Help us fill a ‘Treasure Chest of Memories’ to celebrate our 150th anniversary

REDCAR is racing towards an important milestone in its illustrious history – and we want you to help us celebrate the occasion.

August 9 marks 150 years since the first meeting on the present course, following years of racing taking place on the Redcar sands.

Over the next two weeks, we’ll be looking back at the history of racing at Redcar with some special features, and we’d love our racegoers to help us build a ‘Treasure Chest of Memories’.

What has been the Redcar highlight for you? What horses, jockeys, trainers, and owners do you remember most? What was the best race you saw at the track? What was the funniest moment? Did you meet any celebrities? Did you fall in love while you were here?

We’d love to hear your memories and see your pictures as we aim to fill our treasure chest with 150 memories in time to lift the lid at our Caribbean Carnival Family Day on August 6 when fancy-dress pirates traditionally gather.

Tell us why your special memory means so much to you, and the winner of the best submission will win four free tickets into the Grandstand Enclosure, and the chance to present a trophy on Caribbean Carnival Day – the closest meeting to the big anniversary.

Amy Fair, Redcar’s general manager, said: “Redcar Racecourse is at the heart of the community and it has meant so much to generations of Teesside people and across the wider region.

“That’s why we are so keen to hear about your personal highlights from coming racing at Redcar as a way of helping us to celebrate this important milestone in our history.”

Please send your memories to us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, using the hashtag #redcarraces150, or send them by email:

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