Wednesday 3 October 2012

REDCAR Racecourse stages its most important sporting occasion of the year on Saturday (6 OCTOBER) when over 250,000 will be won by the successful racehorses.

The eyes of the racing world will be focused 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 Two-Year-Old Trophy, raced over threequarters of a mile, attracts entries from hundreds of horses. But only 23 can take part and 82 remained in the race on Monday.
The race, for two-year-old colts and fillies, will be worth at least £200,000, and the prize is much sought after by racehorse owners and trainers on both sides of the Irish Sea.
Top Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien, whose horses won four of the five British Classic races this season, still holds five entries.
As well as that feature race, there is the eighth 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 Totepool Guisborough Stakes, which is worth £33,000 in prize-money.
Market Cross Jewellers are also a sponsor – of the one and a quarter mile handicap race.
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.”
On Saturday 6 October, there are seven horse races between 2.05pm and 5.25pm. After that, there are three further fixtures at Redcar Racecourse before the end of the Flat racing season – on Friday 19 October, Monday 29 October and Tuesday 6 November.

General admission

  • Grandstand £15; Course Enclosure £5.
  • Accompanied children aged under 16 always admitted free of charge.
  • Seniors and students: £12 Grandstand; £4 Course Enclosure.

Special packages

Punter’s package (Grandstand) - £24: admission ticket; raceday programme; pint of beer, glass of wine, or soft drink; dish of the day or hot baguette; and £5 package discount off first return visit.
Punters’ package (Course Enclosure) - £13.50: admission ticket; raceday programme; pint of beer, glass of wine, or soft drink; dish of the day.
Garden party package - £27.50 in the Grandstand Enclosure: admission ticket; raceday programme; glass of Champagne or Pimm’s; seafood sandwich; bowl of strawberries & cream; and £5 package discount off first return visit.
Curry & pint package - £25 in the Grandstand Enclosure on feature days; admission ticket; raceday programme; pint of beer or lager; curry and rice; and £5 package discount off first return visit.
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A full list of fixtures can be viewed on the Fixtures page. There are generous discounts for groups of visitors.
 (Photograph of 2011 winner Bogart - © Pro-Shot Photography)
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