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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.

RACING CAREERS DAY RETURNS TO CATTERICK

Racing Careers Day is back at Catterick Racecourse on Friday 1 June. Following the success of the event last year, having been nominated as a finalist at the Racecourse Association (RCA) Awards, the Racecourse decided to keep the fixture as part of the Flat season calendar this summer and has worked to build upon last year’s event.
Once again the course, in association with Racing to School, is offering a unique behind-the-scenes tour and workshop prior to racing for local Pony Club members and school children. Those who have registered to take part in the workshop will be taken on a guided tour of the course visiting areas which are normally restricted to the public, including the Weighing Room, Stables and a Course walk. The workshop will give an insight into how racing works as well as demonstrating the wider range of employment opportunities that the horse racing industry has to offer.
Fiona Needham, General Manager and Clerk of the Course said: “We received some lovely feedback after last year’s event, so we wanted to build on that this year.
“There’s so many different career options within the racing industry – to have the opportunity to showcase them all and perhaps encourage some of our younger race goers to take up a career in racing is exciting!”
The gates will be open to the general public from 11:50am, and racing will get underway at 1:50pm with The EBF Novice Stakes. While The Watch Racing UK Anywhere Handicap Stakes is scheduled for 4.55pm and offers a total prize fund of £11,600.
Alongside the racing, race goers will be able to learn more about the different career options within the racing industry at the Racing to School, Careers in Racing and Northern Racing College stands. The Northern Racing College stand will include a mechanical horse and racing simulator which will allow race goers to experience what it’s like to ride a winner!
In addition, there will be free children’s entertainment in the Course Enclosure. This will include a giant ‘Where’s Wally’ style Careers in Racing colouring board, as well as educational fun and games with the Go Racing in Yorkshire Roadshow.
As with all of Catterick’s fixtures, under 18’s will be admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult, and a big screen will be at the course on the day giving racegoers the best views of all the action.
A 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, which is scheduled for 5:30pm.

LOCAL BUSINESSES RACE DAY AT CATTERICK RACES

Catterick Racecourse’s Flat season continues on Thursday 24 May with its second annual Local Businesses Race Day.
Following the success of last year’s event, the Racecourse is once again looking to demonstrate what the local area has to offer whilst giving staff from local businesses the opportunity to come racing at a reduced price.
Emma Binnian, Sales & Marketing Manager said: “We hope this day will give local businesses the chance to showcase their products and network with others, as well as give racegoers the opportunity to discover some of the things available within the local area.”
There will be stands at the course on the day from La Fille Rouge, Love Property, Smith & Graham Solicitors and Sew Cherry for racegoers to browse and enjoy alongside the racing.
The action on the track gets underway with The EBF Fillies’ Novice Stakes, a Plus 10 Bonus Race, at 1:50pm. While The Smith & Graham / Love Property Handicap Stakes, at 3:35pm, continues this year’s round of qualifiers for the 2018 Catterick Twelve Furlong Series Final held on Saturday 22 September.
The feature race of the day, The Leslie Petch Handicap Stakes, takes place at 4:10pm over five furlongs and offers a total of £11,600 prizemoney.
A local charity, Bringing Back A Smile, will be at the course on the day. The charity, based in Bishop Auckland, looks after adults and children with life threatening illnesses and any support that race goers are able to offer will be gratefully received.
As with all of Catterick’s fixtures, under 18’s will be admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult, and a big screen will be at the course on the day giving racegoers the best views of all the action.
A 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.
The gates will be open to the public from 11:50am onwards, and the last race is scheduled for 5:20pm.
The racecourse is offering half price admission tickets for the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure for anyone working at a business with a DL postcode. Tickets must be booked in advance via the racecourse office.