The YorkMix Family Raceday is nearly here – with family fun, exciting races and a special guest.
YorkMix have again teamed up with York Racecourse to put on a day of sport and fun for all ages.
There’s a seven-race card with record prize money, an ‘Entertainment Marquee’ with giant inflatables, children’s zoo, zorb football, and more. And it’s free for under 18s.
All the details are below: we can’t wait to see you there!
The YorkMix Family Raceday takes place on Sunday 10 September. Gates open from 11:15am, with the first race at 12:25pm.
Special guest this year is the popular children’s character, Bluey, who you will be able to see at intervals throughout the day.
The children’s TV star will be walking around the Edwardian weighing room lawn, with opportunities for photos.
Also in the Entertainment Marquee, children can try their skills on some of the Diggerland machines, meet mammals and reptiles from around the world with Joe’s Animal Encounters, ride the ‘virtual racehorse’, and much more.
Times and tickets
Sunday 10 September
Gates open: 11:15am
First race: 12:25pm
Last race: 4:55pm
County Stand – £30
County Stand – Group 6+ – booked in advance – £26.50
Country Stand – Junior 18-22 yrs – £22
Melrose Club Lounge – book seats – from £120
Premier Racing Lounge – book seats – £59
Grandstand & Paddock – £15
Grandstand & Paddock – Group 6+ – booked in advance – £12
Grandstand & Paddock – Junior 18-22 yrs – £12
Grandstand & Paddock – Over 65 – £12
Clocktower Enclosure – available on the gate on the day – £15
Clocktower Enclosure – Over 65 – available on the gate on the day – £12
Children under the age of 18 are admitted free, and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
For the YorkMix Family Raceday the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure is combined with the Clocktower Enclosure, at a fixed price.
The headline race is the Listed Garrowby Stakes, which offers a record £70,000.
The day will also see the return of the Pony Races as young riders take part in the Dragon Studios backed Series.
This year, York Racecourse are partnering with Racing Welfare – the industry’s human welfare charity and organisers of ARC Malton Open Day.
The open day offers the chance to go behind the scenes of Malton’s training yards and meet some of the equine stars who will take to the track later in the day.
A combined ticket for the two events will be available, at a discounted price, here.
There are plenty of places to get food and drink from the different areas in York Racecourse, with traditional restaurants, contemporary bistros, and mobile food court.
Picnics are welcome in the Clocktower Enclosure, however glass and BBQs are not allowed.
York Racecourse Hospitality can cater for vegetarian, vegan, soya free, Coeliac food (gluten free) and wheat free.
Parking and travel
There is a plentiful supply of free car parking on racedays.
The 197 Shuttle Bus service links York Railway Station to the Racecourse.
From York Station
The shuttle buses operate from Stand RJ opposite the Railway Station entrance between 11am and 1.00pm.
From the Racecourse
The shuttle buses return to the Railway Station from Campleshon Road, next to the Racecourse entrance, from 4pm onwards.
Fares: Return – £3
For the YorkMix Family Raceday the County Stand dress code is relaxed: gentlemen are not required to wear jacket, collar and tie.
Order of Runnings
|Race Time||Race Title||Age||Prize Money||Distance|
|12:25pm||Pony Races - 148cm Open||£0||1 mile 2 furlongs|
|1:40pm||IRE Incentive, It Pays to Buy Irish EBF Novice Stakes||2||£30,000||6 furlongs|
|2:15pm||John and Judith Marshall Memorial Stakes||3||£25,000||1 mile|
|2:45pm||Fine Detail Vehicle Valeting Stakes||3+||£20,000||2 mile|
|3:15pm||Edge Window Stakes||2||£20,000||6 furlongs|
|3:50pm||Garrowby Stakes||3+||£70,000||6 furlongs|
|4:25pm||Hanson Springs Stakes||3+||£20,000||1 mile 2 furlongs|
|4:55pm||Brian Taylor 50 Not Out Stakes (Apprentice Handicap, a leg of the Go Racing in Yorkshire Future Stars Series)||3||£25,000||5 furlongs|
For a full list of runners and riders, please visit the York Racecourse website.