A Guide to York Race Course
A bit of trivia – the site of York racecourse was also the site of the hanging of highwayman Dick Turpin in 1739.
These days it is Britains third largest racecourse in terms of total prize money offered and attracts around 350,000 racegoers per year. York hosts three of the United Kingdoms Group1 races.
The Juddmonte International Stakes is open to horses aged three years and older and is raced over a distance of 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 56 yards every August.
The Nunthorpe Stakes are also raced in August over 5 furlongs. It is open to horses aged two years or older.
The Yorkshire Oaks is open to fillies and mares aged three or over. Again it is raced in August over a distance of 1 mile, 3 furlongs and 188 yards.
All three races are part of the Ebor Festival which is a four day race meeting.
The course was originally horseshoe shaped and extended in 2005 to complete the circuit. Due to the York Ring Road being built, the original spur for straight sprints had to be shortened and so a new one was built at the opposite end of the course to facilitate 7 furlong sprints.
The course is left handed and flat. It is a fair track, ideal for long striding horses and measures 2 miles in length.
- Left handed track
- Fair for galloping
- Long 5 furlong run in to the finish
Map of York Racecourse
Statistics – Last Three Years
Top Trainers – Flat
Runners Wins Places
R Fahey 374 26 108
T Easterby 253 23 57
J Gosden 63 20 20
W Haggas 112 19 31
M Johnston 153 18 44
Top Jockeys – Flat
Runners Wins Places
D Tudhope 171 17 59
J Doyle 85 17 25
L Dettori 60 17 24
D Allan 139 14 31
P Hanegan 146 13 55
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