDSTER THE ASTROLOGIST



In tackling what is now a Group 2 race worth £145,000, the six-year-old gelding will become the first UK-runner for ‘Team Corstens’ – co-trainers Troy and his father Leon, who are based at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. The Astrologist is racing in the northern hemisphere this summer, having finished a close runner-up in the Group […]

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TAKE A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE AT CATTERICK RACES



Racing Welfare hold regular ‘Racing Reminiscence’ coffee mornings for retired racing beneficiaries, where attendees can get together and chat about times gone by, with the aim of helping to combat loneliness. As Catterick’s raceday on Thursday 25 May takes place on the Racing Together Community Day, racing’s national day of volunteering in support of local […]

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HORSERACING UNVEIL ENVIRONMENTAL ART PIECE TO CELEBRATE THE CORONATION OF KING CHARLES III



Created by local artist James Owen Thomas, the artwork that is made from recycled materials, pays tribute to the royal family’s longstanding connection and love for the sport of horseracing. Great British Racing commissioned Thomas, who is an environmental artist based in Harrogate, to create the mosaic-style piece using recycled materials from horseracing such as […]

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Reigning Profit On The Money



Racegoers enjoyed a warm afternoon as the field of eight made their way to the start, however this was quickly reduced to seven as Huddle Up became upset in the stalls and was withdrawn. Following an even break, runners were quickly into stride and Mews House, partnered by Elle-May Croot, who won the previous race […]

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BOODLES WELCOMED AS A MAJOR SPONSOR TO YORK RACECOURSE



The Boodles Yorkshire Cup will be the Group Two feature contest of the final day of the Festival. It becomes part of the Boodles portfolio of significant races that includes the Cheltenham Gold Cup as well as the Chester Vase. The York contest was first staged in 1927, the same decade that Boodles first opened […]

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Dogged Effort at Ripon



12 runners went to post for the one mile event and Global Spirit under Jonny Peate took the early lead with Ugo Gregory ridden by Christian Howarth and Dogged partnered by Elle-May Croot, who took a keen hold, sat closely behind.  The field was closely grouped bar Frog and Toad who had dwelt in the […]

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Doubles for Russell and Planas



A field of 12 went to post for the first division, made up of some more experienced apprentices as well as some newer names.  After a level break in rather wet conditions – the ground was officially described as heavy, soft in places, Mac Ailey went forward to make the running under Christian Howarth, with […]

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New Dates For The Summer Festival



The festival will culminate at York’s Music Showcase weekend on Saturday 29th July where racing highlights include the Group 2 Sky Bet York Stakes and Craig David will be in action on the stage. During the festival week, racing takes place at eight of Yorkshire’s racecourses over the nine day period and explaining the change […]

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Take Time Out at Yorkshire’s Racecourses



Funded by the Racing Foundation, as part of a larger community engagement grant and painted by local mural artist Jess Arthur, sunflower benches have been put in position for those racegoers that need some time out during a busy race day to reset before re-joining the action.  They are positioned so racegoers can still see […]

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Award Winning Stables Championship returns for 2023 in partnership with Titanium Racing



Starting at the opening meeting on Thursday 20th April and running across all 17 fixtures until the season finale on Saturday 30th September four points will be awarded for each race winner, three points for second, two points for third and one point for fourth with five points and a £50 cash prize awarded to […]

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Ripon and William Hill Introduce Ripon Champion Bonus for 2023 Season



Starting at the opening meeting on Thursday 20th April and running across all 17 fixtures until the season finale on Saturday 30th September, each race winner will accrue three points, with two points for a second-place finish and one point for third. The horse that accumulates the most points across the season will be crowned […]

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EASTER FAMILY DAY KICKS OFF THE FLAT SEASON AT CATTERICK RACES



One of three popular family days this season, the Easter Family Day will offer free children’s entertainment alongside the racing action including a giraffe slide, bouncy castle and Easter themed photo opportunities as well as an Easter Egg Hunt. Younger racegoers with a keen eye will be hoping to find the Golden Egg which will […]

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YORK RACECOURSE PRIZE MONEY SET AT A RECORD £10.75 MILLION



As part of York’s ongoing commitment to attract the best horses to the Knavesmire and support British racing, this investment is some £2m, or 20% higher than 2019, and surpasses the equivalent figure for last year by £750,000.  Significantly, this is a 15% year on year increase in executive contribution to prize money by York, […]

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Grounds Week 2023 – Turf and More at Pontefract Racecourse



The Racecourse Association (RCA) is proud to once again be joining the Grounds Management Association (GMA) to celebrate #GroundsWeek, a campaign dedicated to recognising the hard work and commitment of grounds teams across the country. As part of #GroundsWeek Richard Hammill, Chief Operating Officer and Clerk of the Course at Pontefract Racecourse, discusses how the […]

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Flat Cap Brew



March is Brain Tumour Awareness month, and the Flat Cap Course Walk & Brew comes just two days prior to Wetherby’s annual Wear a Hat Raceday on Friday 31st March. Flat Cap Brews, are an initiative of Yorkshire’s Brain Tumour Charity (YBTC), aiming to get people to come together across the County to raise awareness. The […]

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Wetherby Racecourse Announce Their Annual ‘Wear A Hat Day’ For National Brain Tumour Awareness Month in March



It will be an exciting afternoon of jump racing actions featuring a 7 race card, along with spot prizes including £5 refreshment vouchers, Ticket vouchers, Tote bet Vouchers and also some bottles of Fizz for hats we are particularly enamoured with! YBTC volunteers will be selling raffle tickets, to win fantastic prizes to raise funds […]

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PONTEFRACT LAUNCHES THEIR 2023 RACING SEASON



The West Yorkshire venue relies on the support of its local communities for attendance and wanted to do its bit to ease the costs for those who attend.  As a result, the Racecourse has also slashed prices for those who book in advance, offering great discounts on all their race meetings. Chief Operating Officer, Richard […]

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PONTEFRACT ANNOUNCE RECORD PRIZE MONEY AHEAD OF THE 2023 RACING SEASON



Despite the cuts, Pontefract Racecourse are delighted to announce prize money in 2023 in excess of £1.45 million – making it the richest programme of racing to ever be run at the track. Managing Director, Norman Gundill MBE said: ‘We are thrilled to announce our record prize money for 2023. We are acutely aware of […]

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BIG CHANGES AT PONTEFRACT RACECOURSE



A massive amount of work has been carried out in recent years to improve facilities for the ‘stars of the show’ – a new state of the art Parade Ring and a hi spec accommodation block for stable staff have all contributed to an upgrade for racings participants. With a new Weighing Room on the […]

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AWARDS SEASON AT PONTEFRACT RACECOURSE



The first award (Champion Stayer) went to Ruth Jefferson’s Flint Hill who won the Pontefract Stayers Series for a second successive year. The winning owners, Robert Whitelock and Lynn Clemitson, along with the trainer, were on hand to collect the award with the gelding reportedly on course to make a defence of his title. Ruth […]

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COUNTRYSIDE LADIES’ FASHION CELEBRATED AT CATTERICK RACES NATIONAL HUNT SEASON FINALE



Countryside Ladies’ Day has grown in popularity since its inception in 2020, with the day providing an opportunity for racegoers to showcase winter fashions whilst enjoying an afternoon of thrilling racing action. Amid the action packed seven race card, racegoers will be invited to take part in fashion competitions including Best Dressed Lady and Best […]

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TICKETS ON SALE FOR ARC MIDDLEHAM OPEN DAY



The Arena Racing Company sponsored day, a staple event in the northern racing calendar, attracted more than 3,500 eager racing fans last year. This year looks set to be just as popular, with local trainers including Karl Burke, Charlie Johnston and James Horton committed to opening their doors to the public. Visitors will enjoy behind-the-scenes […]

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2022 Quality Assured Racecourse Scheme Results Revealed



The Racecourse Association is pleased to confirm the results of the 2022 Quality Assured Racecourse Scheme as conducted by LiveTourism (England and Wales) and VisitScotland (Scotland). The Quality Assured Racecourse Scheme, established in 2013, aims to objectively assess the raceday experience from the perspective of customers and sees each racecourse visited by a trained assessor […]

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BEVERLEY RACECOURSE CONFIRMED IN TOP 10 RACECOURSES FOR RACEDAY EXPERIENCE 2022



The industry scheme known as the Quality Assured Racecourse scheme was established in 2013 with the aim to objectively assess raceday experience from the perspective of customers. Each racecourse in the UK is visited by a trained assessor from LiveTourisim. The assessment analyses all touchpoints of the customer experience including pre-raceday information, the on-course experience […]

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UP FOR A CHALLENGE? SCALE THE YORKSHIRE THREE PEAKS WITH RACING WELFARE THIS SUMMER



The challenge takes place on Saturday 8th July, with registrations now open. The 12-hour challenge will be led by fully qualified guides from event partner Large Outdoors. It is the perfect team event but is also open to any individuals that are keen to take part. As well as being home to both Malton and […]

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2 Blokes Seem To Like Yorkshire Racing



Nige Graham and Jules Rea are self-confessed racing fans and have taken their hobby of going racing to a new level by creating the “2blokesgoracing” website and associated blogs. As both admit, it is just their opinion, however visits to various Yorkshire tracks had them singing the praises of the experience of the sport in […]

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NEW APP LAUNCHED TO PROVIDE TAILORED 24/7 SUPPORT FOR RACING’S PEOPLE



In line with the charity’s wider service provision, the innovative app is designed specifically for anyone working in or retired from the British horseracing and Thoroughbred breeding industries – people like Archie who works for Kingsclere trainer, Andrew Balding. Archie said: “The app is really useful, everything you need is there, I will definitely make […]

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NORTH YORKSHIRE GRAND NATIONAL NEXT ON THE CARD AT CATTERICK RACES



The race is a true test of stamina and jumping ability, with the competitors running over three miles, six furlongs and facing twenty-four jumping obstacles along the way. For the second consecutive year, the North Yorkshire Grand National has been kindly sponsored by Middleton St George based bookmaker, Vickers Bet. Emma Stevenson, General Commercial Manager […]

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New Year Heralds Personnel Changes In Yorkshire



At the end of racing on New Year’s Day, John Sanderson and Fiona Needham are to step-down as Catterick’s Managing Director and General Manager respectively. John Sanderson was appointed Managing Director in 1991 and Fiona Needham has been General Manager there since October 2008. Both will, however, continue their long association with the racecourse, with […]

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START THE NEW YEAR IN STYLE AT CATTERICK RACES



The Sky Bet Christmas Jumper Race Day on Wednesday 28 December offers racegoers the perfect opportunity to enjoy some fresh air and post-Christmas fun with friends and family. The gates open to the public at 10.28am with the racing action scheduled to start at 12.28pm. The card has been kindly sponsored by Sky Bet, with […]

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Yorkshire Champions Celebrated At Go Racing In Yorkshire Annual Awards Lunch



With fantastic action on racecourses and some brilliant performances from Yorkshire trained horses, both within the county, country and internationally there was a lot for the 150 guests to celebrate.  Films of the winners, kindly put together by RaceTech, recapped the excellent equine performances, as well as those from jockeys and trainers over the past […]

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MAGIC MOMENTS CELEBRATED IN THE NORTH AS HIGHFIELD PRINCESS CROWNED THE SUCCESS STORY OF THE YEAR



The popular event saw two ROA-sponsored Magic Moment awards being presented on the night; the first going to training duo Charlie and Mark Johnston in recognition of their achieving 5,000 lifetime winners; and the second award going to jockey Brian Hughes for regaining the NH jockeys’ championship in 2021/22. Hughes’ title win in 2019/20 signified […]

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Aintree Racecourse Crowned 2022 RCA Showcase Champion



As well as being named overall Showcase Champion, Aintree’s NHS Raceday was deemed the best Raceday Event by the independent panel of judges, narrowly beating Musselburgh’s Superhero Raceday which claimed a Highly Commended Accolade.  Showing their versatility as a venue, Aintree also claimed the Non-raceday Event Award for their community screening of the 2022 Champions […]

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JOCKEY THOMAS WILLMOTT COMBINES RACING WITH DUAL CAREER AS FUNERAL DIRECTOR



Conditional jockey to Grand National winning racehorse trainer Sue Smith and her husband Harvey Smith based near Bingley, the 22 year old rider has had 42 winners so far and last season reached his highest tally of 17 winners.  When he’s not riding, he is also gaining experience away from racing working for a funeral […]

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Zip Takes The Final



The race was restricted to jockeys who have not ridden more than 20 winners and nine runners went to post. Zip, trained in Malton by Richard Fahey and ridden by Alec Voikhansky, who is based in Wiltshire with Richard Hannon gave a copy book pillar to post performance. With an even break from the stalls, […]

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‘We could have saved a life or two’ – father’s multiple marathon challenge to save lives through mental health support



Tim was a popular member of the horseracing community and a member of the team at Micky Hammond’s training yard in Middleham, North Yorkshire. Since the tragedy, Ripon-based Simon has taken on various fundraising challenges to support Racing Welfare’s Mental Health First Aid courses, raising more than £25,000 to date. His latest challenge has seen […]

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Flamborough’s Victory Seals The Deal



From the outset, Bollin Neil was pushed along by Sean Kirrane to take the early lead, which was quickly disputed by Choirmaster, one of two runners from the Charlie & Mark Johnston yard.  Ashington, ridden by Jonny Peate wearing the battenburg colours of URSA Major Racing was just at the rear, behind Real Terms, ridden […]

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Brian’s Lifetime In Racing Recognised At York



Brian enjoyed a day at York Races with his family and friends, his first time visiting the racecourse as a racegoer. He said: “I had a great day at York celebrating my 50 years at RaceTech – it just doesn’t seem like any time has passed! I’d like to thank British racing, York racecourse and […]

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DALGLEISH HOPING VOLATILE ANALYST CAN BLOW HOT AGAIN IN CORAL SPRINT AT YORK



Volatile Analyst landed on the perfect formula for Dalgleish when scoring under jockey Callum Rodriguez by half a length in 2021. The South Lanarkshire-based trainer said: “It was brilliant. He was mine at the time – I owned him as well – so it was even better!” By late March, when Volatile Analyst clinched victory […]

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Yorkshire Wonder Horse Shortlisted At Industry Showcase and Awards



Picture shows It Just Takes Time, the current leader of the Yorkshire Wonder Horse with four wins The Showcase & Awards is the marquee event of British racecourses and celebrate excellence and innovation in racecourse operations and raceday experience. Go Racing In Yorkshire has been listed as a Finalist in the Racing Connection category. From […]

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Go Racing In Yorkshire Best Dressed Winner Announced



Starting in June, the best dressed competitions encompassed all of Yorkshire’s nine racecourses on their respective Ladies Days, with the winner going on to the Go Racing In Yorkshire best dressed final, which this year was judged by public vote. After receiving the news, Katie said, “I’m absolutely over the moon!  All the finalists looked […]

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2022 RCA Showcase Awards Finalists Revealed



Four racecourses lead the way at the eleventh annual RCA Showcase Awards with Aintree, Ascot, Pontefract and York Racecourses, all previous Showcase Champion racecourses, sharing three Finalist nominations apiece. All winners, plus the overall Showcase Champion and Racecourse Groundstaff Awards Champion, will be crowned at the gala ceremony to be held at Pontefract Racecourse on […]

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UNBEATEN SPRINT ACE SEEKING MORE ‘GOLD’ AT YORK



Owners Jonny Allison and Gary Stevens have enjoyed a profitable campaign with the two-year-old son of Havana Gold, who has triumphed in all four of his starts to date. Bought for £27,000 at Tattersalls Ireland’s 2021 September Yearling Sale, the Eve Johnson Houghton-trained colt won at Chepstow and Newmarket before landing the richest nursery contest […]

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North Yorkshire Colt Makes A Strong Case For Stardom



Cold Case, owned by Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum, got a 16-1 quote from Paddy Power for the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot next June after comfortably justifying favouritism in The William Hill Two Year Old Trophy. The Showcasing colt had previously landed a conditions event at Doncaster having been a solid third […]

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THE WILLIAM HILL CATTERICK DASH HEADS VALUABLE SATURDAY CARD AT CATTERICK’S RICHEST RACE DAY



The gates will be open to the public from 11.35am, with the first of seven races taking place at 1.35pm. The feature race of the afternoon, The William Hill Catterick Dash Handicap Stakes is scheduled for 3.15pm and offers a prize pot of £45,000. The minimum distance five-furlong sprint is sure to attract a field […]

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General Manager Recruitment At Thirsk And Catterick Racecourses Underway



Due to internal reorganisation, IRM is presently recruiting two candidates to undertake the General Manager (GM) roles at Catterick and Thirsk racecourses respectively.  The GMs will be responsible for the day-to-day management of many aspects of these busy racecourses. Catterick races year-round both on the flat and over jumps, whilst Thirsk is a flat racecourse […]

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Catch Cunningham Couldn’t Be At York!



