Thirsk Racecourse, Thirsk

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Thirsk Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue located in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, England. The course is a left handed oval of about 1 mile 2 furlongs with a 3 furlong finishing straight and a 6 furlong chute. The present course opened in 1923, but racing had taken place on the old course over 200 years earlier.
The main road from Ripon to Thirsk runs past the course, and it is very popular with northern trainers.
In 1940 it staged the war-time substitute St. Leger.
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  • It’s so nice when you can walk to a racecourse from your hotel. Thirst is a prime example of this. A nice compact racecourse with all the facilities you need. So much nicer than all these commercial.....  more »
  • Last minute decision to go racing while on holiday nearby. Small, friendly course (and surprisingly good weather) made for a good afternoon’s entertainment. Had the added bonus of seeing a runner...  more »
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