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York Racecourse is currently the “Northern Racecourse Of The Year” and has a long and distinguished history including hosting Royal Ascot in 2005 and the St Leger in 2006. The course hosts 17 days of racing throughout the year from the Dante Festival in May, through to the Finale in mid-October, including the famous Ebor Festival in mid-August.

York has been hosting horse racing for over 2000 years, since the Roman and Viking times. The first recorded racecourse in York was at Clifton Ings but racing moved to the current Knavesmire venue in 1730 and has been there ever since.

Your Expert Guide To York Racecourse

If you are a regular visitor to the course or coming for your first time, we will help you to get ready for your day ahead, using our expert course knowledge and helping you find more winners. Take your time to browse through the site and you will find:

  • Your Experts Guide York →
    An experts look at the track from trainers, jockeys, owners and other course experts with their opinion of the racecourse and what it takes to do well at York. Our extensive library of video interviews will give you every angle for racing at the course.
  • In Depth Course Analysis & Guide →
    Unique “Course Maps” and analysis of the track characteristics of the “Ascot of the North” and what makes the racing on the Knavesmire so exciting.
  • York Statistics & Trends →
    Revealing the statistical trends for horses over the years on the Knavesmire including the top jockeys, top trainers, top jockey / trainer combo’s and all the race trends for the major meetings through the season.
  • Free Daily Race Analysis & Tips →
    Every race day at York Racecourse over the flat season, our team use their years of course experience to analyse each race of the day. We rate every horse on the card to help you narrow down the field for each race, to the key contenders and even supply you with a free tip for each race.

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