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

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 Day fixtures at Pontefract this season with the final weekend fixture of the year being run for the first time as The In The Zone Family Day! For the race meeting, the Racecourse are getting ‘in the zone’ and setting up themed zones around […]

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QUALITY KEEPS ON COMING AT THIRSK!



HIGH QUALITY racing just keeps on coming at Thirsk with a Summer Evening spectacular lined up for next Tuesday (August 14), highlighted by two races for two-year-olds and the British EBF Fillies Novice Stakes. There has hardly time to draw breath since the two day William Hill Thirsk Summer Cup last weekend, but it will […]

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Fun, fashion and fabulous racing at catterick races



One of the most popular events in Catterick Racecourse’s social calendar, Ladies’ Evening on Friday 17 August, promises a night of fun, fashion and fabulous racing! The gates will be open to the public from 3:40pm, with the first of six races getting underway at 5:40pm. The feature race of the evening, Moody Construction Nursery […]

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WILLIAM HILL SUMMER CUP HIGHLIGHT OF A GREAT WEEKEND AT THIRSK



A BRILLIANT weekend of superb racing lies ahead at Thirsk this Friday and Saturday when one of the highlights of the course’s calendar takes centre stage. The William Hill Thirsk Summer Cup, the feature race on Saturday’s card, was introduced in 2012 and has quickly established itself as one of the major events in the […]

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LADIES DAY IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC



Racing and fashion combine in the annual Pontefract Ladies Day on Wednesday 8th August and there’s never been a better excuse to buy a new outfit! Courtesy of RIU Hotels and Resorts, Pontefract Racecourse is offering an all inclusive, week long holiday for 2 to the Dominican Republic. The prize includes return flights from Manchester. […]

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Ripon Ready for Summer of Family Fun



Ripon Racecourse is gearing up for an action packed summer of racing and fun for racegoers of all ages. There are five meetings at Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse through August, starting with ‘Children’s Day’ on Monday 6th August. With bouncy castles, Cub-Karts, face-painting, balloon modelling, a mini petting farm, Punch & Judy and a Magic Show […]

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ROLL up, roll up and welcome to the circus!



The circus is coming to Catterick Races on Tuesday 7 August for the first of two family days at the course this August. The day is set to be full of action with 7 thrilling races and free children’s entertainment; and will provide a fun day out for the whole family this summer holiday. The […]

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FESTIVAL FAMILY FUN COMES TO THIRSK!



FESTIVAL FUN for all the family comes to Thirsk this Friday (July 27) when the racecourse plays host to the annual Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival, supported by Sky Bet. As well as a cracking seven race card featuring the JW 4×4 Northallerton Nursery Handicap, there will be plenty of activities going on around […]

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GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE SUMMER FESTIVAL FAMILY DAY



The second Family Day of the 2018 season at Pontefract on Sunday 29th July is the final day of the 11th Annual Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival. With racing taking place across the White Rose County throughout the preceding week, there’s going to be a real festival feel to the day’s proceedings. Trainers and […]

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Bit Of A Quirke attempts to extend his electric run of winning form when he returns to his beloved Beverley on Monday evening. Trained by Mark Walford in Sherriff Hutton, North Yorkshire, the five-year-old chestnut is seeking a five-timer in the George Kilburn Memorial Handicap (7.30). Bit Of A Quirke’s winning streak started on June […]

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MENUISIER TARGETS BIG BEVERLEY BRACE



David Menuisier has challenged Psychotic to go the distance at Beverley on Tuesday as the West Sussex trainer tries to win the Watt Memorial Handicap for a second consecutive year. Menuisier claimed the big staying race – now in its 132nd year – 12 months ago with Corpus Chorister, who, like Psychotic, is owned by […]

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EYRE LOOKING TO SPRING A SURPRISE IN WILLIAM HILL SUMMER STAKES



YORKSHIRE trainer Les Eyre will be aiming to upset the odds in the Group 3 William Hill Summer Stakes at York on Friday – just like he did 21 years ago in the Sky Bet Ebor Handicap. East Riding-based Eyre will be on the Knavesmire to saddle his stable star, Sandra’s Secret, who runs in […]

