Thirsk racecourse

Set between the North Yorkshire Moors and the Dales, with easy access from road or rail, Thirsk is compact yet with excellent facilities. The main road from Ripon to Thirsk runs past the course and the local train station is just beyond the six-furlong start.

In 2005, the executive celebrated 150 years of racing on the course at Station Road. The circuit is a little more than a mile round. The Thirsk Hunt Cup in May is the main race of the year.

Address: Thirsk Racecourse Ltd, Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1QL
Tel: 01845 522276
Admission: Club £16; Tattersalls £11; Family Ring £3.50
Road: 6m E of A1, via A61. Track 1m W of town
Rail: Kings Cross to Thirsk via York. 15 mim walk to course
Car park: Free
Flat: Left-hand oval track of 1m 2f with an undulating straight of four furlongs. High numbers best in sprints. Low numbers best in 7f & 1m races.