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FREE ENTRY AND FUN AT RIPON RACES ANNUAL CHILDREN’S DAY



  With the summer holidays now in full flow, what better way to spend a day with the family than at Ripon’s annual ‘Children’s’ Day on Monday. The event held this year on the 1st August, not only has FREE entry for all accompanied under 18’s but there are lots of FREE fun and goodies […]

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Redcar Racecourse sets sail for a Caribbean raceday



Caribbean fever has hit Redcar Racecourse as it prepares for its fifth Premier meeting of the racing season. The racecourse’s annual Caribbean Carnival raceday, which will be held on Saturday 6th August, will include musical entertainment from Paradise Steel Band, Caribbean cocktails, and of course pirates who will entertain the crowds with chants and stories […]

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SUMMER CUP A TREAT FOR RACING FANS



RACING fans are in for a real treat at Thirsk this weekend when the course stages it’s mid-season highlight – the Totepool Summer Cup. Carrying a first prize of £20,000, the one-mile contest is the centrepiece of the second stage of this weekend’s meeting on Saturday and always attracts a competitive field and looks set […]

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Summer Festival Success



The sun shone on Gods own county for the full nine days of the Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival. Yorkshire people once again did racing proud and packed the stands throughout the week. The overall attendance figures in excess of 100,000. The leading trainer of the festival led from the very beginning, what a […]

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LADIES DAY IN MAURITIUS



Racing and fashion combine in the annual Pontefract Ladies Day on Wednesday 3rd August and there’s never been a better excuse to buy a new outfit! Courtesy of RIU Hotels and Resorts, Pontefract Racecourse is offering an all inclusive, week long holiday for 2 to the fabulous Le Morne resort in Mauritius. The prize includes […]

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IVORY MULLS YORK OPTION FOR LIBRISA BREEZE



TRAINER Dean Ivory may well bring Royal Hunt Cup runner-up, Librisa Breeze, to York this Saturday for the seven furlong handicap , that forms part of £235,000 card, supported by Sky Bet. Radlett-based Ivory is searching for a bit of juice in the ground for the talented grey gelding. Librisa Breeze is entered back at […]

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TIME TEST TEAM HAPPY AHEAD OF SKY BET YORK STAKES BID



CONNECTIONS of Time Test believe this Saturday’s £100,000 Sky Bet York Stakes represents a good chance for the four-year-old colt to record a second Group 2 triumph. The homebred from owner Prince Khalid Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farms is one of a small but select field for the feature race which shares a distance with the Juddmonte […]

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KAISER CHIEFS AND THE CORRS STAR AT YORK’S MUSIC SHOWCASE WEEKEND



  York’s two-day Music Showcase weekend on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon (July 22 & 23), supported by Sky Bet, combines Pattern race quality action on the track and live performances on the music stage, so it is no surprise that each event can claim to be the best attended meeting of its type, in […]

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JAIMIE KERR REMEMBERED AT BEVERLEY RACECOURSE



Tony Coyle saddles four runners in the Jaimie Kerr Memorial Handicap at Beverley on Monday on what will be an emotional evening for the Malton trainer. The five-furlong sprint is named in memory of Coyle’s former assistant and partner, Jaimie, who died last year, aged 38. Coyle’s Long Row Stables team will be represented in […]

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GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE SUMMER FESTIVAL FAMILY DAY



The second Family Day of the 2016 season at Pontefract on Sunday 24th July is also the final day of the 9th Annual Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival. With racing taking place in the White Rose County throughout the preceding week, there’s going to be a real festival feel to the days’ proceedings. Trainers […]

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MARK JOHNSTON HOPING TO BE TOP TRAINER AT THE SUMMER FESTIVAL AGAIN



Star trainer Mark Johnston is hoping to become top trainer for a second successive season at this year’s Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival, which gets under way at Ripon this Saturday (July 16). “Being the leading trainer at the Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival is great, though it is not something you can […]

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RIPON SET TO KICK OFF THE GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE SUMMER FESTIVAL



Ripon host the opening meeting of the 2016 ‘Go Racing in Yorkshire Racing Summer Festival’ this Saturday 16TH July, as Yorkshire gears up for the biggest event of the summer. The Festival now in its 9th year – which aims to showcase the best of what Yorkshire racing has to offer, concludes at Pontefract on […]

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TEAM BRIDGWATER IN FULL FLOW FOR BEVERLEY REPEAT



Gloucestershire trainer David Bridgwater savoured one of the proudest moments of his career at Beverley last year and returns to East Yorkshire on Tuesday to relive the moment. Twelve months ago, Bridgwater was on hand to watch his 17-year-old daughter, Poppy, claim a first victory on a racecourse when Engai won the Dorothy Laird Memorial […]

