A day at York is special and racegoers choose to dress accordingly.
Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket, collared shirt and tie in County Stand.
Most gentlemen would choose to wear smart trousers and formal shoes to complete the look. Whilst no formal restriction on wearing jeans and trainers, these are rarely seen in the County Stand. In a similar vein, whilst we encourage a sense of style in the County Stand, if gentlemen believe the weather warrants shorts then there is no formal restriction to them being worn.
In Grandstand & Paddock and Course Enclosure the dress code is more relaxed; shorts and t-shirts are worn by racegoers enjoying the sun. The only common sense restrictions would be those of taste and decency which would apply to all areas, for example regarding style and slogan t-shirts. Bare chests are not acceptable.
The Racecourse lies within a mile of the city centre and is served by convenient road and rail routes.
York train station is 2 miles from the track; shuttle buses and taxis offer a good raceday service.
Traveling by car, follow the signposts from all the major routes (sat nav postcode YO23 1EX).
Car parking - There is a plentiful supply of free car parking on all of our racedays.
Gates open from 11.15am on racedays and 11am for the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival. The first race is usually between 1.30pm and 2pm.
Evening meeting - Gates open at 4pm and the first race is set for 6pm. Music entertainment starts after racing until approximately 10pm.
All tickets and badges will be sent approximately two to three weeks before the meeting.
Orders made approximately 5 days prior to the meeting are for collection from the racecourse ticket collection window.
Picnics are welcome in the Car Parks and Course Enclosure. Please no glass in the Course Enclosure.
View the wide range of food and drink options available in all enclosures on a raceday here.
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Please view information for Disabled Access here.
Although limited, seating is available in all enclosures, from benches to tables and chairs, to tiered seating.
Under 18’s Admission
All children under the age of 18 (under 16 with accompanying adult only) can attend on any day of the season for free into all public areas (maximum of 2 children per adult).
Junior (18 – 20 years) Admission
Admission for juniors can be booked in advance by clicking here.
Yes, but if you want discounts for party bookings in the Grandstand & Paddock and County Stand please book in advance. May, August and Saturday racing will be extremely busy so please arrive in good time if you are buying tickets on the day.
Cash machines are located on the ground floor of the Knavesmire and Ebor Stands, the foyer of the Gimcrack Stand and by the Frankel statue.
A number of Tote facilities situated in the areas, County Stand, Grandstand & Paddock and Course Enclosure can provide up to £50 cashback with a £10 bet made in one transaction.
There are different ways to bet here at York;
2. Betting ring
3. Betfred Betting Shop
With over 300 Totepool betting points located around the course, there is always one nearby.
The main betting ring is situated in front of the Knavesmire Stand with an additional ring in the Course Enclosure.
Betting with Betfred at York Racecourse
There are three SP Betfred betting shops at York; one at the southern end of the stands in the Theakstons Bar, the second on the ground floor of the Knavesmire Stand and the third being on the ground floor of the Melrose Stand. Furthermore Betfred offers SP facilities at two positions on the Champagne Lawns and a betting SP service in both the Ebor and Voltiguer restaurants to enhance your racing experience.
In addition, racegoers in the Course Enclosure will find two SP betting facilities underneath the clock tower.
If you have winnings to collect but need to leave the races early you can collect your Totepool or Betfred winnings from any of Betfred’s 1400 high street shops.
Where can I use my Betfred Credit account at York?
Members of Betfred Credit can use their account at York in a number of different places. All of the Betfred SP shops will accept bets using a Tote Credit account. Betfred also operate a bookmakers pitch on the Rails and will be pleased to accept a bet from racegoers in County Stand or Grandstand & Paddock. Furthermore there is a Betfred Credit window on the Edwardian Weighing Room side of the Melrose Stand betting shop.