Beverley Racecourse first opened its doors in 1690, and countless thousands through the years have enjoyed a day’s racing at the iconic Westwood track ever since, allowing for a short break as an airbase during the war, when the track’s famous uphill finish actually became a runway. (Read more about our history and the area here.)
Now you can become part of the story. Experience a trip into the past with the whole family at Bygone Beverley in May, glam it up at one of the county’s top Ladies’ Days or marvel at the fastest horses at Beverley Bullet Raceday. Whether you want to sip champagne in the stylish Premier enclosure or enjoy a picnic right in the heart of the action in the Course, whoever you bring along, you’ll have a hugely enjoyable day out. Entry ranges from £4-£28 if you pre-book and under 18’s go free. Alternatively, if treating yourself is your thing, we have superb hospitality rooms where you will be wined, dined and seated high above the raceday crowds. Whatever you choose, we hope to see you soon!
The Horse Comes First
It goes without saying that the horse is at the centre of everything we do. Racehorses in the UK enjoy some of the highest standards of care across all equestrian disciplines, yet there is a lot of anti-racing propaganda around it is important to dispel.
Leading organisations in British Horseracing have got together to increase awareness of the high standards of equine welfare in the sport. The initiative aims to improve understanding of the care given to our horses throughout and after their careers in racing.
You can find out more here.
CGC Event Caterers
CGC is a long-established caterer with a distinctive British identity. With decades of experience they have built a reputation for great food, attentive service and craftsmanship. You can expect nothing less with them having been in the business over 100 years. With a very firm footing in Yorkshire, CGC has been our exclusive catering partner for over 20 years with our teams working hand in hand to deliver some truly memorable dining experiences on both racedays and throughout the year at weddings, conference and events. Find out more about CGC Event Caterers here.
Go Racing in Yorkshire
Boasting more top racecourses than any other region of the UK, not to mention a string of successful stables and the Northern Racing College, Yorkshire is synonymous with the very best in British horseracing.
There are nine Yorkshire racecourses – Beverley, Catterick, Doncaster, Pontefract, Redcar, Ripon, Thirsk, Wetherby and York. The nine courses host 180 days of racing throughout the year, from the pure adrenaline of championship races to the relaxed informality of family days.
Find out more about the collective power of Yorkshire racing on the Go Racing In Yorkshire site here. If you’re browsing on your smartphone you can also handily download every fixture to your calendar!