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Enjoy 'the sport of kings' at the Dante Festival at York Racecourse on Wednesday 17th, Thursday 18th and Friday 19th May. 
So why not sip champagne, relax and socialise, and let us worry getting you to and from the venue. 
York is synonymous with the sport of kings, and the city’s racecourse is one of the premier racetracks in Europe. 
It’s thought horses were raced by the Romans ‘back in the day’, while archives show that York first supported racing in 1530 during the reign of Henry VIII. 
And during the mini ice age of the early 1600s, the River Ouse froze from bank to bank and racing took place on the ice near Micklegate Tower. 
The Knavesmire, the current location of York Racecourse, was first used in 1730. The site was drained to create the famous horseshoe shaped course. 
And can you believe it’s over ten years since York played host to Royal Ascot (2005) and the Ladbrokes St Leger (2006)? We can’t either! 
There’s always a buzz in York on race days, and there’s nothing better than knowing you will be picked up and returned home after a day enjoying one of the highlights of the summer calendar. 
Book your taxi in good time for arriving, having some delicious food before the first race at 2:20pm each day. Gates open 11:15am. Last races are scheduled for 5.30pm, 5.35pm and 5.40pm from Wednesday respectively. 
Various ticket prices apply, depending on where you want to view the action. 
Visit the York Racecourse website for more information, or phone 01904 620911. 
Book your taxi with us from Malton 01653 696969 or from Pickering 01751 617181. 
 
And looking ahead, the rest of the York Racecourse season looks like this: 
First Saturday – Saturday 27th May 
June Meeting – Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June 
Summer Music – Saturday 1st July 
John Smith’s Cup Meeting – Friday 14th and Saturday 15th July 
Music Showcase Weekend – Friday 28th and Saturday 29th July 
Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival – Wednesday 23rd to Saturday 26th August 
September Sunday – Sunday 10th September 
October Finale – Friday 13th and Saturday 14th October 
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