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59 YEARS YOUNG JOHN SMITH’S CUP MEETING RICHEST EVER RUNNING OF FAMOUS YORK RACEDAY



The richest ever running of the famous John Smith’s Cup raceday will see £385,000 on offer for the 59th staging of a day that contains the famous handicap itself, Saturday 14 July. The £200,000 prize money of the feature contest makes the John Smith’s Cup the richest middle distance handicap in Britain. Named after Britain’s […]

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Two year old contests at the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival promise much



The famous two year old contests at the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival often unearth future equine greats and the 2018 contests promise much. At the first entries stage, the Group Two Al Basti Equiworld Gimcrack includes a brace of Royal Ascot winners; as the impressive Calyx hopes to follow up success in the Coventry […]

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VARIAN SEEKS FRESH JOHN SMITH’S CUP GLORY



TRAINER Roger Varian will bid to land a second John Smith’s Cup when Appeared runs in the £200,000 heritage handicap at York on Saturday. Farraaj gave Newmarket-based Varian victory in the 55th renewal of the famous race staged over an extended mile and a quarter, back in 2014 The 59th running of the John Smith’s […]

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THUNDERING BLUE RETURNS TO HAPPY HUNTING GROUND FOR JOHN SMITH’S CUP



THUNDERING Blue will bid for a course and distance repeat when he contests the 59th John Smith’s Cup at York on Saturday. The David Menuisier-trained five-year-old was impressive when winning a handicap over an extended mile and a quarter on the Knavesmire at the Dante Festival in May. The gelding was unable to replicate that […]

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A TOUCH OF OKTOBERFEST AT THIRSK



A TOUCH of the famous Oktoberfest comes to Thirsk next Tuesday with the third annual Beer Festival evening at the North Yorkshire course, held in association with the Pennine Brewery from the nearby village of Well. In addition to a cracking seven race card, there will be an opportunity to choose from a whole host […]

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ELSWORTH DOUBLE-HANDED FOR JOHN SMITH’S CUP AT YORK



NEWMARKET-based trainer David Elsworth is all set to send progressive colt, Dash Of Spice, for the 59th renewal of the John Smith’s Cup at York on Saturday. Elsworth also plans to be represented in the £200,000 heritage handicap by Master The World. But it is the four-year-old Dash Of Spice who is sure to attract […]

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Red Shirt Night and Beer Festival



Evening meetings are always extremely popular at Pontefract and the last of the season is our Red Shirt Night and Beer Festival on Friday Evening 20th July. The race meeting also marks the second of the Friday Night Music Night series held at the Racecourse in 2018 this year featuring The Bootleg Beatles! The Bootleg […]

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York Racecourse proud to support York’s Bloom! Festival



York Racecourse is proud to be supporting the Bloom! Festival in York City Centre, as it gets underway on Thursday 5 July through to Sunday 8 July. The event celebrates the 250 year anniversary of The Ancient Society of York Florists, the world’s oldest horticultural society; so it is apt that one of the floral […]

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QUE AMORO ON THE MARCH AT BEVERLEY



jockey Paul Mulrennan believes talented juvenile Que Amoro has a fine opportunity in which to get off the mark at the third attempt when she runs at Beverley on Friday evening. The two-year-old daughter of Es Que Love, trained in Co Durham by Michael Dods, is one of eight declared runners for the five-furlong William […]

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Strong entries for Sky Bet Great Voltigeur



Entries for the Group 2 Sky Bet Great Voltigeur include Latrobe; winner of last Saturday’s Irish Derby for the O’Brien family, trainer Joseph and his jockey brother, Donnacha. The colt could face familiar competition for the £170,000 prize money, with Mark Johnston entering Dee Ex Bee, a horse trained locally in Middleham, that was second […]

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Visit Ripon’ Community Raceday – Monday 16th July