All fifteen runners went to post for a race run over the shortest trip of five furlongs.  The three jockeys at the top of the table were all competing, as the riders look to close the gap on Ryan Sexton who has achieved a comfortable lead to date. After a fairly even break, Sacred Jewel […]

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Local Mayor encourages community to support annual ARC Malton Open Day



Organisers of the annual event, Racing Welfare, caught up with the Mayor in the week’s leading up to the event. He said: “Horses have played a big part in my family’s life. When we were younger and living in Oxford my wife used to cycle up to 23 miles every day just going to work […]

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DUNLOP TEAM SET SIGHTS ON ANOTHER ‘DAAY’ TO REMEMBER AT YORK



Last time out on the Knavesmire the three-year-old daughter of Adaay landed the British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies’ Handicap for her fourth straight win. It was her seventh career success in total and she is proving a real star for connections, not least Dunlop who earlier this month announced that he will quit training at […]

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TIS MARVELLOUS GUNNING FOR BEVERLEY BULLET BRACE



Clive Cox’s eight-year-old broke the five-furlong track record 12 months ago when the partnership streaked nearly four lengths clear in the coveted Listed contest on the Westwood. Tis Marvellous, who has been installed by William Hill as the 9-2 ante-post favourite, has not been sighted since he finished down the field in the King’s Stand Stakes at […]

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World Pool Grows 38% At Ebor Festival



Saturday 20th August 2022 The Ebor Festival at York Racecourse saw £93.2 million bet into World Pool across the opening three-days. Gross Turnover for World Pool bets increased by 38% on 2021’s figure of £67.7 million. Exceptional Value for Tote customers at the Ebor Festival As a collaboration of global Totes, World Pool enables racing […]

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Luxury prizes up for grabs on Ladies’ Day at Thirsk Races



Thirsk Racecourse is teaming up with the prestigious Rudding Park and Jenny Roberts Millinery for Ladies’ Day on September 3. As well as competitive racing on the track, the day will feature competitions for the Best-Dressed Lady, Best-Dressed Gentleman, and Best Hat. The Best-Dressed Lady and Best-Dressed Gentleman will have a choice of two luxurious […]

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SIR BUSKER BACK FOR MORE AT YORK



There will be significant travelling support from the Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds partnership for their own star, the tough and talented, Sir Busker. The William Knight-trained six-year-old has been a real flag-bearer for connections, winning at Royal Ascot, competing in Dubai and – on his last start – landing the Group 2 Sky Bet York Stakes […]

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OVIEDO POISED FOR CRACK AT TATTERSALLS ACOMB STAKES AT YORK



Owned by Ms Fiona Carmichael and Ballylinch Stud, the well-bred colt by Lope De Vega out of a Galileo mare looked a smart prospect when he loomed up and delivered by a length and a quarter in a seven-furlong novice at Doncaster three weeks ago. Middleham-based trainer Bethell said: “He took it all in his […]

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SHADWELL SUPERSTAR BAAEED LEADS JUDDMONTE INTERNATIONAL ENTRY AT CONFIRMATION STAGE



The unbeaten superstar who carries the famous Shadwell colours, is nine from nine ahead of York’s £1million Group 1, which forms part of the QIPCO British Champions Series. Next week’s engagement will see the four-year-old Sea The Stars colt step up to an extended mile and a quarter distance for the first time. Trainer William […]

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UNDER STARTERS ORDERS FOR LADIES’ DAY AT CATTERICK RACES



The gates will open to the public at 11.00am with the first race of seven races getting underway at 1.00pm. The feature race, the Download the Vickers.Bet App Handicap Stakes is scheduled for 2.30pm. In between races, racegoers can enjoy live music performed by Elena Larkin, singer-songwriter from Hartlepool, and the fashion stakes are high […]

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Khulu Canters Up At Thirsk



The sprint distance of 6 furlongs was the trip and after an even break the field raced up the centre of the track.  Jakacan under Zak Wheatley with The Golden Cue partnered by Isobel Francis and Blades Equal, ridden by Christina Howarth were prominent and made the early running. By the half-way point Jakacan and […]

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FERGUSON HAS DEAUVILLE LEGEND IN “GREAT NICK” FOR A SHOT AT THE SKY BET GREAT VOLTIGEUR



Deauville Legend has been a star for the Newmarket-based trainer and is on course to line up on the Knavesmire in Wednesday 17 August’s mile and a half Group 2, that offers record prize money of £200,000. The gelded son of Sea The Stars was second just under a fortnight ago in the Group 3 […]

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TATE BELIEVES ROYAL ACLAIM HAS “FAVOURITE’S CHANCE” IN G1 SPRINT AT YORK



The unbeaten three-year-old is the current market leader for the five-furlong Group 1 and her Newmarket-based trainer believes she is worthy of that status. Royal Aclaim has won all three of her career starts, including a two-length triumph in the John Smith’s City Walls Stakes, a Listed course and distance success on the Knavesmire almost […]

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ITV Racing at the Sky Bet Ebor Festival 2022 Wednesday 17 August – Saturday 20 August



The Opening Show preview programme is on at 9.30-10.30am on Saturday 20 August on ITV4. One of the most popular festivals of the year, the Sky Bet Ebor Festival features top class racing on the iconic Knavesmire in the heart of Yorkshire. Ed Chamberlin hosts exclusive free-to-air coverage live from York and is joined daily […]

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TICKETS ON SALE FOR POPULAR OPEN DAYS AT MALTON AND EPSOM



Racehorse trainers will open their doors to the public, giving unrivalled behind-the-scenes access to some of the most prominent and historic racing yards in the UK. Visitors to both the North Yorkshire training centre and the home of the Epsom Derby will be able to meet a wealth of equine stars, as well as chat […]

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McDonald Ready For Next Chapter After Fairytale Ending At Ascot



McDonald landed the ride on the William Muir-trained winner of Saturday’s £1.25m King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes due to regular rider Martin Dwyer being injured and Frankie Dettori riding Emily Upjohn. The victory sealed one of the most unlikely big race doubles in racing, with McDonald having ridden Hot Weld to victory over jumps […]

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Four is the Winning Score at Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival sponsored by Sky Bet



The festival which took place across Yorkshire’s courses had both a leading jockey and trainer competition with both being won with four winners. Tim Easterby took the leading trainer title, sponsored by Goldsborough Hall, with a double at Ripon on the opening day, followed up by a win at Redcar the next day and a […]

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CATTERICK RACECOURSE SET FOR AN ACTION-PACKED FAMILY FRIENDLY AUGUST



First of the two family days, the ABF The Soldier’s Charity Family Day, kindly supported by Simpson Millar, falls on Tuesday 2 August when the gates will be open from 12.10pm. Alongside the racing action, children can enjoy a variety of free entertainment available in the Course Enclosure throughout the afternoon, including testing their skills […]

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EGAN TO RIDE CLASSY CLAYMORE IN SKY BET YORK STAKES



Adam Kirby partnered the relatively unexposed three-year-old to an impressive length-and-three quarters victory last time out in the Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot. But due to weight constraints Kirby will be aboard Godolphin runner Dubai Future in this weekend’s £125,000 feature on the Knavesmire – and trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam has called on Egan to […]

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BOWEN BROTHERS KEEN TO CONTEST SKY BET “JUMP JOCKEYS’ NUNTHORPE”



Sean is blazing a trail at the summit of this season’s National Hunt championship, but this weekend he and his brother will be in action over the flying five furlongs of the Knavesmire. Sean, who has already registered 43 winners in the latest campaign, will partner the David O’Meara-trained Soul Seeker. James will be aboard […]

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Sky Bet Ebor Festival to Become ‘Mane’ Event for Yorkshire-based Charities, Foundations and Community Groups



York Racecourse and Sky Bet (part of Flutter Entertainment) have teamed up to give Yorkshire-based charities, foundations and community groups the opportunity to win an amazing donation in celebration of this years’ Sky Bet Ebor Festival. The Sky Bet Ebor Festival Community Sweepstake is inviting entries from local charities and community groups from across the […]

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Just the ticket! Great family Days Out At Thirsk Races For Only £20



And thanks to the introduction of a new Family Ticket, great days out for the whole family are better value than ever right through the summer holidays. For just £20, the Family Ticket allows entry for up to two adults, plus accompanied children, into the Grandstand, Paddock and Picnic enclosures. The Family Ticket is valid […]

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POPTRONIC HEADS EBF LYRIC FIELD AT YORK’S MUSIC SHOWCASE WEEKEND



The lightly-raced three-year-old has won all of her last three starts, including a one-length success in a Group 3 contest at Newcastle last month. That victory means the David and Yvonne Blunt-owned Poptronic must carry a 5lb penalty for the extended mile and a quarter contest on the Knavesmire. But at 107, she is comfortably […]

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Force To Be Reckoned With



Only four runners went to post for the contest which was for four-year-olds and upwards, run over about 1 mile and 6 furlongs.  Isla Diamonds was awarded the best turned out prize before the runners went to post and Glory and Honour was sent off 10/11 favourite. For most of the first mile the runners […]

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A Reet Good Day for Yorkshire Trainers on Redcar’s Festival Day



David O’Meara, who trains at Upper Helmsley, took the feature race of the day, the Sky Bet Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival Handicap, when Azano made all under top weight with Jason Watson steering. The six-year-old gelding had been below form since winning the listed Guisborough Stakes at Redcar last October, but he bounced […]

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Yorkshire trainers have sights on Summer Festival haul – starting with Optician



Malton trainer Tim Easterby can get Yorkshire off to a flying start on Circus Family Fun Day with Optician, ridden by the reliable David Allan, in the Racing TV Now EBF Restricted Novice Stakes (Division One). The Expert Eye colt was a promising fourth behind James Horton’s Sound Pressure on his debut over six furlongs […]

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O’Meara Raring To Go



David was the Goldsborough Hall sponsored leading trainer of the festival last year, with seven winners and the Upper Helmsley handler anticipates a very busy week ahead across the eight host courses. “It’s always a very busy week for us, with lots of Yorkshire owners who are all keen on running their horses in the […]

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BARYSHNIKOV BIDS TO GIVE BARRON TEAM A SECOND SUCCESS IN £200,000 JOHN SMITH’S CUP



Sirvino was under the care of Maunby trainer, David Barron, whose licence now also carries the name of his daughter, Nicola. She remembers with great fondness the 16/1 success of the then four-year-old, who surged clear of a Sir Michael Stoute-trained joint-favourite to win by two- and three-quarter lengths, saying: “It was a fantastic day. […]

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CRISFORD TEAM EXPECTING BOLD BID FROM FLOTUS IN GROUP 3 WILLIAM HILL SUMMER STAKES



On that occasion the daughter of Starspangledbanner grabbed the lead before being collared late on by the winner, Perfect Power and runner-up, Flaming Rib. Now Flotus is part of a field of 12 fillies and mares set to tackle six furlongs on the Knavesmire. Joint-trainer Ed Crisford said: “Obviously she ran a really great race […]

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Racing Into Summer



Now in its 14th year, the festival is firmly established in the diaries of racegoers and with 10 fixtures across the nine days there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy some competitive racing in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Michael Shinners, Head of Sports PR at Sky Bet said, “We’re looking forward to another great week […]

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ROGUE BEAR READY FOR HIS JOHN SMITH’S CUP TARGET



The four-year-old gelding, owned by The Rogues Gallery, finished third at Doncaster and Newbury in Class 2 handicaps and then went down by only a head when contesting the Paddy Power ‘I Love Steak’ Stakes handicap over this weekend’s course and mile-and-a-quarter distance at the Dante Festival. Newmarket-based Clover said: “I felt he was jolly […]

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MORE THAN ONE IN FIVE YOUNG CITY DWELLERS IN YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER HAS NEVER SEEN A HORSE IN REAL LIFE



Coming into close contact with a horse is also something that many of those surveyed in the region have never experienced, or could not remember doing. Almost a quarter (23%) have never been physically close to a horse (within two metres) while over a quarter (27%) have never touched one.  Across the UK, 34% of […]

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CALCULAS A WELCOME ADDITION TO BEVERLEY CARD



The gelded son of Frankel was sent off a 50-1 chance for a mile-and-a-half handicap at the track on June 21, having shown very little promise in five previous starts for trainer Sara Ender. But once jockey Kieran Schofield allowed the free-running Calculas to move into the lead, the horse suddenly became revitalised. Schofield’s mount […]

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Origins of the Thoroughbred



But a lesser know fact is where the modern-day thoroughbred originated – of course it was in Yorkshire! Charlotte Russell from Go Racing In Yorkshire said, “Racing is so prevalent in Yorkshire, but not many people are aware of its contribution to the origins of the modern-day thoroughbred.  As a county with nine racecourses, two […]

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Stable staff saddle up for charity race at Doncaster



One of the feature events of the week is the charity raceday taking place on Friday 1 July at Doncaster racecourse. The raceday plays host to the Betfair Clock Tower Cup, a charity race which sees 12 members of stable staff taking part and raising funds for Racing Welfare. Preparing to take on the challenge […]

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Annual celebration of Racing Staff returns with a ‘thank you’ message at its heart



Central to this messaging is a competition encouraging industry staff to nominate a colleague that goes above and beyond in their role within the horseracing or Thoroughbred breeding industries. The videos will be judged by the Betfair podcast panel comprising Kevin Blake, Hugh Cahill, Tony Calvin and Vanessa Ryle, with the winning nominator and nominee […]

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Nine-year-old racing fan appointed Racing Welfare ambassador after raising more than £12,500 in a trio of challenges



Having previously raised more than £9,000 through two sponsored runs, she upped the ante in 2022 with a triathlon challenge, which involved covering 194 miles – the equivalent distance of Aintree to Ascot – through running, cycling and swimming. She started her challenge during Cheltenham Festival in March and completed her final mile on Friday […]

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EVERYONE’S TURF: EIGHT MUSIC NIGHTS IN YORKSHIRE WITH SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AT OVER 400 HORSERACING FIXTURES THIS SUMMER



A day at the races is the ultimate day out as racegoers can experience top sporting action and amazing musical acts all at one price. Many of the fixtures are set to take place after evening racing during the week, providing a great chance to meet with friends after work in a fun outdoors atmosphere. […]

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Sexton Lands A Second Win



The race over five furlongs was the first on the card, on a gloriously sunny afternoon and run on ground that was officially good to firm.  It was open to jockeys who had not ridden more than 50 winners and all the participants were already on the scoreboard. The Grey Lass under Andrew Breslin was […]

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MIDDLEHAM PARK AIM FOR MORE BEVERLEY JOY



Middleham savoured an evening to remember last week when their distinctive blue and orange silks returned to the Beverley winner’s enclosure three times. They are again well represented on Tuesday’s card, with the George Boughey-trained Absolute Queen first up in the Here Come The Girls EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes (2.15). Fairmac, trained by Mark and […]

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Wedding outfit pays dividends as Lesley wins Redcar’s Best-Dressed Lady title



Lesley, from Redcar, bought the elegant matching Ted Baker jacket and dress, plus salmon fascinator, when daughter Becky got married eight weeks ago. “Friends persuaded me to enter the competition and it’s a big surprise to win. I suppose you could say I’ve got an awful lot of value out of this outfit!” laughed Lesley. […]

