WETHERBY hosts top-class racing over Jumps, and although this edition of Racing North is a guide to the new Flat season, Wetherby has a lot to offer racegoers during the spring and autumn months.

Conveniently located adjacent to the A1, Wetherby stages a popular Family Day Sunday meeting on April 30, while there are two Thursday fixtures in May, one of which is an evening meeting, while the ever-popular Ladies Night on Thursday evening June 1, includes prizes for the best- dressed ladies.

The superbly-appointed Millennium Stand is a hugely impressive backdrop to racin, on the York Road site, which held its first meeting on Easter Monday, 1891.

The track is an exacting, yet fair test for both hurdlers and staying chasers, while the racing programme contains several high-profile contests, attracting potential leading contenders for both the Cheltenham and Grand National Festivals.

Wetherby's 2006/07 campaign over Jumps includes the bet365 Charlie Hall Chase (won last year by Ollie Magern) which heads a quality card on Saturday, October 28.

The traditional two-day Sky Bet Christmas meeting features the Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase, and Castleford Chase on Boxing Day Tuesday and Wednesday, December 26 and 27 respectively.

ADMISSION PRICES: Premier Enclosure Standard Meeting £18; Feature meeting £20, Feature Plus Day £25; . Paddock Enclosure Standard Meeting, £11; Feature meeting £12, Feature Plus Day £14; .

Course Enclosure Standard and Feature meeting £4 (pensioners £2).

Feature Plus Day £5 (Pensioners £2.50). Accompanied children under-16 free. Concessions for pre-booked parties of 6 or more Car parking is free.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP: Single, £145; Joint, £240. Joint with Guest £260; club (16-25) £55. Reserved car park labels: with a view, £95; without £50.

HOW TO GET THERE: By car - The course is east of the town on the York Road (B1224) next to the A1 By rail - Leeds, Harrogate and York . By air - LeedsBradford airport. Helicopters can land by agreement.

HOSPITALITY FACILITIES: The upper floor of the Millennium Stand is home to luxurious suites, each with balcony and fantastic view. The standard suite will accommodate 20 guests for a seated luncheon. Boxes can be merged to cater for up to 200 people.

FACILITIES FOR DISABLED: Disabled racegoers have designated toilets, car parking, and viewing close to the winning post.

DESCRIPTION OF TRACK: Wetherby is an oval track of a mile-and-a-half in circumference.

FAMILY FACILITIES: Unsupervised children's playground in Course Enclosure.

REMAINING 2006 FIXTURES: March 18; April 30 (Family Sunday); May 11 (evening), 25 June 1(Ladies Night); October 11, 27, 28 (bet365 Charlie Hall Chase); November 11 (Leeds Rugby Day), 22; December 2, 26 (Boxing Day - skybet.

com Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase), 27 (skybet. com Castleford Chase Chase).

FURTHER INFORMATION: Wetherby Racecourse, York Road, Wetherby LS22 5EJ.

Tel (01937) 582035/fax 588021. Chief Executive, James Sanderson. Sales and Marketing, Michelle Campbell, Clerk of the Course, ChristopherTetley.

Website: www. wetherbyracing. co. uk, E-mail: info@wetherbyracing. co. uk