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Thirsk Racecourse

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Thirsk is a fairly sharp, left-handed course of about 1m2f in circumference. It’s mainly level and there is a definite advantage in having a low draw in races over 7f and a mile, especially in big fields. Close-coupled handy types do best on the round course. Races over 5f and 6f are run on a chute which joins the round course at the 3f marker. A high draw, near the stands rail, is favourable in sprint races, though soft ground can negate the advantage and big fields will occasionally split into two groups. In that case, it’s often difficult for those drawn in the centre to get competitive.
The Thirsk Classic Trial, staged in April, has produced pointers towards the 2000 Guineas in the past (Tap On Wood won it in 1979 before coming out on top at Newmarket) but the Thirsk Hunt Cup, staged in May, is probably the highlight of the year at the North Yorkshire Flat course nowadays. Leading northern trainers Kevin Ryan, Richard Fahey and Tim Easterby have all won the latter twice in recent years but the big Newmarket stables have also started to take an interest. Winners older than six are uncommon.
There is normally racing every month between April and September at the picturesque course which nestles between the North Yorkshire Moors and the Dales on the A61. Both the A1 and A19 trunk road are less than 10 minutes away. Thirsk Station is a half-mile from the course entrance.
Richard Fahey’s introduces some nice two-year-olds here and Tom Tate’s three-year-old handicappers do well. Also take note of David O’Meara’s older horses.

Friday 25th July Results
Time Winner Racecard
2.00 Grey Zeb 4/1 View Result
2.30 Vimy Ridge 11/2 View Result
3.05 Supreme Occasion 7/1 View Result
3.40 Street Boss 7/2 View Result
4.15 Mr McLaren 10/3 View Result
4.50 Burren View Lady 5/1 View Result
5.20 Captain Dunne 7/2 View Result
Tuesday 15th July Results
Time Winner Racecard
6.10 Sugar Town 33/1 View Result
6.40 Fredricka 2/1 View Result
7.10 Maoi Chinn Tire 9/2 View Result
7.40 Angel Flores 11/4 View Result
8.10 Penhill 5/4 View Result
8.40 Musaddas 1/6 View Result
9.10 Green Zone 2/1 View Result
Monday 23rd June Results
Time Winner Racecard
6.20 Mrs Biggs 7/2 View Result
6.50 Amis Reunis 16/1 View Result
7.20 Zac Brown 1/7 View Result
7.50 Longshadow 4/1 View Result
8.20 Repetition 4/1 View Result
8.50 Eddiemaurice 3/1 View Result
9.20 Amazing Blue Sky 10/3 View Result
Tuesday 17th June Results
Time Winner Racecard
2.20 Don't Tell Annie 2/5 View Result
2.55 Lady Poppy 28/1 View Result
3.30 Orpsie Boy 15/2 View Result
4.10 Flycatcher 13/8 View Result
4.45 Dolphin Village 10/1 View Result
5.20 Line Of Reason 4/1 View Result
5.50 Fajry 11/8 View Result
6.20 Space War 7/2 View Result

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