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Family affair as Jo hits her century on Ladies’ Day at Redcar



And it could hardly have been easier as Grantley Hall, trained at Malton by Mick and David Easterby, cruised home in The racingtv.com/freetrial Restricted Novice Stakes. Jo said: “That’s for Grandad! He’s always given me a lot of support and it’s the perfect way to do it – especially on Ladies’ Day.” David Easterby added: […]

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Under starter’s orders for the fashion stakes as Ladies’ Day returns to its normal slot at Redcar



Ladies’ Day couldn’t go ahead in 2020 due to the pandemic, and had to be postponed until a special ‘Ladies Night’ in August last year, when Lisa McArdle raced straight from a nightshift at a bread factory in Wakefield to land the title. However, one of the most popular days of Redcar’s season is back […]

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COX AIMS TWO AT £100,000 SPRINT AT YORK



Harry Three looks to be Cox’s leading chance after a one-and-half length victory in a six-furlong handicap at Newmarket last month. Though Watchya also has a progressive profile, winning two of his last three races – including at Lingfield just over a fortnight ago. The pair are drawn on opposite sides of a 19-runner-field for […]

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Racing With Pride rainbow silks to make turf debut at York Racecourse in celebration of Pride Month



With full support from Zim Baby’s owners the unique Silks have been transferred to Fosnic Racing from Racing With Pride specifically for this Friday’s race, which has been named in support and recognition of Pride Month and the LGBT+ community in horseracing.  Furthermore, the sponsorship of the race has been generously donated to Racing With […]

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STEPH’S STABLE STARS TO LINE UP AT YORK



Al Simmo and Royal Musketeer, who both won on their respective last starts, will line up in competitive handicaps. The former, a five-year-old mare, contests the British EBF Supporting Racing With Pride Fillies’ Handicap (3pm), after winning at Ripon on May 15. As for Royal Musketeer, he will look to build on a fine victory […]

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Brookes Drives to Infiniti



Eleven runners went to post for the two-mile contest, which took place on good ground, against the backdrop of Ladies Night, plus a charity fundraiser for breast cancer charity CoppaFeel! Yasmin From York, ridden by Mark Winn was sent of the short priced favourite and following a very even break, it was Astroman and Christian […]

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NATIONAL RACEHORSE WEEK SET TO RETURN IN SEPTEMBER



This year’s event will be bookended by the open days taking place at Epsom and Malton on 11th September and The Henry Cecil Open Weekend in Newmarket on 17th-18th September, with trainers across the country, together with studs and aftercare centres all invited to participate and open their doors to the public. There will be […]

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LOUGHNANE TARGETS HILARY NEEDLER GLORY AT BEVERLEY



David Loughnane’s young daughter of Ribchester is unbeaten in two starts and showcased her credentials for Royal Ascot with a sleek success in the Lily Agnes at Chester last time. Absolutelyflawless, who will be ridden by champion-chasing jockey William Buick, now takes aim at a significant hat-trick in the historic £40,000 dash for juvenile fillies. […]

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Young Princes and Princesses to be crowned as North-East racecourse celebrates Queen’s Platinum Jubilee



The meeting, with the historic Zetland Gold Cup at the centrepiece, will feature lots of free entertainment for children, including bouncy castles, face-painting, and a “Prince and Princess School”. General manager Amy Fair said: “Zetland Gold Cup Family Day is one of the jewels in Redcar’s crown and we’re looking forward to playing our part […]

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CATTERICK RACES CELEBRATES HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBLIEE



HM The Queen has a long association with British racing having enjoyed 1,074* winners as an owner, including with Galleon who won at Catterick Bridge on 17 August 2012 – the Diamond Jubilee year! In celebration of the Platinum Jubilee, and as part of Racing Together and Go Racing in Yorkshire’s Community Beacon, Catterick Racecourse […]

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Best Dressed Competitions Return to Yorkshire Racecourses



Starting at Wetherby on Tuesday 7th June, each of the nine Yorkshire courses will be hosting a Ladies Day with a best dressed racegoer competition and there are some cracking prizes to be won. Details of the racecourses best dressed competitions can be found on their website and all are run slightly differently. But the […]

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“EVERYONE’S PROUD OF HIM” – DODS ON YORK SPECIALIST DAKOTA GOLD



TRAINER Michael Dods is hoping Dakota Gold can land a course record seventh triumph at York when he tackles the Sky Bet Sunday Series Sprint Handicap this weekend. The evergreen eight-year-old notched his sixth success on the Knavesmire in the Churchill Tyres Handicap on 11 May. It matched the tally of course wins registered by […]

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YORK RUNNER EILEENDOVER PART OF THE ENDURING SPECIOSA FAIRYTALE



Eileendover’s grandam is Speciosa, who was purchased in 2005 for 30,000 guineas by Fenland trainer Pam Sly. At the time Sly was mainly known in racing for training a small string of jumpers – but under her tutelage Speciosa became a major Flat star. Speciosa won three Group races at Newmarket, including the 2006 renewal […]

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CAMACHO TARGETS YORK SUCCESS WITH IN-FORM SPRINTER LOOK OUT LOUIS



The Malton-based trainer was so close to success at last week’s Dante Festival when Makanah went down by a mere head to Dakota Gold in the Churchill Tyres Handicap. Camacho said: “The thing about York is, it’s always so competitive isn’t it? You don’t get any soft races at York – everybody wants to go. […]

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FUNDRAISING COUPLE GEE UP FOR DESERT TREK AND SPECIAL RACE NIGHT



Donna and Jonjo Sanderson, hope to raise £20,000 for charity CoppaFeel!, after 43-year-old Donna was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. Donna said: “As a busy working mum of three, I barely had time to brush my teeth in peace, let alone add the job of regularly checking my boobs to my to do list! […]

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Buick heads from Longchamp to Redcar as he chases jockeys’ title



Buick, runner up to Oisin Murphy in last season’s championship, is in Paris on Sunday to ride Modern Games for Charlie Appleby and Godolphin in the Group 1 Emirates Poule d’Essai des Poulains at Longchamp. Then he heads to the North-East coast for six rides, starting with the unraced three-year-old filly Grant Me Serenity in […]

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THRILLING TRIO OF FIXTURES COMING UP AT CATTERICK



Events get underway on the evening of Friday 20 May, with racing starting at 5.20pm – perfect timing for those who have been working hard all week to start their weekend with a well-earned treat. The course is offering a two-course special in the popular Winning Streak Restaurant that evening, in addition to the usual […]

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GOSDEN TEAM PREPARE “OLD PRIZE FIGHTER” FOR A TILT AT FRESH GLORY AT YORK



The eight-year-old has already won the Group 2 race twice, alongside three other course victories in the Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup. Indeed his tally of five triumphs at York is only bettered by Copper Knight, who will be sent in search of a seventh course success tomorrow in the Paddy Power-sponsored sprint handicap, due off […]

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“WE’VE ONLY JUST GOT HIM THERE READY TO GO” STOUTE ON AL BASTI EQUIWORLD DUBAI DANTE CONTENDER DESERT CROWN



The Nathaniel colt is currently second in some firms’ betting for this year’s Epsom Derby after a striking debut display at Nottingham last November. Sent off an 11/1 shot for an extended mile maiden, he powered clear in the closing stages to score by five and a half lengths. Desert Crown has not been seen […]

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GOSDENS HAVE CLASSIC DUO PRIMED FOR YORK ENGAGEMENTS



On Wednesday, the Newmarket-based trainers will be hoping that Emily Upjohn can enhance her Epsom Oaks credentials with victory on the Knavesmire in the Group 3 Tattersalls Musidora Stakes, a contest that has unearthed seven fillies who have done the Knavesmire/downs double. The daughter of Sea The Stars has won both of her starts to […]

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Racing’s workplaces encouraged to set aside time for #TeaAndTalk in tackling loneliness



Tying into this theme, workplaces across the horseracing and thoroughbred breeding industries will be encouraged throughout the week to set aside time during their working day to take part in the #TeaAndTalk initiative. The initiative promotes an awareness of not just your own mental wellbeing, but the wellbeing of others around you with simple yet […]

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DANTE FESTIVAL SET TO KICK OFF RECORD BREAKING 2022 SEASON AT YORK



Prize money over the three days of the Dante Festival is £1.35m, meaning a six-figure increase on 2019, with every worth £20,000 or more. All eight of the Pattern grade contests see a significant increase on their 2019 values. It should mean a feast of top-quality action welcomes back racegoers after a two-year absence from […]

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PROJECT DANTE RETURNS TO DANTE FESTIVAL AT YORK RACECOURSE



But 35 minutes after the richest ever staging of the famous Group 2, now worth £175,000 the aptly-named Project Dante is scheduled to return in the Listed British Stallion Studs EBF Westow Stakes. The three-year-old made a winning debut for owners Bond Thoroughbred Limited and trainer Bryan Smart at the 2021 Dante Festival. A month […]

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‘GOOD TO GET BACK TO YORK’ – BURROWS ON GIMCRACK HERO’S RETURN



Burrows has relaunched for 2022 as a public trainer after a restructure within his previous employer Shadwell – although the renowned operation still retains its link with him in the shape of several classy horses, such as Hukum and Minzaal. Indeed, Minzaal enjoyed the finest hour of his career to date when landing the 2020 […]

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FORMER RACEHORSE GOLDREAM ANNOUNCED AS EQUINE AMBASSADOR FOR YORK RACECOURSE



A former dual Group 1 winner of the King Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot and Prix de L’Abbaye at Paris, Longchamp, Goldream will represent the Yorkshire track on and off the racecourse and help demonstrate the meaningful lives racehorses lead following their racing career. Racegoers can get to know Goldream, and his friend Poppy the […]

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O’Meara pair among 15 in Fitzdares Thirsk Hunt Cup



Last year’s third Astro King heads the weights for Sir Michael Stoute. The son of Kingman, who is the 9/2 favourite with Fitzdares, is seeking his first high-profile handicap success after coming close on several occasions last season, most notably when chasing home Real World in the Royal Hunt Cup. Mick Channon landed the 2021 […]

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Marquand relishes being on Duty at Redcar



The Showcasing three-year-old, trained at Newmarket, was never extended as she won The Every Race Live On Racing TV Fillies’ Novice Stakes. Marquand, second favourite for the jockeys’ title, added: “She’s done really well through the winter and is a beautiful filly. It was a case of more education for her, and she’s really improved.” […]

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King of Tonga Continues Pontefract Reign



King Of Tonga came out on top to maintain his unbeaten record at the track and provide Zak Wheatley with his 23rd winner, as well as a very smart Go Racing In Yorkshire gilet, which is given to all the winning riders of the White Rose Saddlery supported series. Having already ridden winners priced at […]

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BOUGHEY BANKS ON SPARK TO FLY AT BEVERLEY



The three-year-old son of Frankel looked destined to win the seven-and-a-half-furlong handicap at the first meeting of the season, but was collared late on by Foden. Evocative Spark now bids for redemption in the feature race on the card, the £14,000 Alan McGuiness And Robin Lunness Memorial Handicap (2.30). Newmarket-based Boughey said: “It was always […]

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Empirestateofmind Wins The Battle



Nine horses were declared to face the starter and there was no shortage of excitement as we were treated to an exciting battle between the two horses at the top of the handicap. Sean Kirrane fresh from a successful winter riding in Dubai set the early fractions on Challet who certainly knows his way around […]

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British and Irish racing set for biggest ever World Pool season



British and Irish racing will participate in 17 World Pool events in 2022 with racing fans from around the world betting on the sport’s most prestigious flat racing festivals. These racedays have record prize money available of £28.4 million and include Cazoo Oaks Day at Epsom Downs for the first time. World Pool events in […]

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PRIZE-MONEY CASH BOOST AT BEVERLEY



But with Covid restrictions having now been lifted across the United Kingdom, Beverley chief executive Sally Iggulden and her team have injected significant funds back into prize-money throughout the 19-fixture campaign. Sally Iggulden said: “It was really important to us to boost pre-Covid prize-money levels so far as we are able – with the intention […]

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Under starter’s orders for a fun-packed season for the whole family at Thirsk Racecourse



Thirsk stages 15 fixtures during 2022, starting this Saturday with a seven-race card followed by the world’s most famous steeplechase, The Grand National, being shown on big screens. The action on the North Yorkshire track comes thick and fast for the rest of the year, with highlights including the prestigious Fitzdares Thirsk Hunt Cup – […]

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Tickets selling fast for Good Friday’s ARC Middleham Open Day



The Arena Racing Company sponsored day promises to provide entertainment for the whole family on Good Friday. Guests will have access to over 600 racehorses in training across the thirteen yards that will be opening to the public. Plus, various other activities taking place on Middleham’s Low Moor throughout the afternoon. A schedule of activities […]

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Rhythm Master tuned up for Thirsk comeback



The Darlington-based company was founded 35 years ago by former jockey and trainer Ian Vickers and is now managed by his daughter Jo Vickers. Jo oversaw the launch of www.vickers.bet in 2020 and the online business has gone from strength to strength, with more than 18,000 registered customers. Vickers said: “The shop in Darlington has […]

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Tudhope and O’Meara star at Redcar’s opening meeting



The combination got off to a flyer by landing the opening The Flat Is Back On Racing TV Fillies’ Restricted Novice Stakes with debutante Star of Lady M. The Havana Grey filly stayed on stoutly to outgun hot favourite Primrose Ridge, who’d been a promising second in the Brocklesby Stakes at Doncaster last week. Some […]

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Redcar Racecourse invests nearly £1m ahead of 150th anniversary season



Redcar Racecourse is 150 years old this summer and the seaside course is being refreshed for its historic season. Around £600,000 is being spent on improvements to the on-site hostel for stable staff, with 18 en suite rooms ensuring comfortable overnight stays for the “unsung heroes” of the sport. Redcar’s general manager, Amy Fair, said: […]

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Yorkshire Racing Launches new Community and Education ‘Beacon’ Programme



Go Racing in Yorkshire and Racing Together are proud to announce the pilot year for the Yorkshire Racing Beacon Programme, a year of activity that brings together community-focussed events and activity that unite this racing region as a force for good in local communities. Today sees the first activity take place hosted by Wetherby Racecourse, […]

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Under Starter’s Orders For The Flat Season At Catterick Racecourse



With the first race on 6 April scheduled for 1pm and gates opening two hours prior, racegoers can enjoy seven action-packed races throughout the afternoon. Plus, in addition to the range of hospitality options available at the course, there’s a new package available to racegoers this season. The new Traditional Afternoon Tea package includes hospitality […]

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Aidan Keeley and Jonny Peate Take An Early Lead In The Apprentice Challenge



Two divisions of the Go Racing In Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Series kicked off the 2022 renewal on Town Moor at Doncaster, once again very kindly sponsored by Malton based White Rose Saddlery. As expected, there were some fresh names appearing on the card all in search of some valuable points. Throughout the afternoon horses […]

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2021 Go Racing In Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Series Race Reports



Race Reports from the 2021 series can be found below. Final Report by Paddy Aspell Go Jonny Go Nine months have passed by swiftly since the latest renewal of the Go Racing in Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Series began and ended on Town Moor at Doncaster. We have been treated to an abundance of promise […]

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YORK RACECOURSE PRIZE MONEY SET AT A RECORD £10 MILLION



Every race will be worth at least £15,000, with significant increases on all racedays over a broad range of contests. The impact of the above means that every meeting will offer at least £150,000 in reward to connections. As examples of specific races to benefit, both the Group One Darley Yorkshire Oaks and Coolmore Wootton […]

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Wetherby racecourse organises charity “Wear a Hat Raceday”



The day will raise funds for YBTC, a Leeds-based charity which funds research and support for patients and families throughout the region, and Brain Tumour Research, a UK-wide medical research charity. The racecourse chose the “Wear a Hat” theme in support of the hat-themed campaigns both charities run throughout Brain Tumour Awareness Month in March […]

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New Chairman For Go Racing In Yorkshire



With a commercial and marketing background, Ben has spent most of his life working in and around technology in the sports media and betting sector.  His previous experience includes time at Sportinglife.com, Blue Square, Sky Betting & Gaming and Perform Group and will be of significant value to Go Racing In Yorkshire, coupled with his […]

