Help For Heroes Family Funday

Tuesday 12 July 2011

ITS Help For Heroes Family Fun Day at Redcar Races on Sunday 17 July the second day of the Yorkshire Summer Racing Festival. As well as the horse racing, there will fairground rides, bouncy castles, slides, children's entertainers, face painting and stilt walkers.

The racecourse is teaming up with Help For Heroes, representatives of which will be there on the day.

Soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment will be displaying one of its scramble walls, while there will be mounted police, police search helicopter, police armed response unit, police dog training, and fire brigade demonstrations.
On the racecourse, there will be a procession by standard bearers from the Royal British Legion and naval, army and air force cadets between the first and second races.
There will be a free behind-the-scenes tour led by former jockey Dale Gibson starting at 12.15pm in front of the Petch Stand.
Visitors will also have their cards marked for the afternoon racing by Graham Orange of Go Racing in Yorkshire, Dale Tempest of bookmakers Skybet, racing commentator Mark Johnson and Richard Street of Yorkshire Radio.
The Help For Heroes charity and the regiment will be honoured with a race in their name too – the Help For Heroes And Yorkshire Regiment Fillies’ Handicap Stakes, with soldiers presenting the trophies afterwards.
The racecourse’s general manager Amy Fair said: “We are privileged to welcome soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment – and representatives of Help For Heroes – to our annual Family Fun Day. It’s a major occasion for us, coming during the Yorkshire Summer Racing Festival.”
After the Family Fun Day, the highlights for the rest of the year at Redcar Racecourse include:
The first race is scheduled for 2.10pm, with admission gates open just after midday. The finale is at 5.15pm.
General admission
  • Grandstand Enlosure £15;
  • Course Enclosure £5. 
  • Accompanied children 16 always admitted free of charge. 
  • Seniors £12 Grandstand and £4 Course Enclosure.
Special packages throughout the season
Punter’s package - £12-23 in the Course Enclosure and Grandstand depending on the day: admission ticket; raceday programme; pint of beer, glass of wine, or soft drink; dish of the day or hot baguette; and £2 off a £5 betting voucher.
Garden party package - £27.50 in the Grandstand Enclosure: admission ticket; raceday programme; glass of Champagne or Pimm’s; seafood sandwich; bowl of strawberries & cream; and £2 off a £5 betting voucher.
Curry & pint package - £25 in the Grandstand Enclosure on feature days; admission ticket; raceday programme; pint of beer or lager; curry and rice; and £2 off a £5 betting voucher.
BBQ package - £37.50 in Classic Suite, Winners’ Enclosure viewing balcony and Grandstand on feature days: admission ticket; raceday programme; pint of beer, glass of wine, or soft drink; meal from the barbecue selection; and £2 off a £5 betting voucher.
Every special package bought for the Grandstand gets a £5 voucher redeemable against future bookings.
More information at:
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For more information please call us on 

01642 484 068 or  contact us by email


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