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York Racecourse

York Racecourse is a horse-racing track in York, North Yorkshire, England. It opened in 1730, at Knavesmire.

Saratoga Race Course

Saratoga Race Course is a horse-racing track in Saratoga Springs, New York, United States. It opened on August 3, 1863, and is the oldest organized sporting venue of any kind in the United States. It is typically open for racing from late July through early September.

History

Races in York held in Clifton Ing but due to flooding in 1730 racing transferred to Knavesmire, where today’s course remains, in York, North Yorkshire, England

It is sometimes referred to as “The Knavesmire”. It was often very swampy, and in 1776, heavy rains meant that horses had to race for about fifty yards up to their knees in water. No permanent buildings were established on Knavesmire until architect John Carr designed and constructed the first Grandstand in 1754.

It is owned by York Racecourse Knavesmire LLP, which was formed in 1842. By 1846, the Committee introduced the Gimcrack Stakes, which has since become one of York’s most enduring races.

The racecourse is one of the leading flat racecourses in England and hosted its first concert on September 22, 1984. A first music concert headlined by Echo & the Bunnymen. Since then, concerts have been arranged after race meetings in June and July, and since 2015 it has hosted the Yorfest. It is also the third biggest racecourse in Britain in terms of total prize money offered, and second behind Ascot in prize money offered per meeting. It also has its radio station, ‘York Raceday Radio’ (1602 kHz, mediumwave), which can be received up to 10 miles from the course.

The track is left-handed and flat. In essence, a very fair track, ideal for the long-striding galloper. The track was made into a circuit in 2005 and offered a straight 5f/6f track, while 7f races start on a chute.

It offers buffets, bistros, and bars. There is also the County Stand, a premier enclosure that gives access to Ebor Stand, Listed Gimcrack Stand, and Champagne Terrace. There is also a selection of bars, and viewing areas can be found on the ground and fifth floor. The ground floor has the Ebor Bistro. Guests can also view the triumphant horses firsthand, with unsurpassed views from the Winning Post. Admission includes a complimentary race card, which offers much more than the information on the runners and riders.

It also gives access to Grandstand and Paddock, the Course Enclosure, the Parade Ring, and Winner’s Enclosure.

On the other hand, the Grandstand & Paddock enclosure offers a host of bars found in the Knavesmire Stand. The Bustardthorpe Lawns also provide trackside viewing, popular for spectators wishing to enjoy York’s good food to go.

History

John Hunter, who became the first chairman of The Jockey Club, and William R. Travers built Saratoga Race Course. The original track was built across Union Avenue from the present Saratoga Race Course at the current location of the Oklahoma Track (training track), which opened the following year. Since 1864 the track has been the site of the Travers Stakes, the oldest major thoroughbred horse race in the United States, which is the main draw of the annual summer race meeting. The Saratoga meet originally consisted of only four days, but over time was lengthened, and for many years, the meet lasted for four weeks. In the 1990’s it was lengthened to five weeks. Today it is a six-week meeting ending on Labor Day. In 2009, NYRA extended the 2010 racing meet by 4 days. From 1943 to 1945, racing was not held at Saratoga Race Course due to travel restrictions during the war. During those years, the stakes races that would have been run at Saratoga Race Course were contested at Belmont Park instead.

Saratoga Race Course has two well-known nicknames — The Spa (for the nearby mineral springs), and the “Graveyard of Champions” (for the upsets that have occurred there). Man o’ War suffered his only defeat in 21 starts while racing at Saratoga Race Course; Secretariat was defeated at Saratoga Race Course by Onion after winning the Triple Crown; and Gallant Fox was beaten by 100-1 long shot Jim Dandy in the 1930 Travers Stakes. In 1999, Saratoga Race Course was rated as Sports Illustrated’s #10 sports venue of the 20th Century.

As is the case with the other two tracks operated by the New York Racing Association – Aqueduct and Belmont Park – there are three separate tracks in the main course at Saratoga Race Course.

History

John Hunter, who became the first chairman of The Jockey Club, and William R. Travers built Saratoga Race Course. The original track was built across Union Avenue from the present Saratoga Race Course at the current location of the Oklahoma Track (training track), which opened the following year. Since 1864 the track has been the site of the Travers Stakes, the oldest major thoroughbred horse race in the United States, which is the main draw of the annual summer race meeting. The Saratoga meet originally consisted of only four days, but over time was lengthened, and for many years, the meet lasted for four weeks. In the 1990’s it was lengthened to five weeks. Today it is a six-week meeting ending on Labor Day. In 2009, NYRA extended the 2010 racing meet by 4 days. From 1943 to 1945, racing was not held at Saratoga Race Course due to travel restrictions during the war. During those years, the stakes races that would have been run at Saratoga Race Course were contested at Belmont Park instead.

Saratoga Race Course has two well-known nicknames — The Spa (for the nearby mineral springs), and the “Graveyard of Champions” (for the upsets that have occurred there). Man o’ War suffered his only defeat in 21 starts while racing at Saratoga Race Course; Secretariat was defeated at Saratoga Race Course by Onion after winning the Triple Crown; and Gallant Fox was beaten by 100-1 long shot Jim Dandy in the 1930 Travers Stakes. In 1999, Saratoga Race Course was rated as Sports Illustrated’s #10 sports venue of the 20th Century.

As is the case with the other two tracks operated by the New York Racing Association – Aqueduct and Belmont Park – there are three separate tracks in the main course at Saratoga Race Course.

Contact

  • York Racecourse, Racecourse Road, Knavesmire Road, York YO23 1EX, United Kingdom

  • Phone: +44 01904 620911

  • https://www.yorkracecourse.co.uk/home.html

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