York Racecourse confirms that the combination of a seven race card backed by Sunbets and Olly Murs has proved so popular that the capacity in both County Stand and Grandstand and Paddock for Saturday 1 July has now been reached. Consequently, we regret to advise that tickets & badges for these areas are no longer available for purchase. With the exception of limited hospitality places, no more admissions will be sold for these areas, either in advance or on the gates on the day itself.
The Course Enclosure (called the Picnic Enclosure by some) in the middle of the racecourse is only open to sales once gates open at 11.15am, so there is still the opportunity to be part of the racing and music by using this area.
There are places available in both the Ebor and Voltigeur Restaurants; these offer the chance for a real treat; including admission, a reserved viewing area for racing (that also offers an elevated, if long distance view of the music stage) as well as gourmet food for the day. The restaurant prices start from £199+vat to include morning coffee, the grand buffet & carvery as well as afternoon tea. Drinks are available to purchase in the Voltigeur Restaurant and are included in the Ebor Restaurant price of £250+vat. Call 01904 638971 for details.
Later in the month at the Music Showcase Weekend, there are two further racing + music events when Jess Glynne will perform after racing on Friday evening 28 July; then All Saints after an afternoon of racing on Saturday 29 July. Whilst both of these dates are also proving popular, there is availability for all areas, County Stand, Grandstand & Paddock and Course Enclosure.
Advance booking remains available for all other racedays at York including the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival in August.
On all three music dates (1/7, 28/7 and 29/7), Course Enclosure will be part of the atmosphere and offers an angled view of the stage and great view of the racing. Moreover the sound system is being improved so it will reach this area. Admission to the Course Enclosure is £10 for adults, £8 for over 65s and free of charge to accompanied under 18s. It can only be purchased as gates open on the raceday. Gates will open at 4pm on Friday and 11.15am on both Saturdays. The capacity of Course Enclosure is in the thousands and it has not reached capacity on previous Music events, however the advice, as always, is to arrive early. Please note, transfers to Stands Side will not be possible on Saturday 1 July.
for more information visit: www.yorkracecourse.co.uk