A golden day at the races for North East family

Tuesday 31 May 2016

A lucky North East racegoer spent a VIP day at Redcar Racecourse’s Zetland Gold Cup Premier meeting on Bank Holiday Monday, 30th May.


Elizabeth Garstang, (pictured) from Hartlepool, was treated to a VIP day worth over £500 when she was randomly selected as the Golden Ticket winner after pre-booking her Zetland Gold Cup race day tickets.


The luxurious prize included having ‘The Congratulations Golden Ticket Winner Elizabeth Garstang Selling Stakes’ race named in her honour, VIP admission badges for four people, and a three course meal in the Voltigeur Restaurant.


Elizabeth, who was given the opportunity to present the trophy to the winner of her race with her family, said: “We’ve had a fantastic day! The Golden Ticket prize has made our family day out even more special and memorable.


“After having a fantastic trip to Redcar Racecourse last year, we were really keen to book tickets again and we are certainly going to come back and experience the other Premier meetings because it really is a great family day out.”


Elizabeth’s son, Joe aged 10, said that presenting the prize to the winner of the race was very exciting.


He added: “Myself and my brother have had a fantastic day and we just love the Golden Ticket and the prizes that came with it.”


The Golden Ticket prize draw was held in celebration of the historical Zetland Gold Cup, a race which has run annually since the end of the Second World War.  On the day the £25,000 Racing UK Zetland Gold Cup race was won by Revolutionist trained by Middleham trainer Mark Johnston, who also trained the winner of the race last year.


Over 4,500 people attended the Premier meeting and enjoyed entertainment from Page2Stage, with popular characters from Disney’s Frozen, including Elsa, Anna and Olaf, as well as appearances from Captain America and Spiderman.


Redcar Racecourse’s general manager, Amy Fair said: “We’re pleased to say we’ve had another wonderful Zetland Gold Cup Premier meeting”.


“It’s always a pleasure to share this special race day steeped in history with so many people, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment put on by Page2Stage.”


The next Premier meeting to be held at Redcar Racecourse will be Ladies’ Day, on Saturday 18thJune.



2016 Premier meetings:

·        Saturday 18thJune - Ladies’ Day

·        Sunday 17thJuly - Help for Heroes Family Fun Day

·       Saturday 6thAugust - Caribbean Carnival Day

·       Saturday 27thAugust - Ladies’ & Gents’ Evening

·        Saturday 1stOctober - Totepool Two Year Old Trophy Day


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