Wednesday 11 January

2 Blokes seem to like Yorkshire Racing

2 Blokes seem to like Yorkshire Racing

As the Yorkshire tracks look forward to the action of 2023, it was nice to discover that the 2022 season found favour with two experienced racegoers.

Nige Graham and Jules Rea are self-confessed racing fans and have taken their hobby of going racing to a new level by creating the “2blokesgoracing” website and associated blogs.

As both admit, it is just their opinion, however visits to various Yorkshire tracks had them singing the praises of the experience of the sport in the White Rose County.

In the intriguing category of “Most Proactive racecourse”, (courses that actively listen and prove they react to customer feedback) there was a podium clean sweep as Beverley, York and Pontefract claimed the top three slots. The West Yorkshire course also being considered to offer “the best bacon butty”, whilst the Knavesmire was judged to offer the widest choice of food for the average punter.

The personal favourite top five of the two aficionados were also dominated by Yorkshire tracks with permutations of York, Wetherby, Beverley, Thirsk and Catterick leading the way.

Both Redcar and Catterick were acknowledged for their value for money offer with York taking the overall top spot in ratings table with a 100% Yay score – the only course reviewed to achieve such a score.

So far thirty -seven tracks have been subject to the scrutiny of the pair meaning that Ripon, amongst others, is yet to be assessed. It is interesting to note that the duo deliberately chose to review the more everyday meetings rather the Festival style occasions.

Commenting on the 2022 season review Ben Warn, Chairman of Go Racing In Yorkshire, said; “Clearly Leg & Cheg (as the pair are known on the internet) enjoy their racing and have an understanding of what makes a good day out; so I’m delighted that Yorkshire has fared so well in their review.  All the Yorkshire tracks will keep working to earn praise such as this in 2023”

To quote directly from Cheg and Leg’s November Wetherby blog, “If Carlsberg did racecourses……they still probably wouldn’t be as good as Yorkshire do them”

To find out more and see the full reviews visit and read their review of Thirsk here Thirsk Racecourse Visit – Friday 5th August 2022 (

Editor’s Notes

Go Racing In Yorkshire

Go Racing In Yorkshire is the central marketing organisation for Yorkshire’s nine racecourses.  It is funded by the racecourses and the sale of the annual season ticket which allows admission to all of Yorkshire’s race meetings.

Contact: Charlotte Russell, or 07305 932411.