Owners & Trainers


Thirsk extends a very warm welcome to all owners and trainers and, in case you are not familiar with the facilities, or layout of the Racecourse, here are one or two notes which you may find useful.

Badge Allocation and Car Parking

The Owners & Trainers Car Park is situated within the Premier Car Park, which is just opposite Stoneacre Ford on Station Road and is clearly signposted. Upon arrival please make your way to the Owners & Trainers entrance next to the Premier Entrance.   Please remember to bring your PASS card with you.  We allocate 6 complimentary badges for a single owner or 6 badges for a partnership/syndicate.  A number of additional badges may be purchased by prior arrangement at half the normal Premier Enclosure admission price.  Please contact the office on 01845 522276 or send a fax to 01845 525353 with your details and PASS number clearly marked, either prior to racing or before 10am on the day.

Facilities for Owners & Trainers

The Veuve Clicquot Bar - Conveniently situated in the Paddock between the pre-parade and parade ring, this modern bar is for the exclusive use of Owners & Trainers and serves complimentary light refreshments, tea and coffee.  Additional refreshments may also be purchased and there is a full cash bar service in operation.

Owners’ Viewing – There is a reserved outside-area on the steps of the Hambleton Stand for Owners and Trainers to view those races in which they have a runner.  It can be accessed via the external stairs situated at the east end of the Hambleton Stand, next to the Premier Enclosure gateway.

Hospitality Options

Dress Code - Do please note these facilities are all Premier Enclosure and as such  racegoers are respectfully informed that smart casual attire is a requirement. Gentlemen are required to wear a shirt with a collar, smart long trousers and shoes; jackets and ties are not mandatory, but are encouraged.

Hambleton Dining Room – Thirsk’s traditional silver-service, a la carte restaurant is the Hambleton Dining Room, situated on the ground floor of the main Hambleton Stand. Owners & Trainers are of course welcome to make a reservation to dine here to and this should be done by contacting Thirsk’s caterers, CGC Event Caterers, directly on tel: (0113) 2876387.

'The Thomas Lord Suite' Dine & View Premier Restaurant - Offering sumptuous dining and fantastic views of the racing action, this Dine & View restaurant on the first floor of the Hambleton Stand is a welcome addition to Thirsk's culinary repertoire and sure to be a hit with Premier Enclosure clientele. This package can either be booked on the website or by calling the Racecourse Office on tel. (01845) 522276.

Private Boxes & Hospitality – Should you wish to check whether Thirsk has any late-availability for private boxes and hospitality packages once you know your running plans, please do not hesitate to contact Sheralyn Wade on tel: (01845) 522276 or email: Sheralyn@thirskracecourse.net

Winning Owners

Winning Owners are presented with a memento, a memory stick downloaded with the winning race and have a photograph taken of the presentation.  You will also be invited to have a celebratory drink in our brand new Winner’s Room and to watch the race through again. Whilst we always do our best to accomodate you we may not be able to entertain the larger syndicates. 

Weather Updates

We take great pride in keeping our racecourse in excellent condition, however, the weather can sometimes be unpredictable!!  Should your trainer like an up-to-date going report or latest details on the weather, please call the Clerk of the Course, James Sanderson on 07850 058019 or Steve Kelsey, our Head Groundsman, on 07801 685611 or telephone the office on 01845 522276.