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Thirsk Racecourse

Racecourse Guide

A mile and a quarter, oval track, Thirsk most definitely favours those horses can lie handy as the ground often rides on the fast side and the course dips just before the final furlong. On this basis, big, galloping types who take longer to find their full stride are at a marked disadvantage. The Classic Trial in April and the Thirsk Hunt Cup in May are the two most significant races staged at the track.

Aerial view of Thirsk RacecourseView Thirsk Racecourse in Google Maps

Contact and Location

Thirsk Racecourse, Station Rd, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1QL. United Kingdom.
Official Website:

The Effect of the Draw

High numbers are best in sprints on firm ground, but low numbers are favoured on good to soft or softer. Low numbers are just about best over 6f 216yds and a mile. Concentrate on the top four stalls over 5f on firm ground and the bottom four stalls on soft ground (14+ runners).

Local Knowledge


  1. TLC Taxis (0.4 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1823 335599

  2. Leo Taxis (1.1 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1823 924400

  3. Port Runners (1.2 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1823 270785

Places to Stay

  1. The Corner House Hotel (2.1 miles away)
    Park Street, Taunton TA1 4DQ, UK
    Tel: +44 1823 284683

  2. Holiday Inn Express Hotel Taunton M5, Jct.25 (2.2 miles away)
    Blackbrook Park Avenue, Taunton TA1 2PX, UK
    Tel: +44 1823 624000

  3. Travelodge Taunton (2.4 miles away)
    Riverside Retail Park, Hankridge Farm Blackbrook Park, Taunton TA1 2LR, UK
    Tel: +44 871 984 6056

Places to Eat

  1. The Half Moon Inn (1.4 miles away)
    Stoke St Mary, Stoke Road, North Curry TA3 6HN, UK
    Tel: +44 1823 442271

  2. Tristans (1.9 miles away)
    11 East Reach, Taunton TA1 3EW, UK
    Tel: +44 1823 332117

  3. Chef Peking (1.9 miles away)
    20 Upper High Street, Taunton TA1 3PZ, UK
    Tel: +44 1823 333008

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