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.
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.
Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.