About Catterick Racecourse


Catterick Racecourse is one of the true homes of the Northern racing scene - a venue steeped in tradition and a favourite among many of the region's owners, trainers and racing public.

Racing at Catterick Bridge began as early as the mid-17th Century, and the first recorded meeting took place on April 22nd 1783, but it was not until 1813 that a permanent course was created. New to racing? You can read a brief introduction and history of horse racing here.

Today, Catterick is a charming blend of old and new. The framework of the old 1906 stand is still evident in the present Grandstand, but many alterations and improvements have taken place while maintaining the informal atmosphere. 

As well as being one of the busiest racecourses in North Yorkshire, with racing all year round, Catterick prides itself on being the friendliest and provides a fun relaxed day out for everyone whatever the occasion.

Catterick Racecourse is a dual purpose track with 27 meetings throughout the year in 2023. It hosts 17 Flat meetings and 10 National Hunt. The Yorkshire Racing year starts with Catterick's popular New Year's Day meeting and ends with its meeting on December 28th.

Ideally located just off the A1, Catterick Racecourse's relaxed atmosphere makes it a perfect day out for friends, family and colleagues.

There is a range of options for you to consider when planning your day from admission packages to more formal hospitality packages.

Whatever the season or occasion, there is a warm welcome for everyone at Catterick Racecourse.

  • Racecourse stand with horses in front