Friday 4 March 2011

IN an unprecedented move for spectator sport, 25 of Britain’s racecourses – including Redcar - are to give the public the chance to watch horse racing free of charge.

Following the success of last year’s ‘free racing week’, the venture by Racing for Change in 2011 has been extended to a whole month – in April. So successful was the free week in April 2010 that an additional 40,000 visitors flocked to the races.

For Redcar Racecourse’s opening fixture of 2011 on Monday 18 April, there will be 500 tickets available free of charge. They can only be booked on this website and must be collected at the racecourse on the day of racing. The maximum per person is two tickets.
Some of Britain’s most famous racecourses are involved in the free racing initiative, including Ascot, Epsom Downs, Newbury, Newmarket and Sandown Park.
Amy Fair, general manager of Redcar Racecourse, said: “We’re thrilled to be involved in this fantastic national venture by the horse racing industry. Racing is already the second most popular spectator sport in Britain – and we want to enthuse even more people to experience the excitement of a day at the races.
“So we’re giving away 500 free tickets for our opening meeting of the year on Monday 18 April which comes just seven days before one of our most popular fixtures of the year – Easter Monday on 25 April.”
Rod Street, chief executive of Racing for Change, which is leading the initiative, said: “This ground breaking move in April is being organised in a bid to attract record numbers of new customers to the fun and exciting sport of horse racing.
“The aim of the month is to appeal to people who have been infrequent visitors to horse racing in the past or who have never been to a racecourse.”
Bookings for 500 free tickets at Redcar Racecourse on Monday 18 April are being taken from Friday 4 March.

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