Located in the cloudy and temperate town of Wetherby, the eponymous racecourse has seen a passionate history of horse racing. Since its inception in 1969, the Wetherby Racecourse has emerged as one of Yorkshire’s premier winter tracks. It would be remiss not to mention that the undulating track is shaped like a smooth oval – something both star jockeys and trainers adore. 

With the exciting addition of flat race fixtures in 2015, the racecourse is a spectacle for all seasons. Be it chilly Christmas mornings or sultry summer evenings–Wetherby has something to offer to everyone. When it comes to racecourses, it is hardly surprising that Wetherby sets the standard. Offering a host of exciting and profitable horse racing betting odds, this racecourse is easily a betting enthusiast’s paradise.

The namesake market town’s quaint countryside landscape, picturesque twelfth-century architecture, and pleasant weather make for a splendid weekend getaway. Set on the banks of River Wharfe, Wetherby’s star attraction is its racecourse. When scheduling a trip to the Wetherby Racecourse, there can be many little things to keep in mind. Don’t worry–we went ahead and did that for you so you can have a comfortable visit. 

Getting there 

Sitting beside the A1 motorway, getting to the racecourse via car is the most accessible way. Because Wetherby retains its countryside heritage, there is no railway station in the town – making getting there using public transport a little tricky. The nearest railway stations are York, Harrogate, and Leeds. 

There are frequent buses that leave for Wetherby from these aforementioned cities. Once off at Wetherby station, the racecourse shuttle helps you get to the tracks free of charge. 

Ticket prices 

Spectators and enthusiasts flock to Wetherby every season which means tickets can be unavailable or quite expensive. The best way to avoid these inconveniences is to book your tickets online at least a fortnight before the meeting. Discounts vary from time to time, but you may save £1 or £2. Students and pensioners receive better discounts on both Paddock Enclosure tickets and Course Enclosure tickets. 

The full price of the tickets in the Paddock Enclosure cost around £15, while access to Premier Enclosure tends to cost £22. Course Enclosure tickets are relatively cheap and cost up to £6; they can be purchased only on the day. Children under 18 accompanying adults receive free entry. 


Built on a parkland of approximately 300 acres, most of the available parking is on a grass field free of cost for all. On choosing to pay £18, your car is allowed into the course enclosure. 

Dress code

Although there is no dress code set in stone, the Wetherby Management advises smart casual wear. Racegoers usually don relaxed and comfortable outfits according to the weather. 


When it comes to hospitality, Wetherby offers a host of options: Platinum packages, Dine and View, White Rose Restaurant, and Wetherby Hospitality Marquee – suited to your needs. Wetherby Millenium Stand also offers a bounty of luxurious private suites with private viewing balconies and multiple course à la carte meals or a sumptuous buffet. These private suite packages – The Meyrick and The Montagu – include everything to make your race day memorable. Racegoers are also invited to enhance their hospitality experience and tailor the packages to their needs using a range of ‘finishing touches.’ 

Wetherby Racecourse is the perfect weekend getaway to take family, friends, and colleagues to. It offers the perfect ensemble of comfort and excitement. If you have a day or two to spare – board the bus to Wetherby!