Wetherby Racecourse is situated close to the town of Wetherby in West Yorkshire, England, just 12 miles from Leeds. Wetherby has always been known as a day out for National Hunt racing fans, but they did host their first flat meeting in April of 2015. The Charlie Hall Chase and Castleford Chase are the two annual feature races. Stars like Cue Card, Menorah, Silviniaco Conti and Weird Al have won this prestigious chase in years gone by.
Wetherby Betting Tips
The Wetherby races flat track is left-handed and is a mile and a half in length, whilst it also shares the hurdles course. Because of the sharp bends, the five and a half furlong sprints start from a chute near the end of the back straight. Aggressive tactics seem to have paid off in its short history, so it pays to bounce out and get into a prominent position.
The jumps course at Wetherby racecourse is a left-handed galloping track. There are nine fences to each lap and they are very tough to navigate. This is a pretty flat and fair track, so it suits a strong galloper that can jump fluently.
Wetherby Betting Trends
Early signs indicate that it could be well worth following Paul Mulrennan at the Wetherby races. He has notched up five winners from his first 14 rides. Our betting tips for Wetherby often focus on Sue Smith who is the top trainer over fences over the last three seasons with 12 winners. Noel Fehily is the top jockey over fences with 8 winners.
Over hurdles, Jonjo O’Neill fares best, with 11 winners from his last 28 runners – an incredible strike rate. Dougie Costello is the main man in the saddle, with 12 winners from his last 51 runners. Gavin Sheehan is also a man to watch out for in bumpers as he has four winners from his last seven rides.
Wetherby Feature Races
- Towton Novices’ Chase (Grade 2) (3m 1f)
- Wetherby Mares’ Hurdle (Conditions) (2m 110y)
- West Yorkshire Hurdle (Grade 2) (3m 1f)
- Charlie Hall Chase (Grade 2) (3m 1f)
- Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (3m 1f)
- Castleford Chase (Handicap) (2m)