York Racecourse has been hosting racing meetings since 1731 and is known as one of the premier race courses in the United Kingdom with excellent facilities. The track is known as the 'The Knavesmire' it is used for flat racing and it is a left handed oval shaped course.
The racecourse hosts 17 days of racings with the highlight being the four day Ebor Festival in August each year, with each day having a feature races but the spotlight races are the Juddmonte International Stakes and the Ebor Handicap. The festival is also known for the Nunthorpe Stakes and the Yorkshire Oaks. Another key race as this track is the group 2 Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup which is held in May.
Although York is one of the fairest track middle numbers do tend to be favoured on the straight track when the ground is soft.
Address: The Racecourse, York YO23 1EX
Flat: York is a flat wide course of 2 miles with two bends and a straight run-in of 4 1/2 furlongs. Races over 5 and 6 furlongs are run on a straight course with 7 furlong events being started at a tangent to the straight course.
Road: 1m S of city on A1036 Tadcaster road. Parking: Free
Rail: 1m, York Stn (main line from London King's Cross). Shuttle service to course.
Air: 25m, Leeds/Bradford Airport.