Ripon Racecourse is preparing to host the inaugural ‘Visit Ripon’ Community Raceday on Monday 16th July. The event will see a number of local attractions join forces at Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse to showcase what they each have to offer and to collectively promote the City of Ripon as a destination. Ripon Cathedral, Newby Hall & […]

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York Racecourse kicks off Racing Staff Week



York Racecourse is proud to be supporting Racing Staff Week, as it gets underway on Saturday 30 June, a day that will see York host a £150,000 seven race card. The team at the Knavesmire have a long standing commitment to the hard working members of Racing Staff; with a six figure investment in their […]

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IMPRESSIVE ENTRIES FOR THE FEATURE RACES AT THE WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE EBOR FESTIVA



L The exciting prospect of the feature races at the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival (23-25 August) became a little clearer, as the first stage of entries have been confirmed. The richest race of the season, the £1 million Juddmonte International features the best known names of middle distance racing, the winners of some thirty […]

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JUMP JOCKEY ‘SCU’ HOPING FOR REPEAT SUCCESS AT YORK



TOM Scudamore will return to York this Saturday aiming to secure a second successive win in the £25,000  “Jump Jockeys’ Nunthorpe” backed by Sun Bets. The race is yet more valuable than last year when Scudamore paired up with Tylery Wonder to win the inaugural staging, by an impressive four lengths. Twelve months on and […]

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Stable staff step up to the plate for Racing Staff Week



Racing Staff Week runs from Saturday 30th June until Saturday 7th July 2018. The week aims to bring the racing industry together to inform and engage horseracing followers and supporters about the passion and dedication of those who work to make racing happen.  This year will see the fourth renewal of the Betfair Clock Tower […]

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THE ART OF RACING



The ‘Art of Racing’ Raceday won an award at the prestigious Showcase Awards for it’s unique innovation and the first of two Art of Racing Racedays in 2018 takes place at Pontefract on Monday 2nd July. It once again promises to be a brilliant day for both racing fanatics and those going racing for the […]

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totepool Flat Cap & Whippet Family Day



The first Family Day of the season at Pontefract is just around the corner on Sunday 24th June. A hugely popular event, it’s the annual totepool Flat Cap & Whippet Family Day. Not only do we have Pontefract Races, but there is an England World Cup game on Sunday 24th June as well. But the […]

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BULLET HERO TAKE COVER RETURNS TO BEVERLEY



Take Cover makes a welcome return to Beverley on Tuesday evening when he runs in the British EBF Conditions Stakes (7.30). The popular 11-year-old sprinter has his first start at the East Yorkshire circuit since he brilliantly won the Listed Beverley Bullet last September. David Griffiths’ dual Group Two winner takes on four rivals in […]

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Macmillan Charity Raceday at York has raised over £8 million



On Saturday Macmillan Charity Raceday comfortably passed the landmark figure of £8m raised for Macmillan Cancer Support and other charities since the enduring partnership between York Racecourse and Macmillan Cancer Support was first started in 1971.It is Macmillan’s biggest single fundraising event and the largest charity raceday in British Racing. Despite a showery afternoon, over […]

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Ripon Ladies’ Day – ‘The Royal Ascot Of The North’



As the nation gears up for a big week of sporting action with Royal Ascot and England kicking off their World Cup Campaign, Ripon Races stage their very own ‘Royal Ascot of the North’ as they host two-days of action with a fantastic evening of racing on Wednesday 20th June followed by their annual Ladies’ […]

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SIMCOCK’S SEASONED CAMPAIGNERS PRIMED FOR YORK LISTED TESTS



TRAINER David Simcock is planning to have runners in Listed company at York on both this Friday and Saturday, as the Knavesmire hosts a pair of £50,000 contests. Newmarket-based Simcock expects to send out either Breton Rock or Arod in the mrgreen.com Live Casino Ganton Stakes on the opening day of the latest two-day meeting […]

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YORK’S TWO-DAY JUNE MEETING FEATURES THE BIGGEST CHARITY RACEDAY IN BRITAIN



