Situated in the beautiful and historic town of York, an hour’s drive from Perth city, the picturesque York racecourse re-opened for racing in March 2015 after a freak storm destroyed the Heritage listed grandstand and most of the racecourse infrastructure four years ago, bringing Thoroughbred racing in York to a stop for the first time in more than a century.
Amalgamation of the towns’ Turf and Harness Clubs to form a new entity, York Racing Inc, ensured the organisation would survive while a complete rebuilding program was undertaken at the racecourse. With support and funding from the Royalties For Regions Grants Scheme, Racing and Wagering WA, and the community of York, the club has come through this adversity and now stands on the brink of an exciting new era.
A remodelled and revamped turf track, new trotting track, and new state of the art infrastructure are ready to host not only the much anticipated race meetings, but events of all kinds. It is envisaged that these facilities will be used by a diverse range of businesses, groups and organisations from the local community and much further afield.
The racecourse in its unique setting at the foot of Mount Bakewell and the high quality attractions and services of York town combine to offer a memorable destination for visitors and clients, while local businesses and residents will benefit socially, culturally and economically with the long awaited re-opening of their historic racetrack.
York Racing is committed to ethical, professional and respectful dealings with all our stakeholders, industry partners, sponsors, visitors and staff. Whether for business or pleasure or a mixture of both, we look forward to helping you achieve your goals and welcome your enquiry.