Catterick Racecourse

The Racecourse, Catterick Bridge, Richmond, N Yorkshire, DL10 7PE - Map & Directions
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Catterick Racecourse Grandstand
The Grandstand (Tony Simms /

Racing has been held at Catterick Bridge since 1783 and that tradition has lived on until the present day, where both flat and National Hunt events take place on a regular basis. Regarded as one of the most glamorous fixtures in the north, the site also hosts the Catterick Sunday Market, which is officially the largest Sunday Market in the entire north of England.

Located in North Yorkshire, Catterick Bridge racecourse is very easy to get to. Just five miles south of Scotch Corner, the most direct route would be via the A1, taking the turning to Catterick Village following the vast amount of signage leading the way to the course. There is free parking for all visitors to the track. Alternatively, the closest railway station is Northallerton, which is nine miles from the course, but with a lack of regular bus services the best thing to do is to take a taxi. Darlington station is a bit further away but there are more frequent bus links so that is the best route to take if you are working on a budget and not arriving by car.

Ticket Prices

If you are trying to look after the pennies, the ticket prices won’t disappoint. Entry to the course is just £5, with grandstand access starting at £15 and as with most tracks, under-18s go free of charge when accompanied by a full paying adult.

The Course

The grade 4 track at Catterick Bridge is a left-handed, tight and undulating oval shaped course, measuring at 1m1f in length. Due to the gravel subsoil, the going at Catterick is generally good unless the weather has been particularly bad and with a three furlong run in horses need to save a lot of stamina for the home turn.

In shorter races, low drawn horses have a significant advantage over their opponents due to the sharp corners towards the end. The National Hunt track is slightly longer, at 1m2f in distance, with a chute start that joins the home straight. There are a total of eight fences on the course, including three on the home straight alone.

Major Meetings at Catterick Bridge

Catterick Bridge
Catterick Bridge just near the racecourse (Andy Waddington /

As one of the smaller courses in the country, there aren’t too many major events regularly at Catterick Bridge, however there are a number of charity and themed events normally aimed at children, to make the experience more interactive and family friendly. Catterick Bridge plays host to 28 race meetings every calendar year – 18 flat races between April and November, followed by ten National Hunt races over the remaining months.

Dining and Hospitality

Catterick Racecourse
Catterick Racecourse (G Laird /

There is a wide range of luxury hospitality services available at Catterick Bridge to suit all parties and ensure all guests enjoy an unforgettable day. Whether it is a table in one of their restaurants, a private box for you and your guests or a trackside marquee, Catterick offers it all, with a bespoke option available, ideal for those with specific needs in order to have the best experience possible. More information regarding prices is available by contacting the racecourse directly but as one might expect, there are decent options that won’t break the bank.


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