Pirates, Hawaiian shirts and hula-skirts at Redcar Racecourse’s Caribbean spectacular

Monday 8 August 2016

 Over 4,500 people from across the North East donned their best Caribbean outfits and enjoyed Red-car Racecourse’s Caribbean Carnival Day on Saturday 6th August. 


Hordes of families enjoyed carnival fun at the annual event which featured seven races, fancy dress competitions, pirates, and musical entertainment from the Paradise Steel Band. 


Amy Fair, general manager of Redcar Racecourse, said: “It’s been a fantastic day. We’re really pleased to see such a great turnout for the event. 


“Every year the racegoers surpass themselves with their creative outfits and it was wonderful to see so many families together enjoying a wonderful day out.” 


Redcar Racecourse’s popular raceday featured fancy dress competitions for adults and children who put on their best pirate and Caribbean costumes. 


The children’s fancy dress competition winner, eight-year-old Jamie Black, from Cumbria, won a hamper basket of sweets to take home. 


He said: “I feel really lucky to have won the competition and I can’t wait to dig into all these sweets and share them with my family.” 


Partners, Kelby Makin and Danielle Joule, from Bolton, won the adult’s fancy dress competition and were delighted to have won. 


Danielle said: “It’s been a fantastic day out and winning the fancy dress competition has just made the day even more special for us both. 


Redcar Racecourse’s annual event included local acts from performing arts company Page2Stage, who helped to deliver a wonderful fun-filled day for families from across the region with appearances from swash buckling pirates, Jake and Izzy from Neverland and their friends Captain Jack and Elizabeth Swan. 


The remainder of the 2016 season at Redcar has two more feature racedays; the Ladies’ & Gents’ evening on Saturday 27th August, and the famous Two Year Old Trophy on Saturday 1st October. 

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