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Thirsk Racecourse

Racecourse Guide

A mile and a quarter, oval track, Thirsk most definitely favours those horses can lie handy as the ground often rides on the fast side and the course dips just before the final furlong. On this basis, big, galloping types who take longer to find their full stride are at a marked disadvantage. The Classic Trial in April and the Thirsk Hunt Cup in May are the two most significant races staged at the track.

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Contact and Location

Thirsk Racecourse, Station Rd, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1QL. United Kingdom.
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The Effect of the Draw

High numbers are best in sprints on firm ground, but low numbers are favoured on good to soft or softer. Low numbers are just about best over 6f 216yds and a mile. Concentrate on the top four stalls over 5f on firm ground and the bottom four stalls on soft ground (14+ runners).

Local Knowledge


  1. Port Runners (1.2 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1823 270785

  2. Galmington Taxis (1.5 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1823 338288

  3. Apex Taxis (2.6 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1823 323323

Places to Stay

  1. Corner House Hotel (2.1 miles away)
    Park Street, Taunton TA1 4DQ, UK
    Tel: +44 1823 284683

  2. Holiday Inn Express Hotel Taunton M5, Jct.25 (2.1 miles away)
    Blackbrook Park Avenue, Taunton TA1 2PX, UK
    Tel: +44 1823 624000

  3. Premier Lodge (2.1 miles away)
    Ilminster Road, Taunton TA1 2DR, UK
    Tel: +44 870 990 6534

Places to Eat

  1. Holway's Fish & Chips (1.3 miles away)
    63 Upper Holway Road, Taunton TA1 2QA, UK
    Tel: +44 1823 322272

  2. Many's Ho (1.7 miles away)
    10 Lisieux Way, Taunton TA1 2JZ, UK
    Tel: +44 1823 352672

  3. Sea Horse Fish Bar (1.7 miles away)
    Eastleigh Road, Taunton TA1 2YF, UK
    Tel: +44 1823 353833

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