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SEAMOUR BIDS TO GO ONE BETTER IN JOHN SMITH’S SILVER CUP AT YORK



IT was one of the most dramatic climaxes to a big race that has been seen this season. Seamour burst clear approaching the final furlong of last month’s John Smith’s Northumberland Plate at Newcastle and looked set to give locally-born trainer Brian Ellison a victory to remember. But in the closing strides, jockey Ben Curtis […]

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STRONG HAGGAS TEAM HEAD TO YORK



TRAINER William Haggas is hoping that Besharah can regain the winning thread when tomorrow she returns to York – the scene of her finest hour. This time the target is the Group 3 188BET Summer Stakes which offers £60,000 in prize money. The now three-year-old filly sped to success in the Group 2 Sky Bet […]

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FANSHAWE ON WEATHER WATCH FOR JOHN SMITH’S CUP HOPE ARTHENUS



NEWMARKET trainer James Fanshawe will be keeping a close eye on the weather ahead of this Saturday’s John Smith’s Cup at York. Fanshawe is responsible for the current 10/1 joint-favourite Arthenus, a son of Dutch Art. Arthenus, now four, had a productive three-year-old campaign, which culminated in a gutsy success over subsequent Royal Hunt Cup […]

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Redcar Racecourse prepares to salute country’s heroes during raceday



Racegoers from across the North East are being encouraged to show their support for the armed forces at Redcar Racecourse’s Help for Heroes Family Fun Day this month. The raceday, on Sunday 17th July, will see families from across the region come together to show their support for both Help for Heroes and the Royal […]

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RICHEST EVER RUNNING OF FAMOUS YORK RACE



The richest ever running of the famous John Smith’s Cup will see £200,000 on offer for the 57th staging of this famous handicap on Saturday 9 July. The £50,000 boost in prize money makes the John Smith’s Cup the richest middle distance handicap in Britain. Named after Britain’s best-selling ale, it is the centrepiece of […]

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ELBERETH CAN BE “COMPETITIVE” IN JOHN SMITH’S CUP



  TRAINER Andrew Balding has the talented Elbereth in fine fettle for the 57th running of the John Smith’s Cup at York. The now £200,000 race is the highlight on this Saturday’s action on the Knavesmire and looks sure to be another high-quality renewal. A £50,000 boost in prize money makes the mile-and-a-quarter race the […]

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RED SHIRT NIGHT AND BEER FESTIVAL



Jack Berry and Red Shirt Night have a place firmly in the history of Pontefract Racecourse. As a trainer, Jack Berry was renowned for wearing his Red Shirt as his lucky symbol. He was easy to spot when cheering home the likes of Mind Games and Paris House, two of his very best horses. Since […]

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SINGEUR READY TO ROCK BEVERLEY



Singeur attempts to go one place better than last year in the big race at Beverley on Saturday, the £12,000 Coachman Caravans Quality Handicap. The likeable nine-year-old succumbed by just a length to Avon Breeze in the five-furlong dash 12 months ago and is back for another go on ‘The Big Saturday Raceday’. Wetherby-based trainer […]

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RECORD PRIZE MONEY FOR THE WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE EBOR FESTIVAL 2016



As the first stage of entries for the Group 2 races at the 2016 Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival are published, the track has confirmed a record investment in prize money of over £4million for the four day centrepiece of the Knavesmire season (Wednesday 17 August to Saturday 20 August). The increase of £260,000 is […]

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BOUNTY HUNTING BEVERLEY BOOTY



Red-hot North Yorkshire trainer Jedd O’Keeffe is bullish about the chances of further success on the first leg of Beverley’s double-header on Friday evening. The Middleham Moor handler has his string in top form, and bids to enhances the figures by saddling Sovereign Bounty in the £8,000 Aunt Bessie’s Handicap over seven and a half […]

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BLUES BROTHERS EVENING SET TO ROCK RIPON RACES



Ripon Races are gearing up for a busy few months and the action starts on Monday 4th July with their ‘Blues Brothers Evening’, what better way to dust off that Monday Blues and start your week on a high! With musical entertainment on Ripon’s bandstand a regular feature at their summer race meetings, Ripon are […]

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WETHERBY CHIEF EXECUTIVE DEMOLISHES OLD MEMBERS’ STAND!



