John Smith's Meeting

13 - 14 July 2018

Overview


Informal party highlight of the year with betting excitement and summer fun.

Relax into the weekend on the Friday of the meeting watching high quality racing with your friends.

On Saturday, who will land the record £200,000 prize money and unique Wedgwood trophy at the 59th time of asking? In the past finding the answer has produced some of the biggest gambles to hit the bookmakers; the roar when the favourite hits the front is spine tingling.

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Friday 13th July 2018

Grandstand & Paddock (from £13.00)

Adult (Group 6+)
£13.00
(13% off until 04 Jul)
Adult
£14.00
(7% off until 04 Jul)

County Stand (from £23.50)

Adult (Group 6+)
£23.50
(10% off until 04 Jul)
Adult
£24.00
(8% off until 04 Jul)

Saturday 14th July 2018

Grandstand & Paddock (from £21.00)

Adult (Group 6+)
£21.00
(13% off until 04 Jul)
Adult
£22.50
(6% off until 04 Jul)

County Stand (from £37.50)

Adult (Group 6+)
£37.50
(6% off until 04 Jul)
Adult
£38.00
(5% off until 04 Jul)

Enclosures

Where to be for the best views

COUNTY STAND

The County Stand is the premier enclosure at York. Guests will gain access to the award winning Ebor Stand, Listed Gimcrack Stand and Champagne Terrace. A selection of bars and viewing areas can be found on the ground and fifth floor, whilst the ground floor boasts the delightful Ebor Bistro - these are all open to County Stand Badgeholders.

Guests will receive easy access to both the Parade Ring and Winner's Enclosure, and will also be able to see the triumphant horses first hand, with unsurpassed views from the Winning Post.

Admission includes a complimentary racecard, which offers much more than the information on the runners & riders. It is also important to note that admission to the County Stand also allows guests access to the Grandstand & Paddock as well as the Course Enclosure.

GRANDSTAND & PADDOCK STAND

The largest enclosure at York, guests admitting into the Grandstand & Paddock can come casually dressed. The area offers a host of bars found in the Knavesmire Stand, many with breathtaking views across the track and seated viewing areas. The Bustardthorpe Lawns also provide fantastic trackside viewing, and is popular for spectators wishing to enjoy York’s good food to go.

Access to both the main betting ring and the parade ring are easily accessible from the front of the stands.

Dress Codes

What to wear

As a world class racecourse, York places utmost importance in dressing in a suitable manner. Gentleman must wear a jacket, collared shirt and tie in the County Stand, and although smart trousers and formal shoes are recommended to complete the look, there is no formal restriction on wearing jeans and trainers. Similarly, if gentlemen believe the weather warrants shorts then there is no formal restriction to them being worn. Ladies are required to wear a dress, whilst hats are optional.

The Grandstand & Paddock and Course Enclosure requires a more relaxed dress code. Shorts and t-shirts are often worn by racegoers enjoying the sun, and the only real restrictions fall under the common sense category - bare chests and slogan t-shirts are unacceptable.

Travel Information

How to find us

Directions

BY TRAIN

York is approximately 2 hours away from London by train. A shuttle bus service operates from the train station to the racecourse from 11am and then at frequent intervals until 2pm. Similarly, from racecourse to station the bus operates from 4pm to 6:10pm. The shuttle bus takes approximately 12 minutes, and fares cost £2 one way and £3 return.

BY CAR

York’s central location means it can be easily located from all areas. The recommended route to the racecourse from all directions is via the A64. Please also be aware that on race days a traffic plan is operated, and may lead to temporary road closures requiring you to follow the signposted routes.

Parking

Car parking is both free and plentiful at York. As of this year, there is also the option to park one mile away from the racecourse at the Askham Bar on Tadcaster Road, although a fee applies.

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