Horse Racing

Wetherby Racecourse Tips & Stats Guide

We check out the popular Yorkshire track

Wetherby Racecourse is a flat and jump racing course in Wetherby, West Yorkshire. It is one of the most popular racecourses in the north of England and is home to several prestigious races, including the Charlie Hall Chase.

Ideally located, the course attracts large crowds throughout the year and is known as being one of the best independently-owned tracks in the UK.

One of nine racecourses in Yorkshire, it’s been in operation since 1891, with flat racing added in the summer of 2015.

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Wetherby Tips for Today

There’s a competitive seven-race card at Wetherby on Thursday afternoon, and our top tipsters, Alan Kelly and Charlie McCann, have free Wetherby tips on-site, including selections at 9/1 and 11/2 - click on their links below for more information!

We also check out two betting angles to keep in mind when making your Wetherby bet selections.

Up with the Pace

Wetherby is a galloping track with easy bends, so it’s key to be up with the pace around the course, and it’s a track where front runners do exceptionally well if given a soft lead.

A fair jumping test

Previously known as a tough jumping test, the fences at Wetherby have become slightly more forgiving over the years, but they still offer a challenge, particularly for novices.

Top Wetherby Jockeys

Danny Tudhope and Jason Hart are the ones to follow on the flat, both with a strike rate of 27% and a profit to level stakes.

And with his brother doing well with his hurdlers at the track, it’s no shock that Harry Skelton has a 40% strike rate over hurdles in recent seasons.

Top Wetherby Trainers

Flat racing fans should keep an eye out for David O’Meara runners who are operating at a 28% strike rate and are showing a profit to level stakes.

Over hurdles, Dan Skelton is the man to follow, who has a strike rate of 36% over the past season, while over fences, check out any Olly Murphy and Nicky Henderson runners - Murphy has a 40% strike rate, while Henderson is operating at over 60% but has only had a handful of runners at the course.

Wetherby Free Bets & Betting Offers

Wetherby is a popular racecourse with punters, so there’s no shortage of betting offers from the bookmakers when there’s racing on at the Yorkshire track.

BetGoodwin are an excellent destination for punters looking for some fantastic ongoing horse racing promotions, including a free bet if your horse falls at the final fence or if your selection is beaten by a nose. They also offer best odds guaranteed and daily enhanced odds.

While Copybet are well worth checking out if you need assistance making your betting selections, thanks to their unique ‘copy a tipster’ functionality, plus a generous welcome bonus of £40 in free bets.

Wetherby Racecourse Layout & Info

Wetherby Racecourse is located 15 miles centrally between York, Harrogate and Leeds, next to the A1(M), and hosts flat and jump racing throughout the year.

Flat Racing

Wetherby has only hosted flat racing since 2015, but it’s quickly become popular a venue with trainers, jockeys, and punters. It’s a flat track with a long sweeping bend into the home straight, making it a fair test.

Jump Racing

The jump course at Wetherby consists of nine fences that, despite becoming easier over the years, still provide a tough challenge.

Wetherby hosts three Grade 2 contests, including the traditional curtain-raiser to the jump season proper, the Charlie Hall Chase.

Towton Novices’ ChaseGrade 23 miles 1 furlongChaseFebruary
West Yorkshire HurdleGrade 23 miles 1 furlongHurdleNovember
Charlie Hall ChaseGrade 23 miles 1 furlongChaseNovember

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Scott McGlynn

Famed for his Acca of the Day and Bet Builder selections, Scott provides tips across many sports on Freebets, and is our lead Scottish football writer