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FASHION TO THE FORE AT CATTERICK JUMPS FINALE



Amid the action packed seven race card, racegoers will be invited to take part in fashion competitions on the day including Best Dressed Lady and Best Accessory. This will be the second time the course has crowned a Best Dressed Lady for the Jumps, and the judges will be looking for Countryside inspired outfits with […]

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On The Search For The Yorkshire Wonder Horse



£100,000 will be shared between the owner, trainer, jockey and yard of the first horse to win at all nine Yorkshire racecourses between Saturday 26th March 2022, the start of the flat turf season, and Sunday 31st December 2023. The competition is open to all racehorse trainers across the country and both flat and jump […]

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ARC Middleham Open Day returns for 2022



The ARC sponsored day will see a grand total of 12 yards opening, with over 600 horses in training between them. The day gives the opportunity for the public to see some of the finest racehorses and trainers in the North at their respective homes. Importantly, the event will raise vital funds for organisers Racing […]

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Sales & Marketing Assistant – Redcar Racecourse



The key responsibilities for this exciting and varied role include: Working to agreed budgets, to implement effective sales and marketing campaigns to maximize race day attendances; To maximize the sales of admission tickets, hospitality, sponsorship, and other events; To promote and manage the Annual Badge scheme; To pro-actively manage Redcar Racecourse’s website and social media […]

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Burrow Seven to make racecourse debut at Catterick Racecourse



The four-year old gelding is owned by the Burrow Seven Racing Club, which has been set up in honour of former rugby league player Rob Burrow MBE. At Rob’s request the 2022 campaign now includes both the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association and the Rob Burrow Centre for MND Centre Appeal/Leeds Charity Hospital. The profits […]

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PONTEFRACT APPOINT RICHARD HAMMILL TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS



Mr Hammill obtained a Masters Degree in Maths at Durham University in 1998. Having always had a keen interest in horse racing, he obtained a job in the Racing Administration Department at Weatherbys. After two years with Weatherbys, and wanting to return to his home county, he wrote to several Yorkshire Racecourses enquiring if they […]

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Tote Guarantee now available for racegoers at 55 racecourses



The Tote and britbet have agreed that Tote Guarantee will be offered across britbet’s 55 partner racecourses. Tote Guarantee is an enhancement to the dividend which ensures the Tote Win price will always match the industry Starting Price (SP) or exceed it if the pool price is bigger. Where the Tote Win price is higher […]

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Go Racing In Yorkshire Best Dressed Lady Final



The competition, sponsored by LoveVintageDiamonds.com, Best Western Premier Mount Pleasant Hotel and Incognito, Bawtry was a very tight contest, but eventually a winner was decided upon unanimously. Charlotte Russell, General Manager of Go Racing In Yorkshire said, “It was a delight to be able to host the Ladies Days this year and to welcome the […]

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A POSITIVE YORK RACECOURSE SEASON CONCLUDES



A final day crowd of 22,326 is a record for the last raceday of the season and demonstrates the appetite for the combination of top-class sport in world-class facilities, presented by a welcoming team.  The Friday of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival posted another individual day attendance record, as the feature festival drew a […]

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EASTERBY AIMING TO CLAIM YORK CROWN



Based just thirty miles away, the handler has this year registered 11 victories on the Knavesmire – two more than nearest rival, Andrew Balding. Easterby has climbed this summit once before, back in 1999. It’s a feat he would love to replicate but past experience has taught him there is still work to be done. […]

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Bumper crowds flock to Malton for ARC Open Day



The ever-popular ARC Malton Open Day saw a bumper crowd of over 1,260 people enjoying some fabulous sunshine and a great buzz as they toured the yards of some of the region’s best trainers. There were plenty of equine superstars on show across the 12 yards opening, including John Quinn’s Royal Ascot winner Highfield Princess, […]

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JUDICIAL SET FOR REPEAT BID IN WILLIAM HILL BEVERLEY BULLET



Trained in Norton, North Yorkshire, by Julie Camacho, the Elite Racing Club-owned nine-year-old claimed glory in the prestigious sprint two years ago. Judicial, who holds the five-furlong course record at Beverley, might be the oldest horse in a strong 12-runner field, but he looked as good as ever winning a Listed race at Chester on […]

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Roger Fell among 12 trainers backing ARC Malton Open Day



Roger has sent out over 400 winners from his yard in recent years, and visitors will have the chance to see behind-the-scenes of his Arthington Barn Stables, which boasts state-of-the-art facilities for the 40+ horses in his care, including its own private gallops. He said of his involvement in the ARC Malton Open Day, which […]

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WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE EBOR FESTIVAL DELIGHTED TO HAVE BEEN BACK FOR A STELLAR RENEWAL OF FLAGSHIP RACE MEETING



Enthusiastic race fans turned out in greater numbers than back in 2019 with 84,021 (+1.1%) racegoers being treated to some stunning equine performances and four days of a Yorkshire welcome, hospitality, fashion and joie de vivre. Summing up the event, Chief Executive and Clerk of the Course, William Derby said, “It was just tremendous to […]

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GOSDEN DUO POISED WITH BIG GUNS FOR WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE EBOR FESTIVAL



Mishriff currently heads the market for the £1million Group 1 race, in which he will compete against fellow aces, Love and Alcohol Free, among others. The four-year-old has already had a fine 2021 campaign with lucrative victories in the Saudi Cup and the Dubai Sheema Classic. Last time out he again ran another cracking race, […]

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MAC SWINEY LOOKS TO CONTINUE BOLGER’S FINE YORK RECORD



Forty years have passed since Condessa provided Bolger with his first British Group-race success in the 1981 Yorkshire Oaks. He has since taken out the Darley-sponsored contest on two further occasions, saddling Lush Lashes to victory in 2008 before Pleascach landed the spoils in 2015. Bolger has yet to win the £1 million Juddmonte International […]

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UNBEATEN DUBAWI LEGEND BOUND FOR TATTERSALLS ACOMB STAKES AT YORK



An impressive winner of a Doncaster maiden on debut last month, the unbeaten juvenile is one of nine entries received for the valuable Group 3. The first of fourteen contests offering a six- figure purse over the four days, the £100,000 Tattersalls Acomb Stakes boasts a roll of honour that includes subsequent Group 1 winners […]

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GOLDEN PAL AND SUESA ON COURSE FOR YORK CLASH



American ace, Golden Pal, ships from Indianapolis tonight ahead of arriving at the Knavesmire late tomorrow before his participation in this British Champions Series Sprint. French filly, Suesa, is currently in Deauville before travelling across the Channel for the £400,000 Group 1. Festival sponsors, Sky Bet can’t split the 5/2 joint-favourites for the five-furlong blitz […]

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EASTERBY REPORTS STAR FILLY “IN GREAT FORM” AHEAD OF COOLMORE WOOTTON BASSETT NUNTHORPE BID



Easterby last took the title in 1999, but has had several near-misses over the years since then. The current campaign has yielded seven successes on the Knavesmire for his Habton Grange stables, located near Malton. Easterby will start York’s flagship meeting with a slender one-win advantage over Andrew Balding, while Richard Fahey has notched five […]

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TWO TIME CHAMPION BATTAASH TO JOIN THE YORK CELEBRATIONS



By kind permission of Sheikha Hissa Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and with the generous support of Charlie Hills and his Faringdon Place team, the hugely popular gelding will be at the Knavesmire for York racegoers and ITV and Racing TV’s audience to see.  To help celebrate him, the plan is for the two-time champion […]

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VARIAN PRIMING TOP TEAM FOR YORK



The Newmarket-based handler has saddled six winners from his last seven starters and will be represented on the Knavesmire by last year’s Sky Bet Ebor winner, Fujaira Prince. The seven-year-old could bid to become only the second horse to win the £500,000 heritage handicap twice, which would emulate the feats of Flint Jack in 1922 […]

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SKY BET EBOR AIM FOR BLUE CUP



While the Pulborough-based handler admits his charge is not a guaranteed stayer, he believes the set-up of the Sky Bet Ebor will give Blue Cup every opportunity to see out the extra distance. He said: “The Ebor is a punt because he has never been further than a mile and two, but when he switches […]

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SHANROE BEING PREPARED FOR SKY BET EBOR TILT



The seven-year-old gelding earned his spot in the historic £500,000 heritage handicap when he landed the Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Handicap at the Curragh on 2 June. Shanroe struck decisively enough with a sustained challenge that led to him scoring by three parts of a length. The initiative sees four contests, all backed […]

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CLAUDETTE OUT TO PROVE QUALITY IN SKY BET LOWTHER STAKES



Trainer Ismail Mohammed believes the daughter of No Nay Never could be the best horse to have passed through his hands. And she will try to bolster those claims when contesting the £150,000 Group 2 on Thursday 19 August – the second day of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival. Beaten only a neck on […]

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BETHELL AIMING TO SHINE WITH STAR SPRINTERS AT YORK



Bethell is enjoying a fine first season with a license, saddling 18 winners so far. During York’s seasonal showpiece, he is set to be represented by Fearby in the Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack Stakes and Moss Gill in the Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes, both of which are held on Friday 20 August. Progressive […]

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IMPROVING BEDFORD FLYER TO TAKE ON BIG GUNS AT YORK



The three-year-old colt runs in the colours of RP Racing for Rachael and Paul Teasdale, who have long wanted a speedster to contest the £400,000 Group 1. Yorkshire trainer Les Eyre’s charge has also ready shown his liking for the Knavesmire’s fast five furlongs when running out a convincing winner of the Yorkshire Equine Practice […]

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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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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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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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MAKANAH FIRED UP FOR BEVERLEY BULLET



Julie Camacho will this Thursday try to win the William Hill Beverley Bullet for a second consecutive year when Makanah goes for gold in the £30,000 Listed sprint. The North Yorkshire trainer claimed the five-furlong dash 12 months ago with the 111-rated Judicial. But Camacho has this year declared the progressive Makanah, who was just […]

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JUDDMONTE INTERNATIONAL LADBROKES COX PLATE BOOST SERIES



The 2020 Ladbrokes Cox Plate will be run at The Valley Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia on Saturday, October 24 over 2040m on turf. With prizemoney of AUD$5m on offer, the Ladbrokes Cox Plate is Australia’s richest Group 1 Weight-For-Age race and the richest turf 2,000 metre race in the world. Last year, the MVRC launched the […]

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York Racecourse offers weather watching service



Racing professionals and racing fans will be able to see live data from the York Racecourse weather station which is located adjacent to the 1 furlong pole, just by using a simple online link. With key information such as rainfall and wind speeds refreshed every ten minutes, twenty-four hours a day, people will be able […]

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VIRTUAL YORKSHIRE OPEN DAY SET TO SHOWCASE RACING’S HISTORIC COUNTY



Thanks to the continued support of Arena Racing Company (ARC), the Virtual Yorkshire Open Day will feature racehorse trainers from across the county providing video tours and other insights into their training operations. We’ll meet a selection of equine superstars along the way and look ahead to ‘horses to follow’ for the Doncaster St Leger […]

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ITV EXTENDS EXCLUSIVE FREE TO AIR RACING UNTIL 2023



ITV, which has shown racing exclusively since 2017, has secured the rights to show nearly 100 days of racing each year for a further three years from 2021. The deal includes all the marquee events on ITV main channel, such as The Festival at Cheltenham presented by Magners, the Randox Health Grand National Meeting from […]

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UPDATE ON THE WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE EBOR FESTIVAL



Whilst this is clearly a disappointing decision for racing supporters and many in our home city; it is right that the public health is kept as a priority. The many highlights of the four days will be available to view from the comfort of home with ITV1 showing five races a day and Racing TV […]

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RACING WELFARE ANNOUNCES RETURN TO SCHOOL GRANTS



Purchasing back to school essentials such as uniform, P.E. kit and educational equipment can put strain on family budgets.  The grants are available to anyone currently working in the thoroughbred racing and breeding industry who has dependent, school-age children (4-18 years) and meets the eligibility criteria. To be eligible for support, parents must be working […]

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RACING WELFARE’S COVID-19 EMERGENCY APPEAL HITS THE HALFWAY MARK



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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DEATH ANNOUNCED OF JOHN CLEVERLY, AGED 86



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



St Wilfrid, who was born in 634, was a Northumbrian noble who devoted himself to a religious life after studying on Holy Island, Canterbury, France and finally Rome. He founded a monastery in Ripon around 660 and became Archbishop of Northumbria in 668 while he travelled the country founding monasteries and spreading the Christian message. […]

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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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QUEEN BIDS FOR BEVERLEY CORONATION



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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MENZIES HOPING FOR COOL RUNNING



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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KYLIE RULES RETURNS FOR BEVERLEY OPENER



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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YORKSHIRE GREAT PETER BEAUMONT DIES AT 85



It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of one of the greatest of Yorkshire trainers Peter Beaumont at the age of 85. Peter, who trained at Brandsby just north of York, made his name as an outstanding point-to-point trainer, when, with his daughter Anthea riding, they dominated the Yorkshire scene between […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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FESTIVE FAVOURITES RETURN TO CATTERICK RACES



With three exciting National Hunt fixtures, on Tuesday 17 December, Saturday 28 December and New Year’s Day, the Christmas period is a busy time at Catterick Races. The festivities begin with Christmas at Catterick on Tuesday 17 December, a popular event for Christmas parties and celebrations before the holidays kick in. The Christmas lights go […]

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HEADLINING YORK RACECOURSE ON SATURDAY 25TH JULY 2020



MUSIC SHOWCASE WEEKEND The 80’s icon RICK ASTLEY has been confirmed as the first headliner for the Music Showcase Weekend at York Racecourse, taking to the stage after racing on Saturday 25th July. His era-defining classic ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ topped charts the world over and catapulted the 80’s icon on a journey that […]

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Pontefract Crowned Showcase Champions



The Racecourse Association (RCA) is delighted to announce that Pontefract Racecourse has been crowned Showcase Champion for 2019 at the tenth annual RCA Showcase & Awards. Held this year at Hamilton Park Racecourse, the Showcase & Awards, partnered by Moët Hennessy, Racing Post and Great British Racing (GBR), celebrate excellence and innovation in racecourse customer […]

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Back-to-Back Series Winner of the Go Racing In Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Series



Clearly delighted by his achievement, Kieran said, “It’s a big achievement to win back to back series as it’s something that hasn’t been done before and I’m very happy with it.” Having failed to score in the first round of the series, Kieran quickly made his way up the leader board by scoring in the […]

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CELEBRATING FORTY YEARS OF THE GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE SEASON TICKET



Three keen racegoers, who have been Go Racing In Yorkshire season ticket holders since its launch in 1979, will be the special guests at Catterick on Tuesday (Oct 29) when the 40th anniversary of the best value in racing will be celebrated. Stephen McCann, Tommy Leith and Philip Gibb have all been in from the […]

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Finalists for JETS Richard Davis Awards Showcase Diversity of Second Careers for Jockeys



Picture by Hannah Ali Sports Psychologist Aodhagán Conlon – Bath Plumbing and Heating Engineer Anthony Freeman – Warwickshire Racecourse & TV Presenter Adele Mulrennan – Yorkshire The three finalists for The Jockey Club Achievement Award have been selected by the judging panel for this year’s JETS Richard Davis Awards.  The winner and runners-up will be […]

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Dressing for Jumps



Now that the flat racing season is drawing to a close, all eyes are on the jumping game and we can look forward to some thrilling racing.  But during the Autumn and Winter months, fashion continues to play a big part in a day at the races. While the summer months are associated with high […]

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Jumping Into Action At Yorkshire’s Racecourses



  Duke DeBarry and Definitly Red                                    Whoshotthesherriff and Top Ville Ben Sharp Response and Vintage Clouds Yorkshire’s equine stars turned out in force ahead of the jump season’s return to the county this Wednesday, (October 16) at a […]

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MCCAIN TARGETS £100,000 RACEBETS HANDICAP AT YORK



