Guide to Catterick Bridge Racecourse
Catterick Bridge Racecourse is found in beautiful North Yorkshire.
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About Catterick Bridge Races
Racing started at Catterick in 1783, although a permanent course was not built until 1813 and the first grandstand was only added in 1906. The framework of that original grandstand is still evident, interspersed with many improvements, to create a friendly mix of old and new.
Sheep Snow Ploughs
During bad weather in 1819, a Catterick landlord and farmer Mr Ferguson – a 33/1 winner of the Doncaster St Leger with Antonio – ensured racing was able to go ahead by sending his flock of sheep around the course to melt the snow.
The Catterick Racecourse Company
In 1923, the Catterick Racecourse Company was formed to deal with the increasing attendances – it still exists today and in 2004 raised £600,000 for a new stableyard.
In 2002 Collier Hill won his first race here – he went on to win the Irish St Leger, Canadian International Stakes and Hong Kong Vase.
Largest Sunday Market in the North
The Catterick Sunday Market, held on the racecourse grounds, is the largest Sunday Market in the North of England.
April – Grand National Festival
December – Grand Sefton Handicap Chase; Becher Chase
The Racecourse, Catterick Bridge, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10 7PE.
- Road: Leave the A1 at Catterick Village (approximately 5 miles south of Scotch Corner).
- Rail: The nearest station is Darlington, about 15 miles away. Buses and taxis run from there to the racecourse.
- Website: www.catterickbridge.co.uk
- Telephone: 01748 811478.
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