Wetherby Racecourse, Wetherby

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Wetherby Racecourse is a racecourse situated near the market town of Wetherby in West Yorkshire, England, located 12mi from Leeds city centre. For most of its history the course has hosted only National Hunt racing but staged its first Flat racing fixture in April 2015.LocationThe Racecourse is located on the B1224 York Road, directly adjacent to the A1(M). It is situated opposite Wetherby (HM Prison). There are new access roads between North and East Wetherby and the A1(M). The racecourse can also be accessed from Walton Road at the rear of the stands.HistoryHorse racing in Wetherby was first took place on Scaur Bank . In 1891 racing moved to a new site situated off York Road. From the 1920s to the 1950s the racecourse was served by Wetherby Racecourse railway station. In the 1930s the first terraces were erected. A new two-tier stand was erected adjacent to this in the 1970s, and then in 1999 the new Millennium Stand was opened, providing the racecourse with executive banqueting and conference facilities. Up until 1963, Racecourse Specials ran to Wetherby railway station from Bradford Interchange on race days. As the station on York Road had closed many years before, for decades the only rail access was via the station on Linton Road at the other end of Wetherby from the racecourse.
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  • June 15, 2017
    Attended the racecourse for a corporate training day, and we were treated to a first class, freshly made buffet lunch. Three different types of sandwich were available, along with tasty mini sausages ...  more »
  • May 15, 2017
    Had a great day here as part of a stay day do. The weather was sunny and the atmosphere was amazing. Did nt win but a great day all the same.  more »
  • April 23, 2017
    Spent Millions on new facilities and it's no better than before paid £50 Entrance for myself and my wife could not find a seat i will not be returning that's last 2 meetings same problem you need to s...  more »

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