LEADING jumps trainer Donald McCain will turn his attention to the Flat on Friday when he sends Navajo Pass to the RaceBets Handicap at York. The Grand National-winning trainer, whose father Ginger was indelibly associated with the Aintree showpiece through the exploits of three-time victor Red Rum, has experienced plenty of success on the level […]

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TUDHOPE CLOSING IN ON YORK JOCKEYS’ CROWN



THE Flat Jockeys’ title may have eluded him this year, but there is no doubt that Danny Tudhope has been one of the stars of the 2019 season. And he is the favourite to secure the Living North-sponsored riding crown at York with the course set to stage its final two-day meeting of the year, […]

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EASTERBY STILL IN HUNT TO FINISH LEADING TRAINER AT YORK



TIM EASTERBY is eying up a late bid to land the Charles Clinkard Top Trainer at York title for 2019. The Habton Grange handler has sent out five winners on the Knavesmire so far this season – that puts him three behind Newmarket-based, John Gosden. But at the racecourse’s concluding two-day fixture this Friday and […]

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ATTENDANCES ON THE RISE AT DONCASTER



The flat season at Doncaster has been anything but flat as the racecourse has enjoyed increased attendance at key fixtures throughout the summer months. The racecourse has today reported attendance of 187,505 (accurate as of 1 October 2019) an increase of 32,240 year on year. With a headline artist every month between May-August; 2019 has […]

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TWO-DAY OCTOBER MEETING – A PROPER FINALE



The last chance to enjoy racing action at York in 2019 comes on Friday and Saturday (11 and 12 October). With prize money in excess of £400,000 on offer. Since 2014, the prize money for these two days has almost doubled in value, with all races seeing a boost in that time. The feature of […]

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Fahey four-timer as classy Summer Sands lands Redcar’s richest race



THE Two Thousand Guineas could be on the agenda for Summer Sands after his commanding victory in Redcar’s richest race of the year as North Yorkshire trainer Richard Fahey celebrated a four-timer at the seaside track. The Coach House colt justified favouritism to come home clear of Michael Dods’ gallant runner-up Troubador in the £175,000 […]

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James joins in the fun and rides to victory in fancy-dress contest



JOINER James McCormick is feeling wunderbar today (Saturday) after winning an Oktoberfest fancy-dress competition…with his “close friend” Veronica. James, from Saltburn, took first prize in the competition at the annual Oktoberfest Beer Festival meeting at Redcar Races for dressing in traditional lederhosen while “riding” a dummy fraulein. He confessed to being a bit worried when […]

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THE WILLIAM HILL CATTERICK DASH HEADS VALUABLE SATURDAY CARD AT CATTERICK’S RICHEST RACE DAY



As the Flat racing season draws to a close, Catterick Races is gearing up for the highlight of its season: The Catterick Dash on Saturday 19 October. The meeting is Catterick’s richest race day, with almost £100,000 prize money on offer. The gates will be open to the public from 11.40am, with the first of […]

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The Ode To The Horse



The Ode To The Horse Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride, friendship without envy or beauty without vanity?   Here, where grace is laced with muscle, and strength by gentleness confined. He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity.   There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent, there […]

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Auf Wiedersehen Bet – a wunderbar day out in store at Redcar Races



PUNTERS will be letting their “herr” down this weekend as a North-East racecourse prepares for another fun-packed invasion of pig-tailed Frauleins and lads in lederhosen. The popular Oktoberfest Beer Festival returns to Redcar on Saturday with steins on tap, sizzling bratwurst, and rousing oompah music among the attractions alongside high-quality racing. A Best Bavarian Outfit […]

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Racecourse Groundstaff Awards 2019 Winners Announced



RCA announces York, Kelso and Lingfield Park Racecourses as Racecourse Groundstaff Award winners Awards celebrate the best in class of racecourse groundsmanship and turf husbandry Perth Racecourse win Special Merit Award Market Rasen Racecourse’s Steve Bakin wins Neil Wyatt Lifetime Achievement Award The Racecourse Association (RCA) is delighted to announce the winners of the Racecourse […]

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DARK SHOT FIRED UP FOR BEVERLEY MISSION



Trainer Scott Dixon expects a big show from Dark Shot when he takes aim at the feature race at Beverley’s final meeting of the season on Tuesday. The six-year-old gelding is one of seven declared runners for the £20,000 Eddie And Violet Smith Conditions Stakes – a race won by estimable sprinters like Tangerine Trees, […]

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Ripon to Send Off Summer in Style



It has been an action-packed 2019 at Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse and with 16 fixtures already completed, all that remains is to end the year in style with the Beer and BBQ Festival meeting, in conjunction with Theakston Brewery, on Saturday 28th September. The action on the track is sure to be highly competitive, with almost […]

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Another year to remember at Thirsk



Another excellent season at Thirsk came to a close yesterday as the racecourse staged its 16th fixture of 2019 on Monday, September 16. The 2019 season saw a total attendance increase of 6.5 per cent on the year before, while the racecourse’s enhanced owners and trainers facilities ensured a healthy average of more than 11 […]

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Equine stars take centre stage at ARC Malton Open Day



[su_custom_gallery source=”media: 8165,8166,8164″ width=”220″ height=”220″] Sponsored by Arena Racing Company (ARC) and organised by Racing Welfare, this year’s Malton Open Day will take place on Sunday 15th September.  Malton is one of the most prominent and historic racing centres in the UK, and 13 yards in and around the town will welcome visitors on the […]

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YORKSHIRE BEER FESTIVAL RETURNS TO CATTERICK RACECOURSE THIS MONTH



Catterick’s Flat season continues on Saturday 21 September with the return of the Yorkshire Beer Festival Race Day, in association with The Pennine Brewing Company. The action packed seven-race card will kick off at 1.50pm with the British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes and the last race is scheduled for 5.20pm. The highlight of the […]

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FAMILY SUNDAY AT YORK OFFERS PATTERN RACING PLUS CHASE FROM PAW PATROL



There’s fun for all at the annual Press Family Sunday at York Racecourse (Sunday 8 September), including valuable prize money for a seven-race thoroughbred card worth approaching £150,000. The feature race, the Listed LNER supporting CALM Garrowby Stakes alone, backed by locally based train operator, LNER, in support of their charity partner, offers £50,000. Back […]

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York Racecourse Crowned Racecourse Of The Year



York Racecourse voted Racecourse Of The Year by the Racegoers Club, British Racing’s official supporters Club. Official presentation took place on day one of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival. York Racecourse has been crowned Racecourse Of The Year for the third year running by the Racegoers Club, the official supporters Club for British Racing […]

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TUDHOPE REACHES LANDMARK 100 WINS FOR FIRST TIME IN CAREER AT RIPON



Daniel Tudhope today secured a century of winners in the season for the first time in his career with his victory on World Title at Ripon Racecourse. The win marked a double on the day, after securing victory with Hot Affair in the opening race and resulted in his 19th win at Ripon and therefore […]

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DANZENO IN FIRING LINE FOR BEVERLEY BULLET



Popular sprinter Danzeno is reported in rude health for a possible tilt at the £65,000 William Hill Beverley Bullet on Saturday. The Group Three-winning eight-year-old, trained in Rutland by Mick Appleby, is one of 18 possible runners for Beverley’s most prestigious race of the season. Danzeno would arrive at Beverley in good nick, too, having […]

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Alex and Emma have the time of their lives at Redcar Races



TEACHER Alex Moore is going to have to set his new designer watch for seven hours ahead after winning the Best-Dressed Couple competition at Redcar Races with partner Emma Carter. Alex, who teaches PE, leaves to work in China next month but he and beautician Emma plan to stick together despite being nearly 5,000 miles […]

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Joe wears a gleaming smile after his 2,500th winner



EVERGREEN jockey Joe Fanning was the toast of Redcar’s Gin and Gents’ Evening after riding his 2,500th British winner. Dublin-born Fanning hit the admirable milestone when he drove the Keith Dalgleish-trained Universal Gleam to victory in the Racing TV Straight Mile Series Handicap Stakes. Fanning, 48, who struck up an incredibly successful partnership with Middleham’s […]

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YORKSHIRE JOCKEY FANNING REACHES LANDMARK 2,500TH WINNER AT REDCAR



Yorkshire-based jockey Joe Fanning today secured a landmark 2,500th UK victory with Universal Gleam at Redcar Racecourse, becoming only the second current flat jockey to do so. Fanning, who is based in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, joins Frankie Dettori (3190 wins) as the only two current flat jockeys to have reached the magnificent milestone. The win […]

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ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE AT BEVERLEY



Harry Love attempts to maintain his hot run of form when he goes for gold in the feature race at Beverley on Sunday. Trained in Norton, North Yorkshire, by Ollie Pears, the two-year-old son of Lawman bids for a hat-trick in the five-furlong Covers33 For All Your Vinyl Needs Nursery Handicap (3.15). Having got off […]

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Line Up announced for The Mondialiste Leger Legends Classified Stakes



Today, 20 August, the line-up has been announced for the 10th ‘Leger Legends Race’, The Mondialiste Leger Legends Classified Stakes, to be held at Doncaster Racecourse on Wednesday 11th September at 3.35pm. It includes former six-time British champion jockey, Kieren Fallon who is joined by former stars of the National Hunt weighing room including recently […]

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Leading global TV networks to showcase Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival



The Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival will receive a truly international shop window this week with the likes of NBC in the US, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), SuperSport in Africa, TV Poland, and Network 10 in Australia showcasing the week to their audiences. The four-day fixture, which starts tomorrow (August 21), will offer record prize […]

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RECORD PRIZE MONEY, TOP HORSES AND SENSATIONAL FASHION



The Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival will offer record prize money of well over £5 million, so looks set to attract the highest rated horse in the world (Crystal Ocean), the highest rated mare in the world (Enable), the highest rated filly in the world (Magical) and the highest rated stayer in the world (Stradivarius) […]

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TATE JUVENILES SET TO CLASH AT YORK



TATE JUVENILES SET TO CLASH AT YORK TRAINER James Tate will be doubled-handed in the Sky Bet Lowther Stakes at York on Thursday having supplemented impressive Princess Margaret Stakes winner Under The Stars. Connections of the Saeed Manana-owned filly paid £15,000 to add their unbeaten juvenile to the Group 2 line-up, which also includes stable […]

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HURAIZ TO STEP UP TO GROUP COMPANY AT YORK



IMPRESSIVE debut winner, Huraiz, is set to have his sights raised in the Group 3 Tattersalls Acomb Stakes at York on Wednesday. The Mark Johnston-trained colt made a striking introduction at Newcastle earlier this month, pulling two and a half lengths clear of his 11 rivals. A son of Sepoy, the talented juvenile is part […]

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CATTERICK RACES LEADS THE WAY IN THE STYLE STAKES ON LADIES’ DAY



It’s time to dress to impress as Catterick Racecourse prepares for Ladies’ Day on Wednesday 28 August. Amongst the racing action, there will be fashion competitions, live music and complimentary cocktails! The gates open at 12.20pm on Wednesday 28 August and racegoers will be keen to arrive early as the first 100 ladies to visit […]

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Statue of Racing Legend to be unveiled at York



A statue of racing legend, Lester Piggott, will be unveiled at York Racecourse on the opening day of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival, Wednesday 21 August. Though born in Wantage, the Piggott family trace their roots back to the north and the eleven time champion jockey often described York as his favourite track. It […]

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VRC and York in Global Partnership



The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) and York Racecourse are to celebrate their close ties with the announcement of a new exciting initiative to further cement their global partnership. The VRC will provide the winning connections of the £1 million Sky Bet Ebor Handicap with a once-in-a-lifetime experience for two to the 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival. […]

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GOSDEN’S STAR-STUDDED YORK TEAM TO BE HEADED BY ENABLE



Champion Trainer John Gosden is looking forward to bringing back to York the outstanding Enable for the Darley Yorkshire Oaks on Thursday 22 August. The five-year-old mare, owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah, has become a racing superstar over the last three seasons, winning 11 races on the trot. Nine of those successes have been at […]

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GOSDEN’S STAR-STUDDED YORK TEAM TO BE HEADED BY ENABLE



Champion Trainer John Gosden is looking forward to bringing back to York the outstanding Enable for the Darley Yorkshire Oaks on Thursday 22 August. The five-year-old mare, owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah, has become a racing superstar over the last three seasons, winning 11 races on the trot. Nine of those successes have been at […]

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SPRINT STAR BATTAASH ON COURSE FOR GROUP 1 ASSIGNMENT AT YORK



BATTAASH will spearhead a strong team for trainer Charlie Hills at The Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival, which gets underway on Wednesday 21 August at York. Battaash is currently the bookies’ favourite for August 23’s Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes after winning the King George Stakes at Glorious Goodwood for the third straight year. In 2017 and […]

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‘Swashbuckle Fatknickers’ wins fancy-dress prize on Caribbean Carnival Day at Redcar



GREAT-GRANDMA Janice Wilson pulled off a blooming spectacular victory in the adults’ fancy dress competition on Redcar Races’ Caribbean Carnival Day. Judges said Janice, from Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, stood out not just because of her costume, but due to her pirate name of “Swashbuckle Fatknickers”. Janice, who works as a senior carer, said: “I’m absolutely buzzing. I won this […]

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WILLIAM HILL GREAT ST. WILFRID HANDICAP HEADS RIPON’S FEATURE DAY OF THE SEASON



Ripon’s most iconic race, The William Hill Great St. Wilfrid Handicap Stakes takes pride of place on an excellent card next Saturday, August 17th. The ITV4 cameras will be present for the most valuable raceday of the season at Yorkshire’s ‘Garden Racecourse’, with total prize money of £150,000 up for grabs. The famous six-furlong Handicap […]

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MABS CROSS BACK FOR SECOND SHOT AT THE COOLMORE NUNTHORPE STAKES



TRAINER Michael Dods is hoping Mabs Cross can go one better than last year in her quest for success in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York. The five-year-old mare went down to Alpha Delphini by a nose in the thrilling 2018 renewal of the Group 1 sprint on the Knavesmire. Mabs Cross went on to […]

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YORK LIKELY FOR IMPROVING LIBERTY BEACH



JOHN QUINN has nominated the Sky Bet Lowther Stakes at The Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival as the intended target for improving filly, Liberty Beach. The talented juvenile has been one of the success stories of the season, blitzing her nine rivals in the Listed Dragon Stakes at Sandown, prior to a taking success in […]

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Pirates poised to swing into Redcaaaaar!



PIRATES are poised to invade the North-East coast this weekend as a seaside racecourse stages one of its most fun-packed days of the year. Redcar Races stages its annual Caribbean Carnival Day this Saturday with landlubbers rubbing shoulders with fancy-dress Long John Silvers and Captain Jack Sparrows. This year, Redcar has teamed up with the […]

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Celebrity bartender to shake things up at Beverley’s most fashionable fixture



stylish fashion and summer cocktails will be the order of the day as racegoers up the glamour stakes for Flemingate Ladies Day. The prestigious raceday, presented in partnership with Beverley’s Flemingate centre, returns on Wednesday, August 14, with superb racing, excellent entertainment, mouth-watering hospitality, wonderful prizes and a celebrity guest! TV’s favourite barman Merlin Griffiths will […]

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CHEVAL GRAND PRIMED FOR YORK ASSIGNMENT



Japan Cup winner, Cheval Grand, is being prepared for a tilt at the Group One Juddmonte International Stakes on the opening day of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York, a fortnight today. Trained in Japan by Yasuo Tomomichi, the seven-year-old has been a top-tier performer for a number of seasons, winning the 2017 […]

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Bumper Easter Helps Racing Attendances Flourish in H1



• Total and average attendances for January to June 2019 rise 2% • Bumper Easter weekend sees over 100,000 enjoy a day at the races • Drive for advance sales continues to reap reward with 6% increase • Attendance figures withstand impact of equine influenza outbreak British Horseracing has welcomed the latest Levy Board (HBLB) […]

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IN THE ZONE FAMILY DAY



Coming to the end of the school holidays and looking for something to keep the kids entertained? We have just the day for you! We know how hard it can be keeping the children occupied whilst you endure the summer holidays, and our final Family Day can finish off their holiday in style and they’re […]

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A Day’s Racing at Pontefract- I Should Be So Lucky!



