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Yorkshire's 9 racecourses host over 180 race days annually

Yorkshire is one of England’s top regions for world class horse racing, both flat and jump racing. Experience over 180 days of fun packed racing every year across Yorkshire’s 9 racecourses including Championship Race Days and Festivals like the Yorkshire Ebor Festival in late August at York, plus a host of Ladies Days, Summer and Winter Festivals and Family Days. Accompanied children get free entry to Yorkshire racecourses!

Race meets are year round at Yorkshire race courses such as busy flat and jump courses Catterick and Doncaster. April is always an eventful racing month in the region, with racing seasons commencing at many Yorkshire racecourses including Beverley, Pontefract, Redcar, Ripon and Thirsk. York’s annual 17 race meets run from May to October.

Yorkshire racecourses offer first class conference facilities and corporate packages. Many are licensed for Civil Wedding ceremonies and alongside race meets, race courses host numerous events, big name pop concerts and tribute bands, themed fairs, exhibitions and festivals including some super vintage and music festivals, as well as tailored events perfect for Stag and Hen Parties, corporate gatherings or family fun days out.

Beverley Racecourse

Beverley Racecourse, East Yorkshire – flat racing, with 19 race meets annually from April to September. Located about 1 mile, within walking distance, from the town centre and Beverley’s famous Minster at historic Beverley Westwood. Warm and welcoming, perfect for new racegoers.

York Racecourse

York Racecourse, North Yorkshire – flat racing with 17 race meets annually from May to October. Award-winning facilities and world class racing is here in the region’s most famous course located just 1 mile from the city centre. From the John Smith’s Cup Meeting in July to the Ebor Festival in August, York’s race meeting calendar is packed with iconic racing events all ideally combined with a wealth of city centre attractions and accommodation within easy reach of the course.

Catterick Races

Catterick Races in North Yorkshire – flat and jump racing with 27 race meets annually from January to December. Catterick is one of Yorkshire’s busiest race courses with racing going on most months.

Doncaster Racecourse

DONCASTER, South Yorkshire, flat and jump racing, another of the region’s busy racecourse with 36 race meetings annually from January to December including the world famous Ladbrokes St Leger Festival week annually in September. Doncaster offers some of the best after racing concerts!

Pontefract Races

Pontefract Races, West Yorkshire – flat racing with 16 meetings annually from April to October. There’s something for all here at this easy access race course just off the M62 and the A1 motorways including family Sundays, evening meets with live music and an annual August Ladies Day.

Redcar Racecourse

Redcar Racecourse, on the northern edge of the North York Moors, flat racing with 18 meets annually from April to November, situated in the heart of the seaside town, a top course for families with feature race the May Bank Holiday Zetland Gold Cup Day.

Ripon Races

Ripon Races, North Yorkshire – flat racing with 16 race meets annually from April to September. Known as Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse, Ripon is a glorious parkland course, winner of Yorkshire in Bloom’s Gold Rose Award. The course sits just south of the cathedral city’s centre, easily accessed off the A1.

Thirsk Racecourse

Thirsk Racecourse in North Yorkshire – flat racing with 16 meetings annually from April to September. Idyllically situated between the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, Thirsk offers some of the best Yorkshire days out including top family themed days. The course sits just west of the town along the A61, easily accessed off the A1.

Wetherby Racecourse

Wetherby Racecourse in West Yorkshire – jump racing with 18 meetings annually from January to May and then from October to December. This easy access Yorkshire race course just off the A1 is deemed by many to be one of the finest jump racing courses in the North – welcome to Yorkshire’s premier National Hunt Racecourse with a rich steeplechasing heritage. Fixture Highlights come late in the season and include the Charlie Hall Meet at the end of October and the Yorkshire Christmas meet with racing at Wetherby on the 26th and 27th December!

Race Meet Accommodation

Find your perfect Yorkshire racing break accommodation here on iknow. Whether you're looking for a York hotel or B&B across the Ebor Festival or a Doncaster hotel ideal for the St Leger Festival, we've got all your race meet accommodation needs covered. Choose from hundreds of holiday cottages, B&Bs, inns with rooms and hotels within walking distance or ideally close to Yorkshire's 9 first class racecourses. Book online now with iknow.

