Our Impressions of The Racecourse
York Racecourse is easy to reach from all the UK's larger centres of population. Throughout the season pick up travel updates on York Raceday Radio (1602 KHz, medium wave) when you're within 10 miles of the course.
The Romans introduced organised racing in the York area, and the first meeting on the famous Knavesmire took place in 1731, with the grandstand built in 1754. York hosts several of Britain's most prestigious races. The Tote-Ebor Festival takes place over three days in August (21st, 22nd, 23rd August 2001).
Description: York is a left-handed, flat galloping U-shaped track, with a two-mile start at the bottom of the Knavesmire.
Please note: A strict Dress Code applies for the County Stand
Directions to The Racecourse
York racecourse is situated just one mile from the city centre, within easy access of the A64 and A1. From the North East the A19 links with the A1 and A59 to York. West and South Yorkshire patrons should head for the A64. York railway station is a mile and a half from the course with buses and taxis available. There are facilities for disabled racegoers and a crche facility for children. Tune in to York Raceday Radio for travel details and updates on 1602Khz medium wave.
Fast and frequent rail services take as little as 1 hour 52 minutes from London Kings Cross and some 2.5 hours from Edinburgh. Manchester and Birmingham are also direct. (The course is 1 mile from the station and City Centre and a First Bus raceday shuttle runs every 20 minutes).