Hospitality FAQs

What should guests wear?

Racegoers at York like to make it a special occasion and choose to dress accordingly. Hospitality badges grant you access to the County Stand.

Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket, collared shirt and tie in County Stand, a cravat may be worn instead of a tie. Most gentlemen would choose to wear smart trousers and formal shoes to complete the look. So whilst there is 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.

Please note, for our Press Family Sunday, as a special family meeting County Stand dress code is relaxed; gentlemen are not required to wear jacket, collar and tie.

How can guests travel to York?

York train station is one mile from the track and both shuttle buses and taxis offer a good raceday service. For drivers there are signposts from all the major routes to the plentiful supply of free car parking on all of our racedays. For John Smith's Day and The Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival, a special traffic plan will apply.

Car parking - There is a plentiful supply of free car parking on all of our racedays.

Are there any cash points on the course?
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.

What are the provisions for disabled racegoers?
York Racecourse is committed to providing an accessible environment for all, including persons with disabilities. Our aim is to provide our valued racegoers with a memorable day’s experience and the desire to return soon. To assist disabled racegoers gaining access to and from the car parks and taxi rank, we have a buggy available.

There was one more question?
The team at York Racecourse would be pleased to help answer any other questions you might have about your raceday. You can do this by telephoning 01904 620911 or alternatively by e-mailing enquiries@yorkracecourse.co.uk. For hospitality enquires please contact York Racecourse Hospitality on 01904 638971 or alternatively by emailing events@yorkracecoursehospitality.co.uk.

2021 Season at a glance

  • Dante Festival | Wed 12 - Fri 14 May
  • First Saturday | Sat 22 May
  • June Meeting | Fri 11 - Sat 12 June
  • Summer Saturday | Sat 26 June
  • John Smith's Cup Meeting | Fri 9 - Sat 10 July
  • Music Showcase Weekend | Fri 23 - Sat 24 July
  • Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival | Wed 18 - Sat 21 August
  • September Sunday | Sun 5 September
  • October Finale | Fri 8 - Sat 9 October

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