Redcar Racecourse sets sail for a Caribbean raceday

Wednesday 27 July 2016

Caribbean fever has hit Redcar Racecourse as it prepares for its fifth premier meeting of the racing season. 


The racecourse’s annual Caribbean Carnival raceday held on Saturday 6th August will include musical entertainment from Paradise Steel Band, Caribbean cocktails, and of course pirates who will entertain the crowds with chants and stories about life on the open sea.


Alongside seven races, racegoers will have a chance of winning some treasure in the racecourse’s fancy dress competitions, open to both adults and children who don their pirate and Caribbean costumes.


Amy Fair, general manager of Redcar Racecourse, said: “This is one of the best Premier meetings for families because there is so much to do and see around the racecourse.


“Everyone who attends always makes a wonderful effort and we can’t wait to see the colourful outfits the racegoers wear this year.”


In celebration of the Premier meeting, the racecourse is offering one lucky person the chance to win a VIP day out for four people on the raceday by taking part in its prize draw on social media. The winner and their three friends will receive a day out to remember with VIP admission badges and racecards, and hospitality including three course lunch with a bottle of wine and table for the day in the Voltigeur Restaurant.


Local performing arts company, Page2Stage, is working closely with Redcar Racecourse to deliver a fun filled day providing great entertainment, 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 includes two other Premier meetings; Ladies’ and Gents’ Evening on Saturday 27th August and the famous Two Year Old Trophy on Saturday 1st October.


On Caribbean Carnival Day admission prices on the day start from £5 per adult with free admission for accompanied children aged 17 and under. The admission gates will open at 12 noon and the first race is scheduled to start at 2.15pm.


Parties of 10 or more can also save over 20% when they book their Grandstand or Course Enclosure admission tickets in advance.


2016 Remaining Premier meetings:

·        Saturday 6th August Caribbean Carnival Day

·        Saturday 27th August Ladies’ & Gents’ Evening

·        Saturday 1st October Totepool Two Year Old Trophy Day


To enter the Caribbean Carnival Day VIP competition, visit


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