Catterick Bridge Racecourse

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Catterick Bridge
Location Catterick Bridge
North Yorkshire United Kingdom
Date opened 1783
Screened on Racing UK
Course type Flat
National Hunt
Official website

Catterick Bridge Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located in the hamlet of Catterick Bridge in North Yorkshire, England. The first racing at Catterick was held in 1783.

The track is left-handed, sharp and undulating, just over a mile round, with a 3 furlong run-in. The gravel subsoil means the going is usually good.[1] It has been said that "it is not one of the North's most glamorous fixtures".[1]

The Catterick Sunday Market, held on the racecourse grounds, is the largest Sunday Market in the North of England. The international flat racing champion Collier Hill won his first race here in March 2002.

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Mortimer, Roger; Onslow, Richard; Willett, Peter (1978). Biographical Encyclopaedia of British Racing. London: Macdonald and Jane's. ISBN 0 354 08536 0. 
  • Wright, Howard (1986). The Encyclopaedia of Flat Racing. London: Robert Hale. ISBN 0-7090-2639-0. 

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Coordinates: 54°23′13″N 1°39′00″W / 54.38694°N 1.65000°W / 54.38694; -1.65000