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  • White Rose Award Finalist
  • York Tourism Awards Winner
  • York Tourism Awards Finalist



York Racecourse

York Racecourse


Award winning modern grandstands, characterful listed buildings, manicured lawns and home grown flowers set the scene for the best of racedays at York.

York Racecourse stages 17 racedays from May until October, offering a world class horseracing experience for visitors of all ages. The world’s best racehorses can be seen whilst enjoying locally sourced food. Additional entertainment such as headline music concerts, family events and fashion at the races are a feature of racedays throughout the season.

Our flagship meeting, the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival, takes place in August each year. It’s the week to visit York for a fabulous four day festival of racing. Wednesday means our richest ever contest, the Juddmonte International and a total prize fund for the day of over £1 million. Thursday, our Ladies Day, the Darley Yorkshire Oaks and a competition prize of a trip to Dubai, courtesy of Marriott Hotels. Friday sees the fastest thoroughbreds contest the Coolmore Nunthorpe. Ebor Saturday will see the richest flat handicap in Europe, the Betfred Ebor.

We also have a range of restaurants, boxes and unique locations provide the chance to tailor make your own raceday. Perfect for special celebrations or spending time with valued clients.

Opening details

Gates open at 11:15am excluding the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival where they open at 11 am and for the Music Showcase Evening when gates open at 4.00pm.


Adult price: £5 to £55 (day and enclosure dependant)
Under 18s go free (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)
Group, junior and over 65 concessions on all racedays
Group discounts available in advance

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 11 Mar Mother's Day Carvery Lunch



See location of York Racecourse on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 592493  Lat: 53.93661 Long: -1.09852

By Road:
Located just outside the city of York, follow the A64 and A1036 to the racecourse.

By Public Transport:
The course is 1 mile from York Railway Station and a First Bus Raceday Shuttle runs every 20 minutes.

On racedays York Racecourse operates a traffic plan which may mean temporary road closures so please follow the signposted routes and be aware that satellite navigation systems will not contain the traffic plan routes.


The Racecourse,
YO23 1EX


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Racecourse of the Year 2003 Finalist: YTB Tourist Attraction of the Year.


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