Enjoy horseracing as the Romans did 2000 years ago

York, North Yorkshire

Go to York Races and take part in a spectacle that first took place over 2,000 years ago.

Horseracing in York goes back a long way. The Romans started racing here in 208AD during the days of Emperor Severus and they haven’t stopped since. Horseracing is a big deal in York, attracting 350,000 spectators annually, distinguished visitors like her Majesty the Queen, great jockeys like Frankie Dettori and great horses (over 75,000 runners a year).

York is one of the Premier tracks in Europe, having recently won the Flat Racecourse of the Year Award and is widely regarded as the best in the North of England. The facilities at the Racecourse are constantly improving, currently including 40 bars and 20 different food outlets serving everything from champagne and prawns to fish‘n’chips and beer. There are so many different meetings that there is something for everyone, whether you are interested in the fashion, horseracing or just having a memorable day out, horseracing in York is for you.

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