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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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  • Easy to get to, great facilities and the smiliest staff I've come across. Great view of the whole track from anywhere in the public areas. Cannot recommend enough  more »
  • First time we've visited Wetherby and we chose the dine and view. Fab day. The food was exceptional, facilities faultless and the service was friendly. The team are a credit to the course. We roamed a...  more »
  • First visit for a number of years. Excellent viewing from premier enclosure. Good variety of food/drink outlets. Despite building works going on course and facilities well kept. Plenty of friendly hel...  more »