Building on 48 years of popularity with racing fans and with over £7.5 million already raised for good causes, Macmillan Charity Raceday at York Racecourse this Saturday (16 June) promises to be an afternoon of quality racing that again helps those in most need. Saturday’s principal race is The Pavers Foundation Catherine Memorial Sprint, run […]

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JUNGLE INTHEBUNGLE RULES AT BEVERLEY



Jungle Inthebungle is likely to head to Royal Ascot after he upheld family honour by winning the Brian Yeardley Two-Year-Old Trophy at Beverley on Saturday. Mick Channon’s talented young colt (8-1) found daylight when it mattered under Charles Bishop and surged half a length clear of Tin Hat. Victory Command, the 9-4 favourite, finished third, another […]

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KODYANNA BOOKS ROYAL ASCOT TICKET WITH HILARY NEEDLER VICTORY



Connections of Kodyanna are keen to run the filly in the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot after she dazzled in the Hilary Needler Trophy at Beverley on Saturday. The two-year-old daughter of Kodiac stepped up from an encouraging debut at Nottingham last month to take the £35,000 fillies’ sprint by a head in a […]

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YORK RACECOURSE WELCOMES BARBERS, TAILORS AND SHOE SHINERS



As part of Mr Green’s Gentleman’s Day on Friday 15 June, York Racecourse is set to welcome a barber, tailor and shoe shine experts, as well as the thousands of racegoers. In addition to supporting the £50,000 Listed Ganton Stakes, the award winning online casino operator and sports betting brand wants to help create the […]

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TROPHY-HUNTING MARK JOHNSTON TARGETS BIG BEVERLEY DOUBLE



Mark Johnston saddles Victory Command and No Lippy in his quest to claim two of the biggest prizes of the season at Beverley on Saturday. Victory Command lines up in renowned Royal Ascot trial, the £35,000 Brian Yeardley Two-Year-Old Trophy (2.40). Stablemate No Lippy then runs in a fine renewal of the historic Hilary Needler […]

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CLOVER BIDS FOR HILARY NEEDLER FORTUNE WITH GYPSY SPIRIT



Young Newmarket trainer Tom Clover believes Gypsy Spirit has a lot going for her in the historic Hilary Needler Trophy at Beverley on Saturday (June 9). The two-year-old daughter of Gregorian features amongst 13 declarations for what looks a superb renewal of the £35,000 conditions stakes over five furlongs. And Clover has gone out of […]

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LIFE OF RILEY TESTS ROYAL ASCOT CREDENTIALS AT BEVERLEY



Life Of Riley will attempt to get on the Royal Ascot bandwagon by winning the Brian Yeardley Two-Year-Old Trophy at Beverley on Saturday (June 9). The £35,000 conditions stakes over five furlongs has a rich recent history of producing Royal runners, with last year’s winner, Cardsharp, subsequently finishing third in the Norfolk Stakes. Life Of […]

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BEVERLEY BRACED FOR JUNGLE FEVER



Jungle Inthebungle will attempt to uphold family honour by winning the Brian Yeardley Two-Year-Old Trophy at Beverley on Saturday. The talented juvenile’s sire, Bungle Inthejungle, won the £35,000 conditions stakes in 2012 before going on to claim two Group races in a fine career. Jungle Inthebungle won on his debut at Lingfield in April and […]

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Paloma Faith at York Racecourse –



Don’t Miss Out The combination of a live concert from Paloma Faith with a seven race card, backed by Sunbets, has proven so popular that the tickets for Stands Side are nearly all gone. People wanting to have the opportunity to get close to the stage or to enjoy the Champagne Terraces are being advised […]

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IRISH RAIDER STAYCATION IN HAT FOR BRIAN YEARDLEY TWO-YEAR-OLD TROPHY



Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Joseph O’Brien could have a first runner at Beverley on Saturday (June 9) as Staycation is in the frame for the Trucking by Brian Yeardley Two-Year-Old Trophy. The son of Acclamation is well regarded by connections, though fortune has not been on his side in three starts to date. But a big […]

