About Beverley Racecourse
Beverley Racecourse is a horse racing venue located in Beverley; just 10miles north of Hull. It’s also one of the oldest racecourses in the UK too, with a history dating back over 300 years! However, it wasn’t until 1767 that the first annual race meet was held.
Beverley Racecourse is a flat track with a grass surface. Furthermore, the course runs right-handed with a length of one-mile three-furlongs. The big features of this track include a modified downhill turn with an uphill sprint finish. However, the sprint itself is a small one of just two and a half furlongs!
The majority of racing done at Beverley happens in the summer. During these months, there are two notable races and one main event. The main event takes place in May every year. Since the 19th century, Beverley racecourse has hosted a 3-day-event in the weeks following York’s May event. This is where you’ll find Beverley’s biggest race of the season – the Hilary Needler Trophy! This is a five-furlong sprint for two-year-old female horses.
The other big race at Beverley racecourse is the Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes. Like the Hilary Needler, this is a five-furlong race except it’s open to all horses aged three or over.
It’s perhaps the facilities that are the most exciting part of Beverley racecourse. That’s because they’re adding a brand new £5 million grandstand! This is on top of an already incredible set of facilities. Beverley currently offers private rooms, multiple bars and restaurants, and even a pipe & glass enclosure for music entertainment, craft gin, and afternoon sweet treats!
All in all, we’d rate Beverley racecourse as one of our favourite venues in the UK circuit. Beverly surrounds itself with lovely scenery and brand new state-of-the-art facilities. Plus it hosts a few important races each season!