A Guide to Thirsk Race Course
A Guide To Thirsk Race Course
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.
- 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
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
Thirsk Racecourse Ltd
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