Beverley

Beverley Racecourse in the market town of Beverley in East Yorkshire bring a mix of historic and outdoor interests, as well as top racing action. Racing in Beverley goes back hundreds of years and the courses presence became official in 1752 with a grandstand erected later in 1767 (and a stand opened in Tattersalls enclosure much more recently in 1968). The track has become a favourite with racing fans over the years, drawing crowds with exciting races hold on its right handed, 1 mile 3 furlongs course and uphill finish. The course is known to have a significant draw bias, but with this being known it gives beverley a certain distinction and punters waiting to place a bet essentially know what they’re dealing with.

One highlight of Beverley’s racing calendar is the 5F listed race Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes, held in  August.  Another in May is the Hilary Needler Trophy, also set over 5F.  There’s also the Brian Yeardley Trophy, so no shortage of highlights for racegoers.

Beyond the course, the venue offers various reasonably priced hospitality and dining options at Attraction Restuarant, Racing Club Lounge, Cleverleys Bistro and more besides. The venue is also a top choice for conferences, weddings and xmas parties. It might not as frequently have the star appeal (concerts and the like) of some racecourses, but what it does, it does well.Beyond the races, Beverley Racecourse serves as a vibrant venue for a variety of events throughout the year, including themed race days, outdoor cinema screenings, and music events. These gatherings underscore the racecourse’s role as a social hub, offering diverse entertainment options beyond traditional racing and Beverley Racecourse certainly provide an enjoyable and memorable day out for race fans.

 

Ripon

Ripon Racecourse is a visually impressive offer. Coined the Garden Racecourse for its stand out, well-kept grounds, Ripon brings the charm of rural England and adds to it the thrill of top-tier horse racing. With a history stretching back to 1664, it’s one of the oldest racecourses in the country, yet it stays ahead of the curve by offering a vibrant mix of flat racing events that captivate both hardcore enthusiasts and casual visitors.

The racing calendar at Ripon is a highlight of the season, featuring standout events like the Great St Wilfrid Handicap. This particular race draws a competitive field, promising a spectacle of speed and strategy that keeps the crowds on the edge of their seats. Each race day at Ripon is carefully curated to ensure a blend of high-stakes competition and entertainment, making every visit memorable.

Facilities at Ripon are top notch, designed to ensure that every guest, regardless of age or interest in racing, has a pleasant experience. From a variety of dining options that cater to all tastes to multiple viewing areas that offer clear sights of the thrilling race finishes, Ripon prioritizes visitor satisfaction. The racecourse’s aesthetic appeal, with its manicured lawns and floral displays, adds to the day’s enjoyment, providing a serene backdrop to the excitement on the track.

The track itself presents a fair challenge to competitors, featuring undulating terrain and tight turns that test the mettle of horses and jockeys alike. This setup ensures that races at Ripon are as much about strategic prowess as they are about raw speed, enhancing the spectacle for those watching.

In essence, Ripon Racecourse delivers an engaging racing experience by marrying tradition with the excitement of modern flat racing. Its combination of competitive events, quality facilities, and a picturesque setting ensures that a day spent at Ripon is both enjoyable and memorable. Whether you’re there for the love of racing or simply to enjoy a day out in beautiful surroundings, you can’t go far wrong.

Catterick

Also known as Catterick Bridge Racecourse, Catterick Racecourse, set in the heart of North Yorkshire is popular choice with horse racing fans. Its history impressively stretches back to when races were first held there in 1783. The racecourse features a packed calendar, consisting a mix of flat and jump racing throughout the year. Noteworthy races taking place at Catterick include the North Yorkshire Grand National and the Catterick Dash. These are often highly competitive races, providing much excitement for those in attendance.

Facilities at Catterick are second to none and keep race goers in mind. From three course meal dining in the Winning Streak Restaurant, to a pint in a track side marquee and private suite packages, there’s something for everyone whether you’re there on a family day out or with a group of friends or coworkers.  There are plenty of fixtures to attend over the months and with such a compact course it’s easy for spectators to get close to the action.

The track’s layout, consists of mix of sharp turns and straight runs, making it an exciting wildcard of a track in many ways. With a 3 furlong run-in on the mile round course, you’re sure to get a great view of the action. All in all, with its accessible and welcoming location, packed racing calendar, Catterick racecourse is a great choice for day at the races.

Uttoxeter

Uttoxeter Racecourse, set in Staffordshire, England, is well know for its national hunt racing. Well positioned for transport links, its ideal for a day at the races and also an opportunity do enjoy it in the scenic surroundings of the Staffordshire countryside. This makes it perfect for a family day out, or even one on your lonesome if you’re looking for a exciting time in your own company!

The 1 mile 2½ course itself is challenging for horse and jockey alike, which can make for some great races and inevitably excitement for spectators. It has a four furlongs home straight, making for competitive races that often favour front runners.

There’s no shortage of racing calendar at Uttoxeter, with the 4m 1f 110y Midlands Grand National surely being the jewel in the crown. This listed race as well as the likes of the Summer Cup in June draw in large crowds and top-tier talent to see the best of jump racing in the flesh. Alongside this, the racecourse hosts a number of other fixtures throughout the year, so it’s also an option if you’re looking for a day at the races. They’re not shy of being quirky either, as Aprils Sausage & Cider Festival Raceday attests to.

Uttoxeter’s facilities are designed to cater to all, so whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat and a pint, or a three course meal, there are options for you. They offer private boxes and raceday packages such as ‘the 1907 premium’ which offers various exclusive perks such as the not to be missed viewing balcony. All of this adds up to a memorable experience. Beyond the racing, Uttoxeter Racecourse plays host to live music, theme nights, as well as family days too, so there’s no need to get a babysitter! It’s a versatile venue, and well worth a visit.

 

Sandown Park

Sandown Park Racecourse, in Surrey, England is home to both flat and jump horse racing, and dates all the way back to 1875. Due to its versatility, it offers a packed racing calendar that attracted racing fans from far and wide to watch a competitive day at the races unfold in real time. Hosting high class racing all year round (both grade 1 jump races and group 1 flat) means that race goers have access to the best of the best when that attend Sandown Racecourse.

The course itself is a right handed turf surface 13 furlongs long and with a half mile straight. There are no shortage of noteworthy races held at Sandown including the grade 1 Celebration Chase in April and group 1 Eclipse Stakes in July. Let’s not forget the group 2 Sandown mile too.

With a picturesque setting and on course restaurant, the stage is set for an enjoyable visit, so you’re already on a winner for your day at the races. It doesn’t end there though as in moving with the times the venue also hosts live music concerts from the likes of Simply Red, Spandau Ballet, McFly ,Madness and Pete Tong. These take place after the racing, making for a varied and exciting day out that’s hard to rival. The course also hosts corporate events, meetings and conferences, and weddings. It’s got something for everyone.

 

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