Racing

Since 1891 Wetherby Racecourse raced exclusively ‘Over the Sticks’ and our Jumping season starts in October of each year and offers some of the most competitive races staged in the early National Hunt calendar. In 2015 we introduced Flat Racing which sees us now racing throughout the summer months.

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Yorkshire Hospitality at its best!  We are keen race goers from the Midlands so we have visited all the local courses and are regular visitors to Cheltenham but having stopped in Harrogate for a long weekend we dropped off at Wetherby to take a look at the course on a non race day and decided to come back on the next race day What a great day I have just experienced the hospitality is second to none the facilities are excellent and the viewing of the racing is excellent from the saddling enclosure to the paddock and the course.  Having visited Longchamp for the Arc this year and experienced that debacle I feel that that they could learn a few lessons from Wetherby on how to design a race course and run a race day,well done Wetherby!

Visited January 2019 – TripAdvisor

We had been to this racecourse many years ago and spent most of yesterday wondering why we haven’t been back. Not only is Wetherby a wonderful town, it also has one of the best racecourses we been to in a long time. Getting there it’s very easy. It is just a couple of minutes off the A1 and has absolutely loads of free parking. We paid £16 to get into the Tattersalls enclosure and it was fabulous. Lots of places to get food and drink and easy access to the parade ring and winners enclosure. Viewing is superb and the main bar is just 30 m or so from the winning post so you get a really good view of the action without having to go outside if it is cold. There is also a big screen in use which improves the viewing further. There are plenty of bookmakers to get a bet on with and easy access to the tote facilities. We walked it back into town and it only took us about 20 minutes. A visit is highly recommended.

Visited April 2019 – TripAdvisor

We went for our first meeting at Wetherby and it won’t be the last, it’s a fantastic racecourse and it has excellent facilities for disabled race goers as well. It is set out really well with plenty of seating and bar and coffee areas. The racecourse is really good value for money and well worth a visit.

Visited March 2019 – TripAdvisor

We are keen race goers from the Midlands so we have visited all the local courses and are regular visitors to Cheltenham but having stopped in Harrogate for a long weekend we dropped off at Wetherby to take a look at the course on a non race day and decided to come back on the next race day What a great day I have just experienced the hospitality is second to none the facilities are excellent and the viewing of the racing is excellent from the saddling enclosure to the paddock and the course Having visited Longchamp for the Arc this year and experienced that debacle I feel that that they could learn a few lessons from Wetherby on how to design a race course and run a race day,well done Wetherby

Visited January 2019 – TripAdvisor

We visited for a February race meeting when visiting my parents in Bridlington. We had a fab time in the premier enclosure. Really good facilities and well worth the money.

Visited February 2019 – TripAdvisor

Just a short line to say thank you for your assistance on our visit last Tuesday. The four of us were on a three day trip covering Carlisle on Monday, Doncaster on Wednesday and yourselves in between and to quote one of the group Wetherby was 'different gravy'!

Visited February 2019

Booked in the dine and view restaurant for my husbands 50th birthday treat. The whole package was fantastic. Food was brilliant, staff were brilliant. Allowed me to put a message in the racecard for hubby’s birthday. Michelle from sales and marketing was fantastic and even came to meet us and gave hubby a Parker pen for his birthday. Would recommend to anyone wanting a treat.

Visited May 2016 – Trip Advisor

Great fun, friendly staff and good atmosphere. Easy to access bookmakers, plenty of bars and places to get food. Great for a day out with friends or family. Well worth a visit!!

Visited February 2016

Visited for the annual Mascot Race Day which I would recommend to anyone.  Fun packed, great family atmosphere and super weather. Brilliant facilities including the restaurant where the food was delicious and the service was excellent! Thank you Wetherby!

Visited April 2016

What a wonderful atmosphere generated on the day, the staff were polite and helpful from the moment we got out of the car. Good options for food and drink which we heartily enjoyed. The general enthusiasm and behaviour shown by the crowd was excellent and made for a fabulous day out at a course we will definitely be visiting again in the future.

Visited November 2012