WETHERBY CHIEF EXECUTIVE DEMOLISHES OLD MEMBERS’ STAND! Wetherby Racecourse Chief Executive & Clerk of the Course, Jonjo Sanderson, hasn’t ‘lost it’ he’s just giving a helping hand to create a new stand as part of the £3.2 million redevelopment project which will establish Wetherby Racecourse as one of the premier sporting, leisure and business facilities […]

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THE ART OF RACING RACE DAY



The inaugural ‘Art of Racing’ Raceday takes place at Pontefract on the 5th July. It promises to be a brilliant day for both racing fanatics and those going racing for the first time. The race meeting will celebrate everything we know and love about The Sport of Kings! For those who think they know a […]

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North East’s most glamourous attend Redcar Racecourse’s annual Ladies’ Day



Thousands of glamourous ladies from across the North East attended Redcar Racecourse’s spectacular Ladies’ Day Premier meeting last weekend.  The sun came out on Saturday 18th June and greeted over 5,500 people from across the region who came together to enjoy the social highlight of the racing calendar. Alongside the eight races, chic racegoers also […]

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Darren Bird – Artist



Go Racing In Yorkshire is very excited to announce that the talented and popular artist Darren Bird will be joining the Summer Festival which runs from the 16th – 24th July! Darren will attend two meetings of the festival, Ripon on the 16th July and Pontefract on the 24th July. Darren will be creating an […]

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Local Racegoer Michelle Metcalfe is crowned ‘Ripon’s Best Dressed Lady 2016’



  As most of the British Flat racing fans flocked to Royal Ascot last week, on Thursday Ripon staged their own ‘Royal Ascot of the North Ladies’ Day’ with local lady Michelle Metcalfe being crowned ‘Ripon’s Best Dressed Lady 2016′. One of the highlights on Ripon Races season, Ladies’ Day is certainly up there with […]

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MIDSUMMER TEA PARTY DAY



Just a few days after Midsummers Day, the Midsummer Tea Party comes to Pontefract Races on Monday 27th June. The Farmer Copleys marquee will be serving afternoon tea throughout the afternoon. Overlooking the Parade Ring, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a gorgeous afternoon tea whilst watching the equine stars strut their stuff. Walk in […]

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BEVERLEY HERO PRINCE OF LIR RULES AT ROYAL ASCOT



Proud owner Peter Swann was overcome by a “wave of emotion” after Prince Of Lir secured a memorable Royal Ascot victory that was warmly received by officials of Beverley racecourse. The two-year-old son of Zodiac, trained in Newmarket by Robert Cowell, dazzled in the Group Two Norfolk Stakes over six furlongs with a half-length success […]

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A record breaking Macmillan Charity Raceday



York racegoers have supported a record breaking Macmillan Charity Raceday, helping to raise at least £450,000 on its 46th staging; taking the cumulative total since 1971 to past £7 million. Nearly 27,000 people flocked to the Knavesmire for a day of racing and fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support. The event is the biggest single fundraising […]

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JOCKEYS SET TO MAKE THEIR MARK IN ONE OF A KIND RACE AT RIPON



As the jockeys take to their saddles to ride at Royal Ascot (or Ripon!) this week, most will be lucky enough to have ridden their fair share of winners in their careers. But as most jockeys and sportsmen/women alike will remember, nothing beats your first competitive win whatever sport they compete in. It will certainly […]

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FATHER’S DAY – totepool FLAT CAP & WHIPPET DAY



The first Family Day of the season at Pontefract falls on Fathers Day – Sunday 19th June. A hugely popular event, it’s the annual totepool Flat Cap & Whippet Family Day. There’s an action packed day ahead with activities getting underway when the gates open at 11.30am. Whippets from the Yorkshire Pedigree Whippet Racing Club […]

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CLASSY SHEIKH HAMDAN DUO LINE UP AT YORK



  THE famous blue and white silks of Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum will be carried by a duo of intriguing runners in the Listed Best Western Hotels Ganton Stakes, the black type highlight at York tomorrow. Muwaary and Mutakayyef are two classy performers with high-class form in the book, although both are on the comeback […]

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VAUGHAN HAS HIGH HOPES FOR YORK DUO



Newarket handler saddles two runners on Friday TRAINER Ed Vaughan has two good chances of tasting success on the Knavesmire this Friday courtesy of Mehronissa and Interconnection. The former tackles the feature race on the seven-race card – the £30,000 EBF Breeders Series Fillies Handicap, over six furlongs (4.20pm). Mehronissa looks to have strong credentials […]

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GUEST POISED FOR YORK WITH HIS ‘SHOW STEALER’



Top Notch Tonto among Listed race entry TRAINER Rae Guest is hoping Show Stealer can live up to her name this Saturday when she’ll contest the £100,000 888sport Charity Sprint, on the second day of York’s June Meeting. The three-year-old filly produced a sizzling seasonal reappearance at Newmarket where she sped to success in a […]

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RIPON HOST ‘THE ROYAL ASCOT OF THE NORTH’ – INC £1500 FOR ONE LUCKY LADY!



