Thirsk Racecourse

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The Grandstand, Thirsk Racecourse (geograph 1678493).jpg
The Grandstand
LocationThirsk, North Yorkshire
Owned byThirsk Racecourse Ltd.
Screened onRacing UK
Course typeFlat
Official website

Thirsk Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, England. The course is a left handed oval of about 1 mile 2 furlongs with a 3 furlong finishing straight and a 6 furlong chute. The present course opened in 1923, but racing had taken place on the old course over 200 years earlier.[1]

The main road from Ripon to Thirsk runs past the course, and it is very popular with northern trainers.[1]

In 1940 it staged the war-time substitute St. Leger.

Notable races[edit]


  1. ^ a b British Racing and Racecourses (ISBN 978-0950139722) by Marion Rose Halpenny - Page 227

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Coordinates: 54°13′56.16″N 1°21′26.72″W / 54.2322667°N 1.3574222°W / 54.2322667; -1.3574222