FAQ - Racing and events at Thirsk in 2021


What are the 2021 racing fixtures?

Our 2021 fixtures can be found here however, all scheduled sports fixtures remain subject to Government approval and the status of elite sport activity in light of the Covid-19 situation at the time.

Will crowds be back at Thirsk in 2021?

Following the the Prime Minister's announcement on 22nd February, attendances at sporting events may be permitted from 17th May 2021, at the earliest. This means that whilst we shall not be able to race with a crowd before 17th May, the good news is we may be able to host racegoers from this point onwards, subject to Government confirmation nearer the time.

We now await the detailed guidance from Government on exactly what operating capacities and restrictions will apply to race meetings from 17th May and, in due course, whether such restrictions may be further relaxed from 21st June, this being the Government’s own earliest projected ‘end-of-restrictions’ date.

When will 2021 tickets and hospitality be on sale?

All of our 2021 indoor dining and hospitality is now on sale, we do however only currently have Public Enclosure tickets on sale for our June meetings only with no further confirmation of the release of our tickets for July onwards until after the 21st June. Should you wish to register your interest in a particular fixture please contact Erin Boswell on 01845 522276 or email erin@thirskracecourse.net

Are you hosting conferences, weddings or other events?

Thirsk Racecourse is available for a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor events. Please contact us directly with your enquiry at: info@thirskracecourse.net

I have a ticket/badge-voucher for 2020 - can this be used in 2021?

Yes, subject to ticket availability at the selected fixture. Should crowd restrictions dictate that some 2020 vouchers may not be redeemed in 2021 then such vouchers will carried forward and honoured in the 2022 season.

What about 2021 Annual Badges.

It is, with regret, that the Thirsk annual badge scheme in 2021 has been suspended and will not be available. Read more

All existing annual badge-holders will receive a full refund accordingly. This will be done automatically where possible, however, where we need to contact you for additional details we will be in touch soon.

Will there be a Ladies’ Day or other specially themed race meetings in 2021?

As long as there are no interruptions to the UK Governments guidance and roadmap, we are expecting to hold our Ladies' Day as planned on Saturday 4th September and will hold a Family Fun Day at a fixture in August, full details will be available on the website as soon as we have information to share.

I am a casual seasonal employee of Thirsk Racecourse, when will I know more about 2021?

All Thirsk’s regular seasonal racecourse employees will have already received a formal initiation for our 2021 season, further communications will be sent in due course following the closure of the current lockdown. Should anyone have any direct queries in the meantime please email us at: info@thirskracecourse.net

I am interested in becoming a casual seasonal employee of Thirsk Racecourse

Thirsk sometimes has race day casual work vacancies. If you are interested in such work please email your details, with a brief covering letter about yourself and your CV if you have an up-to-date one, to: info@thirskracecourse.net

When will the Caravan Motorhome Club Site reopen?

Our Caravan Motorhome Club Site is now open.

Please direct any queries regarding the CAMC site to the club itself: www.caravanclub.co.uk