As the nation gears up for a week of action at Royal Ascot, Ripon Races are getting into the spirit with their very own ‘Royal Ascot of the North’ at Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse. The North Yorkshire racecourse host two-days of action including their annual Ladies’ Day on the same day as the Berkshire course. The […]

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YORK’S TWO-DAY JUNE MEETING FEATURES THE BIGGEST CHARITY RACEDAY IN BRITAIN



Building on 46 years of popularity with racing fans and with approaching £7 million already raised for good causes, Macmillan Charity Day at York Racecourse this Saturday (June 11) promises to be an afternoon of quality racing that again helps those in most need. Saturday’s principal race is the 888sport Charity Sprint, one of Britain’s […]

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A golden day at the races for North East family



lucky North East racegoer spent a VIP day at Redcar Racecourse’s Zetland Gold Cup Premier meeting on Bank Holiday Monday, 30th May. Elizabeth Garstang, from Hartlepool, was treated to a VIP day worth over £500 when she was randomly selected as the Golden Ticket winner after pre-booking her Zetland Gold Cup race day tickets. The […]

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TEN DECLARED FOR ROYAL CAVALRY OF OMAN PREMIER HANDICAP AT DONCASTER



Ten runners have been declared for the Royal Cavalry of Oman Premier Handicap (0-85 PA) to be run at Doncaster on Friday 3 June, which at 2 miles is the longest UK Arabian race run this year. Due off at 5.40pm it opens the card for the Weston Park Cancer Charity Race Evening. The Arabian […]

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FANDANGO THE STAR ATTRACTION AT BEVERLEY



Clem Fandango will evoke fond memories of one of the greatest Hilary Needler Trophy winners of all time when she runs at Beverley on Saturday. The two-year-old daughter of Elzaam is trained in Carluke, South Lanarkshire, by Keith Dalgleish, who in 2003 steered the great Attraction to a facile success in the esteemed five-furlong dash […]

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ERICA BING COULD BID FOR HILARY NEEDLER GLORY



Trainer Jo Hughes could have Royal Ascot in mind if Erica Bing shines in the £25,000 Hilary Needler Trophy at Beverley on Saturday. The daughter of Captain Gerrard made a deep impression at Bath earlier this month, when successful in a five-and-a-half-furlong maiden, and could now step up in class for the historic conditions stakes […]

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RUGBY LEAGUE EVENING – MONDAY EVE 6TH JUNE



We’re lucky enough to have some fantastic sporting action right on our doorstep in West Yorkshire with Rugby League and Horseracing being two of the biggest spectator sports in both the region and nationally. On Monday 6th June – our inaugural Rugby League Evening – some of our fantastic Rugby League teams (Castleford Tigers, Featherstone […]

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BEVERLEY RACECOURSE PRESS RELEASE: WICK BURNING BRIGHTLY FOR BIG DAY AT BEVERLEY



Wick Powell’s recent home-work convinced Yorkshire trainer David Barron to go for gold in the Brian Yeardley Continental Two-Year-Old Trophy at Beverley on Saturday. The young of Sakhee’s Secret made quite a splash when successful on his debut at Southwell last month, and now takes a steep rise in grade for the £25,000 highlight on […]

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BEAT IN THE GROOVE FOR HILARY NEEDLER TROPHY



Ann Duffield will be thrilled to have a runner in the historic Hilary Needler Trophy when Indigo Beat lines up at Beverley on Saturday. The two-year-old daughter of Tamayuz is one of eight fillies declared for the £25,000 dash over five furlongs and has been handed stall seven in the hands of PJ McDonald. Duffield […]

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HALF TERM RACING AT RIPON – FREE UNDER 18’S ENTRY



With the flat turf racing season now in full swing, it’s all action at Ripon Races this June and it all starts with two days of ‘half-term racing’ on Wednesday evening & Thursday afternoon at Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse. Horse Racing is the fastest growing social sporting activity and what better way than to enjoy a […]

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STABLE VISIT TO RICHARD FAHEY,



TUESDAY 19 JULY 2016 11am STABLE VISIT RICHARD FAHEY, MUSLEY BANK, MALTON FOLLOWED BY LIGHT LUNCH AND VISIT TO JACK BERRY HOUSE   THIS TOUR IS NOW FULL – FOR THOSE BOOKED PLEASE MEET AT CASTLE  HOWARD ROAD GALLOPS AT 10.30AM – WHEN APPROACHING FROM THE A64 YORK – PROCEED INTO MALTON AND PRIOR TO […]

