Thursday 15 March 2012

THE starting stalls are about to fly open at Redcar Racecourse for the first time in 2012. And 1,000 TS10 local residents will be able to get into the opening fixture of the season on Monday 2 April for just 1.....

As it’s the first day of the Easter school holidays – and all accompanied under 16s are admitted free of charge – the racecourse is offering a fantastically affordable day out for families from the TS10 post code.

The Tees Valley racecourse has an exciting schedule of 18 racing fixtures between Monday 2 April and the seasonal finale in November.
With plenty of the meetings at weekends, in the evening or on public holidays, there is lots of choice for seasoned racegoers and once-a-year visitors alike.
On Monday 2 April:
  • There will be 1,000 TS10 residents who have claimed £1 admission through the online box office for Monday 2nd April – maximum two tickets per household and proof of address, for example a utility bill, is required on the day;
  •  Former jockey Jimmy Bleasdale will be conducting behind-the- scenes tours;
  •  Northern Racing College staff will be on course with their Equicisor, so visitors will be able to find out what it’s like to ride a racehorse.
The racecourse’s general manager Amy Fair said: “We usually launch our season on Easter Monday, but for the second year running our opening fixture is at the start of Holy Week. We have a great offer for local residents – 1,000 £1 admission tickets which I’m sure will be snapped up in no time.”
The most popular fixtures are retained in 2012, including Tote Zetland Gold Cup day and Ladies’ Day. Market Cross and Chic Hats will be providing the prizes on Ladies’ Day and young Middlesbrough designer Kate Fearnley will be offering advice to the ladies on “what to wear at the races”.
The highlights of the 2012 racing season include:
  • Easter Monday 9 April – Bank Holiday racing and lots of children’s entertainments;
  • Bank Holiday (BH) Monday 4 June – Tote Zetland Gold Cup day & BH Tuesday 5 June;
  • Saturday 23 June – Ladies’ Day;
  • Sunday 22 July – Helps For Heroes Family Fun Day;
  • Saturday 11 August - Caribbean Carnival day;
  • Saturday 25 August – Ladies’ and Gents’ Evening;
  • Saturday 6 October – Seasonal climax with the £150,000 Tote Two Year Old Trophy, the Listed Guisborough Stakes and the final of the John Smith’s Straight Mile Championship Series.
The first race of seven on Monday 2 April is scheduled for 2.15pm, with admission gates open from midday. The finale is at 5.15pm.
General admission on Monday 2 April
Grandstand £12 (£15 on Easter Monday); Course Enclosure £4 (£5 on Easter Monday). Accompanied children under 16 always admitted free of charge. Seniors and students £9 Grandstand (£12) and £3 Course Enclosure (£4). 1,000 tickets costing £1 each for 2 April are available online at www.redcarracing.co.uk.
Special packages
Punter’s package (Grandstand) - £21-24: admission ticket; raceday programme; pint of beer, glass of wine, or soft drink; dish of the day or hot baguette; and £5 package discount off first return visit.
Punters’ package (Course Enclosure) - £12.50-13.50: admission ticket; raceday programme; pint of beer, glass of wine, or soft drink; dish of the day.
Garden party package - £24.50-£27.50 in the Grandstand Enclosure: admission ticket; raceday programme; glass of Champagne or Pimm’s; seafood sandwich; bowl of strawberries & cream; and £5 package discount off first return visit.
Curry & pint package - £25 in the Grandstand Enclosure on feature days; admission ticket; raceday programme; pint of beer or lager; curry and rice; and £5 package discount off first return visit.
BBQ package - £37.50 in Classic Suite, Winners’ Enclosure viewing balcony and Grandstand on feature days excluding Ladies’ Day: admission ticket; raceday programme; pint of beer, glass of wine, or soft drink; meal from the barbecue selection; and £5 package discount off first return visit.
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A full list of fixtures can be viewed on the Fixtures page. There are generous discounts for groups of visitors.
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