Wetherby racecourse

Known as 'The A1 Racecourse' as the road runs alongside the home turn, Wetherby is just 12 miles from Leeds. It attracts top-class runners from all over the country and is regarded as a fair, flat, galloping course which suits long-striding solid jumpers.

The Bet365 Charlie Hall Chase and the Castleford Chase are among the feature events. Racing first took place on the present site in 1891.

Address: The Racecourse, York Road, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 5EJ
Tel: (01937) 582 035
Admission: Admission From: Premier £19 / Paddock £13 / Course £4 (OAPs £2)
Road: Course is NE of town on B1224 near junction of A58 and A1
Rail: Kings Cross Line to York or Leeds, then 13 miles taxi ride
Car park: Free
Jumps: Left- hand oval course of 1m 4f, the comparatively short run-in is slighty uphill, but with easy turns it is well suited to a galloping type. The nine fences are fairly stiff, with six hurdles per circuit.