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Redcar Racecourse is going for gold this bank holiday



  This bank holiday Monday, Redcar Racecourse is going Willy Wonka for its Zetland Gold Cup. One lucky winner will receive the Golden Ticket and race to VIP status on Monday, 30th May with three of their friends. A race will be named in honour of the fortunate Golden Ticket holder and they will have […]

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DERBY DAY AT DONCASTER – A CLASSIC DAY OF ENTERTAINMENT



The month of June in the racing world is heralded by the arrival of the fourth British classic, the Derby, and then it’s all eyes on to September with the fifth and final classic of the year, the Ladbrokes St. Leger. Doncaster’s Derby Day on Saturday 4th June pays homage to the Epsom Downs classic […]

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Redcar Racecourse is going for gold this bank holiday



This bank holiday Monday, Redcar Racecourse is going Willy Wonka for its Zetland Gold Cup. One lucky winner will receive the Golden Ticket and race to VIP status on Monday, 30th May with three of their friends. A race will be named in honour of the fortunate Golden Ticket holder and they will have the […]

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QUEST FOR MORE RETURNS AT YORK – SIX-YEAR-OLD SET FOR SEASONAL BOW IN LISTED RACE



QUEST For More – last seen in the Melbourne Cup – has been declared for the Listed weddingmates.co.uk Grand Cup at York this Saturday. The Roger Charlton-trained six-year-old ran a belter in the famous Australian race, finishing ninth of 24 – beaten just four lengths. Charlton, who trains at historic Beckhampton, has indicated that York’s […]

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MAY SPRING SATURDAY ACTION AT YORK



York is back in action with the first Saturday of its seventeen day season (May 21). As with every afternoon at York, the total prize money is into six figures, on this occasion nearly £170,000 for the seven race card. This is the first opportunity for weekend racegoers to explore the extensive refurbishment of the […]

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IT’S MAY MADNESS EVENING AT RIPON RACES THIS THURSDAY



Continuing this month’s May Madness at Ripon Races, they are set to finish off in style this Thursday with an evening of racing and live music from ‘The Madhouse Brothers’; a collective act featuring classic ska, funk and all out madness! The duo are not only performing in-between races, they will be playing at 9pm […]

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My Kind Of Carat!



The Go Racing In Yorkshire team had a fabulous day doing a photo shoot to show off the amazing prizes this year’s best dressed Lady race-goer will enjoy! Emma White, General Manager of Go Racing In Yorkshire said ‘What a brilliant day showcasing all of these amazing prizes, my favourite part of the day had […]

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80s NIGHT AT PONTEFRACT



Evening meetings are always extremely popular at Pontefract and the first of three this season is 80s Night on Friday Evening 27th May. With Cheryl, Mike and Jay, formerly of 80s Legends Bucks Fizz playing straight after racing, it promises to be the best 80s Night yet! Bucks Fizz were one of the top selling […]

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CLEVER COOKIE IN GOOD NICK FOR YORK



NIVEN HOPING FOR RAIN FOR EIGHT-YEAR-OLD STABLE STAR NORTH Yorkshire-based trainer Peter Niven has reported Clever Cookie to be in “good nick” ahead of Friday’s Betway Yorkshire Cup at York. The mile-and-six-furlong Group 2, part of the British Champions Series, has attracted six classy stayers. Clever Cookie has already shown smart form this season, finishing […]

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WITHHOLD TO ENHANCE FAMILY TRADITION ON IRISH DAY AT THIRSK



  WITHHOLD, an eye-catching fourth on his racecourse debut at Haydock last month, can enhance a family tradition by taking the starring role in the Justgiving.com/Marcia-Sanderson For Macmillan Maiden Stakes on Irish Day at Thirsk tomorrow (May 14). Khalid Abdulla’s colt, trained by Charles Hills, will be out to go one better than his half-brother […]

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CLEVER COOKIE IN GOOD NICK FOR YORK



NIVEN HOPING FOR RAIN FOR EIGHT-YEAR-OLD STABLE STAR NORTH Yorkshire-based trainer Peter Niven has reported Clever Cookie to be in “good nick” ahead of Friday’s Betway Yorkshire Cup at York. The mile-and-six-furlong Group 2, part of the British Champions Series, has attracted six classy stayers. Clever Cookie has already shown smart form this season, finishing […]

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FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY AT DONCASTER RACES



Horse racing is a pastime that can be enjoyed by all the family, young and old alike, and this summer sees a Family Fun day take place on the St Leger turf at Doncaster Racecourse sponsored by another favourite local attraction, Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Sunday 12th June will see the Grandstand and Family enclosures transformed […]

