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Catterick Racecourse - Yorkshire's busiest with 27 flat and jump meets annually.

Catterick Racecourse in North Yorkshire is one of the region's most accessible racecourses, located just off the A1 motorway, to the south east of Richmond. Hosting both jump and flat racing, Catterick features 27 race meets through the year from January to December. Welcome to one of Yorkshire's busiest racecourse acclaimed as one of the North's top National Hunt Racecourses. Catterick opens the year's racing calendar with its popular New Year's Day meet.

There's been racing here from as far back as the 17th century, with a permanent course established in 1813. All modern racing and hospitality facilities combine with a rich heritage - the old framework of the 1906 stand is still in place here at friendly Catterick. This Yorkshire racecourse prides itself on being one of England's friendliest and most relaxed courses.

Facilities & Hospitality

Enclosures include The Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure which give racegoers easy access to the main racecourse, Winners' Enclosure, Parade Ring and facilities around it including a choice of restaurants, bars and cafes. Betting shop bars and the Totesport Betting Shop are also in the area.

The Course Enclosure puts your right at the heart of racing. From here you'll have an excellent view of Jump and Flat racecourses. Food and drink outlets are extensive, and this space is great for families, featuring indoor and outdoor play areas. Catterick also has extra fun activities and attractions on offer for younger racegoers during the Summer Holidays. Visitors to the Course Enclosure are also allowed to bring their own picnics.

With its great location near major motorway links (only 5 minutes off the A1) and an exciting year round racing programme, Catterick is a top spot for smaller meetings and conference events. Open space in the centre of the course is perfect for outdoor events. A great range of bespoke hospitality packages are also available including private box or marquee, and Dine & View packages at the Winning Streak Restaurant inclusive of 3 course meal, Racecard, Tote Betting Service and more!

Fixtures & Highlights

This busy Yorkshire Racecourse with its 27 year round meets has racing going on every month of the year because it is both a flat and jump racecourse. Catterick hosts 17 flat meets and 10 National Hunt meets annually with highlights including late December and New Year's Day Meets.

Flexible ticket options and packages cater for all whether you're looking for that perfect corporate group day at the races, a Stag & Hen day out or a family excursion during your Yorkshire Holiday. Entrance fees are great value and under 18s enter the racecourse free with an accompanied adult.

Getting here

With easy access of the A1, most racegoers arrive by car and you'll find ample free parking onsite in one of Catterick's three car parks which afford easy access to nearby enclosures. Visitors should note there is limited parking around the Course Enclosure. The nearest convenient railway station is at Darlington just 15 minutes away - pick up a taxi or the regular X34 bus service from Darlington Station to Caterick Racecourse.

Where to stay

The Catterick and Richmond areas of North Yorkshire are well served with a variety of accommodation options. Looking for that perfect race meet stopover? Opt for a friendly hotel or B&B in Catterick or Richmond, just a stones' throw from the flat and jump courses.

With a year round racing programme, Catterick is the perfect Yorkshire Racecourse to combine a visit with a longer holiday. Stay in a holiday cottage from our selection below and you'll be within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and a wealth of attractions from Richmond Castle to the Wensleydale Railway. Book your Catterick Races getaway online now with iknow.

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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  • Scotch Corner   (4.8 miles from the centre of Catterick)
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    Welcoming Travelodge Hotel just south of Darlington at Scotch Corner with ensuite rooms, conference facilities, high speed WIFI & free parking. Book online for great rates.
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Accommodation in Richmond

  • Skeeby   (3.2 miles from the centre of Richmond)
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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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  • Richmond   (3.5 miles from the centre of Richmond)
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    4 Star Silver Visit Britain awarded B&B set within privately accessed cottages near Richmond. Home cooked meals & picturesque views, perfect for weekend breaks.
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  • Scotch Corner   (4.0 miles from the centre of Richmond)
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    Welcoming Travelodge Hotel just south of Darlington at Scotch Corner with ensuite rooms, conference facilities, high speed WIFI & free parking. Book online for great rates.
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  • Richmond   (0.5 miles from the centre of Richmond)
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    4* Silver Award winning B&B in central Richmond. Close to market square and all amenities. Two stylish king-size en-suite rooms, locally sourced breakfast. Off-road parking, WIFI
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  • Hudswell   (0.8 miles from the centre of Richmond)
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    Luxury development of holiday cottages near Richmond with hot tubs, free Wi-Fi & lovely views over Swaledale. Short breaks welcome, dog friendly by arrangement. Great for groups.
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