Owners & Trainers

Thirsk Racecourse extends a very warm welcome to all owners and trainers. Our dedicated team are on hand to make sure you have a unique and special day’s racing.

Owners & Trainers

Going update: Good to Firm (Watered) at 07:45hrs, Thurs 16th May

Weather Outlook
0.5mm of rain in the past 24hrs. Forecast chance of a light shower, otherwise dry.

Straight Course: Centre
Round Course: Inside
1M 6F Start: Centre

Racecourse Details
Clerk of the Course: James Sanderson (07850 058019)
Head Groundsman: David Raisbeck (07854972908)

109 Stables available

Booking Procedure: Comfortable, ensuite stable staff accommodation available for up to 13 people,
which will be allocated on a first-booked basis. Accommodation is not available for persons aged under 18.

Please reserve accommodation via email by NOON on the day of DECLARATIONS at:info@thirskracecourse.net

Other: Racecourse Office: 01845 522276
Stable Yard Office (racedays only): 01845 522096

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Badge Allocation & Car Parking

For the comfort and benefit of everyone using the owners’ facilities, the maximum number of Owners badges that will be allocated to any runner is x12.

Owners Badges & Hospitality – Standard Allocation Per Runner

Each declared runner is allocated up to six complimentary Owners badges, which include a complimentary hospitality voucher each. Moreover, up to six additional Owners badges per runner may be purchased at a price of £40 each, again including the complimentary hospitality, or for £25 per badge without hospitality.  The hospitality vouchers may be redeemed in the Owners & Trainers Stand, where a delicious selection of hot and cold food will be available. These vouchers cannot be redeemed anywhere else and nor do they have any monetary value.

Alternative Owners Badge Allocation – swap hospitality for additional Owners badges

If no hospitality is desired an owner may swap each of their six complimentary hospitality vouchers for an additional complimentary Owners badge instead, i.e. therefore a runner may receive up to x12 complimentary Owners badges.

If more than 12 badges are required …… discounted Premier badges option

If any ownership groups require additional badges above and beyond the maximum allocation of 12 owners badges per runner, then Premier Enclosure badges may be purchased at the discounted rate of £20 for feature meetings or £15 for midweek/evening meetings, subject to availability and provided always that the names of those entitled to purchase the discounted Premier Enclosure badge/s are provided to the racecourse office in advance of the gates opening.

Alternative Dining Options for Owners

Should owners wish to upgrade to one of Thirsk’s two restaurants, this can be done so in advance by calling the racecourse office on 01845 522276.

Please note restaurant upgrades for owners are subject to availability and the discounted rates below are applicable for a maximum of six guests per runner.

The options are:

1)  The Thomas Lord Dine and View – Our premium restaurant with track side viewing, serving a three-course a la carte menu with afternoon tea at your reserved table. For owners with horses engaged at the race meeting this package is priced at £70.

2)  The Hambleton Dining RoomLocated on the ground floor, serving a three-course bistro-style menu at your reserved table. For owners with horses engaged at the race meeting this package is priced at £40.

(NB. All the above prices are inclusive of VAT.)

Owners & Trainers

Stabling & Accommodation

Thirsk hosts 110 stables and welcomes stable staff requiring overnight accommodation on the night prior or on the night of racing itself.

For all stabling and hostel enquiries, including overnight bookings, please contact the Racecourse Office on 01845 522276 or info@thirskracecourse.net.

If you need to contact the stables directly, please call 01845 522096 (Racedays ONLY)

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The Owners & Trainers Stand

We are proud to hold the ROA Gold Standard and a warm welcome awaits you at Thirsk.

The Owners and Trainers Stand is close to the Weighing Room, Paddock and Winner’s Enclosure, with spectacular views over the track and the Parade Ring from its panoramic roof terrace.

Opened in 2019 for the exclusive use of Owners and Trainers. Our popular Chestnut Room Owners and Trainers suite welcomes Owner’s with a runner to enjoy a meal with compliments of the racecourse.

Complimentary tea and coffee will be served throughout your visit with full cash bar service in operation at all meetings.

If you would prefer to take advantage of our hospitality and dining facilities (link) , a number of tables are reserved for Owner requests. Please contact 01845 522276 or info@thirskracecourse.net for all enquiries.

Private Boxes and Hospitality – If you’d like to entertain in one of Thirsk Racecourse’s Private Boxes or enjoy one of our delicious All Inclusive Hospitality Packages, please do not hesitate to contact Erin Boswell on 01845 522276 or info@thirskracecourse.net for more details and availability.

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Race Viewing

Owners and trainers have exclusive access to the roof terrace of the new Owners and Trainers Stand. Alternatively, there is reserved outside viewing on the steps of the Hambleton Stand, which can be accessed via the external stairs situated at the east of the Hambleton Stand, adjacent to the new Owners and Trainers Stand.

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Winning Connections

Winning connections will be invited to the Winning Connections Room besides the Weighing Room to enjoy a celebratory glass of champagne and watch a replay of the race.

Thirsk offers a bespoke memento for winning owners, these are handmade and our Owners Liason on the day will request the details of the winning connections for us to pass this information onto our supplier to post directly.

Should owners require additional copies or duplicates of their mementoes please contact The Racecourse Office on 01845 522276 or email info@thirskracecourse.net.

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Have a Runner At Thirsk

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any enquiries related to having at runner at Thirsk.

For all Going related enquires please contact James Sanderson, General Manager and Clerk of the Course on +44(0)7850058019

For any questions regarding the owners’ experience, including badge allocation and booking, please contact The Racecourse Office on 01845 522276 or info@thirskracecourse.net