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Following its opening meeting, the newly refurbished Catterick Racecourse will stage its inaugural Cocktails & Casino Race Night on Monday 1 July.

Seven races are scheduled for the fun-packed evening meeting, with the first race at 6pm and the last race at 9pm.

The feature race, the KC Ethical British Caviar Handicap Stakes is a qualifier for the 2019 Catterick Twelve Furlong Series Final, with an £11,500 prize fund. The race has been generously sponsored by the North Yorkshire based KC Caviar, who lead the way in ethical Caviar production.

Another local firm, Maxwell’s of Northallerton, have also sponsored a race on the evening, the Buy Bosch Appliances at Maxwells Northallerton Handicap Stakes is scheduled for 7pm.

In addition to the action on the track, racegoers can try their luck at three free-to-play ‘fun money’ casino tables in the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure – choose from Roulette, Blackjack and Wheel of Fortune!

Singer-songwriter Elena Larkin, from Hartlepool, will treat racegoers to live music throughout the evening to enjoy in between the racing action, and a selection of cocktails will be available to purchase from the cocktail bar in the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure.

Emma Binnian, Sales & Marketing Manager said: “We’re looking forward to our first Cocktails & Casino Race Night, giving our racegoers the opportunity to enjoy an evening of sophistication and style at the races!

“Catterick is known for offering a friendly welcome to everyone and provides a number of family fun days throughout the year, so we thought it would be exciting to put on an evening for the grown-ups!”

This fixture falls within Racing Welfare’s Racing Staff Week (26 June – 6 July) and to celebrate, the racecourse will be offering a complimentary meal voucher to stable staff working at Catterick on July 1st, in addition to the £50 cash prize given to the lad or lass with the Best Turned Out horse in each race at every meeting. There will also be a collection on the day in support of Racing Welfare.

As with all Catterick’s fixtures, a free shuttle bus will bring racegoers from Richmond Market Place to the racecourse approximately an hour before the first race and will return after the last race. Accompanied under 18’s race free and a big screen will be at the course on the day to give racegoers the best views of all the action.

For more information and to book tickets, visit www.catterickbridge.co.uk.