William Hill Medieval Raceday

Join us for an action packed day of racing and medieval re-enactment

With the feature race on the card the William Hill Towton Novices’ Steeplechase, a race named in honour of the Battle of Towton, fought just 10 miles from the Racecourse, we remember the battle by taking you back to 1461.

We will be joined by The Knights In Battle who are a Medieval re-enactment group who specialise in bringing Medieval history to life. Visit The Knights in Battle at their authentic Medieval Camp within the Paddock where you will have the chance to handle medieval weapons and armour, see how a battle camp kitchen is run and watch a couple of master craftsmen at work. The Knights In Battle will also be providing a variety of battle re-enactment demonstrations throughout the day.

Along with the Knights in Battle we will also be joined local falconers who will have a variety of birds of prey on display for you to look at and handle. You can also enjoy the sound of 1461 with our Medieval Musicians who will entertain you with their fully authentic instruments, music and costumes.

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