York Races 2020

York racecourse events 2020 - Next Meeting is Wednesday, August 19th 2020

Only 45 days to go until next race day at York Races

York is a thriving city, you can enjoy a great day out and witness the world's finest racehorses at York Racecourse, located on the Knavesmire in the heart of York since 1731.

It is one of the most attractive FLAT courses in the world. Boasting award winning modern grandstands.

And They're Off - A total of 18 racedays from May through to October, plus additional entertainment such as concerts, fashion and family events, makes for a great day out for all.

On March 17th 2020, the British Horseracing Authority advised that racing will be suspended nationwide until 30 April 2020. This decision will be kept under review.

YORK RACECOURSE NEWS - updated on Friday 19th June 2020

Racecard for Wednesday, August 19th 2020


ITV1 - 1:55pm - Sky Bet & Symphony Group Stakes 3+

ITV1 - 2:25pm - Tattersalls Acomb Stakes 2

ITV1 - 3:00pm - Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Stakes 3

ITV1 - 3:35pm - Juddmonte International Stakes (British Champions Series)

Racing TV - 4:15pm - Sky Bet Stakes 3+

Racing TV - 4:50pm - Sky Bet Nursery Handicap 2

Adult price: £5 to £55 (day and enclosure dependant) - Under 18s go free (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult).
Group, junior and over 65 concessions on all racedays - Group discounts available in advance.

YOU CAN BUY TICKETS ON THE DAY at the racecourse. However - May, August & Saturday racing will be very busy - so please arrive in plenty of time if you are buying tickets on raceday.

Ticket Helpline: 01904 620911

NB: Normal office hours are Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

Dress Code for men
In the County Stand, Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket, collared shirt, tie, smart trousers and formal shoes.
Jeans and trainers are rarely seen in the County Stand. However if the hot weather warrants shorts then there is no formal restriction to them being worn. Bare chests are not acceptable.


How to Read the Race Card

A racecard is a printed card used in horse racing giving information about races, chiefly the horses running in each particular race. A form guide that reads 4893241 means a horse finished first in its last race, fourth in the one before, second in the one before that and so on (I think you get the message).

The (Trainer) is obviously the name of the horses trainer.

P - Means that the horse was pulled up by a jockey in a race.

L - Means that the horses jockey fell off the horse in a race.


Music Showcase Weekend
Saturday 25th July 2020

RICK ASTLEY - The 1988 Brit Award winner for Best British Single Never Gonna Give You Up is performing many of his hits at York Racecourse on Saturday 25th July 2020 - taking to the stage after the racing is finished.

PUSSYCAT DOLLS - Don't Cha... want to see the Pussycat Dolls - well, you can, live at York Racecourse at the Music Weekend Showcase on Friday Evening, July 24th 2020 after the day of racing has finished.
Selling more than 55 million records worldwide and eight UK top 10 singles, the group will be performing the hits you love!

For more info about the Music Showcase Weekend and to book tickets -
visit www.yorkracecourse.co.uk


What an honour again - York Racecourse has been confirmed as one of the top 11 racecourse to visit in England and Wales.
In an report by Live Tourism, York was commended for its outstanding aspects of the raceday experience.
TOP RACECOURSE - Read more at yorkpress.co.uk


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Coming Events at York Racecourse



Facilities at the racecourse

Cash Point - Credit cards accepted (no fee) - Public toilets - Disabled toilets - Disabled access - Coach parties accepted - Onsite catering - Picnic area.


Directions to York Races

York Racecourse, Knavesmire Rd, York, North Yorkshire YO23 1EX
TEL: 01904 620911

By Car

The recommended raceday route to the racecourse from all directions is via the A64 to the south of the racecourse. Please note, on racedays not all of the usual routes to the racecourse are accessible. Please follow the yellow directional signs, and be aware that satellite navigation systems will not contain the traffic plan routes.
Car parking - There is a plentiful supply of free car parking on all of our racedays.

By Coach

The coach and minibus drop off and collection area will be within the Coach ‘C’ park, which is off Bishopthorpe Road to the south of the Terry’s Chocolate factory building.

Drivers should approach York Racecourse from the A64 junction, via right past York College, proceed via Bishopthorpe Village and then to the Coach park off Bishopthorpe Road.

The new drop off and collection area will be clearly signposted from both the north and south of the course and our partner traffic management company will be on hand throughout every raceday, to provide direction to drivers.

Working with North Yorkshire Police and City of York Council, coaches and minibuses will not be allowed to stop on Bishopthorpe Road, Campelshon Road, Knavesmire Road or outside the Terry’s factory, to drop off or collect racegoers.

This also means that coaches/minibuses do not need to stay for the day but can return for the collection phase.

York Racecourse would like to kindly ask that all minibus and coach drivers ensure all passengers are advised to return Coach ‘C’ park for their homeward journey.

Information supplied by www.yorkracecourse.co.uk - the official racecourse site.





York Racing Dates 2020 at a glance

Wed May 13th 2020 - DANTE FESTIVAL
Thu May 14th 2020 - DANTE FESTIVAL
Fri May 15th 2020 - DANTE FESTIVAL
Sat May 30th 2020 - FIRST SATURDAY
Fri Jun 12th 2020 - JUNE MEETING
Sat Jun 13th 2020 - JUNE MEETING
Sat Jun 27th 2020 - SUMMER MUSIC
Fri Jul 10th 2020 - JOHN SMITH'S MEETING
Sat Jul 11th 2020 - JOHN SMITH'S MEETING
Fri Jul 24th 2020 - MUSIC SHOWCASE
Sat Jul 25th 2020 - MUSIC SHOWCASE
Wed Aug 19th 2020 - EBOR FESTIVAL
Thu Aug 20th 2020 - EBOR FESTIVAL
Fri Aug 21st 2020 - EBOR FESTIVAL
Sat Aug 22nd 2020 - EBOR FESTIVAL
Sun Sep 6th 2020 - SEPTEMBER SUNDAY
Fri Oct 9th 2020 - OCTOBER FINALE
Sat Oct 10th 2020 - OCTOBER FINALE


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