THE curtain will begin to come down on the city’s racing season tomorrow when the last two-day meeting gets underway at York Racecourse.

York’s final meeting of the year, worth a record £465,000, starts at 2.10pm, and features the £100,000 Unibet Handicap race.

It is the most valuable October finale ever held on Knavesmire. Since 2014, the prize money for these two days has almost doubled in value, with all races seeing a boost in that time.

Tomorrow will also see the sixth staging of ‘Countryside Raceday’ with its biggest ever Countryside Market.

The day’s seven races will be complemented by rural activity and products; including a sheepdog display, while those hoping to start their Christmas shopping early can indulge in a Countryside Market of local produce and crafts.

The Knavesmire’s last day of 2017 concludes Saturday afternoon with seven races that includes the bumper £100,000 sprint handicap - the Coral Sprint Trophy.

Last year’s victor, Intisaab, has represented David O’Meara’s yard in Pattern contests this season.

The Listed Coral Rockingham Stakes, which showcased smart sprinter Sir Dancealot for the David Elsworth yard last season, again offers £50,000.

For those unable to visit the Knavesmire all 14 contests will be available to view on Racing UK.

The season on the Knavesmire concludes on Saturday afternoon with a seven race card that includes another £100,000 handicap – the Coral Sprint Trophy.

The meeting will also see the conclusion of the season-long contests to be top jockey and trainer at York.

In the jockeys’ race, the Juddmonte International winning rider, Jim Crowley, sits tied with both James Doyle and the northern based David Allan, each on six winners apiece.