York Racecourse has a proud tradition of staging the very best of thoroughbred racing dating back to 1731 and is committed to investing in prize money and facilities to attract the top racehorses from Britain, Europe and around the world. The 2016 season was another exciting and ground breaking year for York as one of Europe’s top racecourses. With 17 racedays, including 30 black type races, we very much look forward to welcoming you back to York for the 2017 season.
York is a flat, galloping, left handed racecourse with a wide, long home straight. An experienced and dedicated team demonstrate the very best in turf husbandry to ensure the racing surface is at its best. Recently renovated stables on the back straight accommodate horses in relaxed conditions whilst stable staff can use the modern hostel complex. The specialist equine vets who are present on a raceday are based at a state of the art horse hospital in the nearby city.