York Racecourse on Knavesmire is the jewel in the crown of Yorkshire racing, one of the finest courses in the country staging some of the highest quality racing in Britain and indeed Europe.
Facilities for racegoers here are second to none and York has won numerous major awards over the years for the high quality of all its services, the most recent honour being Northern Racecourse of the Year.
There has been racing on Knavesmire since 1731, though it was the Romans who introduced organised racing to York.
Admission prices: Please check with the course if this is a concern before travelling.
How to get there: By car - one mile from city centre, within easy access of the A64 and A1. From the North East, the A19 links with the A1 and A59 to York. West and South Yorkshire drivers should head for the A64. By rail - York Railway Station is a mile and a half from the course with buses and taxis available.
Facilities For disabled and family facilities: A full access guide to York racecourse is available on request or by visiting their website
Further information: The Racecourse, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 1EX.
Telephone 01904 620911. Fax 01904 611071.
Chief Executive: William Derby