About Catterick Racecourse
Catterick Racecourse is located one mile north of the village of Catterick, North Yorkshire. You may also hear people call it Catterick Bridge Racecourse, but these are synonymous. Catterick offers a lot to tourists in the area. It’s only a short drive from Richmond Castle, plus it’s right on the edge of the Yorkshire dales!
The first horse racing event took place at Catterick racecourse way back in 1783. However, despite its rich history, it’s remained one of the smaller venues on the UK circuit.
Catterick racecourse runs left-handed and covers a distance of around one-mile, one-furlong. It has a reputation for its sharp, undulating course, making it quite challenging for new horses. Fans will be pleased to hear Catterick Racecourse offers both Flat and Jump racing. Flat racing takes place during the summer months and national hunt during the winter.
While there are races of notoriety, there is one famous race which takes place every January. Catterick Racecourse is home to the North Yorkshire Grand National! This is a steeplechase event which runs over 3-miles, 3-furlongs with a prize pool of over £26,000!
Catterick can also boast it hosts a ladies day event once a year. This usually takes place in August. It comes with lots of added fun such as the best-dressed woman competition!
Catterick Racecourse has a lot to offer when it comes to facilities too. Race day goers can choose between a buffet or an award-winning steak restaurant. There are also private hospitality boxes to go along with all this too.
This is a racecourse which would make an excellent family day out too. For starters, kids get in here free! There are also picnic areas and children’s playing areas to go with this. Plus, you get some of Yorkshire’s finest views to complete the package too!