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It is understood that York first fully supported racing in 1530 with racing known to have taken place on the rive Ouse in 1607.
Horses raced in York during the days of the Emperor Severus in Roman times with as many 360,000 racegoers visiting. Due the Ouse being prone to flooding, racing in 1709 transferred to Knavesmire, where course remains today.
Prior to the Knaremire move, a considerable amount of levelling and draining was required to the mire to construct a horseshow shaped course which was completed before 1731.
The York Racecourse Committee was formed in 1842 and has managed the course to date.
The development of the grandstands, notably the launch of the five-tier grandstand in 1965 has greatly assisted in the progression and reputation of the York Race Course. This led to further subsequent stands such as the Melrose Stand being opened in 1989; leading the course to an award-winning Knavesmire Stand.
In the recent years, the Knaremire course has not only hosted countless specular races but hosted the Royal Ascot and The Ladbrokes St Leger in 2005 and 2006 respective.
York Race Course is a great venue for a number of things such as:
The Race Course is located in York Racecourse, Tadcaster Road, York YO23 1EX, UK
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