Wetherby Racecourse has been named the Best Small Racecourse of 2013 in the North of England by the Racegoers Association. This is the tenth occasion the racecourse has been awarded the accolade since 2000.
The Racegoers Club is the Official Club of British Racegoers. Founded in 1968 to encourage people to go racing and be more involved with the sport. Racecourses of the Year Awards are voted for by members of the Club.
These prestigious awards are always eagerly anticipated by the racecourses. The Club's 4,500 strong membership going racing on average over 30 times per year, and travelling far and wide thanks to the Club's extensive concession scheme and comprehensive diary of social events, no-one is better qualified to reward the worthy national and regional winners.
Wetherby Racecourse Chief Executive Jonjo Sanderson commented “We are delighted to once again receive the prestigious award of the Best Small Racecourse of the Year for the North from The Racegoers Club. We take great pride in this award because, principally, it is voted for by regular visitors to Wetherby, who clearly enjoy what we have on offer. Having received this award and managed to stage a very successful William Hill Yorkshire Winter Festival last week – it’s been a great way to end to 2013.”