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A Tribute to Thirsk Racecourse  Telephone:   01845 522276 today's date  Sat 21 Oct 2017
Thirsk Races Hello and welcome to a tribute and profile of Horse racing at Thirsk..

Thirsk Racecourse is one of Yorkshire's most beautiful country courses, it lies between the North Yorkshire Moors and the Dales, with really great access by road, rail or air.

Next Race Meeting is 182 Days away at Thirsk, Saturday, April 21st 2018


Race Times for Saturday 21st April - Opening Meet

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Racing usually takes place from April through to September.
With its excellent facilities and a friendly atmosphere, Thirsk racecourse offers country racing at its very best. The Course is Flat, with a straight section and a sharp left-hand circuit which join up to 3 furlongs before the finish line.

The straight section begins close to Thirsk railway station and covers a distance of six furlongs before the start of the circuit, which itself covers a distance of 1 mile six furlongs.

Thirsk racecourse is a compact course and its reputation has increased over the years and today the course is host to high class horses from around the country.
Come along and enjoy a great day out at Thirsk Races.

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About Thirsk - A Traditional Market Town
By Simon Haughtone

Thirsk RacesThe town of Thirsk - North Yorkshire is a pretty, traditional market town. Everything spans out from the cobbled market square which retains its character with original shop fronts. The surrounding countryside and the proximity to the Yorkshire Dales make the town a popular tourist attraction.

Markets are still held on Mondays and Saturdays. The square is filled with stalls selling a huge range of products.

The local region produces some fine foods including Yorkshire ham, cheeses and dairy products, beef, and a variety of fruit and vegetables. The market also has non-food stalls selling everything from computer games to candles.

The most famous inhabitant of Thirsk was probably the author Alf Wight, better known as James Herriot. His books about the life of a vet are hugely popular and fans can visit the World of James Herriot. It is a museum in the house of the practice from the books and shows exhibits from the forties.

For walkers, Thirsk has a range of interesting routes around the town which highlight different aspects of the history. There are also rural routes to enjoy the lovely countryside of the Vale of York. Details of all these can be found in the tourist information center.

The proximity of Sutton Bank also adds possibilities for hikers. This natural feature is renowned for the amazing views of North Yorkshire as you walk along the top of it.

The surrounding region has many attractions for the visitor. There is Forbidden Corner, a modern folly near Leyburn. Various historical buildings such as Fountains Abbey are within driving distance.

There are also activity centers with quad biking, horse riding, falconry, abseiling and clay pigeon shooting.

Thirsk is a charming market town with a lot more to offer besides great shopping. The region has plenty to do and Thirsk makes a great base from which to explore it.

There is a range of accommodation available which you can find on the internet.

Discover your next hotel in Thirsk or select somewhere to stay from these UK hotels

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Racing Article - Several Horse Racing Tips for Winning More and Losing Less

By Bill Peterson

If you want to win more money at the horse races, or stop losing so much, here are a few tips that might help.

The first tip is more of a disclaimer. Maybe you've heard it before but I'll repeat it before we get into the business of betting on horses.

Here it is; horse racing is a risky business and you should never bet more than you can afford to lose, because there are no sure things.


Racing Article - The Horse Racing Secret Number That May Be the Key to Profit

By Bill Peterson

Is there a secret to making money betting on horses? Can it all be reduced down to a single simple number? There is a number, often referred to as, "The Golden Mean," that is found throughout nature and geometry. It has been studied for thousands of years and is thought by some to be the key to all things in the universe, if used properly, that is.

The number has also been referred to as the Fibonacci Ratio or Golden Ratio. The number is 1.61803398874989.


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Date Details/First Race Last Race More Info
Saturday, April 21st 2018 TBATBA
Monday, April 30th 2018 TBATBA
Saturday, May 5th 2018 TBATBA
Saturday, May 12th 2018 TBA - Evening MeetingTBA
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Getting to Thirsk Racecourse
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By Car/Coach (FREE parking)
Thirsk Racecourse is west of Thirsk itself, just off the A61.

Take the A1/A1M and then follow the A61 or A19.

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By Train (FREE Transport from & to THIRSK STATION on race days)
Thirsk Station is half a mile from the course. There is a regular service direct from London, Sunderland, Manchester, Leeds, York and Middlesbrough. Additional services are available by changing at York (from the South) or Darlington (from the North).
By Air
Helicopters only may land on the cricket pitch beside the course - by prior arrangement - tel: 01845 522276
Fixed wing aircraft can land at RAF Leeming (12 miles) - tel: 01677 423041
Light aircraft can land at Bagby (3 miles) - tel: 01845 597385
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