Thirsk Racecourse Odds Betting Sites

It wasn’t until Squire Frederick Bell set up a course of sorts in 1855, that Thirsk got going. The course was set up on land adjoining Thirsk Hall, and the races were mainly contested between friends over fences and hurdles., including some non-thoroughbred races.
The racecourse was closed in 1914 due to the war and reopened in 1924, and continued to develop until it was closed again with the onset of the second world war, this time the course was used as an army camp. Sir Loftus Bates came back for a short time as Managing Director but sadly passed away in 1959.
The Bell family became the official owners in 1723, and some 297 years later, they continue to be the owners, with John Bell being one of the current directors.
Thirsk Racecourse is exclusively for flat racing and is a left-handed oval of roughly a mile and 2 furlongs with a 3-furlong finishing straight and a 6-furlong chute. Racing takes place from May to September, its most notable race being, The Thirsk Hunt Cup, which ran in May and was worth nearly £25.000 to the winner, 14/1 shot Hayadh.
The racecourse caters for everyone’s taste with three enclosures to choose from. The premier enclosure has a choice of exclusive restaurants and fine dining and with its grandstand views and sitting adjacent to the winning post, This is Thirsks number one place to take in the days racing. Private hospitality is also available in this enclosure. This enclosure imposes a dress code. Gentlemen are to wear a shirt with a collar, smart trousers with shoes. No fancy dress or sportswear.
Sitting in the middle of the three enclosures is the Paddock Enclosure, it offers grandstand viewing with seating and access to both the winners’ enclosure and parade ring. There is no formal dress code for this enclosure.
The family enclosure boasts a permanent adventure playground and bouncy castles on Saturday meetings, family days and school holidays., All under 18s get in free with a full paying accompanied adult. This enclosure also has grandstand viewing, and as with the other two enclosures, betting rings and betting windows are available, as well as snack bars, fast food outlets, and bar facilities.
There is wheelchair access to all enclosures as well as accessible toilets. Parking is free, except the ‘Picnic Park & View’ area in the family enclosure.

Where is Thirsk Racecourse?

Thirsk Racecourse is located in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. Situated in the middle of Carlton Miniott and the town center on the A61 Thirsk/Ripon Road Thirsk railway station is just a short 15-minute walk to the course. You can use the free shuttle bus that runs 3 hours before the first race, and an hour after the last race.
The closest major cities to Thirsk are Leeds and Bradford, both just over 30 miles away, Sheffield is further afield at 58 miles. Traveling up from London would take roughly just over 4 hours and a distance of just over 220 miles, with Birmingham and Manchester 148 mile and 88 miles away, respectively.

What is the Highest Attendance at Thirsk Racecourse?

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019, The William Hill Summer Cup Day saw a modern-day record crowd in attendance, with 10500 racegoers witnessing Thirsks wealthiest race of the year won by 20/1 outsider Kylie Rules. The 2019 season saw an overall increase in participation of 6.5% from the previous year.

How Do I Bet on Horses at Thirsk Racecourse?

Placing a bet at the races adds to the excitement of the day, and there are several options for racegoers wanting to place a bet at Thirsk. Bookmakers are situated in the betting rings in front of the grandstands. Totepool windows are located around various locations of the course, and you can place a bet from as little as £2.00 from these.
You can bet using online betting sites, where you will find a vast amount of different types of bets to place. From simple win bets or each-way bets to more complicated bets such as winning distances, forecasts, reverse forecasts, favorites, and 2nd favorites to win. The list online is extensive, and there’s something for everyone to make that day at the races an extra special occasion.

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