Feature Days

A selection of five Saturday meetings

Feature Day's

Thirsk will host five Saturday meetings in 2023 with these popular fixtures hosting a range of higher-classed races on the track and a range of added entertainment making each event a wonderful experience.

Saturday 22nd April – Vickers.bet Raceday

The first Saturday Meeting of the season proudly sponsored by Vickers.bet. There will be live entertainment from The Black Marcs band all day!

Saturday 6th May – Vickers.bet Thirsk Hunt Cup Day

Thirsk Hunt Cup Day is the most prolific race day in our calendar with first class racing! Watch top horses compete to be crowned Thirsk Hunt Cup Winner 2023. Live music from the amazing Flat Cap Brass Band!

Saturday 20th May – SkyBet Irish Day

Come dressed in your favourite Irish-themed outfits and enjoy a fun packed day. Live music from the Emerald Thieves!

Saturday 5th August  – William Hill Summer Cup

The William Hill Summer Cup kindly sponsored by William Hill. Live music from The Black Marcs!

Friday 18th August  – BresBet Sausage and Cider Evening

Sponsored by BresBet, this new fixture brings together local Sausage masters ‘Heck‘ and a range of local cider pressers for an evening of racing, live music, food and drink!

Get a headstart with our Sausage and Cider Packages, available with both Premier and Grandstand and Paddock admission from just £25!

Saturday 9th September – BresBet Ladies’ Day 

The ever popular Ladies’ Day sponsored by BresBet, where fashion and glamour meet the racecourse. Enter Best Dressed competitions and enjoy the electric atmosphere, live music from The Emerald Thieves!

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Day's out for all the family

Family Days

A day-out at Thirsk races is the perfect destination for day out for all the family and Thirsk Racecourse also offers free admission for all accompanied children under 18, with no ticket purchase required. We have three dedicated family days during our 2023 season, hosting a variety of entertainment for children of all ages to enjoy. In addition to the action-packed race programme, all family raceday entertainment is provided free of charge and located in the Grandstand Paddock and Picnic Enclosure.

Tuesday 4th April – Easter Family Day
Meet the Easter Bunny and take park in our Easter craft workshop, with bouncy castles, inflatable slides, balloon modelling and face painting also available.

Friday 11th August – Circus Family Day
A visit from the National Festival Circus keeps your whole family entertained with their award-winning performances in their big top. We will also host bouncy castles, inflatables, balloon modelling, face painting and a range of traditional fairground stalls.

Friday 1st September – All Creatures Great and Small Family Day
Join us in celebrating our town’s heritage as the home of the world-famous Yorkshire Vet, James Herriot. With a visit from a mini petting farm, with everything from Lamas to ducks, to pigs to bunnies! We will also host bouncy castles, inflatables, balloon modelling, face painting and a range of traditional fairground stalls.

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Ladies' Day

Saturday 9th September

One of the highlights of the North Yorkshire social calendar is where fashion meets the flat at Thirsk Racecourse.

Join us for our season climax where champagne, hats, vibrancy, competitions, live music, flirting and fun define this fabulous occasion. It never disappoints and is the day we all look forward to all season long. Tickets sell fast, so be sure to book yours now!

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