Thirsk Racecourse Guide
Thirsk Racecourse in North Yorkshire stages around 16 meetings a year taking place from April through to September.
Type of Racing: Flat racing only.
Thirsk Highlights: The Thirsk Hunt Cup is the major race of the year, run over a mile it normally attracts a large field and is targeted by the top Yorkshire trainers.
Alongside this, the track holds a multitude of competitive Class 2 and Class 3 handicaps.
TV Channel: Racing TV
Bookmaker Streaming Services are Available from Paddy Power, Betfair and William Hill.
If you are going to Thirsk races today then why not download the OLBG app to get all the latest Thirsk tips at the track?
* All statistics below are based on the previous five seasons at Thirsk
Thirsk Outright Favourite Statistics
- Flat Handicaps: 87-319 (27%) -22.03
- Flat Non-Handicaps: 70-155 (45%) -4.36
Thirsk Racecourse Map
Flat: 1 mile 2 furlongs left-handed oval configuration, it also features a 6-furlong straight course with slight undulations.
Thirsk Racecourse Address: Station Rd, Thirsk YO7 1QL
Thirsk Racecourse Telephone: 01845 522276
To buy tickets for a race day at Thirsk, head over to their official ticket booking webpage.
Tips From Thirsk Racecourse
There does seem to be a touch of a camber toward the middle of the course at the business end of the race which can slow those on the inside. There are some undulations at the start and in the middle of the course which can affect those going at speed.
On the left-handed round course over longer distances low numbers have an advantage, being drawn close to the Thirsk inside rail is a real help. Thirsk is a trek for southern trainers, the prize money on offer is not huge so those who travel should be noted, especially if the jockey booking is significant.
The most popular tipped horse for each race at Thirsk is highlighted on OLBG and you’ll notice the number of tips made on this selection, along with the number of comments made by the OLBG tipsters.
Thirsk Draw Bias
With an LSP of +130.38, the most successful stall at Thirsk is stall 7 when backing runners over a trip of 6f over the last five years. The stall with the worst loss at Thirsk in the win market when breaking it down to race trips is stall 6 over a trip of 6f, backing all runners in this stall over that trip over the past five years would have returned a loss of -97.87.
Here we have the draw bias for Thirsk taken into consideration races with ten or more runners, we will break down the figures by race distance, draws can be much more important over the shorter trips in which runners do not have time to find their position during the race meaning the draw is probably more important than the races over longer distances.
- Sprints (5f to 7½f)
- Mile (1m to 1m1½f)
- Middle Distance (1m2f to 1m5½f)
The following table shows a breakdown over a group of trips and shows how each position of the draw does, for example in a twelve-runner race would be Low (Stalls 1-4), Mid (Stalls 5-8) and High (Stalls 9-12), the positions will always be lowest stall number to highest.
Thirsk Jockey and Trainer Statistics
Who are the best flat jockeys and trainers to bet on at Thirsk?
T D Easterby is the leading trainer here at Thirsk with forty winners but you would have recorded a loss if you backed all of their runners whilst following K R Burke would have returned the most winners (twenty-three) from a profitable trainer. N Tinkler is the trainer to follow at Thirsk if you are backing eachway as they show the best LSP of all the trainers in the eachway markets, that is +44.93 which is courtesy of their nineteen placings (seven winners). With an LSP of -141.79 at Thirsk, T D Easterby heads the list for worst trainers at this course, resulting from forty winners from four hundred eighty-six runners, a strike rate of 8%.
Backing all of the David Allan rides would have produced backing the most winners for a jockey here at Thirsk with thirty-three but you would have returned a loss by doing so, Daniel Tudhope leads the way for profitable jockey with an LSP of +12.91 from their thirty-two winners. If you are more of an eachway player then you may want to know which jockey is best to follow at Thirsk and that would be Phil Dennis who shows the best eachway LSP which is +32.35 thanks to their ten placings (four winners). A total of twenty winners from two hundred eight rides at Thirsk has Connor Beasley at the wrong end of the jockeys' list with their 10% strike rate and worst LSP of -83.74.
Thirsk Picks & Hints
Here are some factors at Thirsk for certain trainers or jockeys which have been profitable:
- 5-11 (45%) +60.00 - Backing Nathan Evans rides when over a trip of 1m
- 16-34 (47%) +18.93 - Backing W J Haggas runners when horses are aged 3yo
- 13-29 (45%) +13.93 - Backing W J Haggas runners when in a Novices race
- 6-12 (50%) +10.91 - Backing W J Haggas runners when over a trip of 7f
Thirsk Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations
Here are the best trainer and jockey combinations here at Thirsk based on the number of winners:
- 30 Wins: T D Easterby & David Allan
- 15 Wins: D O'Meara & Daniel Tudhope
- 13 Wins: M Dods & Connor Beasley
- 11 Wins: R A Fahey & Oisin Orr
- 9 Wins: K A Ryan & Kevin Stott
Thirsk Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit
|K R Burke
|K A Ryan
|W J Haggas
|J J Quinn
|Miss J A Camacho
|J L Eyre
Thirsk Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit
With a huge combined experience of horse racing between them, this content has been created and is maintained by Darren Brett, James Banting and Andy Powell. All of the data for Thirsk Racecourse which includes the favourite statistics, draw bias and the trainer and jockey statistics have been created using results from HorseRaceBase.