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Jockey and Trainer Stats

Flat

Rank Jockey Name Rides Today Runs Wins Win %
1st Daniel Tudhope 0 184 36 20
2nd David Allan 0 228 31 14
3rd Paul Mulrennan 0 210 24 11
4th Ben Curtis 0 172 22 13
5th Paul Hanagan 0 122 21 17

The jockeys above are ranked by their number of wins at this course in the last 5 seasons.

Flat

Rank Trainer Name Runs Wins Win %
1st Richard Fahey 284 43 15
2nd David O'Meara 232 30 13
3rd Tim Easterby 394 29 7
4th Kevin Ryan 179 24 13
5th Michael Dods 232 24 10

The trainers above are ranked by their number of wins at this course in the last 5 seasons.

Thirsk Flat Course

Tips for Thirsk Races

Located in North Yorkshire, Thirsk hosts flat race days from April through to September and is a track used regularly by the Northern trainers. It’s a trek for the Southern stables so it’s always important to note when those handlers send runners, particularly if there is a significant jockey booking, so we look out for this with our tips.

Course: The round course is a 1 mile 2 furlong left-handed oval which is very flat and sharp with a 4 furlong straight. There is also a 6 furlong straight chute for shorter races which is slightly more undulating and there is a slight camber towards the middle of the track at the end of the course, it can slow those on the inside down slightly.

Draw Bias: On the straight track over 5 and 6 furlongs, you really want to be drawn in the middle to high numbers as those stalls are definitely favoured which we take into account for our tips.

On the round course (races over 7 furlongs and further) it is favourable to be drawn low as there seems to be an advantage being close to the inside rail.

Feature Race: The major race of the year is the Thirsk Hunt Cup. Often targeted by the big Northern trainers, the race is run over a mile and the best recent winner was the Saeed bin Suroor-trained Farhh in 2012, who went on to win the Lockinge and Champion Stakes.

Address

The Racecourse, Station Road, Thirsk, YO7 1QL

General Admission

see www.thirskracecourse.net/ or phone 01845 522276

How to Get There

Road - W of town on A61 Ripon road
Rail - 1m, Thirsk Stn (York-Newcastle line)

Disabled Facilities

Viewing area near winning post; Toilets.

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