TWO groups of racegoers were asked to leave York Racecourse after a brief skirmish in the refurbished Clock Tower Enclosure.

The incident was captured on video by a racegoer, who then tweeted footage in which several men can be seen pushing, shoving and shouting, and one man aims a kick. A woman can also be heard shouting: "There's kids here!"

The incident came only weeks after brawls broke out at Ascot and Goodwood.

York Racecourse spokesman James Brennan said a group of racegoers had 'let themselves down' but said it could not be described a brawl, and there had been no complaint made or any injuries.

He said stewards had swiftly arrived and the groups had been asked to leave the course. Another group elsewhere had also been ejected for over boisterous behaviour, but there had largely been a good, family atmosphere.