Beverley Course Guide

Beverley hosts racing throughout the summer with two distinct features races, the Listed Hillary Needler Trophy staged in May and the Listed Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes in August, both of which are run over the minimum trip.

The Hilary Needler Trophy is restricted to two-year-old fillies and many smart fillies have taken the race before going on to better things notably Attraction in 2003, who went on to win both the British and Irish 1,000 Guineas the following season. The Listed Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes is open to three-year-olds and upwards and was won in both 2004 and 2005 by Chookie Heiton for jockey Tom Eaves and trainer Ian Semple.


Right handed. The round course, just over a mile and three furlongs in extent, isn't particularly stiff despite the uphill finish, this modified by the downhill turn into the straight and the relatively short run in of just two and a half furlongs, favoring those ridden with enterprise. The five-furlong track has a dog-leg to the right and is on the rise throughout, so is on the testing side even in normal conditions, whilst in soft it takes some getting, particularly for two-year-olds early in the season.

I have always liked Beverley and, despite what many people think, it’s a good galloping track. The ground does tend to run away from you as you turn into the straight, but the home bend is bigger than some give it credit for and, if you happen to get pushed wide, you need to be on much the best horse to win. Jockeyship - and patience - are therefore very important on the round course, whereas gate speed is the key to the sprint track. If you miss the kick there, all you can do is drop in and ride for luck.

View from the saddle: Jason Weaver
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Last Update: 23/10/2019 12:00

14:00 Beverley Annual Badgeholders Novice Auction Stakes
5f | Class 5 | 2YO only | 9 ran
  • Winner: Able Kane 9/2 2Fav
  • Jockey: P Mulrennan Trainer: B R Millman
  • Owner: Mr T H Chadney
14:30 Racing To School Novice Stakes
7½f | Class 5 | 2YO only | 8 ran
  • Winner: Dontaskmeagain 7/2 2Fav
  • Jockey: J Fanning Trainer: M Johnston
  • Owner: Crone Stud Farms Ltd
15:05 Pipe And Glass At Beverley Racecourse Handicap
7½f | Class 5 | 3YO plus | 11 ran
  • Winner: Dubai Acclaim 4/1 Fav
  • Jockey: S P Davis Trainer: R A Fahey
  • Owner: S & G Clayton
15:35 Eddie And Violet Smith Conditions Stakes
5f | Class 2 | 3YO plus | 5 ran
  • Winner: Tarboosh 6/5 Fav
  • Jockey: Kevin Stott Trainer: P T Midgley
  • Owner: The Guys & Dolls & Sandfield Racing
16:10 Season Finale Handicap
1m ½f | Class 5 | 3YO plus | 8 ran
  • Winner: Ventura Royal 10/3 Fav
  • Jockey: D Tudhope Trainer: D O'Meara
  • Owner: Middleham Park Racing Cxvii
16:40 RFM EquinePhotos Novice Stakes
1m 2f | Class 5 | 3YO plus | 4 ran
  • Winner: Junooh 4/7 Fav
  • Jockey: Dane O'Neill Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute
  • Owner: Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum
17:15 Brian And Jason Merrington Memorial Amateur Riders' Handicap
Div 1
1m 2f | Class 6 | 3YO plus | 12 ran
  • Winner: Thorntoun Care 11/2 2Fav
  • Jockey: Miss A Collier Trainer: Mrs K J Tutty
  • Owner: Irvine Lynch & Thoroughbred Homes Ltd
17:45 Brian And Jason Merrington Memorial Amateur Riders' Handicap
Div 2
1m 2f | Class 6 | 3YO plus | 11 ran
  • Winner: Brutalab 11/4 Fav
  • Jockey: Mr W Easterby Trainer: T D Easterby
  • Owner: Ontoawinner 10

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