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BRIAN ELLISON TAKES AIM AT PRESTIGIOUS HILARY NEEDLER TROPHY



Brian Ellison could saddle highly-rated juveniles Pearl Of Qatar and Antico Lady in the historic Hilary Needler Trophy at Beverley on Saturday (June 9). Pearl Of Qatar already has important Beverley experience, having won a five-furlong novice stakes by a length in May. That was the daughter of Footstepsinthesand’s only career start and she is […]

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Get ready to rock the races with sensational singalong at British-themed raceday



Nothing celebrates a typical English summer more than a sunny afternoon at the races, traditional fairground attractions and a refreshing glass of something bubbly – topped off with a rousing singalong! And that’s what racegoers can expect next week as the hugely successful A Very British Raceday returns to picturesque Beverley Racecourse, celebrating all that […]

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RUGBY LEAGUE EVENING – MONDAY EVE 11TH JUNE



We’re lucky enough to have some fantastic sporting action on our doorstep in West Yorkshire with Rugby League and Horse Racing being two of the biggest spectator sports in both the region and nationally. On Monday 11th June – our Rugby League Evening – some of our fantastic local Rugby League teams (Castleford Tigers, Featherstone […]

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PAM SLY TARGETS FIRST BEVERLEY WINNER SINCE SPECIOSA



Trainer Pam Sly is this Wednesday (May 30) determined to finally end a 13-year wait for a Beverley winner. Sly has hit the target just once from 45 previous runners at the picturesque East Yorkshire venue. But the Peterborough-based handler is quietly optimistic she can at last set the record straight with Spinart, who would […]

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Yorkshire Racing, Yorkshire beer, Yorkshire Music



Catterick Racecourse’s Flat season continues on Saturday 9 June with the Yorkshire Beer Festival race day. Catterick Racecourse is set to hold its first ever Yorkshire Beer Festival this summer, in association with Pennine Brewing Co., who are based locally to the course, at Well. The beer festival will take place alongside an action packed […]

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BECKETT TAKES AIM AT NEW £90,000 GROUP THREE RACE AT YORK



Quinn sets sights on £50,000 sprint TRAINER Ralph Beckett welcomes the addition of the Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Brontë Cup to the racing calendar and will send Isabel De Urbina for the inaugural running of the Group 3 at York this Saturday. The £90,000 mile and three-quarter race for older fillies and mares forms part […]

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MAY SPRING SATURDAY ACTION AT YORK



York is back in action with the first Saturday of its eighteen day season (May 26). As with every afternoon at York, the total prize money is into six figures, on this occasion over £225,000 for the seven race card, with a brand new feature race worth £90,000. The Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Brontë Cup […]

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York Racecourse announces Al Basti Equiworld Dubai as new sponsor for Dante Stakes



York Racecourse is delighted to announce Al Basti Equiworld Dubai as the new sponsor of both the Group 2 Dante Stakes and the Group 2 Middleton Stakes, staged on the middle day of the Dante Festival 2019. In a three year extension of the current partnership, the Dubai based business, founded by Malih Al Basti, […]

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RACING CAREERS DAY RETURNS TO CATTERICK



Racing Careers Day is back at Catterick Racecourse on Friday 1 June. Following the success of the event last year, having been nominated as a finalist at the Racecourse Association (RCA) Awards, the Racecourse decided to keep the fixture as part of the Flat season calendar this summer and has worked to build upon last […]

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WORLD’S BEST SPRINTER AT YORK THIS WEDNESDAY



HARRY Angel, racing’s top six-furlong star, will make his annual bow in the Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes on Wednesday – the opening day of York’s 2018 season. The Clive Cox-trained colt won the Darley July Cup at Newmarket and the Sprint Cup at Haydock in a glittering 2017 campaign that led to him […]

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You could be our Flemingate Ladies’ Day screen stars!



