Known as 'The Knavesmire', racing has been staged over this turf since 1731 and is without question one of the most attractive racecourses in the world. The highlight of each season is the prestigious three-day Ebor Meeting in August which features three Group 1 races. The Dante Meeting in May, also over three days, is another immensely popular fixture featuring a mix of classic trials, pattern races for older horses and top-class handicaps. York Racecourse, Knavesmire Rd, York, North Yorkshire YO23 1EX. United Kingdom.

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BBC NEWS - Jockeys will wear masks if racing resumes, according to BHA protocols


Jockeys will wear masks if racing resumes behind closed doors on 1 June, according to British Horseracing Authority (BHA) protocols.

BHA PRESS RELEASE - BHA publishes guidelines for safe resumption of racing



The governing body and regulator for horseracing has published its technical guidelines for participants and staff to allow racing to resume safely behind closed doors.

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has worked with racecourses and representatives of trainers, jockeys and staff to adapt a normal race meeting, provide medical screening for all attendees in advance and maintain social distancing.

BHA PRESS RELEASE - Focus on supporting middle and grassroots tiers as minimum race values for first 10 weeks of racing are published


Reduction in prize money inevitable with no crowds on racecourses and betting shops closed

Levy Board contributions allow, on average, minimum prize money levels to remain at just over 80% of the previously permitted minimum levels

Racing’s cross-industry Members Committee agrees focus should be on safeguarding prize money at the mid/lower echelons of the racing pyramid

Initial values cover 10-week period from the resumption of racing and remain under review

BHA PRESS RELEASE - Provisional Flat Pattern and Listed race programme: update



Following the UK government publishing a provisional timetable for the return of professional sport on Monday, the racing industry’s leaders continue to plan for a resumption of racing from 1 June.

British Racing welcomes government timeline for return of sport




Senior executives from British horseracing have welcomed the publication of a timeline for the potential resumption of sporting events by the UK government today.

BHA NEWS - Resumption update – provisional Flat Pattern and Listed race programme



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Planning is underway to ensure we are ready to resume racing at the earliest appropriate opportunity. This includes the development of a provisional fixture list to help trainers prepare for resumption, …

Racing Restarts - May race plan includes rescheduled Craven, Dante and Lockinge Stakes



The final two weekends in May have been earmarked for some big races if British racing is given the go-ahead to resume.



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BHA PRESS RELEASE - Statement from the Board of the British Horseracing Authority



In response to an article in today's Sunday Telegraph, the Board of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) issued the following statement:

Resumption of racing plans - Races limited to senior jockeys and 12 runners when sport returns under BHA plans


Races with a maximum of 12 runners ridden by senior jockeys in an extended Flat racing season are planned when the sport returns in Great Britain._111910118_wetherby.jpg

Upcoming packages to look forward to in 2021


With what is proving to be quite a testing and tricky time for us all, we want to shake away the doom and gloom with some exciting racing trips and packages to look forward to come 2021 when things return back to normal…

Let’s start from the beginning




Fixtures at York

Date Course Type
Sat May 30 2020 York Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Fri Jun 12 2020 York Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Jun 13 2020 York Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Jun 27 2020 York Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Fri Jul 10 2020 York Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Jul 11 2020 York Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Fri Jul 24 2020 York Flat - Evening - Turf
Sat Jul 25 2020 York Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Wed Aug 19 2020 York Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Thu Aug 20 2020 York Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Fri Aug 21 2020 York Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Aug 22 2020 York Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Sun Sep 6 2020 York Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Fri Oct 9 2020 York Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Oct 10 2020 York Flat - Afternoon - Turf

York Races News




Following the UK Government’s publication of a provisional timeline for the return of sport, Racing’s industry leaders are now planning for racing to resume behind closed doors on 1 June.

The exact timetable for the resumption of racing will remain subject to agreement from government and an assessment by public health officials of the risks posed by the virus at that time.

Newcastle racecourse will host the first fixture under plans for British horse racing's return behind closed doors next month.



If a return to action is approved by the government, the first meeting would be held on 1 June.

A new televised summer team horse racing competition planned to start in July has been postponed until next year.



The Racing League aims to trial new rules where a jockey carries a whip but only uses it for safety and correction purposes, and not for encouragement as is commonplace in most races.

BHA NEWS - Update from the Resumption of Racing Group


Government relations On Sunday 10 May, the UK Government will outline the next phase of its response to the coronavirus pandemic, which may include changes to its current social distancing restrictions … More

Horse racing planning 13 meetings in first week once return to action is approved



Thirteen British meetings are being planned to take place behind closed doors in the first week after horse racing is given the go-ahead to resume.

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BRITISH HORSERACING AUTHORITY NEWS - Update on resumption of racing planning


Resumption planning

Current planning for resumption is based on a phased approach, which will allow the sport to transition back to a normal fixture list in a controlled way that is consistent with