Accommodation near York Racecourse

  • York   (1.5 miles from the centre of York Racecourse)
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    Newly refurbished central York Travelodge with discounted parking, 30 minutes of initial free Wi-Fi, early check in/ late check out & family rooms. Breakfast box. Pet friendly.
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  • York   (1.6 miles from the centre of York Racecourse)
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    Luxurious B&B accommodation in York, perfect for a short break in the historic city. On site restaurant and bar, within easy reach of attractions and next to the River Ouse.
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  • Steeton   (5.0 miles from the centre of York Racecourse)
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    Well appointed Travelodge hotel set seven miles from York city centre. Ensuite double & family rooms, free car parking, early check in/ late check by arrangement. Wi-Fi service.
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Accommodation in Doncaster

  • Doncaster   (1.8 miles from the centre of Doncaster)
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    Modern Doncaster hotel close to the Lakeside Village Outlet & the M18 motorway. Free parking onsite. Optional breakfast box. WiFi free for first 30 minutes. Pet friendly.
     
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    Modern Travelodge hotel set 6 miles from Doncaster train station. Ensuite double & family rooms, free parking, early check in/ late check out by arrangement. Wi-Fi service.
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  • Doncaster   (7.6 miles from the centre of Doncaster)
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    Well appointed Travelodge hotel near Doncaster with ensuite double & family guest rooms. Adjacent service area with food outlet & petrol station. Conference room, free parking.
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Accommodation in Thirsk

  • Thirsk   (3.0 miles from the centre of Thirsk)
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    Secluded Scandinavian style lodges on the edge of the North York Moors, 3 miles from Thirsk with verandahs, BBQs, pool table and table tennis. Dogs stay free. Great pub nearby.
     
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  • Thirsk   (0.1 miles from the centre of Thirsk)
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    The Gallery is a charming Grade II listed cottage with a 4 star Silver award. It has three luxurious en-suite rooms and serves award winning breakfasts.
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Accommodation in Ripon

  • Ripon   (0.4 miles from the centre of Ripon)
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    Elegantly decorated B&B with three beautiful en-suite rooms in a Victorian terrace property by the River Ure in the centre of the thriving Yorkshire market town of Ripon.
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  • Ripon   (0.7 miles from the centre of Ripon)
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    Charming cottage for 2 near Ripon with patio garden, comfortable lounge with wood burner, well equipped kitchen, parking & free WiFi. Short breaks welcome, flexible changeover day.
     
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Accommodation near Catterick

  • Northallerton   (4.7 miles from the centre of Catterick)
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    Charming Yorkshire bed and breakfast in Leeming Bar near Northallerton. Traditional period features, delicious breakfasts and free parking. Ideal for couples and families.
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  • Skeeby   (3.7 miles from the centre of Catterick)
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    Well appointed budget hotel near Richmond with free parking & nearby Little Chef restaurant. Flexible check in/ out times by arrangement, 30 minutes free Wi-Fi. Pet friendly.
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Accommodation near Pontefract

  • Ferrybridge   (2.1 miles from the centre of Pontefract)
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    Well appointed Pontefract hotel with ensuite double & family rooms, free car parking, 30 minutes free Wi-Fi service & flexible check in/ out times by arrangement. Pet friendly.
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  • Pontefract   (3.4 miles from the centre of Pontefract)
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    Luxury hotel in Wentbridge, Pontefract, with on-site wedding and conference facilities, two quality restaurants and extensive grounds. Spacious en-suite rooms.
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Accommodation in Wetherby

  • Tadcaster   (4.5 miles from the centre of Wetherby)
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    Luxury range of holiday lodges near York ideal for both romantic breaks & family holidays. Private hot tubs, fishing facilities. Book online for special offers.
     
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  • Boston Spa   (2.2 miles from the centre of Wetherby)
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    Luxurious Boston Spa cottage offering freedom and flexibility for business and leisure travellers near Leeds and York. Pet-friendly self-catering, with BBQ. Sleeps 6.
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Accommodation in Beverley

  • Beverley   (0.2 miles from the centre of Beverley)
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    This superb duplex apartment in the heart of historic Beverley sleeps two people in one bedroom.
     
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  • Beverley   (0.5 miles from the centre of Beverley)
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    Stunning cottage in Beverley with unique views of the Minster - a perfect base for couples and families. Fully equipped kitchen and garden with Jacuzzi hot tub. Free parking & WiFi
     
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