Beverley Racecourse Overview

Beverley Racecourse

Located in the town of Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, Beverley Racecourse has been a staple of the market town for over 250 years. It was founded in 1752 and had its first Grandstand built in 1767. The one-mile-three-furlong long course is right-handed and predominantly flat, except for a stiff, uphill finish along with tight turns.

Some notable races include the Hilary Needler Trophy, a Listed grade race for two-year-old horses that occurs annually in May; and the Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes, also a Listed grade race for three-year-old horses and up, hosted annually as well during August. Both races are held on a 5-furlong course (for those not used to the imperial system, 5 furlongs are approximately 1006 meters).

The Beverley Racecourse Jockey Club is wheelchair accessible on all its public areas, it includes a disabled parking space very close to the course and should you need the assistance of a personal carer, they’ll be admitted for free. The club also has an elevator for the first and second floors, where you can access the Attractions Restaurant; and unisex disabled toilets on ground level as well as in the second floor.

Not everything is held down to professional races, the Beverley Racecourse is most definitely suited for families, hosting three different race events especially designed for families and children entertainment. These races are hosted on May 5th, July 29th and August 24th. All accompanied members under 18 are admitted for free, so make sure to bring your entire family for a memorable field day (unfortunately, no dogs are allowed) and remember, feel free to take as many photographs as you like, as long as you set the flash off, as this might scare the horses.

In order to get to the club, you need to take York Road in Beverley Westwood, around one mile from the town center and 13 miles from the M62 motorway. The Beverley Train Station is about one mile from the course and there are regular bus services from Hull, York and Leeds.