Wednesday 2 October 2013

REDCAR Racecourse stages its most important sporting occasion of the year on Saturday (5 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 Listed Two-Year-Old Trophy, raced over three-quarters of a mile, attracts entries from hundreds of horses. But only 23 can take part.
The race, for two-year-old colts and fillies, will be worth a minimum of £150,000 and ultimately closer to £200,000 if not more, 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 ninth running of the Redcar Straight-Mile Championship Final – sponsored by Racing UK this year - for which horses have been racing to qualify during the spring and summer.
Completing a trio of top class races, there is the historic Listed Totescoop6 EBF Guisborough Stakes, which is worth £40,000 in prize-money – 20% up on last year.
Former jockey Jimmy Bleasdale will be conducting a behind-the-scenes tour and there is family entertainment, including bouncy castles, face painters, magicians and stilt walkers.
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 5 October, there are seven horse races starting at 1.40pm (gates open at 11.30am).  After that, there are three further fixtures at Redcar Racecourse before the end of the Flat racing season – on Friday 18 October, Monday 28 October and Tuesday 5 November.

Pictured is Body And Soul, winner of the 2012 Tote Two Year Old Trophy. Photograph copyright Pro-Shot Photography


General Details:

  • Gates open to the public at 11.30am
  • First race 1.40pm
  • Last race 5.05pm
  • 7 races on the card

General Admission Prices:

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

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