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VARIAN EYES FURTHER SUCCESS AT YORK WITH LADY OF DUBAI AND CHEOREOGRAPHER



YORK has been a happy hunting ground for trainer Roger Varian in recent seasons and he is hoping for fresh glories on Thursday when he saddles two runners in the feature races. The China Horse Club-owned Choreographer will be the Newmarket handler’s representative in the £160,000 Betfred Dante Stakes, the Group 2 race renowned as […]

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APPLEBY EXPECTING DANZENO TO RUN BIG IN GROUP 2 AT YORK CANDY’S ‘SON’ MAY NEED SEASONAL BOW



DANZENO will try to take advantage of a 5lb weight advantage when he renews acquaintances with Twilight Son in what is set to be a thrilling Group 2, the Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes at York on Wednesday. The pair last locked horns in October at Ascot in the Group 1 QIPCO British Champions […]

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‘ROLL UP ROLL UP’ IT’S TRADITIONAL FAMILY FUN DAY AT RIPON RACES



Following on from the success of last week’s landmark FREE FRIDAY meeting, Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse hold their first Family Day of their season this Sunday, with their annual ‘Traditional Family Fun Day’. Complementing Ripon’s family friendly Racecourse status, the day focuses on entertainment for the family with their Traditional Family day. There will be a […]

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Redcar Racecourse honours Middlesbrough Football Club on Monday 16th May



Redcar Racecourse is celebrating the success of Middlesbrough Football Club in achieving promotion to the Premier League with a race named in the club’s honour on Monday 16th May. The Congratulations on Promotion Middlesbrough F.C. #UTB Novice Median Auction Stakes is the opening race on Monday 16th May, a raceday which features 7 races. Redcar […]

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APPLEBY EXPECTING DANZENO TO RUN BIG IN GROUP 2 AT YORK



CANDY’S ‘SON’ MAY NEED SEASONAL BOW DANZENO will try to take advantage of a 5lb weight advantage when he renews acquaintances with Twilight Son in what is set to be a thrilling Group 2, the Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes at York on Wednesday. The pair last locked horns in October at Ascot in […]

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IRISH DAY CAN BE LUCKY FOR THIRSK RACEGOERS



THERE WILL be no need for a four-leaf clover to enjoy the luck of the Irish at Thirsk on Saturday (May 14) when a touch of the Blarney comes to the North Yorkshire track. The Irish are famous for having fun and that will be the keynote for racegoers on Irish Day at Thirsk to […]

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BEVERLEY BLISS AN OWEN GOAL



First-season trainer Owen Burrows hopes success for Fawaareq at Beverley on Tuesday can act as a springboard towards even greater gains later in the week. Sir Michael Stoute’s former assistant this year took over at Kingwood House Stables, in Lambourn, and has already saddled Massaat into second place in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. Burrows […]

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MIDTERM ON COURSE FOR BETFRED DANTE AT YORK



MIDTERM headed up the eighteen horses at Friday’s confirmation stage for next Thursday’s £160,000 Betfred Dante Stakes at York – and connections are looking forward to their impeccably-bred colt lining up in the “definitive Derby trial”. Owned and homebred by Prince Khalid Abdulla, his dam is the six-time Group One-winning Juddmonte Farms mare, Midday. The […]

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SO MI DAR ON TARGET FOR TATTERSALLS MUSIDORA STAKES



CONNECTIONS of So Mi Dar are looking forward to competing in the £100,000 Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York on day one of the Dante Festival, Wednesday 11 May. The John Gosden-trained filly, who runs in the colours of her owner/ breeder Lord Lloyd-Webber, is unbeaten in two starts and overcame the colts in tidy fashion […]

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MULRENNAN SET TO CELEBRATE AT THIRSK BEER FESTIVAL



TOP NORTHERN jockey Paul Mulrennan, the leading rider at Thirsk over the past five seasons, looks set to be celebrating again when the Pennine Brewery Beer and Cider Festival is held at North Yorkshire course tomorrow evening (May 7). Mulrennan has a full book of rides on the seven-race card, but his best of the […]

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NEW FACILITIES AND RECORD PRIZE MONEY FOR THE DANTE FESTIVAL 2016 AT YORK



  Action for the 2016 season at York Racecourse gets underway with the three day Dante Festival starting on Wednesday 11 May. With a record investment of over £1m in prize money, as well the opening of the refurbished Edwardian Weighing Room to racegoers, excitement is building for the 17 raceday season ahead on the […]

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HIGH QUALITY RACING MARKS THIRSK BEER FESTIVAL



The perfect combination of high quality racing and top quality beers comes to Thirsk this Saturday evening (May 7) with a seven race card providing the focal point to the Pennine Brewery Beer Festival. This will be the first time that the Beer Festival has come to Thirsk and will be held in the Paddock […]