Pontefract Racecourse transform their Raceday Experience offering Discover a slice of contemporary city-life in the heart of Yorkshire A new Guinness World RecordTM set on Flat Cap & Whippet raceday With their recent success at the RCA Showcase & Awards it should come as no surprise to racegoers that racing at Pontefract really is a top day […]

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Pat swaps Glorious Goodwood for the long trip to Redcar



PAT Cosgrave was riding at Glorious Goodwood today but the experienced southern-based jockey makes the trip north for one mount at Redcar tomorrow (Wednesday, July 31). Cosgrave, who has gone on to be a Group One-winning rider since being Ireland’s champion apprentice in 2003, takes the ride on Mina Vagante for Newmarket trainer Hugo Palmer […]

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The Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival – The Full Story



Heatwave to hail stones set the backdrop to some really competitive racing at the Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival, sponsored by Sky Bet. Glorious sunshine started the week at Ripon on Saturday, July 20 and continued for much of the week, including the hottest day of the year at Doncaster on Thursday, July 25. […]

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KIDS TAKEOVER CATTERICK BRIDGE RACECOURSE



Children will take the reins of key raceday roles at Catterick Bridge Racecourse on 12 August 2019, as part of Great British Racing’s Under 18s Race Free campaign (Full range of images available to download here) 29 July 2019, London: Young visitors to Racing Careers Day at Catterick Bridge Racecourse on Monday 12 August will […]

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BAILEY BACK ON BEVERLEY BEAT WITH BIZARRE



Trainer Liam Bailey insists How Bizarre has what it takes to once again trouble the judge at Beverley on Tuesday. The rookie North Yorkshire handler is not yet a household name, but he made a grand entrance at the East Yorkshire circuit following How Bizarre’s impressive course-and-distance victory on July 16. Leyburn-based Bailey spent his […]

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PONTEFRACT RACECOURSE WEDNESDAY 7th AUGUST 2019 LADIES DAY



PONTEFRACT RACECOURSE WEDNESDAY 7th AUGUST 2019 LADIES DAY If you’ve been looking for an excuse to buy a new outfit, then look no further as our annual Ladies Day is just around the corner. With an array of hats, fascinators and stilettos, the ladies of Yorkshire truly do to ‘dress to impress’ in an effort […]

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Catterick Racecourse set for a fun-packed family friendly august



Catterick Races August Family Days are always one of the highlights in the fixture calendar and this year is no exception. First of the two family days, Forces’ Family Day in association with ABF The Soldier’s Charity, falls on Tuesday 6 August when the gates will be open from 12pm. Alongside the racing action, children […]

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NICHOLLS HOPING HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF AT YORK



TALENTED apprentice Megan Nicholls will be looking to maintain her unbeaten record in the eventmasters.co.uk<http://eventmasters.co.uk> Silk Series Lady Riders’ Handicap at York on Friday. Nicholls, who is apprenticed to her father, 11-time champion National Hunt Trainer Paul, won the inaugural renewal of the race last year when guiding the Richard Fahey-trained, International Man, to a […]

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St Leger is only 50 days away!



Excitement is building for one of the most prestigious race weeks of the British horse racing calendar. Today marks just 50 days to go to the William Hill St Leger Festival. Tickets to the premier enclosure on Saturday 14 September have already sold out, and tickets for the Lincoln & Conduit Restaurants on Ladies Day […]

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Redcar Racecourse crowned Best Small Racecourse in Scotland & The North



Redcar Racecourse voted Best Small Racecourse in Scotland & The North by British Racing’s official supporters Club. -An official presentation took place on Redcar’s 1940s Revival Raceday fixture -Amy Fair, Managing Director of Redcar Racecourse, “Delighted to win this award, especially because it comes from the racing public” Redcar Racecourse has been crowned Best Small […]

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Lunchtime Racing Trial Extended Into the Autumn



The Racecourse Association has announced today that a further trial of lunchtime racing will take place this Autumn over a five-week period. The first trial earlier in 2019, initiated at the behest of the Horserace Betting Levy Board’s Betting Liaison Group, consisted of three fixtures during May and June commencing at 12 noon in a […]

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Irish trainer Katy raises a glass of Fizz to a winner at Redcar



IRISH trainer Katy Brown was planning to head back home to County Kildare on Sunday night – but changed her mind after Effernock Fizz romped home on the second day of the Go Racing In Yorkshire Festival at Redcar. “I think we’ll be reviewing our plans now and having a drink before going back in […]

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LOOKING FORWARD TO MUSIC SHOWCASE WEEKEND AT YORK RACECOURSE



York’s two-day Music Showcase weekend on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon (July 26 & 27), 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, […]

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TINKLER SWEET ON JAM AT BEVERLEY



Ginger Jam attempts to claim a fantastic Beverley hat-trick when he runs in the Jaimie Kerr Memorial Handicap (7.00) on Monday evening. The four-year-old gelding, trained by red-hot North Yorkshire trainer Nigel Tinkler, has won on his last two visits to the East Yorkshire circuit. He now goes for a third consecutive course success in […]

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TUDHOPE HOPING TO CONTINUE RED-HOT FORM AT YORKSHIRE SUMMER FESTIVAL AS HE CHASES DREAM JOCKEYS TITLE



Jockey Daniel Tudhope is hoping he can continue his recent fantastic form into the Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival, which begins on Saturday 20th July, as the race to be crowned Champion Flat Jockey heats up. The 33-year-old has enjoyed a superb start to the season, securing 62 wins and finding himself at the […]

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LOOKALIKE LEGENDS FAMILY DAY



Our second of three Sunday meetings takes place on 28th July as we host our Lookalike Legends Family Day. After a hugely successful Flat Cap & Whippet Family Day in June, we are looking forward to another busy meeting and have even more going on for the crowds to get enjoy. This meeting is also […]

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KARL BURKE FEELS THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME AHEAD OF YORKSHIRE SUMMER FESTIVAL



Racehorse Trainer, Karl Burke feels there’s no better place to live and work than in Yorkshire as he prepares for the Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival which begins this Saturday 20th July. Discussing his love for Yorkshire in an interview with Great British Racing, the 56-year-old said: “First and foremost it’s a beautiful place […]

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War veteran Joyce, 97, is guest of honour on Redcar’s day for heroes



A 97-year-old former cook, who became one of the first women to land at Normandy after D-Day, is to be guest of honour as a North-East racecourse salutes the country’s war heroes. Joyce Dowding will receive VIP treatment at the 1940s Revival Day at Redcar Races on Sunday, July 21, in support of the Royal […]

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STALWARTS OF THE NORTHERN RACING COMMUNITY TO BE HONOURED AT GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE SUMMER FESTIVAL



The Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival, sponsored by Sky Bet, celebrates all that is great about racing in the White Rose County with 10 race meetings, over 9 days at 8 different Yorkshire racecourses, starting at Ripon on Saturday 20 July and finishing at Pontefract on Sunday 28 July. The festival visits Catterick on […]

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KEITH BROWN DUO READY TO ROLL AT BEVERLEY



Local owner Keith Brown on Tuesday throws two darts at the board in his quest to land a first Beverley winner of the season. Brown, who resides in nearby Swanland, is best known in the racing game for his association with Top Notch Tonto, runner-up in the 2013 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot. But […]

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Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival Partners with Racing Charity



Racing Welfare, a registered charity which supports the workforce of British horseracing, is to be the beneficiary of this year’s Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival, sponsored by Sky Bet. Richard Hammill, Chief Operating Officer and Clerk of the Course at Pontefract Racecourse and member of the Go Racing in Yorkshire Marketing Committee said, “We […]

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MORDIN READY FOR ‘HISTORIC’JOHN SMITH’S DIAMOND JUBILEE CUP AT YORK



NEWMARKET trainer Simon Crisford is looking forward to running the high-quality Mordin in the John Smith’s Diamond Jubilee Cup at York on Saturday. The consistent five-year-old, who recorded a fourth career success when easily winning on his seasonal reappearance at Haydock, already boasts significant form in heritage handicap company having finished runner-up in the Cambridgeshire […]

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FANSHAWE IMPROVER TO LINE UP IN FRIDAY FEATURE AT YORK



ARCHER’S DREAM will bid to protect her 100 per cent record when she contests the Group 3 William Hill Summer Stakes at York on Friday. The James Fanshawe-trained filly has kept improving since making a winning debut at Doncaster back in April. She made it three from three when dead-heating in the Listed Cathedral Stakes […]

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Laurens on target for French comeback after minor injury



STAR filly Laurens has been given an upbeat assessment by her trainer as she recovers from a minor injury and prepares to add another Group 1 victory to her glittering career. Karl Burke, based near Leyburn, was speaking today at the launch of the Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival. The Spigot Lodge trainer reported […]

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Redcar leads race to be UK’s most bee-friendly racecourse



THE North-East is creating a real buzz in sporting circles by staking a claim to have the UK’s most bee-friendly racecourse. Redcar Racecourse is backing the environment by becoming home to eight beehives and hopes to get onto a winner with its own brand of honey. The hives were established by passionate beekeeper Dave Metcalfe, […]

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Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival Racing To Go



Yorkshire racing enthusiasts are bracing themselves for an exciting week as the Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival is nearly upon us. Starting at Ripon on Saturday, July 20, there will be 10 race meetings, over nine days at eight different racecourses, culminating in an exciting finale at Pontefract on Sunday, July 28. Sponsored by […]

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FANSHAWE IMPROVER TO LINE UP IN FRIDAY FEATURE AT YORK



ARCHER’S DREAM will bid to protect her 100 per cent record when she contests the Group 3 William Hill Summer Stakes at York on Friday. The James Fanshawe-trained filly has kept improving since making a winning debut at Doncaster back in April. She made it three from three when dead-heating in the Listed Cathedral Stakes […]

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More than 75% of parents in Yorkshire say cost prevents children from participating in outdoor activities



A new study has revealed that 78% of parents in Yorkshire believe there aren’t enough low-cost activities available for children during the summer holidays, leading to more children spending fewer hours outside. In research commissioned by Great British Racing for its ‘Under 18s Race Free’ campaign, it was found that parents across the county are […]

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FROST HOPING JOHN SMITH’S CUP CHALLENGER CAN PROVE “BETTER THAN A HANDICAPPER”



KEVIN FROST holds lofty aspirations for progressive five-year-old Francis Xavier and the Staffordshire-based trainer is looking forward to unleashing his “raging bull” in the John Smith’s Diamond Jubilee Cup at York on Saturday. Purchased from the Tattersalls July Sale during the corresponding week last year, Francis Xavier won his first two outings for Frost, including […]

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ROYAL PATRON OF YORK RACECOURSE TO HELP CELBRATE THE DIAMOND JUBILEE OF THE JOHN SMITH’S CUP



The Royal Patron of York Racecourse, His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG will help celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the John Smith’s Cup. The longest running sponsorship in flat racing will mark its 60th running on Saturday 13 July at York Racecourse. First won by Fougalle back in 1960, the milestone will be […]

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FAHEY’S MAGNIFICENT SEVEN AT BEVERLEY



Master Beverley trainer Richard Fahey admitted the lure of big prize-money was too good to resist when he saddles Sootability in the feature race on Saturday. Malton-based Fahey sends a strong team to the Westwood, and holds seven live chances of adding to his exemplary record at the East Yorkshire circuit. One of which, Sootability, […]

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ABBA NIGHT – RED SHIRT NIGHT & BEER FESTIVAL



Our final evening meeting of the season takes place at Pontefract on Friday 19th July and is the second night of our Music Night Series, accompanied by our Red Shirt Night and Beer Festival. It promises to be a fantastic evening with six great races followed by the UK’s best Abba tribute band, Fabba Girls, […]

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HIGH HOPES FOR HECTOR AT BEVERLEY



Brazilian-born trainer Ivan Furtado challenged Hector’s Here to a continue his fine run of form when he reports for duty at the first leg of Beverley’s big double-header on Friday evening. The three-year-old colt has been in solid nick all year, and neatly illustrated the point at Hamilton on June 19. Sent off a 5-1 […]

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CATTERICK RACECOURSE SUPPORTS LOCAL CHARITY AT ANNUAL RACE DAY



Catterick Racecourse continues to support local, Darlington-based charity St Teresa’s Hospice this year with its annual race day on Wednesday 10 July. This year marks the thirteenth running of the St Teresa’s Charity Race Day, where racegoers can enjoy Pantomime Horse Racing action ahead of an action-packed seven race card. The first race on the […]

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‘Visit Ripon’ Raceday – Monday 15th July



Ripon Racecourse is preparing to host the second ‘Visit Ripon’ Community Raceday on Monday 15th July. Following the success of last year’s event, the day will see a number of local attractions, along with Welcome To Yorkshire, join forces at Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse to showcase what they each have to offer and to collectively promote […]

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CATTERICK RACECOURSE SUPPORTS LOCAL CHARITY AT ANNUAL RACE DAY



Catterick Racecourse continues to support local, Darlington-based charity St Teresa’s Hospice this year with its annual race day on Wednesday 10 July. This year marks the thirteenth running of the St Teresa’s Charity Race Day, where racegoers can enjoy Pantomime Horse Racing action ahead of an action-packed seven race card. The first race on the […]

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Former MP joins racecourse board



A FORMER MP with experience in North-East industry has joined the board of his local racecourse. Ian Swales has spoken of his pride and excitement at becoming a director of Redcar Racecourse, having served the town as MP between 2010 and 2015. Mr Swales is originally from Leeds but moved to Redcar in 1978 to […]

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THE ART OF RACING RACE DAY



The inaugural ‘Art of Racing’ Raceday won an award at the prestigious Showcase Awards in 2016 for it’s unique innovation and the second of our Art of Racing Racedays in 2019 takes place at Pontefract on Tuesday 9th July. It once again promises to be a brilliant day for both racing fanatics and those going […]

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Fashion winner Kayleigh feels like a princess



ROYAL fan Kayleigh Imiela felt like a princess after winning an annual fashion competition at a North-East racecourse. Kayleigh, 31, from Middlesbrough, was “absolutely flabbergasted” after winning the Best-Dressed Lady competition on Ladies’ Day at Redcar Races on Saturday. Kayleigh, 31, who works for Yorkshire Bank, at Stockton, said: “I wasn’t going to enter until my […]

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COCKTAILS & CASINO RACE NIGHT NEXT ON THE CARD AT CATTERICK RACES



Following its opening meeting, the newly refurbished Catterick Racecourse will stage its inaugural Cocktails & Casino Race Night on Monday 1 July. Seven races are scheduled for the fun-packed evening meeting, with the first race at 6pm and the last race at 9pm. The feature race, the KC Ethical British Caviar Handicap Stakes is a […]

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PONTEFRACT RACECOURSE IN GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ ATTEMPT



With Royal Ascot grabbing many of the sporting headlines this week, Pontefract Racecourse is keeping its feet firmly on the ground with a proper Yorkshire Family Day out with a twist. While there’s high fashion, top hats and morning suits for racing at Royal Ascot, Pontefract host a very Yorkshire ‘Flat Cap and Whippet’ Family […]

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Flat Cap & Whippet Family Day



The first of three popular Family Day race meetings at Pontefract in 2019 is just around the corner with Flat Cap and Whippet Day on Sunday 23rd June. There are 7 fantastic horse races but there are tonnes of exciting things to do before the horses take centre stage. The gates open at 11.30am and […]

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ORNATE ADDS DASH OF CLASS TO BEVERLEY CARD



Ornate bids to claim a significant double when he lines up in the £14,000 Tecknodev British EBF Conditions Stakes at Beverley on Tuesday evening. Trained in Bawtry, South Yorkshire, by David Griffiths, the six-year-old gelding was sent off a largely unconsidered 33-1 chance for the Investec Dash on Derby Day at Epsom. Yet despite his […]

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YORKSHIRE JOCKEY MULRENNAN REACHES LANDMARK 1,000TH WINNER AT DONCASTER



