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: 10:00 hrs on Monday 18/09/2023 - Soft.

Straight Course: Centre
Round Course: Inside
1M 4F Start: Stands’ Side

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

We operate the Pass Card System and the Complimentary Badge allocation is six badges per runner, irrespective of ownership status.

Booking your badges.

Up to 6 additional Badges per runner may be purchased at the Owners and Trainers desk at a price of £30 each, subject to availability.

Additional if required.

  • Owners may swap their x6 food vouchers for up to x6 owners badges (i.e. up to max of 12 badges per runner)
  • Owners can purchase up 6 more O&T badges (up to a max of 12 badges per runner.
    • With food £30
    • Without food £20

The most Owners badges that will be issued per runner is 12.

Owners’ badges are requested to be pre-booked on the PASS system by the registered owner of the horse or their approved other and no one else. If you do wish for your trainer to act on your behalf, please contact the BHA to make arrangements for this directly.

Any over the above

Owners can purchase Premier badges at the following rate:

  • £20 Saturday
  • £15 midweek or evening

These do not permit access to the Owners’ facilities or to the Parade Ring.

Should you have any queries, please contact the Racecourse Office on 01845 522276.

Refreshments for Owners.

All Owners’ Badges are issued with a complimentary refreshment voucher which can be redeemed from the Owners and Trainers Chestnut Room, with the choice of a hot meal, hot or cold sandwich or fresh deli platter.

Parking for Owners.

The Owners and Trainers Car Park is situated within the Premier Car Park, opposite Tesco on Station Road, where you will also find the Owners and Trainers Entrance.

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

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 Ownners 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