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FREE FRIDAY NIGHT RACING AT RIPON



There’s plenty of exciting sporting action coming up over the next few weeks but surely nothing is more thrilling than Ripon’s FREE FRIDAY NIGHT RACING on Friday, 6th May. Yorkshire’s multiple award winning racecourse is gearing up for a landmark FREE evening of racing as they invite racegoers old and new and of all ages […]

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DUBAI DYNAMO OUT TO WORK HIS MAGIC AT BEVERLEY



Endearing Yorkshire veteran Dubai Dynamo will make his 150th racecourse appearance in the feature event at Beverley on Bank Holiday Monday. Trained by Ruth Carr in Stillington, near York, the 11-year-old gelding will be joined by stablemate Abushamah in the £10,000 Beverley Annual Badgeholders Handicap at 4.05pm. Dubai Dynamo, who has earned over £350,000 in […]

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THIRSK HUNT CUP TAKES CENTRE STAGE



THIRSK HUNT CUP TAKES CENTRE STAGE HOT ON the heels of a fantastic return of Sunday racing to Thirsk, the pretty North Yorkshire course is gearing up for one of the big days in the calendar the Thirsk Hunt Cup, highlight of a brilliant day’s racing at the track this Saturday (April 30). The course […]

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CAPTAIN DUNNE AIMS TO ADD TO HIS THIRSK RECORD



CAPTAIN Dunne, one of the most popular sprint handicappers in the North, is poised to return to the scene of two of his most recent triumphs on Sunday. Tim Easterby’s evergreen 11-year-old is entered in Thirsk’s feature Watch Racing UK in HD Handicap over five furlongs, one of seven contests in the racecourse’s first Sunday […]

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YORK UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR SPRINT ACE MAGICAL MEMORY



MAGICAL Memory could next be seen on the opening day of the York season in the Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes on Wednesday 11 May. The Charles Hills-trained sprint star began his four-year-old campaign with a fine win in the Abernant Stakes at Newmarket last week. It was a performance that suggested the striking […]

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SIR MICHAEL STOUTE TAKES AIM AT WESTWOOD HONOURS



Sir Michael Stoute will attempt to maintain his blistering start to the season by sending two runners to Beverley on Thursday. The Newmarket handler has his string in especially good form for this time of the year and launches a dual assault on the seven-race card in East Yorkshire. Arab Poet is one of five […]

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‘READY TO ROAR’ FOR ST GEORGES DAY CELEBRATIONSS



Ripon’s second meeting of the season takes place on Saturday (April 23) as does their anticipated St George’s Day Celebrations. To get into the festivities, the Racecourse are offering all those named ‘George’ (or near enough) FREE entry (with valid I.D) into the Paddock Enclosure and are encouraging racegoers to dress in typical St Georges […]

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27TH NORTHERN RACING COLLEGE CHARITY DAY



Wednesday 27th April is a day when Pontefract traditionally looks to the future stars of racing – it’s the 27th Annual Northern Racing College Charity Day! The entire race meeting is unique in the fact that the body of the card sees races sponsored by William Hill, totepool, Betfred, Ladbrokes and Coral. All these bookmakers […]

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SUNDAY RACING RETURNS TO THIRSK



  SUNDAY racing returns to Thirsk for the first time in more than a decade when the course stages a Family Sunday Fun Day next weekend. It will be only the second time in its history that a Sunday meeting will have been held at the popular North Yorkshire racecourse and to mark the event, […]

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TOP NOTCH TONTO TEAM REACH FOR THE STARS WITH OREWA



Prominent owner Keith Brown feels he could have found “the next Top Notch Tonto” ahead of Orewa’s debut at Beverley’s first meeting of the season on Wednesday. The two-year-old son of Helmet cost Brown 18,000 euro at Tattersalls Ireland last September and is one of eight declarations for the five-furlong Welcome Back To Beverley Novice […]

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BALTY BOYS BID TO GO ONE BETTER AT THIRSK



MALTON trainer Brian Ellison is hoping stable stalwart Balty Boys can go one better than last year when he runs in Thirsk’s EBF Stallions.com Michael Foster Conditions Stakes over seven furlongs on Saturday. The seven-year-old Cape Cross gelding was beaten a length and a quarter by Heaven’s Guest in this £15,000 event in 2015, and […]

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MARATHON RUNNERS IN ACTION AT PONTE



Horses laden with stamina are no bad thing at the best of times at Pontefract, but never more so than at the second meeting of the season at the West Yorkshire track on Monday 18th April. The Pontefract Marathon Handicap – over a testing 2m 5½ furlongs – is the longest flat handicap race run […]

