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.
We very much look forward to welcoming you to the Knavesmire.
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 Consequently the original draft of the Guide has been withdrawn to avoid any confusion.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.
The latest going is updated on the homepage of this website.
Or can be found by:
- Following our York Clerking Team, @YorkClerk on Twitter.
- Calling 01904 683932 or on the 24 hour telephone information system by calling 01904 620911 and following the instructions.
Owners and trainers wishing to speak to Anthea Morshead, Racing Manager and Raceday Clerk of the Course, please call 07837 559861.
To enable us to ensure that all of the appropriate arrangements are in place and minimise risk for owners and prioritise the safety and well-being of all attendees for racing behind closed doors, we need you to provide us with the details of the six people who will be attending by no later than 4pm on the day before the race meeting. Please use the Racecourse PASS System to do this, via www.rcapass.com. If you do not have access to the PASS System, or need any assistance in its use, please contact the PASS Helpdesk on 01933 270333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased that, following the recent change in Government guidelines, we can now offer owners a complimentary three-course sit down lunch with a complimentary drink on arrival in the fourth floor Ebor Stand Owners’ Restaurant. There will be the facility to pay for further drinks with your meal. Tables will be allocated from the Owners’ reception desk in the second floor Owners’ Lounge as they become available. Whilst tables in the restaurant cannot be allocated for the whole day, the wider Owners’ facilities will be available throughout the afternoon’s racing. Lunch will be served on the fourth floor of the Ebor Stand from 12 noon.
Please see here for a guide to the stands for the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival.
York Racecourse lies within a mile south of the city centre and is served by convenient road, rail and air access routes.
Within a mile of the A1036 York (West) exit of the A64 (Postcode YO23 1EX).
Direct trains from London Kings Cross (1 hr 50 min), Edinburgh (2 hr 27 min), Manchester (1 hr 15 min) and Leeds (23 min).
The train station is a taxi, regular shuttle bus or a 20-minute walk to the racecourse.
Leeds/Bradford International Airport (40 min) and Manchester International Airport (90 mins).
Light aircraft can be accommodated at Rufforth, only 6 miles from the course and can be arranged by calling Helicopter & Aviation Services Ltd on 01427 718800.
- Dean Court (01904 625082)
- Gray’s Court (01904 612613)
- Hilton (01904 648111)
- Holiday Inn (0870 4009085)
- Hotel Du Vin (0330 016 0381)
- Middlethorpe Hall (01904 641241)
- Mount Royale (01904 628856)
- York Marriott (01904 701000)
- The Grange (01904 644744)
- The Grand (01904 380038)
- The Principal (01904 653681)
All these hotels are situated within a short taxi ride or walking distance of the racecourse.
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The vehicle entrance to the York Racecourse stables is on Tadcaster Road (A1036), opposite the Fox & Roman public house (satnav code YO24 1RQ).
To book stables and accommodation for stable staff please email email@example.com or fax 01904 778647 or telephone 01904 709174. The overnight stabling and accommodation booking form can be found here.
For more information on the arrangements for Racing Staff during the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival please click here.
We have three specialised equine vets on site during every raceday to attend to any horses that may require treatment, with Minster Equine Veterinary clinic only a short distance away if needed.
For the Dante and Ebor Festivals, veterinary cover is enhanced by the Equisave Horse Ambulance, designed and used for the equine events at the London Olympics, in addition to the Horse Ambulance team provided by Sebastian Garner.
Minster Equine Veterinary Practice can be contacted on 01904 788840, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our dedicated photographer, Jeremy Phillips, maintains a website of images from the racecourse, click here to view.
- William Derby, Chief Executive and Clerk of the Course
Tel 01904 683932
- Jane Richardson, PA to Chief Executive
Tel 01904 683932
Fax 01904 611071
- Anthea Morshead, Racing Manager and Raceday Clerk of the Course
Tel 07837 559861
- Alison Dalby, Owners' Restaurant Manager
Tel 07796 335125
Fax 01904 611071
Racedays after 10am:
- Rachel Blizzard, Owners and Trainers' Manager
Tel 01904 709246
Fax 01904 706127
William Derby (Clerk of the Course) and Anthea Morshead (Racing Manager and Raceday Clerk of the Course) will be on hand in the Parade Ring throughout the race meeting and will be pleased to help you with any requests that you may have.
We are always happy to try and help with any special requests.
Please contact us in advance if possible. Tel 01904 683932 or e-mail email@example.com.
Sarah Holton is the point of contact at the ROA, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel welcome to pass on any comments/suggestions to her with regard to the facilities for Owners at York. She will be pleased to help and will liaise with the Chief Executive, William Derby.