Thursday 8 July 2010

Its Help For Heroes Family Fun Day at Redcar Races on Sunday (18 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 and Tickets For Troops, representatives of which will be racing on the day.
There will be a procession on the racecourse by standard bearers from the Royal British Legion.
The Help for Heroes charity will also be presenting a cheque for £1,500 to the Yorkshire Regiment which was kindly donated by people who attended the recent homecoming march through Redcar and Middlesbrough.
The charity and the regiment will be honoured with a race in their name – 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 as it does during the Yorkshire Summer Racing Festival.”
Community support teams from local services are also coming for the day, including Spike the road safety hedgehog, mounted police horses, Cleveland Fire & Rescue, police cars, and the dog unit.
After the Family Fun Day, the highlights for the rest of the year at Redcar Racecourse include:
  • Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August - Summer Weekend – Caribbean Carnival and Marske Hall Family Fun Day respectively;
  • Saturday 28 August - Party Night;
  • Saturday 2 October – Seasonal climax with the £150,000 Tote Two Year Old Trophy, £40,000 Listed Guisborough Stakes and the final of the £100,000 John Smith’s Straight Mile Championship Series.
The first race on Sunday 18 July is at 2.10pm, with gates open from 12.00 noon. The finale is at 5.10pm.
General admission
Grandstand £15; Course Enclosure £5. Accompanied children under 16 always admitted free of charge. Seniors - £12 Grandstand and £4 Course Enclosure. 
Special packages
Punter’s package - £13/23 in Course Enclosure and Grandstand: 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.
Curry & a pint package - £25 in the Grandstand: admission ticket; raceday programme; pint of beer or lager; curry & rice; and £2 off a £5 betting voucher.
Garden party package - £27.50 in Grandstand Enclosure: admission ticket; raceday programme; glass of Champagne or Pimm’s; luxury seafood sandwich; bowl of strawberries & cream; and £2 off a £5 betting voucher.
BBQ package - £37.50 in Grandstand (£25.50 children under 16): 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.
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