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York Racecourse

Racecourse Guide

Known as 'The Knavesmire', racing has been staged over this turf since 1731 and is without question one of the most attractive racecourses in the world. The highlight of each season is the prestigious three-day Ebor Meeting in August which features three Group 1 races. The Dante Meeting in May, also over three days, is another immensely popular fixture featuring a mix of classic trials, pattern races for older horses and top-class handicaps.

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Contact and Location

York Racecourse, Knavesmire Rd, York, North Yorkshire YO23 1EX. United Kingdom.
Official Website:

The Effect of the Draw

Runners drawn very high and very low struggle in big-field sprints here, but the biggest draw bias lies over 1m2f85yds, where any runner drawn high in a big field faces a near-impossible task. Concentrate on the bottom seven stalls over 1m2f85yds in races with more than fourteen runners. Cross out the bottom four and top four stalls in sprints with eighteen runners or more.

Local Knowledge


  1. Victoria Travel (0.9 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1759 306000

  2. Outback Travel (1.1 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1904 620800

  3. Fleetways Taxis York (1.3 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1904 645333

Places to Stay

  1. Middlethorpe Hall & Spa (0.3 miles away)
    Bishopthorpe Road, York YO23 2QD, UK
    Tel: +44 1904 641241

  2. York Marriott Hotel (0.5 miles away)
    Tadcaster Road, York YO24 1QQ, UK
    Tel: +44 1904 701000

  3. Holiday Inn Hotel York (0.6 miles away)
    Tadcaster Road, York YO24 1QF, UK
    Tel: +44 871 942 9085

Places to Eat

  1. Delrio's Restaurant (1.3 miles away)
    10-12 Blossom Street, York YO24 1AE, UK
    Tel: +44 1904 622695

  2. Akbars (1.5 miles away)
    6-8 George Hudson Street, York YO1 6LP, UK
    Tel: +44 1904 679888

  3. Rustique (1.5 miles away)
    28 Castlegate, York YO1 9RP, UK
    Tel: +44 1904 612744