Thirsk Racecourse was first opened in 1923 even though racing started much earlier. The left handed course had a finishing straight three furlongs long and a chute of 6 furlongs. The racecourse is situated in the town of Thirsk in North Yorkshire, England.
The racecourse has a rural feel to it which makes for the perfect plan for the weekend away from the bustling cities. One of the most loved features about the racecourse is the well-maintained paddock. The lush green that surrounds the course provides for a scenic view while enjoying some spectacular flat racing.
The main event in the racecourses calendar is the Hunt Cup, which has forever endeared previous winners such as Egg Sauce and Lady Bird to the hearts of race goers from around. The Hunt Cup is known to draw crowds from all across the country as people come to experience the sport of kings at its best and also enjoy some family fun with the kids.
The race calendar starts in April as horse racing fans warm up for the popular Irish Day held on 19 May. The action
continues in the summer with the Summer Cup Day and at the climax of events comes the Thirsk Ladies Day in September. As one of the most anticipated race days of the year, the Thirsk Ladies Day never disappoints. There is plenty of fanfare as the fans step out in style. On such a day, fans can enjoy, live music, exhilarating horseracing, good food and fun competitions as well. Family fun days are also part of the programme. Families can come and enjoy the carnival atmosphere complete with all the games to keep the kids entertained.
Aside from the racing calendar, Thirsk Racecourse is also a wonderful venue for events of all kinds from weddings, to
music concerts, birthdays, anniversaries and corporate functions. The facilities at Thirsk are right up there with the best countrywide and globally.