Beverley Racecourse is searching for a camera-friendly couple to be the stars of its most glamorous event of the year, Flemingate Ladies’ Day! In its most ambitious Ladies’ Day promotion yet, the award-winning racecourse is looking for a confident couple to take part in a filmed challenge based on a reality TV show format. Beverley […]

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WATSON HAS QUIET CAUSE FOR OPTIMISM AT BEVERLEY



Archie Watson claimed a first juvenile winner of the season at Beverley last week and attempts to repeat the dose with Quiet Endeavour on Tuesday (May 15). The talented Upper Lambourn handler saddles the unraced son of Society Rock in division one of the five-furlong Racing UK Now In HD Novice Stakes at 2.10pm. And […]

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ON TO VICTORY FACES MANSIONBET YORKSHIRE CUP



EVE Johnson Houghton will hand On To Victory his stiffest assignment to date when saddling him for the Group 2 MansionBet Yorkshire Cup on the Knavesmire this Friday. The four-year-old gelding is proving quietly progressive and opened his 2018 campaign with a close-up second in a Listed race at Nottingham. He has subsequently been raised […]

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THIRSK JOCKEYS IN FA CUP FINAL SHOOT OUT



FOOTBALL has had all kinds of mystics in the past from an octopus to a psychic cat and at Thirsk this weekend it will be jockeys predicting the result of the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Manchester United staged at Wembley later that afternoon. Suitably attired in either the blue of Chelsea or the […]

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Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival



The 2019 Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival will be Sat 20 July to Sunday 28th July  

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CROSSED BATON AIMED AT BETFRED DANTE STAKES



CROSSED Baton has already been victorious in one Investec Derby trial – now he is set for another with connections confirming his intended appearance in the Betfred Dante Stakes at York on Thursday. Prince Khalid Abdullah’s homebred colt made it three wins in four career starts when successful in the Investec Blue Riband Trial at […]

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STAR SPRINTER BRANDO PRIMED FOR DUKE OF YORK CLIPPER LOGISTICS STAKES



TRAINER Kevin Ryan is looking forward to running smart speedster Brando at York in Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes, next Wednesday. Ryan has a fine record in the six-furlong Group 2 contest, having won it with Tiddlywinks in 2012 and Amadeus Wolf in 2007. Owned by Mrs Angie Bailey, Brando got his 2018 campaign […]

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80s NIGHT AT PONTEFRACT



Evening meetings are always extremely popular at Pontefract and the first of three this season is 80s Night on Friday Evening 25th May. It’s the first of two Music Nights (the other being on Friday Evening 20th July) and with one of the worlds biggest international female soloists from the 80s, Belinda Carlisle playing after […]

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LOCAL BUSINESSES RACE DAY AT CATTERICK RACES



Catterick Racecourse’s Flat season continues on Thursday 24 May with its second annual Local Businesses Race Day. Following the success of last year’s event, the Racecourse is once again looking to demonstrate what the local area has to offer whilst giving staff from local businesses the opportunity to come racing at a reduced price. Emma […]

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RUTH CARR LAUNCHES SEVEN HORSE RAID ON THIRSK



EASINGWOLD trainer Ruth Carr, who is never far away with her runners at Thirsk, has given notice of a potential boom or backers with a seven horse raid on her local course on Saturday evening. Things start with a bang for the trainer with three runners in the opening Subscribe To Racing UK On Youtube […]

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Yorkshire Knows Glamour!



