Beverley Racecourse

Beverley Racecourse

Beverley Racecourse

Key Characteristics

Beverley racecourse is set in a lovely location in the North East, with rolling hills in the background. Having said that the course is not the most modern.
The 5 furlong course at Beverley is uphill all the way so definitely takes some getting particularly when its soft. Early season 2 year old races over 5 furlongs can be wars of attrition rather than speedfests. Beverley probably has the most well known draw bias in the country, see below.

Draw Bias & Pace Analysis

Beverley sprints are over a straight 5 furlongs. The next distance is 7 furlongs 100 yards.

There is a massive bias over the 5 furlong course in favour of low drawn horses with stall 1 to 3 getting more than half of all winners. That means if your horse is drawn 4 or more and is less than about 2/1 you are getting worse odds from the draw and to hell with the horses ability. Certainly in big fields if your horse is drawn high there is a very big disadvantage as only 8% of winners come from the top three stalls.

As with 5 furlong, the 7 furlong 100 yards result shows a massive draw advantage. You have to be drawn low or you can virtually forget it. This is because the track goes downhill and right from the stalls and if you don’t get the inside rail you are pushed wide. As can be seen from the pace analysis front runners are massively favoured over the 7 furlong trip (2nd best place to front run in the UK) and so if you can bag the rail from a low draw and be in front coming out of the bend then you are hard to beat.

There is a big pace bias at Beverley, with prominent runners being heavily favoured. If you discover a front runner drawn low at Beverley over 5 or 7 furlongs then bet big!

In terms of the individual distances, shown below is how Beverley ranks :

5 Furlongs – 8th out of 31 courses
7 Furlongs – 2nd out of 24 courses
8 Furlongs – 10th out of 30 courses

Trainers & Jockeys


David Loughnane24.4
Rae Guest23.8
Michael Dods20.0
David O’Meara16.2
Mark Johnston15.4
Les Eyre14.7
Richard Fahey14.2



Danny Tudhope25.0
Ben Curtis20.6
Paul Hanagan17.7
Paul Mulrennan15.5
Joe Fanning14.9
Tony Hamilton14.9
Graham Lee13.1

Beverley Racecourse - The Track
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