Racegoers and music lovers are set to flock to Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse on Friday evening (10th May) for the best value night out of 2019. A quality evening of racing will be followed by a live concert from 90’s/00’s pop icons ‘Five’ and entry to the Paddock and Course Enclosure is priced at just £5!
Following on from the successful Free Friday initiative at the corresponding Ripon fixture for the last three years, the aim of Fiver Friday is to attract a new audience to experience racing, with the added bonus of seeing a three-time UK Chart topping band perform for a minimal cost.
In an innovative move, Ripon have invited the other Yorkshire racecourses to participate in the event, offering race sponsorship, trackside and on-course advertising and the opportunity to promote to racegoers on the evening in exchange for cross-promoting Fiver Friday. Additionally, annual members from those courses will be admitted to the Club Enclosure free of charge
James Hutchinson, Managing Director of Ripon Racecourse said: “The idea, as with Free Friday, is to appeal to a new audience and the addition of Five will hopefully encourage people who might not have previously considered racing to come along and see what we have to offer. Especially with Paddock and Course Enclosure tickets priced at just £5!
“We’re really pleased that we will be joined by Beverley, Pontefract, Wetherby, Redcar, Catterick and Go Racing in Yorkshire for the evening. Hopefully by all working together we can show what a great day out racing is and encourage first-time racegoers to come racing again in the near future”.
Charlotte Russell, General Manager of Go Racing in Yorkshire said: “We are delighted to be part of Ripon Racecourse’s innovative evening, which not only combines great racing with excellent entertainment, but gives the opportunity for collaboration to showcase the wider racing scene in our beautiful county. We can’t wait to meet the racegoers and then ‘get down’ with Five after racing!”
Tickets and packages can be purchased online at https://ripon-races.co.uk/ or pay on the night with Paddock and Course Enclosure entry priced at just £5 and Club Enclosure entry at a reduced price of £15.
Gates open at 4pm with the first of 6 races at 6pm and Five performing in the Paddock Enclosure from 8.45. There will also be entertainment between races from Pulse 1 award winning breakfast duo Milo & Rosie.