York Racecourse has a proud tradition of staging the very best of thoroughbred racing dating back to 1731. As one of the leading racetracks in the world, we host eighteen of the best racedays in the British summer racing calendar.
Our flagship Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival runs every August, where ongoing investment means the cumulative value in prize money of the twenty-five races will approach £5 million.
Regularly voted for by The Racegoers Club, as their favourite flat racecourse; the team on the Knavesmire pride themselves on offering a proper Yorkshire welcome.
As well as famous races such as the Ebor and Gimcrack Stakes York has developed a reputation for its Music + Racing events, when acts such as Sir Tom Jones or Paloma Faith have combined with the sporting action.
The impressive Stands are put to good use as the home for over 800 non racing events; as diverse as Company AGMs, Sporting Dinners or the Largest Model Railway Show in the land.