A Guide to Thirsk Race Course

Overview

Loacated in North Yorskshire, England, Thirsk racecourse opened to the public in 1923. The course is very popular with Northern based horse trainers with most race meetings taking place in the Summer months.

The highlight of the Thirsk racing calendar is the Thirsk Hunt Cup, which is run in May every year. It is raced over a distance of 7 furlongs and 218 yards and usually attracts a reasonable sized field.

The course itself is a classic oval shape with a spur at the base to allow straight sprints. It’s a left handed course which measures at 1 mile and 2 furlongs.  The bends are quite tight but the track itself is almost completely flat throughout.

The final run in is just about 4 furlongs in length and the spur allows for straight line racing over 6 furlongs. This part of the track has slight undulations.

Bullet Points

  • Left handed track
  • Course circuit is 1 mile and 2 furlongs
  • Sharp bends
  • Spur allows straight line sprints over a slightly undulating course

Map of Thirsk Racecourse

Map of Thirsk Racecourse for daily racing tips

Statistics – Last Three Years

Top Trainers – Flat

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

R Fahey                                 176                 25                   64

D O’Meara                           143                 18                   52

T Easterby                            251                 17                   62

K Ryan                                   106                 15                   35

M Dods                                 138                 13                   33                                          

 

 

Top Jockeys – Flat

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

D Tudhope                           115                 24                   43

P Hanagan                            106                 17                   35

D Allan                                   135                 15                   41

G Lee                                      127                 12                   38

K Stott                                   81                   11                   22                                                         

Course Address

Thirsk Racecourse Ltd

Station Road

Thirsk

North Yorkshire

YO7 1QL

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