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York Racecourse 2015

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York's award winning racecourse is a very popular venue for its racing. It is home to some of racing's finest races; The Dante, Ebor Handicap, Juddmonte International are just a few to mention. The racecourse has good facilities for everyone, with plenty of Champagne bars to enjoy.

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Dante Festival

Welcome to the Dante festival, York's racing seasonal opening festival that starts with a bang. High quality action over three days of the festival whereby sets the tone for many top class horses for the year...

May Meetings

The May Spring meeting is the first Saturday of the York season for all the enjoy racing. It's also a chance to enjoy racing in the Spring, so the atmosphere is always buzzing. The feature race is The Stowe Family Law LLP Grand Cup, is a Listed race, which means it will be won by a horse of real quality...

June Meetings

This is a meeting to attend where you can have fabulous day out, enjoy the racing and knowing you have contributed to good cause. The Macmillan Cancer Support has now received nearly £6 million for good causes...

John Smith's Cup

A meeting that's is named and sponsored by a beer company, you know it's going to be a party! It has been sponsored by John Smith's Brewery since its inauguration in 1960...

Music Showcase Meeting

The Music showcase weekend brings two days of absolute entertainment with racing and music fans alike. Not only there's exciting two days of racing, and also fantastic concert after the racing...

September Meetings

Enjoy a different atmosphere to other racedays with The Press Family meeting in September. Under 18's go for free (under 16 with accompanying adult only) for this day...

October Meetings

The last opportunity to enjoy York's excellent racing for the season. It is the final chance to experience the anticipation and carnival atmosphere of a big sporting occasion at York...

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Live Music Events - York Racecourse

Live music if becoming a very popular thing amongst racing these days. Why not dance the night away as well as win big money!


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Spring/Season Launch Events - York Racecourse

Spring is such a nice time to attend the racing, experience the start of the season in style

End of Year Events - York Racecourse

See out the season with some amazing scenes and glamourous races


End of Season Events available at this course.

Dante Festival

September Meetings

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Dante Festival

October Meetings

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10th Oct

Coral Sprint Trophy

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Overnight/Weekend Accommodation

Race days are such a fun filled event you don't want to risk the chance of having too much fun and having to head back on our coaches with us to your drop off point. So why not find out how much an overnight stay will cost? We provide coaches for your next day drop off too, so theres no worries about organising anything! leave that to us.

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Stands & Enclosures


The most popular And They're Off! Package to York Races includes entry to the Grandstand Enclosure which is the main hub of York Racecourse. It features the Knavesmire Stand that allows racegoers to view the entire course as well as the usual plethora of places to eat, drink and bet. For a great experience of York Races then the Grandstand Enclosure entry with you And They're Off! Package is the choice for this summer's racing.

County Stand

For those wanting to make the most of your race trip to York Races, we can include a County Stand badge into your package. There are only limited places available in the County Stand enclosure so it does have a 'premium' feel to the area. The biggest advantage of including the County Stand entry badge is it allows you access to the Champagne Lawn situated next to the parade ring/winners enclosure. Many spend the majority of the day here, relaxing and socialising in this popular area. The County Stand features access to the Ebor Stand where there are exclusive vantage points to view the racing.

Where to drink?

If situated in the County Stand, the Champagne Lawn is the place to be, but make sure to grab an early pitch! If you are looking for a quieter place to buy a drink, try the Theakston's Bar underneath the old Silver Ring stand. Queues tend to be smaller here with a variety of drinks on offer here too.

Where to eat?

York Racecourse has of course vast amounts of fast food outlets and vans for you to choose at leisure but we find that for a more relaxed option of dining is the Knavesmire Restaurant which is situated at the back of the Knavesmire Stand. It is a self-service cafeteria but features good quality food at a reasonable price. There is plenty of seating available here and a great place to settle for half an hour or so.

Whens best to go?

York's Saturday meetings are the busiest and the atmosphere is electric at times. The John Smith's Cup meeting at the beginning of July is the busiest and this summer meeting attracts crowds from all over the UK. The Ebor Handicap meeting is the most prestigious in late August whilst at the end of July York host a Racing and Music raceday with a n afternoon of racing followed by a big-name act on stage after racing.

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