Yorkshire Racing Summer Festival 2012 - Unmissable Racing Action!

Thursday 10 May 2012

Experience the colour and excitement of a day at the races in Yorkshire this summer, plus take a look behind the scenes of Yorkshire Racing!......

Experience the colour and excitment of a day at the races in Yorkshire this summer. We'll be serving up a feast of great racing, fabulous prizes, live music and great entertainment for horse racing fans and families alike.

It's unbeatable value for families, who can take under 16s to the races completely free of charge for a day packed with fun attractions, as well as top quality action.

What's more, simply pre-book your ticket for the races by clicking on the racecourse of your choice below and take a look behind the scenes of Yorkshire Racing - with tours of Yorkshire top stable yards, an excellent addition for the racing enthusiast or novice who wants to know more about racing - and a superb experience for families too!

Racing fans and families alike can enjoy nine days of Festival attractions, beginning on Saturday 21st July at Ripon and  drawing to an exciting close at Pontefract on Sunday 29th July.


July 2012 Festival dates

• Saturday 21st July, Ripon (Opening Day) Race Meeting
• Sunday 22nd July, Redcar Race Meeting (Help for Heroes family fun day)
• Monday 23rd July, Beverley (Eve) Race Meeting
• Wednesday 25th July, Catterick Race Meeting
• Thursday 26th July, Doncaster (Eve) Race Meeting
• Friday 27th July, Thirsk and York (Eve) Race Meetings and live music after racing at York
• Saturday 28th July, York (Sky Bet race Day Meeting followed by McFly performing live after racing)
• Sunday 29th July, Pontefract Race Meeting (Family Fun Day and last festival day including Championship presentations to leading jockey and trainer of the Festival)


Meet the trainers, see behind the scenes

  • Monday 23rd July, Open Morning (10am-12pm) at David O'Meara's Yard - Arthington Barn Stables, Highfield Lane, Nawton, York, YO62 7TU. Followed by evening racing at Beverley.
  • Tuesday 24th July, Open Morning (10am-11am) at Robin Bastiman's Yard, home of the famous ‘Borderlescott' - Goosemoor Farm, Warfield Lane, Cowthorpe, Wetherby, LS22 5EU. Followed by a behind the scenes tour of Wetherby Racecourse (11am-12pm)
  • Thursday 26th July, Open Morning (10am-12pm) at Scott Dixon's Yard - Babworth, Retford, DN22 8ES. Followed by evening racing at Doncaster.

Stables tours are free to attend, however a donation of £5 per person is requested. All proceeds will go to New Beginnings, a Yorkshire charity providing a safe, supportive, secure and nurturing environment for ex-racehorses to be cared for after they have outlived their usefulness in the racing world.

Simply pre-book your ticket for the races via the links above and get an exclusive opportunity to go behind the scenes of some of Yorkshire's leading racing yards - an excellent addition for the racing enthusiast or novice who wants to know more about racing - and superb for families too!

For your chance to be part of the exclusive behind the scenes tours at the stable yards, simply book your tickets and email quote booking reference number to admin@goracing.co.uk

Everyone who pre-books race tickets will be entered into a prize draw to win a free VIP upgrade to the race meeting you have booked for - including up to 4 places in the course's best resturant, a bottle of wine and the chance to present the winning trophy of the Sky Bet race.


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