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York Racecourse

Racecourse Guide

Known as 'The Knavesmire', racing has been staged over this turf since 1731 and is without question one of the most attractive racecourses in the world. The highlight of each season is the prestigious three-day Ebor Meeting in August which features three Group 1 races. The Dante Meeting in May, also over three days, is another immensely popular fixture featuring a mix of classic trials, pattern races for older horses and top-class handicaps.

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Contact and Location

York Racecourse, Knavesmire Rd, York, North Yorkshire YO23 1EX. United Kingdom.
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The Effect of the Draw

Runners drawn very high and very low struggle in big-field sprints here, but the biggest draw bias lies over 1m2f85yds, where any runner drawn high in a big field faces a near-impossible task. Concentrate on the bottom seven stalls over 1m2f85yds in races with more than fourteen runners. Cross out the bottom four and top four stalls in sprints with eighteen runners or more.

Local Knowledge


  1. Outback Travel (1.1 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1904 620800

  2. A1 Taxis (1.3 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1904 692233

  3. Fleetways Taxis York (1.3 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1904 645333

Places to Stay

  1. Curzon Lodge Hotel (0.5 miles away)
    23 Tadcaster Road, Dringhouses, York YO24 1QG, UK
    Tel: +44 1904 703157

  2. Holiday Inn Hotel York (0.5 miles away)
    Tadcaster Road, York YO24 1QF, UK
    Tel: +44 871 942 9085

  3. Middlethorpe Hall (0.5 miles away)
    Middlethorpe, York YO23 2GB, UK
    Tel: +44 1904 641241

Places to Eat

  1. Bay Of Bengal (0.8 miles away)
    162 Bishopthorpe Road, York YO23 1LF, UK
    Tel: +44 1904 655559

  2. Meltons Restaurant (1.1 miles away)
    7 Scarcroft Road, York YO23 1ND, UK
    Tel: +44 1904 634341

  3. The Pig & Pastry LLP (1.1 miles away)
    35 Bishopthorpe Road, York YO23 1NA, UK
    Tel: +44 1904 675115

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