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 THIRSK


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 28th August Results
Time Winner Racecard
1.50 Canford Kilbey 20/1 View Result
2.20 Cape Love 5/4 View Result
2.50 Dagher 4/1 View Result
3.25 Eccleston 5/1 View Result
4.00 Coiste Bodhar 4/1 View Result
4.35 One More Go 4/1 View Result
5.05 Framley Garth 16/1 View Result
Monday 17th August Results
Time Winner Racecard
2.10 Alpine Dream 4/1 View Result
2.40 Harry Speed 25/1 View Result
3.10 Edge of Love 5/1 View Result
3.40 Ronald Gee 16/1 View Result
4.10 Our Boy Jack 7/2 View Result
4.40 Mr Cool Cash 4/1 View Result
5.10 Gowanharry 14/1 View Result
5.40 Two Turtle Doves 5/1 View Result
Monday 10th August Results
Time Winner Racecard
5.30 Weybridge Light 4/1 View Result
6.00 Point Of Woods 9/2 View Result
6.30 Midnight Macchiato 10/11 View Result
7.00 Olivia Fallow 11/4 View Result
7.30 Diamond Runner 9/1 View Result
8.00 Ingleby Spring 22/1 View Result
8.30 Tuco 10/11 View Result
Saturday 1st August Results
Time Winner Racecard
1.50 Crombay 5/1 View Result
2.25 Astley Hall 9/4 View Result
3.00 Whozthecat 20/1 View Result
3.35 Comino 16/1 View Result
4.10 Altharoos 22/1 View Result
4.45 Erik The Red 4/6 View Result
5.20 Classic Villager 2/1 View Result


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