Owners & Trainers

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.

More information for owners wishing to attend in October can be found here. Trainers can see more information here.

Jockeys can find more information in regards to racing behind closed doors here. Please click here for the Weighing Room plan for behind closed doors racing. 

We very much look forward to welcoming you to the Knavesmire.


Guide for Horsemen

The guide is produced for Owners and Trainers which contains important information to assist in planning a visit to York Racecourse during the season. Unfortunately, the ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic means that much is evolving. Consequently the original draft of the Guide has been withdrawn to avoid any confusion.

For the October race programme please see here.


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