Wetherby Racecourse is one of the oldest racecourse in England located near the market town of Wetherby and 12 miles from Leeds city center. Opened in March 1891 it has been hosting National Hunt races, where horses are required to jump ditches and fences but in April 2015 it hosted its first ever Flat racing event. Flat racing events are more involving as compared to the steeplechase events as it tests speed, skills and stigma. The jockey decides when to impel or restrain the horse during the race.
The racecourse is an oval left handed racing course of about one and a half mile all round and the fences are considered to be a bit stiff hence more exciting experience.
The National Hunt racing calendar starts in mid October and ends in May. With the fine hospitality facilities this will be a great place to spend with family members and friends as you get to watch some of the most competent Jockeys take their horses to the field.
In April 2015 they staged a flat racing event.
Pricing and Ticketing
Ticket prices are generally fare and they offer discounts to early birds and those who wish to come in as a group. There is also a transport service for those who would like to be picked up during the race day. The prices also vary depending on the race meeting.
Those wishing to place a bet on their horse need not to worry as there is a TOTE betting shop. There is no dressing code but the management advises that their patrons dress smart and casual.
There are a wide range of facilities such as but not limited to;
Bar and cafe
Tote betting shop
First aid shop
Paddock stand and gallery
Winners enclosure and parade ring
Consider attending one of the racing events at Weatherby for that amazing and relaxing experience.