Yorkshire-based jockey Paul Mulrennan secured his 1,000th UK career victory with Camacho Chief at Doncaster Racecourse this afternoon. He joins an illustrious list of jockeys to have reached the landmark, including Frankie Dettori and three-time Champion Flat Jockey, Silvestre De Sousa. The win marked his 26th success at the racecourse, with Mulrennan’s highest performing tracks […]

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Macmillan Charity Raceday at York Racecourse raises a record total of over £640,000



The 49th staging of Macmillan Charity Raceday at York Racecourse raised a record amount for charity, with over £640,000 and counting.  With people still able to make donations, the aggregate figure since its inception in 1971 is now approaching £9 million. The long-lasting partnership between York Racecourse and Macmillan Cancer Support remains the biggest single […]

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Spectacular prizes on offer for Ladies’ Day at Redcar



MORE than £3,000 of glittering prizes are up for grabs when a North-East racecourse celebrates “Ladies’ Day” next week. Thousands of glamorous ladies, along with partners, will be putting on the style at Redcar Races on Saturday, June 22. As well as a packed programme of racing, the day will feature a fashion show by […]

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JOHNSTON DUO SET TO RENEW RIVALRY IN LISTED RACE AT YORK



MARK JOHNSTON has enjoyed a fine season with his staying types and the Middleham-based trainer looks to hold another strong hand in the Listed feature of Saturday at York, the Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Grand Cup. Johnston saddled three of the first four home in the Group 3 Henry II Stakes at Sandown […]

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SIR DANCEALOT OUT TO BOOST FINE YORK RECORD



DUAL Group 2 winner Sir Dancealot is the star name among five declarations received for the Listed Equinity Technology Ganton Stakes – the feature contest on tomorrow’s intriguing seven-race card at York. Trained in Newmarket by the evergreen David Elsworth, the five-year-old captured last season’s Lennox Stakes and Hungerford Stakes during a twelve-start campaign that […]

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Lexus Melbourne Cup to visit York



York Racecourse and its home city are delighted at the recent announcement by the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) that it will be host to the 17th annual Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour. York is the only European destination amongst the 39 communities spread over six countries that will host the $200,000 Gold Trophy. This year holds […]

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SLY’S NEW STAR SET FOR £100,000 SPRINT AT YORK



PAM SLY plans to bring smart speedster Dazzling Dan to York this Saturday for the £100,000 Pavers Foundation Catherine Memorial Sprint. The Thorney-based trainer hit the headlines in 2006 when she took on the big guns and won, thanks to Speciosa’s heroics in the Qipco 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket. Now her comparatively small operation has […]

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Win a Christmas break to remember at Flemingate Ladies Day



It’s East Yorkshire’s hottest summer day out, but stylish racegoers at Flemingate Ladies Day will have one eye on Christmas this year. Beverley Racecourse has teamed up with Humberside Airport to award the winner of the coveted Most Stylish Lady competition an unforgettable weekend at the Christmas Markets of Cologne, one of the world’s most […]

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SUMMER SANDS A SHORE THING AT BEVERLEY



Summer Sands booked his place at Royal Ascot with a classy victory in the £40,000 Truckingby Brian Yeardley Two-Year-Old Trophy at Beverley on Saturday. Sent off an 11-4 chance in a hot five-runner affair, Richard Fahey’s two-year-old son of Coach House from the outset looked the real deal in the hands of Barry McHugh. Summer […]

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LIBERTY RULES IN HILARY NEEDLER TROPHY AT BEVERLEY



(For immediate release, Saturday, June 8) (Please feel free to use attached image of Liberty Beach – credit Hannah Ali) Liberty Beach will head to Royal Ascot on top of her game after she won the £40,000 Hilary Needler Trophy at Beverley on Saturday. Trained in Malton by John Quinn and ridden by David Allan, […]

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SWANN FLYING HIGH FOR BIG DAY AT BEVERLEY



Scunthorpe Utd chairman Peter Swann is optimistic of another successful cross-Humber raid on Beverley in two of the biggest races of the season on Saturday. Swann is an enthusiastic owner and, along with mother-in-law Barbara Wilkinson and other family members, has enjoyed great success at Beverley under the Cool Silk Partnership banner. The Cool Silk […]

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Thirst Past The Post



Hotel creates new cocktails for Ladies’ Day at Redcar A LUXURY hotel has added two unique cocktails to its menu to celebrate a glamorous new partnership with a North-East racecourse. The cocktails, including one with a “Red Rum” base to capture the racing spirit, have been created to coincide with Rockliffe Hall being unveiled as […]

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CATTERICK RACECOURSE RE-OPENS FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF A £600,000 INVESTMENT



Catterick Racecourse commences its 2019 Flat racing season on Monday 17 June following a £600,000 investment into its facilities. When the gates open, both racegoers and racing professionals will notice a spectacular difference as a result of the most recent improvements, designed by local, Richmond-based, architects Harris Irwin Associates [HIA]. Jockeys will benefit from an […]

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YORKSHIRE JOCKEY TUDHOPE REACHES LANDMARK 1,000TH WINNER AT THIRSK



Yorkshire-based jockey Daniel Tudhope today secured his 1,000th UK career victory with Ingleby Hollow at Thirsk Racecourse this afternoon, joining an illustrious list of jockeys to have reached the landmark. Tudhope joins the likes of Frankie Dettori and three-time Champion Flat Jockey, Silvestre De Sousa, to have reached the milestone. The win was his second […]

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100 days until the William Hill St Leger Festival opens its doors for 243rd year



The celebrate 100 days to go until the 2019 William Hill St Leger Festival, organisers have decided to reward 100 Yorkshire charities with the offer of Free Tickets, which can be used to either reward volunteers or to support a charity’s fundraising activities. Russell Smith Executive Director said: “Charities work tirelessly on a daily basis […]

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Charity mascot race ends in photo-finish



A FUN-PACKED mascot race in aid of a pioneering North-East charity ended up in a dramatic photo-finish in front of cheering punters. Watch the race here! The first “Royal Mascot” race took place on Racing UK Zetland Gold Cup Day at Redcar races, with six runners going to post – a horse and jockey, crocodile, […]

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IMPROVING ENBIHAAR READY FOR YORK GROUP 3 TEST



PROGRESSIVE four-year-old, Enbihaar, will take the next step up the ladder when she lines up in the William Hill Brontë Cup at York on Saturday. Trained by John Gosden, who won the inaugural £90,000 contest with Precious Ramotswe, Enbihaar is one of nine declarations received for the most recent Group 3 to join the York […]

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Training for Go Racing in Yorkshire Ladies’ Days



Glamour, sophistication and socialising are all synonymous with a day at the races, but it is ramped up when it comes to Ladies Day. Each of the nine racecourses in Yorkshire will be offering superb prizes for their Best Dressed Lady. The first competition is at Wetherby on Thursday, May 30 and they continue across […]

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AUSTRALIAN SPRINTER HANDED YORK ENTRY



ACQUME is poised to add an international dimension to proceedings at York on Saturday, as the Australian sprinter tries to emulate some illustrious compatriots who have succeeded on the Knavesmire. The Paul Messara-trained Ortensia produced a devastating turn of foot to land the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes in 2012 and Acqume, who is trained in Queensland […]

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Come and join the fun at ‘Royal Mascot’



EXCITEMENT is building with just over a week to go to the first “Royal Mascot” race at Redcar. A strong line-up of mascots are confirmed for the race on Zetland Gold Cup Day, on Bank Holiday Monday, May 27, with Hartlepool United confirming the club’s famous mascot, H’Angus The Monkey, as a late entry. Companies […]

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TOO DARN HOT MAKES SEASONAL BOW AT YORK



TOO DARN Hot is ready for his eagerly anticipated seasonal return this Thursday when he’ll contest the Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante Stakes at York. Last year’s champion juvenile will face seven rivals in the £165,000 Group 2 race, regarded by many to be the leading Investec Derby trial. The unbeaten son of Dubawi, owned […]

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ENTITLE STEPS UP IN CLASS FOR TATTERSALLS MUSIDORA TEST



ENTITLE will seek to enhance her Investec Oaks credentials when she lines up in the £100,000 Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York tomorrow. Prince Khalid Abdullah’s filly is sure to be the focus of understandable attention in the race preliminaries as she is a half-sister to the outstanding Enable, winner of the last two renewals of […]

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YAFTA FLYING AHEAD OF YORK ENGAGEMENT



PROGRESSIVE four-year-old, Yafta, is reported to be in fine form ahead of his outing in the Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes at York on Wednesday. Trained by Richard Hannon, Yafta was one of ten declarations received for the £125,000 Group 2 – the opening-day sprint feature, as racing gets underway on the Knavesmire for […]

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YORK RACECOURSE SELLS OUT NEW PREMIER RACING LOUNGE AT DANTE FESTIVAL



York Racecourse is looking forward to the opening of its latest racegoer facility, the Premier Racing Lounge, which will see its first racegoers on Wednesday 15 May, the opening day of the Dante Festival. The new concept has converted the ground floor of the existing Melrose Stand into a pre booked Premier Lounge, which offers […]

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AL BASTI EQUIWORLD DUBAI DANTE STAKES ENTRY SURFMAN IS POISED FOR STEP UP IN CLASS



ROGER Varian is hoping that his Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante Stakes entry, Surfman, can deliver on his significant promise for owner breeder Peter Winkworth. Surfman, a half-brother to Group 1-winning filly Kitesurf, has already shown huge potential in easily winning his last two races, after making his debut at Nottingham last October. Now the […]

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BILLY OCEAN COMES TO PONTEFRACT



Evening meetings are always extremely popular at Pontefract and the first of three this season is 80s Night on Friday Evening 24th May. It’s the first of two Music Nights (the other being on Friday Evening 19th July) and with one of the world’s biggest international male soloists from the 80s, Billy Ocean, playing after […]

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STARS STAND GROUND AHEAD OF GROUP TWO FEATURE AT YORK



LIMATO and Snazzy Jazzy remain under consideration for the Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes, the £165,000 sprint feature on the opening day of York’s new season – Wednesday 15 May. The Henry Candy-trained Limato and Clive Cox’s charge, Snazzy Jazzy, both stood their ground at yesterday’s confirmation stage as 16 entries were left in […]

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STARS STAND GROUND AHEAD OF GROUP TWO FEATURE AT YORK



LIMATO and Snazzy Jazzy remain under consideration for the Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes, the £165,000 sprint feature on the opening day of York’s new season – Wednesday 15 May. The Henry Candy-trained Limato and Clive Cox’s charge, Snazzy Jazzy, both stood their ground at yesterday’s confirmation stage as 16 entries were left in […]

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Good causes on to a winner as Beverley announces charity racenight takeover



Beverley Racecourse today announced it is staging a charity takeover race meeting to support the fantastic work of some of the region’s most worthy causes. Beverley Racecourse has invited five local charities – Cash for Kids, the Daisy Appeal, Dove House Hospice, Hull Homeless Community Project and R-evolution – to take centre stage at The […]

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‘Everybody Get Up’ for Fiver Friday at Ripon!



Racegoers and music lovers are set to flock to Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse on Friday evening (10th May) for the best value night out of 2019. A quality evening of racing will be followed by a live concert from 90’s/00’s pop icons ‘Five’ and entry to the Paddock and Course Enclosure is priced at just £5! […]

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ITV RACING FIGURES JUMP YEAR ON YEAR



ITV’s audience for its Jumps season coverage has increased 14% year on year. On average the viewing figures across ITV [main channel] and ITV4 rose by 81,000 per broadcast for jumps meetings for the season from October through to April. For 2018-19, an average of 664,000 watched each live show, compared with 583,000 during the […]

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Dods looks to find Achilles’ heel of rivals at Redcar



SOUTHERN raiders are out in force as usual at Redcar tomorrow (Thursday) but local trainer Michael Dods goes into battle with some interesting ammunition. Dods made no secret of the fact that he rates Myrmidons highly after the Casamento gelding – named after Achilles’ soldiers from Greek mythology – won on his debut over course […]

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Michelin-starred chef puts racegoers on to a winner in the dining stakes



Beverley Racecourse has teamed up with Michelin-starred chef James Mackenzie to bring a season of gastronomic delights to discerning racegoers. The Chef and Proprietor of Michelin-starred gastropub The Pipe and Glass has created an array of mouthwatering dishes for the award-winning racecourse, reflecting his style of modern British cooking using seasonal produce from his own […]

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TELECASTER PROMPTS INTEREST IN DANTE FESTIVAL FEATURE



TRAINER HUGHIE Morrison has reported that Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante Stakes entry Telecaster is in fine fettle ahead of a potential tilt at the £165,000 York feature on Thursday 16 May. The son of New Approach, who inflicted a nine-length defeat on some fancied rivals in a Windsor novice last week, was one of […]

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PREVIOUS YORK WINNERS PROMINENT AS DANTE FESTIVAL TAKES SHAPE



A host of horses with previous winning form at York remain engaged in the Group Two contests that are the highlights of the upcoming Dante Festival that will be staged on the Knavesmire between Wednesday 15 and Friday 17 May. Last season’s champion two-year-old, Too Darn Hot, remains the stand-out name amongst the now sixty-one […]

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LOUGHNANE DUO ON THE MARCH AT BEVERLEY



David Loughnane on Thursday attempts to improve upon his outstanding record at Beverley when he saddles two runners on the Westwood. The Market Drayton-based handler has secured 11 winners from 43 runners at the well-attended East Yorkshire circuit and is operating at a most impressive £75.50 profit from a £1 stake. And after having enjoyed […]

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Artistic Grace is in wonderland at the races



LITTLE Grace Chapman was in wonderland yesterday after winning a VIP trip to Redcar Races thanks to her artistic skills. Grace, five, from Hartlepool, won the annual competition to design the racecard front cover for the Easter Monday meeting at the seaside course. As well as being treated to a special lunch with her family, […]

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30TH NORTHERN RACING COLLEGE CHARITY DAY



Wednesday 1st May is a day when Pontefract traditionally looks to the future stars of racing, both human and equine. It’s the 30th Annual Northern Racing College Charity Day! The race meeting is unique in the fact that the majority of the card sees races sponsored by different bookmakers who traditionally set aside their commercial […]

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Makin returns to Redcar with poignant first winner as a trainer



PHILLIP Makin was the toast of Redcar Races today after training his first winner – on the track where a sickening fall ended his career as a jockey. The horrific fall at Redcar last August led to Makin retiring from the saddle and setting up as a trainer from a yard at Easingwold, in North […]

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Amazing Grace is Redcar’s Easter racecard winner



LITTLE Grace Chapman is the winner of an annual art competition to design the front cover of the racecard for Redcar’s Easter Monday meeting. Grace, five, who comes from Hartlepool, has won a VIP family day out after her eye-catching entry was picked by the judges. Her mum Becky said: “We love coming to Redcar […]

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Ripon Introduce Green Scheme for 2019



Ripon Racecourse has introduced a ‘Green Scheme’ in time for the start of the 2019 season, offering discounted entry to cyclists and public transport users with the aim of reducing the carbon footprint of racedays at Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse. From the first meeting on Thursday 18th April cyclists will receive a £5 discount token for […]

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Ripon Ready for 2019 Season



With spring in the air the flat season is really getting into full swing and Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse is all set to join the party with their season opener, Easter Family Day on Thursday 18th April. Alongside a great afternoon of racing there will be an Easter Bunny Hunt, bouncy castle, face painting and mini-farm […]

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Juddmonte International becomes only Race in Europe to offer “Win and You’re In” benefits to the Breeders’ Cup Classic



The Group One Juddmonte International run at York, is set to be the only European race that offers “Win and You’re In” benefits to the Breeders’ Cup Classic, which will be staged at Santa Anita Racetrack in California, this November. The successful horse in the £1 million flagship contest on the Knavesmire will receive a […]

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Beverley gallops into 2019 season with egg-citing opener



Award-winning Beverley Racecourse is launching an action-packed 2019 season with an Easter-themed raceday packed with family activities, including a “magical” Easter tree adorned with 500 chocolate eggs! The family-friendly Westwood venue has teamed up with Pocklington-based chocolatier, Butterflies Chocolate, to host the Easter tree hung with real chocolate eggs, as well as egg-decorating workshops. The […]

