York

It is considered by many to be the principle racecourse in the North and it stages top class racing on the flat.

Known as the Knavesmire this is where Dick Turpin was hanged.

Their principle meeting is the Ebor meeting in August.

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Course Characteristics:

York is a triangular shaped circuit of about 2 miles, with various chutes off the (new) round course. It is completely flat.

The course does not drain well, although work is currently being undertaken to improve the situation.

The course is a gruelling test of stamina and it is the courageous horse who tends to prevail.

Draw advantage: there is no clear draw advantage

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Admission (2013 prices):

York have a variable pricing policy depending on the meeting. There are three enclosures. The best enclosure is the County Stand with prices ranging from £24 - £35 for “normal” meetings to £53 for the Ebor meeting. The Grandstand and Paddock enclosure £10 - £20 (£28 for the Ebor meeting). The Course enclosure charges £5 - £10

Annual membership: Single £349, joint £599 or junior (16-25) £110

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Location:

Located about a mile south of the city centre, the course is well signposted from the outer ring road. Ensure you follow the signs as the traffic control system is tried and tested.

Ease of public transport access:Good (Rail to York then bus transfer or 1 mile walk)

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Suitability for the first time racegoer: good at the quieter midweek meetings (average at the busy weekend meetings)

Last Reviewed: September 2012

Web Site: www.yorkracecourse.co.uk

Telephone: 01904 620911

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