yes last timke we went to york in the county stand we all had shoes pants shirt and tie ,,its just one of those things,,you could get away with jeans and trainers but wanted to be a part of it here is what they say on faq on york website
Racegoers at York like to make it a special occasion and choose to dress accordingly. Hospitality badges grant you access to the County Stand.
Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket, collared shirt and tie in County Stand. Most gentlemen would chose to wear smart trousers and formal shoes to complete the look. So whilst there is no formal restriction on wearing jeans and trainers, these are rarely seen in the County stand. Ladies are required to dress in a suitable manner, many ladies opt for a hat, although it is not compulsory. Imagine you are going to a smart wedding is our tip. Please note, for our Press Family Sunday on September 9th as a special family meeting County Stand dress code is relaxed; gentlemen are not required to wear jacket, collar and tie.
Edited: 07 June 2012, 16:50