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Thirsk Racecourse, Thirsk

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Thirsk Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, England. The course is a left handed oval of about 1m2f with a 3f finishing straight and a 6f chute. The present course opened in 1923, but racing had taken place on the old course over 200 years earlier.

The main road from Ripon to Thirsk runs past the course, and it is very popular with northern trainers.

In 1940 it staged the war-time substitute St. Leger.
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  • Have been a few times, always in the family section. Taking your car in and parking means you can take a picnic. Great value for money, super family day out. 
  • Used by visitors from all over Europe as a seasonal caravan site,many of these have little interest in the Race Meetings, although the summer car boot sales attract many. Supposed to be a friendly cou...  more »
  • One of the most expensive racecourse entry fees in Yorkshire! Poor facilities. Both food and drink prices are nothing short of extortionate. Even a small bag of sweets for kids is a complete rip-off. ...  more »
  • Great atmosphere lovely and helpful staff great day out for everyone
  • Country racing at its best.
  • Decent track, plenty of bars, grandstand and paddock cool... Friendly staff
  • Car boot naff at times but perfect for dog walking
  • Went here for the car boot sale, on a Sunday morning.