• Service

    Business Accounting, Advisory
  • Sector

    Hospitality and Leisure
  • Location


Established in 1731, York Racecourse is today recognised as one of the top racecourses in the world.  York’s flagship race, the £1m Group 1 Juddmonte International, was ranked the Longines World’s Best Race in 2020.  In a normal year, more than 350,000 attend racedays at York over the 18 day season.  Over 100 local people work full-time at the Racecourse which, alongside the 18 racedays, is host to over 700 non-raceday events.  York Racecourse contributes more than £58 million per annum in terms of spend in the City.   

Strong financial management is essential to the Racecourse which combines both centuries of tradition with delivering a modern sporting venue.  The Racecourse reinvests all returns into the race programme, facilities and the raceday experience.  York Racecourse has been voted UK ‘Racecourse of the Year’ for the last four years.

We have worked alongside York Racecourse for over 15 years, helping them negotiate an increasingly complex legislative landscape while supporting them to achieve impressive and sustained growth.  Our extensive experience in the sector, combined with our provision of a full range of joined-up services, enables us to provide holistic and constantly forward-looking strategic advice.  

Quote Icon Azets in Yorkshire are more than just accountants to us. They understand both our business and the leisure sector in great detail, and that means Azets team can provide the specialist advice and support we need. They also understand the local and national economy and are proactive in helping us to work effectively within each. We have regular selection criteria in place for all our service provider and undertake regular reviews. The fact that we’ve been working with Azets for more than 15 years is testament to the quality and level of service they consistently deliver.

William Derby, Chief Executive & Clerk of the Course - York Racecourse

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