Unbeatable – York Racecourse named as the finest in the land

Nowhere better… Photograph: York Racecourse

If York Racecourse were a horse, it would be Red Rum and Frankel combined.

Because the track is simply unbeatable.

To add to its heaving trophy cabinet, it has just been named Racecourse of the Year 2017 by The Racegoers Club, following a vote by their members.

This means that the Knavesmire team retains the honour it won in 2016 – and it is the eighth time York has been awarded the top title.

‘Worth a special journey’

A winning day out

York was described by one member as “a wonderful racecourse, with excellent facilities and good race viewing options” with another commenting that it “provides value to every visitor in every enclosure. Worth a special journey.”

The courses were split into three geographical regions and the winners were selected by who had the highest overall average score across five categories:

  • viewing experience
  • facilities
  • food & beverage
  • atmosphere
  • and value for money.

Having won the national title, York also retained the equivalent title at a regional level, for the North and Scotland; a record 28th year that this regional award has been given to Knavesmire.

“The Racegoers Club is a fantastic organisation which represents a membership who are committed followers of the sport with horseracing being both their hobby and passion,” said York Racecourse chief executive William Derby

“To win and then retain the accolade of ‘Racecourse of the Year’ by the vote of such a fan base is an honour. It’s a real tribute to the hard work of so many that make racing at York such a special experience.”

You can experience the special atmosphere for yourself when the season resumes on Wednesday May 16.