Wetherby Racecourse

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Wetherby Racecourse
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freddiedoncaster
doncaster2,020 contributions
ANOTHER WONDERFUL DAY OUT!
Nov 2019
Cold....Yes! However that didn’t spoil another wonderful afternoons jump racing.
Wetherby always attract decent horses, and it’s nice to see that the southern trainers come up to try and pinch our prize money. The track gives great viewing, with some great sights of the horses jumping. There’s a saying in jump racing, “ if you can jump round Wetherby, you can jump round anywhere!”
Already looking forward to my next visit.
Written May 25, 2020
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R WILSON
Stockton on tees3 contributions
Great News: Wetherby Car Boot Is Under New Management.
Oct 2019
For some years Wetherby Car Boot Sale was under poor management it was avoided by hundreds of professional market-men most of whom were from nearby Leeds. Rather than go there they drove past it at 6.00 am Sunday morning and stood Rufforth-York boot, Strawberry Fields, Bridlington, Yeadon, Leeds, and another boot on the M62, ask them why and you knew what to expect "the hoodlums running it were not going to get there business." I think these characters knew because of the complaints about them they were on the way out because they stopped paying the racecourse authority the pitch rent. They've gone into Liquidation. I could write a great deal more about them but am not going to.

Without doubt, Wetherby is by far the best car boot in the North of England, its Grand Re-Opening is tomorrow Sunday 8 March 2020, and I will be there. Northern Fairs who formerly ran it has gone, I know the new licensee and can promise one and all that he's all our support, and I know a dozen of so traders who share my view and were doubly pleased he was taking it over. Good Luck, Godspeed and How-Went-the Day will be on all our lips. R Wilson, Leeds, who the other Boot Sale Organisers called Noddy to his face because he had Parkinson's Disease.
Written March 7, 2020
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Julie
Barnsley, UK15 contributions
Birthday day at the races
Feb 2020 • Friends
We had a fabulous day to celebrate a 60th birthday. We were made very welcome by everyone and our package gave us tables in the restaurant as a base all day. We were served delicious food which was enjoyed by all in our party of eighteen.
Written February 5, 2020
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Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you had an enjoyable afternoon with us celebrating a special birthday. Also delighted that you enjoyed our new White Rose Restaurant package. Please visit us again soon.
Written February 17, 2020
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Off their P
Manchester, UK2,809 contributions
As good as ever
Jan 2020 • Friends
This is a regular venue for us and the reason is because it is so good. Other racecourses could learn a lot from this place and how it looks after its customers.

At £16 the entry to Tattersalls is good value and the viewing is fabulous. There is a nice mainly glass stand close to the winning post that gives great viewing should the weather be very cold.

Access to the parade ring and winners enclosure is easy and there are plenty of bookmakers to have a bet with. The bar facilities are excellent and it must be the easiest racecourse in the country to buy a drink at. The big bar man from Middlesbrough is a great bloke and his service isoutstanding.

The racing itself is usually good quality and we actually walk it from the town centre. This perhaps is one area for potential improvements as there are you are no taxis after racing when we were there. A shuttle bus from the town centre would be a great addition as well.
Written January 25, 2020
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T B
York, UK800 contributions
Happy first timer
Jan 2020 • Friends
Very helpful man directing car parking this morning for the Saturday races - a perfect welcome to the racecourse.
Nice to see good concessions for an OAP in our group too (although it would’ve been nice to see an equal concession on his upgrade to premier also).
Facilities were clean, spacious and well organised. Friendly staff throughout with a range of age groups, friends and family enjoying themselves in a relaxed environment.
Some great racing, ooohs and aaahs from the crowd and an tasty, huge hotdog that was as big as its price. Enjoy!
Written January 11, 2020
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Hello and thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your day as a first-time visitor to Wetherby and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Written January 13, 2020
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Celestine E
Preston363 contributions
Premier lounge
Dec 2019 • Couples
Visited for Boxing day and 27th, both days in Premier. Space is limited and to get a seat inside you need to be very early. Bar ok and snack bar coffee reasonable. Good view from grandstand. Choice of food in the paddock area poor and very long queues. Worst is parking on grass which
was very boggy and many cars were having trouble getting away. Ok if you have a 4WD. Free Bus service from Wetherby town.
Written December 30, 2019
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Thank you for your review regarding your visit to our Christmas Meeting. The meeting is our busiest of the year and therefore some queues are to be expected; however the mobile units at the bottom of the Paddock and the catering outlets and seating in the marquee were all under-utilized, so we need to look at ways of directing people to these areas next year. The weather this winter has been particularly wet so the ground although is fairly saturated and we did have a few problems in the car park, however we also had a tractor and stewards to assist getting people out and the car-parks were all clear within one hour of racing finishing. We hope you visit us again soon,
Written January 8, 2020
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George B
Leeds, UK201 contributions
Fabulous Boxing Day at the Races with family and friends
Dec 2019
We arranged to meet friends on Boxing Day at Wetherby Races.
We arrived about 11.00am and in plenty of time to meet our friends in the refreshment bar for coffee and to brouse through the race card for the meeting. The first race was scheduled for 11.55am so we had plenty of time to select our horses.
My first selection for the first race put me in good stead for the rest of the meeting it won.After that I had two more winners for the rest of the meeting. We had a fabulous day meeting friends and of course enjoying the racing.
A great Racecourse. Watching the horses parading in the paddock before racing. Of course the excitement when your horse comes home first.
A recommendation for a fabulous day out.
Written December 26, 2019
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Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you had an enjoyable day with us on Boxing Day. Please visit us again soon.
Written January 8, 2020
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Jason B
Leeds, UK19 contributions
Backing a winner .... at last
Apr 2019
Great course, whether it's NH or flat which they've now started to do in the last couple of seasons
Make sure I always get to the Charlie Hall chase meeting every October.
Written December 6, 2019
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Thank you for the review. Delighted you backed a winner! Please visit us again soon.
Written December 9, 2019
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Martyn B
Market Rasen, UK303 contributions
Great Racecourse
Nov 2019
Wonderful facilities. Great Staff.
A really wonderful place for racing.
If you need a taxi home book it in advance.
Written November 28, 2019
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Hello and thank you for your review. Glad you enjoy racing with us. Totally agree about taxi's - we advise people pre-book as we don't have a 'taxi rank' facility. Please visit us again soon.
Written December 2, 2019
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Vegas1973
Durham, UK36 contributions
Peaky Blinders race day
Nov 2019
Really nice to go to see the horses come out of the paddcok, staff are a credit to the place. Enjoyed the hospitality and would come again,
Written November 18, 2019
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Many thanks for your review. We receive a lot of positive feedback about our staff and we totally agree, they are great. Please visit us again soon.
Written November 20, 2019
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