Situated on the north bank of the river Wharfe amidst 300 acres of stunning Yorkshire countryside, Wetherby Racecourse is steeped in horse racing history and is one of the country's leading jumping tracks. National Hunt races are run annually from October through to early summer and the atmosphere and spectacular views of the racetrack make for an exciting day at the races. Experience the thrill of the steeplechase and enjoy a great day out with family and friends, whether it's your first time at the races or not. Wetherby's most famous race, the £100,000 Charlie Hall Chase, is run in the autumn over three miles of track and eighteen fences and is not to be missed.
On non-racedays Wetherby Racecourse is perfect for a dinner or celebratory party, and on Sundays the racecourse hosts a popular market and car boot sale. In October and November the racecourse hosts the Great Wetherby Racecourse Antiques and Collectors Fair, set in the stunning Bramham Hall Exhibition Centre and Millenium Grandstand.
Wetherby Racecourse is situated just off the A1, on the opposite side of the road to the charming market town of Wetherby and only 12 miles from Leeds city centre. Exit the A1 at junction 46 and looks out for signs for the racecourse. Free parking is available on-site.
Restaurants close to Wetherby Racecourse offer a wide range of dining possibilities, from locally sourced seafood to modern cafes. If you'd like to explore what the rest of the Yorkshire countryside has to offer, take a look at our index of the best restaurants around Wetherby Racecourse. Go dine makes it easy to choose a restaurant, with menus, photos and real customer reviews of places to eat near Wetherby Racecourse. Once you've decided, you can book a table for free through us at restaurants near Wetherby Racecourse. Or check out our regional pages for suggestions of restaurants in Leeds, Harrogate and other Yorkshire towns.
Did you know the Romans first raced Arab horse at nearby Netherby, a few miles upstream, but horses have raced on the current site since 1891?