What should guests wear?

Racegoers at York like to make it a special occasion and choose to dress accordingly. Hospitality badges grant you access to the County Stand.

Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket, collared shirt and tie in the County Stand. Most gentlemen would choose to wear smart trousers and formal shoes to complete the look. So whilst there is no formal restriction on wearing jeans and trainers, these are rarely seen in the County Stand. In a similar vein, whilst we encourage a sense of style in the County Stand, if gentlemen believe the weather warrants short’s there is no formal restriction to them being worn.

In Grandstand & Paddock and Course Enclosure the dress code is more relaxed: shorts and t-shirts are worn by racegoers enjoying the sun. The only common sense restrictions would be those of taste and decency which would apply to all areas, for example regarding style and slogan t-shirts. Bare chests are not acceptable.

Please note, for our Press Family Sunday, as a special family meeting County Stand dress code is relaxed; gentlemen are not required to wear jacket, collar and tie.

How can guests travel to York?

York train station is one mile from the track and both shuttle buses and taxis offer a good race day service. For drivers there are signposts from all major routes to the plenty full supply of free car parking on all our major racedays. For Johns Smith Day and the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival, a special traffic plan will apply.

Car parking – there is a plenty full supply of free car parking on all racedays 

Are there any cash points on the course?

Yes, there are cash points available located at the far end of the Grandstand and Paddock area and in the foyer of the Old County Stand entrance

What are the provisions for disabled racegoers?

York Racecourse is committed to providing an accessible environment for all, including persons with disabilities. Our aim is to provide our valued racegoers with a memorable days experience and the desire to return soon To assist disabled racegoers gaining access to and from the car park and taxi rank, we have a buggy available.

Contact us for more information or call us on 01484 539432


AR Events Ltd
4 Railway Street

Tel: 01484 539432
Email: info@arevents.co.uk