Owners & Trainers
Thirsk extends a very warm welcome to all owners and trainers and our dedicated team will be on hand to ensure you have a unique and special day's racing.
Thirsk has a rich racing heritage and history, where its association with horse racing can be traced back as far as 1612. The first race meeting on the current course was held in 1855 and the Thirsk Hunt Cup, run over 1 mile every spring, has been a feature of the Thirsk season for over 100 years.
Home exclusively to flat race meetings, Thirsk is a flat, left-handed oval of about 1 mile 2 furlongs in circumference, with a run-in of just over 3 furlongs from the home bend to the Winning Post. There is also a 6 furlong chute, which is slightly undulating.
Badge Allocation and Car Parking
We operate the Pass Card System and the complimentary badge allocation is 6 badges per runner, irrespective of its ownership status.
Up to 14 additional badges per runner may be purchased at the Owners & Trainers desk at a price of £24, subject to availability. These must be pre-booked on the PASS system by the registered owner of the horse. Please contact the Racecourse Office on 01845 522276 with any enquiries. All Owners' badges are issued with a complimentary refreshment voucher.
The Owners & Trainers Car Park is situated within the Premier Car Park, opposite Tesco on Station Road, where you will also find the Owners & Trainers Entrance. Please remember to bring your PASS card.
Stabling and Accommodation
For all stabling and hostel enquires, including overnight bookings, please contact the Racecourse office on Tel: 01845 522276 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need to contact the stables directly, please call Tel: 01845 522096 (Racedays ONLY)
The Owners & Trainers Stand
With its close proximity to the Weighing Room, Paddock and Winner's Enclosure, as well as spectacular views over the track and the Parade Ring from the roof terrace - The latest development at Thirsk, opened in 2019, is for the exclusive use of Owners & Trainers and is set to vastly improve the experience for those who run their racehorses here in 2020 and beyond. Complimentary light refreshments, tea and coffee will be served. Additional refreshments may also be purchased and there is a full cash bar service in operation.
If you would prefer to take advantage of our hospitality facilities you may wish to choose from one of the options below.
Dining & Hospitality
The Hambleton Dining Room - Thirsk’s traditional silver-service, à la carte restaurant is situated on the ground floor of the Hambleton Stand. To make a reservation, please contact the Racecourse Office on T: (01845) 522276
The Thomas Lord Suite Dine & View Restaurant - Offering sumptuous dining with unrivalled views of the racing action, this popular restaurant is situated on the first floor of the Hambleton Stand. This package can either be booked on the website or by calling the Racecourse Office on Tel. 01845 522276.
Private Boxes & Hospitality – Should you wish to entertain in one of Thirsk's Private Boxes or enjoy one of our delicious 'All Inclusive' Hospitality Packages, please do not hesitate to contact Diane Pixckersgill on Tel: 01845 522276 or Email: email@example.com for more details and availability.
Owners & Trainers have access to the roof terrace of the new owners & trainers stand or 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 & trainers building.
Winning connections will be invited to join us for a complimentary celebratory drink and the opportunity to watch the race again. Winning owners will be presented with a race memento, a photograph of the trophy presentation and memory stick downloaded with the winning race to take home and enjoy time and time again.
Going & Weather
We take great pride in keeping our racecourse in excellent condition, however, the weather can sometimes be unpredictable! Going reports will issued from 6 days in advance of each race meeting and posted on this website, as well as the industry website: Racingadmin.co.uk. Should you require additional information on going, or latest details on the weather, please contact Clerk of the Course James Sanderson on T: 07850 058019, Head Groundsman Steve Kelsey on T: 07801 685611 or the Racecourse Office on T: 01845 522276.
The Official Going is:
The latest BBC Weather reports can be found HERE