Racing Summer Festival Open Day


The Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival, now in its 6th year, brings together all 9 racecourses in the region for a week long racing spectacular of horseracing, live music, entertainment, competitions, and  open days, starting on Saturday 20th July and finishing on Sunday 28th July. 

Visit Wetherby Racecourse on Tuesday 23rd July for a special Racecourse Open Day and take a tour of all those “off limits” areas not normally open to the public.  Meet some of the people who make it happen including; owners, trainers, jockeys and racecourse staff as well as a number of syndicate managers promoting racehorse ownership.  You can even have a go at simulated race riding on the equicisor (mechanical horse) – great fun for the youngsters or the young at heart!

Of course no racing event would be complete without the stars of the show; you’ll be able to meet some syndicate horses currently in training and ex-racehorses now enjoying their retirement with the charity New Beginnings on the Yorkshire wolds. This event will provide an informative and a special day out for everyone - children are welcome when accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are available through Go Racing in Yorkshire but are limited, so book early at to secure your place. There is no charge for the open day events but we do ask for a £5 donation per person (paid on the day) with all proceeds going to New Beginnings; a community interest company that provides a safe and supportive environment for ex-racehorses.