Catterick Racecourse

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

Catterick Racecourse, sometimes known as Catterick Bridge Racecourse, is a thoroughbred horse racing venue one mile north west of Catterick in North Yorkshire, England, near the hamlet of Catterick Bridge. 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.

The feature event at the course is the North Yorkshire Grand National held in January.

There are plans to create an All Weather track and change the layout of the National Hunt course.

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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