Situated to the south east of York and north west of the Humber estuary, it is a stiff flat track with the Hilary Needler Trophy in May for two-year-old fillies being its principal race.
Racing on the site at the Westwood and Hurn meadows first took place in 1690 and a stand first built in 1767.
Right-handed oval track of 1m 3f. The 5f course is uphill and is a very stiff test, especially for 2yo. High numbers best in races up to 1m.