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“Fantastic day out”
Review of York Racecourse

York Racecourse
Ranked #24 of 206 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Our office hours for enquiries are Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm. Please visit our website for York Races Fixtures, which often include Saturdays.
Reviewed 11 August 2014

My wife and i love attending the races and The John Smiths Cup meeting at York was our first visit to this race course. We were not disappointed, not too many winners but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will definitely be back.

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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Well worth dressing up and paying for the County Stand which allows you to access almost everywhere. So many bars, food areas and betting options. We thoroughly enjoyed our first experience and would love to do it again - needs good weather though!

Thank UKYork
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Was here for a stag do and the venue was great, Clean safe and friendly.

there was a great atmosphere all day and the staff were more than happy to answer all of our questions

Thank D4v1d33
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

We travelled to York to see the Beach Boys at the Racecourse on a very hot and sunny July evening.The racecourse is beautifully situated and very well organised.Staff were helpful and pleasant.We had County Stand tickets but decided to forego that area and positioned ourselves on the barrier in front of the stage.Drinks were rather pricey but expected and the concert was superb as the Beach Boys are such a professional group.
I had anticipated a nightmare for traffic on the exit but everything was organised superbly so no delays.
Oh yes the racing........didn't lose any money so excellent!

1  Thank Steve M
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Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Loved the racing and had lots of admiration for the bar staff, who were dealing with extremely large queues of race goers in exacting temperatures.
Downside was the stewarding of the event. Everyone for our stand was marshalled through one entrance, but nobody at the other side of the entrance was there to guide the race goers on. This resulted in a mass of people arriving for the first race, all huddled in the tunnel entrance, assuming that was it, the course was full and that they could go no further. The build up of people in that area, on an extremely hot day, was ridiculous.
During the afternoon, people started to find their own spaces, further on in the course.
This whole affair could have been avoided with more effective stewarding and spoiled what was potentially a good day out .

Thank Tracy C
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