Ladies across the county are busy putting the final touches to their preparations ahead of the race to find Go Racing in Yorkshire’s Best Dressed Lady Racegoer for 2018. Throughout the summer the county’s nine wonderful racecourses stage their own unique Best Dressed Lady competition in which frocks, frills and fascinators share centre stage with […]

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YORK RACECOURSE OPENS CLOCKTOWER ENCLOSURE



The new season at York Racecourse, which begins on Wednesday 16 May, will see the opening of a £5m improvement scheme to the grassed infield area which runs parallel to the final furlong of the track. Along with the enhanced racegoer experience, will come a new name, The Clocktower Enclosure, which references the Listed building […]

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BOGART POISED TO GIVE RYAN LANDMARK WIN AT THIRSK



KEVIN RYAN, who needs just one more winner to take his tally in Britain to 1,500 could hit the target with the veteran Bogart in the Watch Racing UK On Talktalk TV Handicap at Thirsk’s extra meeting tomorrow. The fixture switched from Wetherby as part of the deal which took last Saturday’s scheduled Thirsk Hunt […]

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BEVERLEY RACECOURSE REMEMBERS FORMER JOCKEY MARK BIRCH



Beverley racecourse will on Bank Holiday Monday (May 7) pay its respects to former leading jockey Mark Birch by staging a race named in his memory. Birch, who died of lung cancer in October 2016 at the age of 67, enjoyed a 30-year association with Peter Easterby and twice won the Chester Cup aboard the […]

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ALFA BETTER THAN EVER FOR BEVERLEY RETURN



North Yorkshire trainer Bryan Smart expects a strong display from Alfa McGuire when the talented colt attempts to preserve his unbeaten record at Beverley on Thursday (April 26). The son of Lord Shanakill won twice at the East Yorkshire circuit as a juvenile and makes his seasonal reappearance in the £12,000 Alan McGuiness And Robin […]

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MIDDLEHAM TRAINERS BURKE AND JOHNSTON TARGETING QIPCO GUINEAS GLORY



LAURENS FLYING UNDER THE RADAR FOR QIPCO 1000 GUINEAS Karl Burke says he believes his QIPCO 1000 Guineas contender Laurens could still be “under the radar” despite her victory in the Group One Bet365 Fillies’ Mile at the end of last season. The daughter of exciting French stallion Siyouni improved throughout last season, taking the […]

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Super Saturday in store at Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse



Hot on the heels of their successful season-opening fixture, Ripon are gearing up for their first feature meeting of 2018 on Saturday 28th April and a fantastic afternoon of action is on the cards, with over £120,000 in prize money up for grabs at ‘Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse’. The M.C.H. Hutchinson Memorial Handicap over 1m4f and […]

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29TH NORTHERN RACING COLLEGE CHARITY DAY



Wednesday 2nd May is a day when Pontefract traditionally looks to the future stars of racing, both human and equine. It’s the 29th Annual Northern Racing College Charity Day! The entire race meeting is unique in the fact that the majority of the card sees races sponsored by William Hill, Sky Bet, Coral and Ladbrokes. […]

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FAHEY TARGETS OPENING MEETING AT THIRSK



TOP TRAINER Richard Fahey, who has a cracking record at Thirsk’s opening meeting of the season, will have his usual strong hand to play when the 2018 campaign gets underway at the North Yorkshire track on Saturday. Leading the charge for the Musley Bank trainer is the smart Kimberella, who steps up to seven furlongs […]

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York heads towards the Dante Festival 2018 with its best ever race programme



York Racecourse is delighted to confirm that the 2018 season, which begins on Wednesday 16 May, will feature the highest quality and richest ever race programme for York’s season. The famous Knavesmire turf will now stage thirty races across the season that are part of the Pattern (racing’s traditional method of highlighting races of high […]

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EXCITING 2018 SEASON OPENS AT THIRSK



AN EXCITING 17-day season for Thirsk gets underway on Saturday (April 21) with three £15,000 races on a seven-race card. The ebfstallions.com Michael Foster Conditions Stakes, commemorates a former Thirsk chairman and is always a competitive event. It is also a regular early season target for top trainer Richard Fahey. The Musley Bank handler has […]

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BRING YOUR BUDDY FOR THE MARATHON



It’s been a wet winter at Pontefract and unfortunately the Racecourse had to abandon their first race meeting scheduled for the beginning of April due to standing water on the track. However, hopefully the sun will stay out now and the Racecourse are looking forward to welcoming racegoers to the delayed start of their new […]

