THE EYES OF THE HORSE RACING WORLD FOCUS

Wednesday 14 September 2011

REDCAR Racecourse stages its most important sporting occasion of the year on Saturday 1 October when well over 200,000 will be won by the successful racehorses.

The eyes of the racing world will be focussed on the Tees Valley racecourse – and the cameras of Channel 4 will be present – for one of the most eagerly awaited races for the youngest racehorses in Britain and Ireland.

 
The Totepool Two-Year-Old Trophy, raced over threequarters of a mile, attracts entries from hundreds of horses. But only 23 can take part.
 
The race, for two-year-old colts and fillies, is worth a minimum of £150,000, and the prize is much sought after by racehorse owners and trainers on both sides of the Irish Sea.
 
As well as that feature race, there is the seventh running of the John Smith’s Redcar Straight-Mile Championship Final for which horses have been racing to qualify during the spring and summer.
 
Completing a trio of top class races, there is the historic Guisborough Stakes, which is worth £30,000 in prize-money.
 
Redcar Racecourse’s general manager Amy Fair said: “This is the day in the year when we really come into the sporting spotlight.
 
“We are delighted, as always, to welcome Channel 4 to our racecourse, which means that we will be seen by more than one million viewers across the country.
 
“As a thank you to our visitors this year, anyone booking a ticket in advance for 1 October will be given a 50% discount on admission and racecards for our final three meetings of 2011 as well as receiving £2 off a £5 Placepot bet with the Tote.”
 
Visitors are also invited to join former jockey Jimmy Bleasdale for a behind-the-scenes tour of the racecourse including a visit to the weighing room.  The tour starts at 12.15pm in front of the Petch Stand.  
 
On Saturday 1 October, there are seven horse races between 2pm and 5.25pm. After that, there are three further fixtures at Redcar Racecourse before the end of the Flat racing season – on Friday 14 October, Monday 24 October and Tuesday 1 November.
 

Photograph of Ladies' Are Forever ridden by Silvestre De Sousa winning the 2010 Totepool Two-Year-Old Trophy.  Copyright Tony Knapton, Pro-Shot Photography

General admission
  • Grandstand Enlosure £15;
  • Course Enclosure £5. 
  • Accompanied children 16 always admitted free of charge. 
  • Seniors £12 Grandstand and £4 Course Enclosure.

  

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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 - £24.50-£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.
 

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