Sitting comfortably at home with a mug of tea in hand, you can almost hear the thundering hooves and feel the charged atmosphere of the race track. It’s race day, and while the in-person stands are buzzing with anticipation, many are settling into their favourite armchair for a front-row experience, thanks to modern technology.
No longer bound by geography, enthusiasts from regions like Beverley, East Yorkshire, and beyond are finding themselves in the virtual thick of the action. To click here and witness the digital transformation and its hand in reshaping the thrill of horse racing is to appreciate a seamless melding of tradition and tech.
Here in Yorkshire, we have some of the finest racecourses in the land. Whether you’re a seasoned betting pro or a casual spectator, you won’t be disappointed by the world-class racing action, lively atmosphere, and picturesque settings that God’s own county has to offer.
So, buckle up your boots, grab your binoculars, and let’s ride off to explore the top three horse racing tracks in the Land of the White Rose.
The Flat season at Beverley is reaching the latter stages of the calendar, so now is a good time to look back at some of the most impressive performances and achievements across the year at the East Riding of Yorkshire racecourse.
The hugely popular Ladies Day, hosted by Beverley Racecourse, will have an exciting new title partner in 2022 with the announcement of a new three-year Ladies Day partnership with prestigious local car dealership Porsche Centre Hull.
Due to take place on Wednesday 10 August 2022, the Racecourse confirmed the addition of the aspirational, luxury brand, which will help drive forward one of Yorkshire’s best days at the races. Working alongside each other, Beverley Racecourse and Porsche Centre Hull will help increase reach and awareness of the day as well as collaborate to showcase the latest Porsche car models.
Local clinical leaders are praising the phenomenal local vaccine effort with 40,000 people in Hull and East Riding receiving their booster vaccination in the last 10 days.
The NHS is prioritising bookings for boosters and is urging people to book an appointment to guarantee their jab – as it aims to offer every eligible adult their booster dose by the end of December 2021.
Beverley celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Festival of Christmas on Sunday with thousands of visitors safely enjoying the festivities.
Each year, on the second Sunday in December, the centre of Beverley is transformed into a magical Christmas shopper’s wonderland, with over 110 stalls brimming with gorgeous Christmas gifts and local treats taking over the historic market town.
The Beverley Festival of Christmas, proudly supported by The Beverley Arms, will see the town transform into a festive wonderland with Victorian market stalls, fairground rides and street entertainment.
Visitors to this year’s festival are encouraged to travel via public transport to get into Beverley. Visitors can also make use of the Park and Ride facility set up at Beverley Racecourse (postcode: HU17 8QZ) – which for this year will be FREE of charge.
A free park and ride service from Beverley Racecourse will be in operation for both the Festival of Christmas and the Made in East Yorkshire Christmas markets from Sunday, 12 December until Friday, 17 December 2021 so visitors won’t have to worry about finding parking in the town or how long they spend browsing the centre of Beverley.