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KEITH BROWN WANTS BEVERLEY FILLIP AFTER OREWA LOSS



Prominent owner Keith Brown is determined to help ease sad memories from last year by returning to the winner’s enclosure at Beverley this season. Brown, who is based just nine miles away from Beverley in Swanland, has savoured numerous high-profile triumphs, most notably across the Irish Sea. Top Notch Tonto won for the first time […]

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YORKSHIRE CUP ON WATSON’S RADAR FOR BRANDON CASTLE TRAINER



Archie Watson has made a terrific start to 2018 and his multiple winner Brandon Castle is one of 27 entries for the Group 2 Yorkshire Cup, which will take place at York on Friday 18 May. The son of Dylan Thomas, who carries the colours of owner Chris Hirst, has enjoyed a meteoric rise since […]

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ENABLE THE STAR NAME IN BETFRED MIDDLETON STAKES ENTRY



Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes entry up by 12 BRILLIANT filly Enable is the stand-out entry among sixteen nominated for the Betfred Middleton Stakes, which will be run at York on Thursday, May 17. Prince Khalid Abdullah’s four-year-old swept all before her last season, winning five successive Group 1s that included the Darley Yorkshire […]

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BETFRED DANTE STAKES ENTRY FULL OF LEADING DERBY PROSPECTS



Favourite for the Investec Derby, Saxon Warrior, heads an 83-strong entry for the £165,000 Betfred Dante Stakes which will staged at York on Thursday 17 May. His trainer, Aidan O’Brien. is a four time winner and has entered twenty colts in this prestigious Group 2, landed in the past by ten subsequent Investec Derby winners. […]

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SKY BET NEW SPONSOR AS EBOR SOARS TO A £1 MILLION CONTEST



The Ebor, already the richest Flat handicap in Britain, is to be worth an incredible £1 million in 2019 after Sky Bet were unveiled as the new sponsors of the York showpiece – and they are vowing to create the most innovative, inclusive, adrenaline-fuelled Flat racing event of the year. Britain’s most popular online bookmaker […]

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Beverley turns back the clock for raceday from another time



Beverley Racecourse is stepping back in time to celebrate a distant era of racing on the Westwood. The course is recreating a raceday in 1960, from a time when the country began to emerge from the post-war blues into a new era of optimism. The Bygone Beverley raceday, on May 7, the May Day Bank […]

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BACK IN ACTION AT PONTEFRACT



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 Easter Tuesday 3rd April. With £92,000 worth of prize money on offer, the card often throws up some impressive early season types. The meeting falls in the Easter holidays so, […]

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The flat is back at Catterick Races



Catterick Racecourse’s 2018 Flat season gets underway with an Easter Family Day on Wednesday 4 April. This meeting marks the first of 18 Flat fixtures at Catterick this season, and the seven race card will see the first of the 2018 Catterick Twelve Furlong Series Qualifiers, with an £11,600 prize fund. Emma Binnian, Sales & […]

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York Racecourse wins Racecourse of the Year 2017



York Racecourse is delighted and honoured that the track has been voted as Racecourse of the Year 2017 by The Racegoers Club, following a vote by their members which represent the largest club of its type in British Racing. This means that the team at the Knavesmire retains the honour it won in 2016 and […]

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PONTEFRACT ANNOUNCE RECORD PRIZE MONEY FOR 2018



It’s been over 5 months since there was last racing at Pontefract but the 2018 season is almost upon us and the West Yorkshire track kick off their 16 day campaign on Easter Tuesday, 3rd April. The total prize money on offer of over £1.3 million is the highest ever provided at the West Yorkshire […]

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COUNTRYSIDE DAY ROUNDS UP THE NATIONAL HUNT SEASON AT CATTERICK RACECOURSE



Catterick’s final National Hunt meeting of the 2017/18 season is set for Wednesday 7 March, Countryside Day. The course has seen lots of excitement throughout season including having the first of Frankel’s progeny to win over jumps, in the form of Solo Saxophone, and the seven race card on March 7th looks set to continue […]

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