Thoroughbred Racing Commentary - Why tracks need to keep investing in facilities.

York Racecourse is riding the crest of a wave. The best horses are running there, owners and trainers love the place, and customer satisfaction generally is soaring. But there is no sign of complacency. The finishing touches are being applied to a major redevelopment, which will be complete in time for the track’s biggest fixture, the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival, and the management is always on the lookout for ways of enhancing the York experience, as Chief Executive William Derby explained in this question-and-answer interview.

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2021 Season at a glance

  • Dante Festival | Wed 12 - Fri 14 May
  • First Saturday | Sat 22 May
  • June Meeting | Fri 11 - Sat 12 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
  • September Friday | Fri 24 September
  • October Finale | Fri 8 - Sat 9 October