Love horse racing and music? We take you through the top events taking place at York Racecourse in 2023 and show you how to secure premium tickets.

Last Updated: 11/06/24 at 15:00 pm

Three-time winner of the 'Racecourse of the Year Award', York Racecourse is host to a variety of exciting events ranging from horseracing meetings to music concerts.

Keep reading to find out about the four best events taking place at York Races this year, and how you can make your day extra-special with premium hospitality.

Music Showcase Saturday 2024 - Sky Bet York Stakes and S Club

Pop fans rejoice because this is your chance to attend the races - and see S Club on the same day.

York's Music Showcase Saturday on 27th July will play host to the noughties pop sensations, who will play hits from their four multi-platinum albums such as 'Don't Stop Movin'' and 'Bring It All Back'.

Of course, there'll also be thrilling races to attend, with a seven-race card on the day, so you can flutter to your heart's content.

Seat Unique's hospitality packages mean that you can be there with the best seats in the house. You can choose from private boxes and private tables, as well as mouth-watering food and drink, and a complimentary race card on entry to the course.

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John Smith's Cup

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The historic John Smith's Cup has been running at York Racecourse since 1960 and is a flat handicap horse race that takes place annually each July. This year, the two-day event will take place on 12th and 13th July - so you can choose one, or both days.

It's time to get dressed up and place your bets.

And with a wide variety of hospitality packages on offer, you can take your experience of the John Smith's Cup to the next level.

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Buy 65th John Smith's Cup Meeting Saturday 2024

The Highest Value Flat Handicap

The famous Yorkshire Ebor Festival is one of the oldest, richest and fastest races and marks the highest value flat handicap in Europe.

Over four days from the 21st-24th August, the event provides the perfect place for high-profile clashes. There will be thrills and spills along the way - so make sure that you're there.

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The Best Event for Families

Your kids are guaranteed to love the YorkMix Family Raceday, which takes place this year on 8th September.

With giant inflatables, a zoo, and face painting, there will be plenty to keep your little ones entertained.

Adults can enjoy the day with hospitality perks including great views, delicious catering, and refreshment options (and even better, under 5s go free!)

Watch on as young riders take part in the Pony Racing Series and have a day filled with family fun for all at York Racecourse!

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Why should I buy hospitality?

Hospitality packages are guaranteed to make your day one-to-remember.

Add some luxury to your experience at York Racecourse with perks including dining and refreshment benefits, as well as excellent views of the action.

Check out our guide to York Racecourse hospitality packages to find out about specific package inclusions and benefits.

As York Racecourse's Official Hospitality Partner, Seat Unique provide 100% official hospitality tickets and packages for York Racecourse events. This means that you can secure your premium tickets at any time of the day through our trusted online marketplace.

Interested in horseracing? Check out our premium packages and tickets for Royal Ascot in 2024.

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