Wetherby – A Guide To Flat Racecourses

Wetherby Racecourse

Wetherby Racecourse is a galloping, oval left handed track, there are some uphill features on various segments of the course. It is about a mile and a half in circumference and is listed as a grade four course. It is a dual-purpose venue hosting both Flat and Jumps racing but Flat racing was only introduced in April 2015 and they don’t have many flat meetings during the course of the year, it is still predominantly a Jump racing venue.

As a consequence, there is less available research data of much use. However, from what angles I have unearthed is further below for your consideration.

One situation that is becoming slightly apparent is how favourites have not been performing in relation to their overall strike rate based on their odds and in accordance with market expectations, specifically in Handicap races. In fact, there are some avenues of opportunity to take on favourites in a certain type of event.

Please note: Profit and Loss figures (P/L) is based on level stakes betting of one Euro per bet to SP.

Course: Wetherby

Race Type: Handicap


Bets: 68 Wins: 12 Strike Rate: 17.65% P/L+35.00

Further to the above, backing all horses that are priced from 1.50 to 2.25 (handicap races) and therefore likely to be near or at the head of the market have recorded a combined loss. So one form of statistics supports the other making it more meaningful when you’re dealing with small data sizes or otherwise.

Explaining this anomaly isn’t easy as the data is so far limited but according to my research there is a concern about the reported official going on the day of racing and of course, it was not so long ago when it transpired that some of the distance of races that were made public were in fact incorrect.  This has now been addressed so it will be interesting to see how the results now pan out in future.

While it will take time to build up sufficient data there are some trainers who look like they will be making their mark to getting winners on a regular basis at the track and so far on my radar are the following trainers;

Richard Fahey

Mark Johnston

Tony Coyle

David O’ Meara

Jockeys who I have noted as being able to ride the course well are as follows;

P J Mcdonald

Paul Mulrennan

Tony Hamilton

Phillip Makin

Daniel Tudhope

Joe Fanning

Not only have they all ridden quite a few winners round here (They are all in the top seven list of winners at the track) but their win strike is above the median average, and in addition they are all showing a profit to level stakes betting on an individual basis and of course as a collective.