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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).

Racing at Thirsk Racecourse

Local Knowledge


  1. TLC Taxis (0.4 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1823 335599

  2. Taunton Coaches (0.8 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1823 333534

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

Places to Stay

  1. TLC Taxis (0.4 miles away)
    somerset TA3 7BH, UK
    Tel: +44 1823 335599

  2. Cornish Farm (0.4 miles away)
    Shoreditch, Taunton TA3 7BS, UK
    Tel: +44 1823 327746

  3. Taunton Coaches (0.8 miles away)
    2 Orchid Close, Taunton TA1 3XL, UK
    Tel: +44 1823 333534

Places to Eat

  1. Harvester (1.9 miles away)
    Blackbrook Park Avenue, Taunton TA1 2PX, UK
    Tel: +44 1823 442221

  2. Que Pasa (1.9 miles away)
    15-16 High Street, Taunton TA1 3PJ, UK
    Tel: +44 1823 321888

  3. Munchies Takeaway (1.9 miles away)
    1 Grays Road, Taunton TA1 3BA, UK
    Tel: +44 1823 321111

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