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HARVEST FESTIVAL RACING AT CATTERICK RACECOURSE

Catterick’s Flat season continues on Saturday 22 September with a new theme, The Harvest Festival Race Day.
The action packed seven-race card will kick off at 1.50pm with the British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes and the last race is scheduled for 5.20pm.
The highlight of the afternoon comes at 4:10pm when the course will host the 2018 Catterick Twelve Furlong Series Final – sponsored by The BAPP Group. Now in its sixth year, the series final offers £25,000 in prize money and is open to those who have run in one of the qualifying races since the season started in April.
Fiona Needham, General Manager said: “The Catterick Twelve Furlong Series always provides some great racing action throughout the season and this year has been no exception – we’re looking forward to the final when our 2018 Catterick Twelve Furlong Champion will be crowned!”
In keeping with the Harvest Festival theme, there will also be traditional ‘village fete’ style entertainment including a Coconut Shy, Tin Can Alley and Hook a Duck in the Course Enclosure, and there will be live music throughout the afternoon from trombone soloist Kenneth Stamp.
In addition, the racecourse will be collecting food donations throughout the day for the local food bank, StoreHouse in Richmond. The collection will be held at the main entrance and a full list of donation items can be found on the StoreHouse website.
As with all of Catterick Racecourse’s fixtures, accompanied under 18’s will be admitted free of charge and in addition to the other entertainment on offer at this meeting, there will be bouncy castles and a roundabout in the Course Enclosure to keep any younger racing fans amused.
A big screen will also be at the course on the day to enable racegoers to see even more of the action from the track, as well as showing the big race action from Ayr Races – featuring the Ayr Gold Cup.
Emma Binnian, Sales & Marketing Manager said: “We’re excited to have a new themed race day this year – there’s something for everyone at this meeting, with village festival fun taking place alongside the action on the track, and we’re pleased to be able to support the local community by collecting donations for the StoreHouse foodbank.”
The gates will be open to the public from 11.50am. While the free shuttle bus will bring racegoers from Richmond Market Place to the racecourse approximately one hour prior to the first race.
Tickets for the day start at just £5 and will be available to purchase at the gates on the day, as well as in advance via the racecourse office or online at www.catterickbridge.co.uk

Fun, fashion and fabulous racing at catterick races

One of the most popular events in Catterick Racecourse’s social calendar, Ladies’ Evening on Friday 17 August, promises a night of fun, fashion and fabulous racing!

The gates will be open to the public from 3:40pm, with the first of six races getting underway at 5:40pm. The feature race of the evening, Moody Construction Nursery Handicap Stakes, will take place at 6:40pm.

Alongside all the action on the track, there will be live music throughout the evening with The Serenity Duo and the annual Best Dressed Lady and Best Hat competitions will take place between races. These competitions always provide an exciting atmosphere, and there’s some wonderful prizes in store again this year.

Catterick’s Best Dressed Lady will receive a voucher to the value of £500 to spend on a bespoke La Fille Rouge outfit of their choice. La Fille Rouge, based on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, offers a range of unique handmade capes, wraps, jackets and accessories made from exquisite Yorkshire Tweed. The winning lady will also go on to represent Catterick at The Go Racing in Yorkshire Grand Final, held at Doncaster Racecourse on Saturday 27th October 2018.

In addition, if that wasn’t enough of a reason to start your search for the perfect outfit, the owner of the Best Hat on the night will walk away with a gorgeous cream leather Casablanca satchel from Berber Leather, worth over £100.

This year, the course has added a new addition to the fashion competitions and will have 30 goody bags on offer as spot prizes for ladies with stand-out accessories on the evening. The goody bags will include a wish bracelet from The Edinburgh Jewellery Boutique, betting vouchers, beauty products and more! Spotters will be keeping their eyes on the crowds throughout the evening in search of unique and beautiful accessories – anything from a special pair of heels, to a stand out bag or perhaps a statement piece of jewellery.

Emma Binnian, Sales & Marketing Manager said: “We’re really grateful to our wonderful competition sponsors – La Fille Rouge, Berber Leather and The Edinburgh Jewellery Boutique for providing us with some fantastic prizes this year. We can’t wait to see all the amazing hats and outfits, and to crown our winners for 2018!”

Ladies arriving early on the evening will be treated to a complimentary Yorkshire Dales Distillery signature gin cocktail as they arrive at the course, and with a number of trade stands on site, selling a range of items including handbags and jewellery, there will be plenty to enjoy before the racing gets underway.

Of course gentlemen are also welcome on the evening, and as with all of Catterick’s fixtures under 18’s go free when accompanied by an adult. The racecourse also offers a discount for all military personnel and for any group bookings made in advance.

Racegoers looking to make the most of their evening will be pleased to know that a limited number of hospitality packages are still available, including the new Ladies’ Evening Trackside Marquee Package, where racegoers can enjoy all the racing action in style and truly make their evening one to remember.

Tickets start at just £5 and will be available to purchase at the gates on the day, as well as in advance via the racecourse office or online at www.catterickbridge.co.uk.

Yorkshire Racing, Yorkshire beer, Yorkshire Music

Catterick Racecourse’s Flat season continues on Saturday 9 June with the Yorkshire Beer Festival race day.

Catterick Racecourse is set to hold its first ever Yorkshire Beer Festival this summer, in association with Pennine Brewing Co., who are based locally to the course, at Well. The beer festival will take place alongside an action packed seven-race Totepool sponsored card on Saturday 9 June.

The gates will be open to the public from 11:45am with the first race, The totescoop6 It’s a Rollover Novice Median Auction Stakes, getting the action underway at 1:45pm. While the feature race of the day, The totescoop6 Handicap Stakes scheduled for 3:30pm, runs over 7 furlongs and offers a total of £23,000 prize money.

Alongside the action on the track, there will be the opportunity for race goers to sample twelve different Yorkshire ales and ciders from Pennine Brewing Co. The Beer Festival will take place in the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure, where racegoers will also be able to enjoy live music from The Black Marcs, who will be playing throughout racing and into the evening, until 6:30pm.

Helen Crannage, Sales Manager at Pennine Brewing Co. said: “We are very pleased to be working with Catterick Racecourse to put on this event. As well as the racing action to keep everyone entertained, there’ll be a fantastic selection of Yorkshire craft beers and ciders to enjoy, plus live music from a great Yorkshire band! We hope this will become an annual event in the fixture calendar.”

The racecourse supports the Racecourse Association’s #PaceYourself campaign to encourage responsible drinking at the course. Racegoers are reminded to pace themselves when enjoying their day at the races by allowing one soft drink between each alcoholic drink.

Under 18’s are admitted free of charge to all of Catterick’s fixtures, when accompanied by an adult. There will also be free children’s entertainment, including bouncy castles and a roundabout, in the Course Enclosure throughout the afternoon – the perfect setting for an afternoon with the family!

The gates will be staying open later than usual, until 6:30pm, giving race goers the opportunity to enjoy the summer evening with friends and family and make the most of their visit to the racecourse.

A big screen will be at the course on the day giving race goers the best view of all the action and the free shuttle bus will be running to take racegoers from Richmond Market Place to the racecourse, approximately one hour prior to the first race, and will return again after the last race.

Tickets will be available to purchase at the gates on the day, while advanced and group booking discounts are available at www.catterickbridge.co.uk.