Back a Winner by Train

TransPennine Express logo

With First TransPennine Express and Northern Rail you're on the fast track to a great each way bet.

Not only will you avoid the traffic, we'll give you a voucher that entitles you to £4 OFF entry all all featured racecourse and £2 OFF a toteplacepot bet of £5 or more.

The ‘Back a Winner by Train’ campaign – operated by local train operators, First TransPennine Express (FTPE) and Northern Rail –  rewards racegoers travelling by train to a variety of racecourses in the north with discounted admission and money off bets with totepool. The scheme runs until December 29.
A new racecourse to the scheme is Aintree, with all racedays included at the Merseyside track, apart from the Friday and Saturday of the Crabbie’s Grand National Meeting.
Racegoers using the train will benefit from upto a £4 discount (£3 at York) on admission into the Grandstand & Paddock enclosures at participating racecourses.
In addition to saving on admission, racegoers have the opportunity of enjoying £2 off a toteplacepot bet of £5 or more.
Customers who wish to take advantage of the ‘Back a Winner by Train’ promotion, need to collect a voucher from either their departing or arriving station than then can be presented at the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure at the desired course. Vouchers are not available on board trains.
Commenting on the money saving promotion, Victoria Tomlinson, FTPE’s head of marketing said “We are delighted to once again support this fantastic promotion for the 28th year. More and more people are choosing to travel by train on days out.
“It’s comfy and relaxing and with the ‘Back a Winner’ promotion, it offers great value with reduced entry rates and a discounted bet.
“We look forward to welcoming racegoers on board our trains and wish them the best of luck throughout the racing season.”
Jodi Stow, Marketing Manager for Northern Rail, commented “‘Back a Winner’ always proves a hit with our passengers and we’re thrilled to be able to offer them another opportunity to enjoy the region’s race meetings.
Championed by FTPE and Northern Rail, ‘Back a Winner by Train’ features some 180 days of racing at the following courses: Aintree, Beverley, Carlisle, Cartmel, Doncaster, Haydock Park, Hexham, Newcastle, Pontefract, Redcar, Thirsk and York.
For more information about the ‘Back a Winner by Train’ offer visit or or pick up a leaflet from participating stations or the Redcar Racecourse Office.


Redcar Racecourse: Download Brochure 


Back a Winner Participating Race Courses


·        Carlisle

·        Doncaster

·        Haydock Park

·        Newcastle

·        Cartmel

·        Hexham

·        Beverley

·        Pontefract

·        Redcar

·        Thirsk

·        York



Back a Winner Voucher issuing stations


·        Accrington

·        Alnmouth

·        Barnsley

·        Barrow-in-Furness

·        Beverley

·        Blackburn

·        Bradford Interchange

·        Bridlington

·        Brough

·        Carlisle

·        Carnforth

·        Chesterfield

·        Chester-le-Street

·        Cleethorpes

·        Cross Gates

·        Darlington

·        Dewsbury

·        Doncaster

·        Driffield

·        Durham

·        Garforth

·        Goole

·        Grange-over-Sands

·        Grimsby Town


·        Guiseley

·        Halifax

·        Harrogate

·        Hartlepool

·        Hexham

·        Horsforth

·        Huddersfield

·        Hull

·        Huyton

·        Ilkley

·        Keighley

·        Lancaster

·        Leeds

·        Lincoln

·        Liverpool Lime Street

·        Malton

·        Manchester Oxford Rd

·        Manchester Piccadilly

·        Manchester Victoria

·        Meadowhall

·        Mexborough

·        Middlesbrough

·        Millom

·        Morpeth

·        Newcastle

·        New Pudsey

·        Newton-le-Willows

·        Northallerton

·        Oxenholme

·        Preston

·        Redcar Central

·        Retford

·        Rotherham

·        Scarborough

·        Scunthorpe

·        Selby

·        Sheffield

·        Shipley

·        Skipton

·        Stalybridge

·        St Helens Central

·        St Helens Junction

·        Stockport

·        Sunderland

·        Swinton

·        Thirsk

·        Thornaby

·        Thorne North

·        Todmorden

·        Wakefield Westgate

·        Warrington Bank Quay

·        Warrington Central

·        Whitehaven

·        Workington

·        Worksop

·        York

Go back

Upcoming Events

Wednesday 2nd August = Racing UK Club Day

Wednesday August 2nd, 2017
First Race: 13.40

Under 18s KItemark.jpg

Regular Raceday. 7 races on the card.  Gates open 12 noon.

Spend an exciting afternoon watching all the racing action, and enjoying the atmosphere of a day at the races. There is a great choice of places to eat and drink, or enjoy one of our great raceday packages.

Children under 18 years old are admitted FREE when accompanied by an adult so bring the whole family along for a great day out. #StirrUpSummer

Saturday 12th August = Caribbean Carnival Day

Saturday August 12th, 2017
First Race: 13.30

  Under 18s KItemark.jpg

Premier Raceday. 7 races on the card. Gates open 11.30am.

Ahoy me Hearties!! Our pirates will be making an appearance, teaching pirate chants and telling stories of life on the open wave - come along and join the pirate mission!

Boogie along to the Paradise Steel Band who'll be performing throughout the day.

Children and adults can enter the Caribbean Fancy Dress Competition by dressing up in their pirate outfit or grass skirt.

Children 17 years and under are admitted FREE when accompanied by an adult so bring the whole family along for a great day out. #StirrUpSummer








Saturday 26th August = Ladies' & Gents' Evening

Saturday August 26th, 2017
First Race: 16.50

Premier Raceday. 7 races on the card.

"REDCAR'S RED CARPET EVENT" We've all seen the celebrities strutting their stuff on the red carpet. Now's your chance to do the same with the chance to win some fabulous prizes. Ladies' and Gents' come dressed to impress and you could be a winner!
Alongside the 7 horse races we'll have 3 great competitions: Best dressed lady; Best dressed gent; and best couple, with some fantastic prizes up for grabs.
Featuring fun casino tables and a photobooth during the evening.

Children 17 years and under are admitted FREE when accompanied by an adult so bring the whole family along for a great day out.



Win A Day at the Races
Enter our fantastic competition and win a VIP day out at Redcar Racecourse Read More