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Ripon Ready for 2019 Season



With spring in the air the flat season is really getting into full swing and Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse is all set to join the party with their season opener, Easter Family Day on Thursday 18th April. Alongside a great afternoon of racing there will be an Easter Bunny Hunt, bouncy castle, face painting and mini-farm […]

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Ripon Introduce Green Scheme for 2019



Ripon Racecourse has introduced a ‘Green Scheme’ in time for the start of the 2019 season, offering discounted entry to cyclists and public transport users with the aim of reducing the carbon footprint of racedays at Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse. From the first meeting on Thursday 18th April cyclists will receive a £5 discount token for […]

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THE PONTEFRACT MARATHON



There’s a quick turnaround in the race meetings at Pontefract with the second meeting of the season taking place on Monday 15th April when the equine equivalent of the London Marathon, the Pontefract Marathon, is one of the highlights on a 7 race card. The first two year race of the season at Pontefract is […]

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TOO DARN HOT HEADS AL BASTI EQUIWORLD DUBAI DANTE STAKES ENTRY



LAST SEASON’S champion two-year-old, Too Darn Hot, is the stand-out name in an intriguing 89-strong entry for the Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante Stakes – the May 17 feature race of York’s curtain-raising three-day festival. The colt’s trainer John Gosden has a fine recent record in the famous mile and a quarter Group 2 race, […]

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LARAAIB TO COME UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR MATCHBOOK YORKSHIRE CUP



CLASSY middle-distance campaigner Laraaib could step up in trip for a shot at the £165,000 Matchbook Yorkshire Cup at York on Friday 17 May. The Owen Burrows-trained five-year-old signed off for 2018 with a gritty half-length victory in the mile and a half Group 3 Cumberland Lodge Stakes at Ascot. It meant he finished the […]

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STAR FILLY SEA OF CLASS AMONG AL BASTI EQUIWORLD DUBAI MIDDLETON STAKES ENTRY



Lanigan and Johnston yard poised with potential challengers SEA OF Class could make her seasonal reappearance at York after being entered in the Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Middleton Stakes, which will be run on Thursday 16 May. The William Haggas-trained filly was one of the stars of the 2018 season, winning two Group 1s – […]

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FUTURE STARS – Round 1, Doncaster March 31 Progression is a brilliant thing for any apprentice jockey and for Cameron Noble it led to a first win in the Go Racing In Yorkshire Future Stars competition when the 2019 series got underway at Doncaster. Third on his only ride in 2017 and second when he […]

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YORK GROUP 2 THE AIM FOR IMPROVING INVINCIBLE ARMY



INVINCIBLE ARMY could have a third crack at Group 1 star Sands of Mali, with both horses entered in the Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes, which will be the feature race on the opening day of York’s 2019 season – Wednesday 15 May. Invincible Army impressed last Saturday when speeding to a two-length success […]

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FUTURE STARS – Round 1, Doncaster March 31



Progression is a brilliant thing for any apprentice jockey and for Cameron Noble it led to a first win in the Go Racing In Yorkshire Future Stars competition when the 2019 series got underway at Doncaster. Third on his only ride in 2017 and second when he had just a solitary ride in the series […]

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BACK IN ACTION AT PONTE



With Spring here and Summer just around the corner, the flat season roars back in to action at Pontefract with a quality race meeting on Tuesday 9th April. With £78,000 worth of prize money on offer, the card often throws up some impressive early season types. With the first two meetings falling in the Easter […]

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2019 Go Racing in Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Series



Not only does Saturday mark the return of the flat season at Doncaster but also the first leg in the Go Racing in Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Series, supported by White Rose Saddlery. An apprentice race is held at each Yorkshire racecourse, with the final at Doncaster in November.  Points are awarded throughout the series […]

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CLIFF STUD AND THIRSK RACECOURSE SIGN THREE-YEAR SPONSORSHIP DEAL



An historic Helmsley-based stud farm, once owned by horse racing legend Sir Henry Cecil, has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with Thirsk Racecourse to back Thirsk’s most prestigious race, the Thirsk Hunt Cup, until at least 2021. Set in 220 acres above Helmsley, Cliff Stud specialises in foaling, and with its immaculately maintained paddocks and […]

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Yorkshire Jockeys Support Homeless Project



A group of Yorkshire jockeys have come together to help those less fortunate than themselves, working with the Harrogate Homeless Project. Often travelling to race meetings with only the contents of a washbag – most jockeys equipment is transported between racecourses via the valets who work in the weighing room – the jockeys have filled […]

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Tickets on sale now for Middleham Open Day 2019



A highlight in the northern racing calendar, the hugely popular Middleham Open Day returns this year on Good Friday, 19th April 2019.  Tickets are on sale now for this fabulous event which showcases racing in Middleham’s stunning surroundings, offering a superb day out for racing fans and families alike.    Visitors to Middleham on Good […]

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ALL CHANGE AT PONTEFRACT



It’s been over 5 months since there was last racing at Pontefract and after a particularly testing year in 2018 the West Yorkshire track is getting ready to kick off their 16 day campaign on Tuesday, 9th April. Managing Director, Norman Gundill MBE, explained to guests at the course’s annual Press Lunch how, despite one […]

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CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL FASHION ON SHOW AT CATTERICK RACES FOR COUNTRYSIDE DAY SEASON FINALE



The final meeting of Catterick Racecourse’s 2018/19 National Hunt season will take place on Wednesday 6 March, Countryside Day. The gates will be open to the public from 12.20pm, with the first race due to take place at 2.20pm and the last race at 5.20pm. There is a packed card on offer, with seven races […]

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Free Friday at Catterick Races



Catterick Races will host an additional National Hunt fixture next Friday, 22 February and racegoers can enjoy free entry into all enclosures. This fixture is one of six additional fixtures announced by the British Horse Racing Authority (BHA) scheduled to take place between 20-28 February following the loss of six days of racing due to […]

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YORK RACECOURSE ANNOUNCES FURTHER STRENGTHENING OF 2019 RACE PROGRAMME



York Racecourse is pleased to confirm that 2019 will see a further strengthening of its race programme; featuring both the upgrade of the Sky Bet City of York Stakes to Group 2 status, as well as the £1m Sky Bet Ebor becoming an open handicap. These changes, approved by the European Pattern Committee and British […]

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NORTH YORKSHIRE GRAND NATIONAL NEXT ON THE CARD AT CATTERICK RACES



Catterick’s National Hunt season continues on Thursday 10 January, featuring it’s most prestigious National Hunt race, the North Yorkshire Grand National, which has once again been kindly sponsored by the Richmond based racecourse supplier firm Watt Fences. Racegoers will enjoy a seven race card on the day which gets underway at 12.25pm, while the gates […]

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First of £3.5 million three-phase development opens at Catterick Racecourse



First of £3.5 million three-phase development opens at catterick racecourse Catterick Racecourse will officially open its new Main Entrance and Saddling Boxes at the Go Racing in Yorkshire Winter Festival race day on Friday 28 December. The £1 million investment has been designed by local, Richmond-based, architects Harris Irwin Associates [HIA] to give a sense […]

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2019 yorkshire racing calendar kicks off at catterick races on New year’s day



2019 yorkshire racing calendar kicks off at catterick races on NEw year’s day The first meeting of the 2019 Yorkshire racing calendar will take place at Catterick Racecourse on New Year’s Day. The popular fixture has a six race card, with the first race taking place at 12.25pm. The gates will be open to the […]

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The jumps ARE BACK at Catterick races



Catterick’s 2018/19 National Hunt season starts on Friday 23 November The jumps are back at Catterick Races, with the first fixture of the 2018/19 National Hunt season taking place on Friday 23 November. Following on from a successful Flat season, the North Yorkshire track will host 10 National Hunt fixtures this winter featuring the ever […]

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BEST DRESSED LADY FINAL



Katie Maini is certainly finding her local course at Doncaster to be a lucky venue as she was named the Go Racing In Yorkshire Best Dressed Lady for 2018 on Saturday (October 27). It was the third time this year that Katie had been the big winner at Doncaster after she landed both the spring […]

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YORK RACECOURSE SEASON COMES TO A ROUSING CONCLUSION



York Racecourse concluded its 2018 season today after a hugely busy year which has seen a strong attendance, as over 350,000 racegoers witnessed 122 races over 18 fabulous days of racing action. Nearly 1,400 horses competed for a record of more than £8.2m prize money delivering an impressive average field size, which looks set to […]

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Showcase & Awards – Best Campaign



pontefract Racecourse is delighted to announce they have been named as a Finalist for the prestigious Showcase & Awards, hosted by the Racecourse Association (RCA). The Showcase & Awards is the marquee event of British racecourses that annually celebrates first class customer experience in partnership with Moët Hennessy, Racing Breaks, Racing Post and Great British […]

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TWO-DAY OCTOBER MEETING IS RICHEST EVER SEASONAL CONCLUSION TO YORK RACES



The last chance to enjoy racing action at York in 2018 comes on Friday and Saturday (12 and 13 October).  With record prize money approaching £500,000 on offer, it is the most valuable October finale ever held on the Knavesmire. Since 2014, the prize money for these two days has almost doubled in value, with […]

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The William Hill Catterick Dash takes place on Saturday 20 October



A busy Flat season is coming to a climax at Catterick Races with the richest race day of the season, The William Hill Catterick Dash on Saturday 20 October, where there’ll be over £90,000 pizemoney on offer throughout the afternoon. The first of seven races is scheduled to take place at 1:50pm with gates opening […]

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All About the Racing Raceday



 The third of the All About the Racing Racedays is held at Pontefract Racecourse on Monday 8th October. With just shy of a month left in the 2018 flat calendar, trainers are looking to finish their horses’ campaigns off in good style. Expect plenty of competitive and thrilling racing and some great perks! On Monday […]

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Innovative Beverley Racecourse celebrates bumper crowds and season highlights



Beverley Racecourse is celebrating a memorable 2018 season, on and off the track. The Westwood course enjoyed bumper attendances throughout the season as the Beverley Races team introduced a series of initiatives designed to provide an excellent raceday experience and improve inclusivity and accessibility for all. The season also saw the announcement of plans for […]

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PONY PRIMED FOR BIG DISPLAY AT BEVERLEY FINALE



Our Little Pony attempts to win the biggest prize of her career when she lines up in the £20,000 Eddie And Violet Smith Conditions Stakes at Beverley’s final meeting of the season on Tuesday. The locally-owned filly is a regular on the Westwood, having won at the track three times from eight starts. Two of […]

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WINSTON C READY FOR BATTLE AT BEVERLEY



Winston C is ready for business ahead of his belated return in the Eppleworth Handicap at Beverley on Wednesday. The four-year-old son of Rip Van Winkle was a solid performer for Newmarket trainer Michael Bell and was not beaten far in races like last year’s Melrose Handicap at York. But Winston C has since been […]

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Get your blood pumping with All About the Racing Raceday



The second of the All About the Racing Racedays is held at Pontefract Racecourse on Thursday 27th September. With just shy of 2 months left in the 2018 flat calendar, trainers are looking to finish their horses campaigns off in good style. Expect plenty of competitive and thrilling racing and some great perks! On Thursday […]

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HARVEST FESTIVAL RACING AT CATTERICK RACECOURSE



Catterick’s Flat season continues on Saturday 22 September with a new theme, The Harvest Festival Race Day. The action packed seven-race card will kick off at 1.50pm with the British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes and the last race is scheduled for 5.20pm. The highlight of the afternoon comes at 4:10pm when the course will […]

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The All About The Racing Racedays get underway



As Summer draws to an end and Autumn sets in, Pontefract Racecourse holds it’s final 4 race meetings of the year and they’re All About The Racing. With two race meetings in September and two in October, there’s still plenty of action on the track. The first of these racedays is on Thursday 20th September. […]

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BEST WESTERN HOTELS & MACMILLAN RIDE OF THEIR LIVES AT YORK



The countdown to the biggest charity raceday in the country begins again today, when entries open to become one of the twelve riders in the Best Western Hotels & Macmillan Ride of their Lives on Saturday 15 June 2019. It offers a chance for twelve amateurs to enjoy the “ride of their lives” as they […]

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THRILLING TUSSLE TO BE TOP TRAINER AT THIRSK



AN EXCITING season for Thirsk reaches its climax on Saturday (September 8) with three of Yorkshire’s finest in an exciting tussle to be top trainer at the track this season. It promises to be a thrilling sub-plot to the final day of Thirsk’s season as Richard Fahey, David O’Meara and Tim Easterby go head-to-head in […]

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HIGH FASHION MEETS SUPERB RACING IN THIRSK LADIES DAY FINALE



Haute Couture meets high class action on one of the best days of the year at Thirsk as the North Yorkshire course brings down the curtain on its 2018 season with the ever-popular Ladies Day this Saturday (September 8). Flying fillies on the track and fashionable fillies off it will be the order of a […]

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TAKE THAT!



Take Cover ensured his place in Beverley folklore by winning back-to-back renewals of the £60,000 William Hill Beverley Bullet. The mighty 11-year-old, trained in South Yorkshire by David Griffiths, bounced out of stall nine under David Allan and never saw another rival. Take Cover won the Beverley Bullet in similar circumstances 12 months ago and […]

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PAUL MIDGLEY TRIO LOCKED AND LOADED FOR BULLET



North Yorkshire trainer Paul Midgley will saddle three runners in his quest to win the William Hill Beverley Bullet for the first time. Midgley will once again rely upon Line Of Reason, who finished runner-up in the Listed sprint in 2015 and will be competing in the Bullet on Saturday for a fifth time. The […]

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PIRATES ON THE LOOSE AT THIRSK



AVAST and belay me hearties there are pirates on the loose at Thirsk this Friday (August 31) when Cap’n Jack Sparrow and his scurvy crew return to the North Yorkshire course for another laughter-packed piratical Family Fun Day. He’ll be looking to recruit some younger members to his crew from the landlubbers on course and […]

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JUDICIAL SET TO LAY DOWN THE LAW IN WILLIAM HILL BEVERLEY BULLET



Course maestro Judicial could try to claim one of the biggest victories of his career in the £60,000 William Hill Beverley Bullet on Saturday. The six-year-old sprinter is unbeaten in two starts at the popular East Yorkshire circuit and, significantly, holds the five-furlong course record at the track. Malton trainer Julie Camacho gave Judicial the […]

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BIG ‘FLOSS OFF’ COMPETITION TO BE STAGED AT THIRSK RACES



thirsk Racecourse will be the stage for a big ‘Floss Off’ Competition at its upcoming ‘Pirates’ Family Race Day on Friday 31st August, in conjunction with local radio station Minster FM and popular North Yorkshire theme park Flamingo Land Resort. The Floss (or Flossing) is a dance move and the name comes from the moves […]

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Beverley Racecourse reveals plans for new £4.8m grandstand



Beverley Racecourse has revealed plans for a new grandstand – the largest single investment in the history of the venue. The racecourse has submitted an application to East Riding of Yorkshire Council for full planning permission for the £4.8m development which will provide an enhanced customer experience and additional hospitality opportunities for racegoers. The new […]

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JOCKEYS SWAP ROLES AS THIRSK RACECOURSE STAGES ITS FIRST CHARITY RACE FOR STABLE STAFF



Jockeys will swap roles when Thirsk Racecourse stages its first charity race for Stable Staff on Friday 31st August, in aid of Racing Welfare. In a role reversal, jockeys will lead-up the 12 stable staff riders, who will be racing over 1 mile in The Creditas ‘Taking Care of Business’ Stable Staff Stakes, for the […]

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‘ALL CREATURES DAY’ AT THIRSK A FAMILY MUST



THIRSK’S homage to the great James Herriot looks a family must this Monday (August 20) when the racecourse stages its ‘All Creatures’ Family Fun Day. Set in the heart of Herriot country, Thirsk was one of the favourites of writer James Wight, who penned the famous novels which became one of Britain’s best-loved television series. […]

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In the Zone Family Day



Sunday 19th August marks the last of the three popular Family