We all have our favourite racecourses. When it comes to flat racing, York is mine. The Knavesmire is a beautiful setting at any time of the year, whether racing is on or not.
Many moons ago I used to walk a dog I owned across the Knavesmire. You are allowed to and many people do. But not on race day.
For many years it was the location for hangings (before my time). Later on it was the location for the York golf course. It is prone to flood during periods of heavy rain but if the Met Office is correct . . .
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