Wetherby Racecourse

Wetherby has been home to horse racing since 1891. As a tribute to it’s racing history, the main roundabout of Wetherby is home to a giant granite horse statue jumping over a serpentine limestone wall.
In 1891 the current location of the racecourse on York road was established. In 1906, a new race committee was formed and decided on a much more organized and uniform racing corporation. This change began the development of facilities, starting with the construction of the Brahman grandstand, which is still present on the grounds. During the 1930s, the development of the Wetherby racecourse continued with the installation of the first terraces. There was no more improvement until the 1970s when a two-tier stand was installed. The positions were further improved in 1999 with the millennium stand, which featured executive banqueting and conferencing facilities.
Wetherby racecourse is the last course in the UK, which still hosts the National Hunt Jump meeting exclusively, however, in 2014, the process to establish flat racing facilities was commenced, and in 2015, the first flat racing event was hosted.
The Wetherby racecourse houses a myriad of facilities, including varied stands, enclosures, restaurants, cafes, and bars, as well as site betting facilities. They also offer space for other events such as markets.
Considered as one of the United Kingdoms’ leading jump tracks, Wetherby racecourse active season starts in October of each year and consists of a mixture of both flat races and jumps fixtures.

Where is the Wetherby Racecourse?

Found on over 300 acres of land, 25 acres of which are showgrounds, the Wetherby Racecourse is located between Leeds, York, and Harrogate on York road directly across from the A1 and Wetherby prison just outside the market town of Wetherby, West Yorkshire. For years the only access by train was from the Wetherby racecourse railway station, which has since closed, however now access is by the Linton road station situated on the opposite side of Wetherby from the racecourse.
New access roads situated have been developed between North and South Wetherby, and access to the Wetherby racecourse has been established through Walton road located at the back of the stands.

What is the highest attendance at Wetherby Racecourse?

With a range of notable races including Towton Novices Chase, Wetherby’s Mare Hurdle, West Yorkshire Hurdle, Charlie Hall Chase, Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase and Castleford Chase in addition to the Great Yorkshire bike race, weekend markets, and the mascot gold cup, in addition to being used for the filming of BBC’s Antique Roadshow, Wetherby Racecourse is exposed to a high level of occupation.
The function rooms alone are capable of seating up to 500 attendees at one time.
Wetherby racecourse also has three separate enclosures which provide a range of facilities and

How do I bet on horses at Wetherby?

Wetherby Racecourse offers several different options for the placing of bets.
Tote betting is where, when placing a bet, the stake goes into a cumulative pool of money. Each type of bet has its pool. The betting odds are affected by how many people bet, which horse they bet on, and how much they choose to bet. The fewer betters backing a particular horse means, the more the winnings.
There are 11 popular ways in which to bet through the tote option, including Win, Each Way, Place, Double, Exacta, Trifecta, Swinger, Quadpot, Placepot, Jackpot, and Swoop6. Each one provides a different option, such as choosing a single winner in a single race, choosing a selection of winners in order in a particular race, or choosing a variety of winners in a range of races, some of which must be stated in the specific winning order.
Tote betting can be placed at the numerous facilities within each enclosure, as well as a William Hill betting shop in the paddock, which offers fixed odds betting options.
Betting rings are also available within the Paddock and Enclosures.
Betting rings consist of Bookmakers. Bookmakers are companies or sometimes individuals who specialize in calculating the odds of race winners. They also take bets and distribute the winnings. More recently, bookmakers have been accessible online through various websites and mobile phone apps as well.

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