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Leading Trainers in Yorkshire 2016



Mark Johnston 3 Eric Alston 2 David Barron 2 Keith Dalgleish 2 Michael Dods 2 David O’Meara 2 John Quinn 2 Roger Varian 2 Leading Jockeys in Yorkshire 2016 Silvestre De Sousa 3 Richard Kingscote 3 Ben Curtis 2 Tom Eaves 2 Joe Fanning 2 Neil Farley 2 Philip Makin 2 Paul Mulrennan 2

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MAAREK FIRED UP FOR BULLET REPEAT BID



Maarek’s late-summer goal is likely to be the defence of his crown in the totepoool Beverley Bullet as racing returns on the Westwood this Wednesday. The Group One-winning sprinter claimed the £50,000 Listed race in thrilling fashion last season and is already in contention for a significant double in Beverley’s keynote event on August 27. […]

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RIPON SET AND READY FOR RACING



The first meeting of 2016 at Ripon – Yorkshire’s ‘Garden Racecourse’- takes place on Thursday (April 14), when racing is scheduled to begin at 2-00 p.m with a contest for two-year-olds supported by both The Nag’s Head at Pickhill and The European Breeders Fund. Ripon’s season on the Flat this summer consists of 17 days’ […]

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‘And They’re Off’ – Ripon Races Set for Racing!



With the British turf flat racing season now underway, the recently crowned ‘Best Small Racecourse in the North’ is set to open their gates for the opening day of their 2016 season and a jam packed summer of action. It’s not necessarily been a quiet winter at ‘Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse’, with substantial investments taking place […]

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TOP CLASS ACTION TO OPEN THIRSK’S SEASON



TOP-CLASS action is in prospect when Thirsk racecourse stages its opening meeting of the 2016 season on Saturday, April 16. In the first of 17 meetings at the North Yorkshire track this year, a high-quality batch of middle-distance performers are expected to line up for the feature race on the card, the Eileen House 80th […]

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Redcar Racing Action – Monday 11th April.



  Redcar’s second meeting of the season takes place on Monday (April 11), when the seven-race programme gets underway at 2-00 p.m. The feature race is the Racing UK profits returned to racing Handicap Stakes, a £10,000 Handicap contest over one mile. Monday’s card also includes a qualifying race in this season’s Pinnacle Cup Straight […]

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What’s On Notice…



WHAT: The Betway Lincoln festival to mark the start of the flat season followed by an Easter family fun day at Doncaster Racecourse WHEN: Betway Lincoln festival on Saturday April 2 and Easter family fun day on Sunday April 3, 2016 Gates Open: 11:30 on Saturday and 12:00 on Sunday Start Race: 14:15 on Saturday […]

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YEOMANRY MARCH ON BEVERLEY RACECOURSE TO CELEBRATE QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY



  The 2016 season looks set to arrive in style at Beverley Racecourse as the popular East Yorkshire track welcomes troops from the Queen’s Own Yeomanry to honour the monarch’s 90th birthday. The Queen, who visited Beverley Racecourse in 2002, celebrates her 90th birthday on the 21st April, with her official birthday celebrations due to […]

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Redcar Racecourse celebrates a cracking Easter event



Redcar Racecourse celebrates a cracking Easter event Tuesday 29th March, 2016 The country’s flat turf racing season got underway as thousands of families from across the region turned out on Easter Monday for Redcar Racecourse’s first Premier meeting of the 2016 season, despite gloomy bank holiday weather. Thousands of people flocked to the racecourse, which […]

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BETFRED DANTE ATTRACTS BUMPER ENTRY



BIG GUNS SET SIGHTS ON YORK’S RENOWNED DERBY TRIAL FOUNDATION and Midterm, who are Betfred’s 12/1 market leaders for the Investec Derby, are both among an impressive eighty-eight strong entry for the Betfred Dante Stakes, to be run at York on Thursday 12 May. The £160,000 Group 2 – recognised by many as the premier […]

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YORK THE TARGET FOR CLASSIC STAR COVERT LOVE



BETFRED MIDDLETON STAKES ON THE AGENDA TWO-TIME Group 1 winner Covert Love could start off her 2016 campaign in the Group 2 Betfred Middleton Stakes at York – ahead of taking on the colts. Trainer Hugo Palmer has outlined an exciting plan for the Darley Irish Oaks heroine that includes Thursday May 12’s mile-and-a-quarter race […]

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HILLS TRIO GIVEN ENTRY FOR DUKE OF YORK CLIPPER LOGISTICS STAKES



BETWAY YORKSHIRE CUP ATTRACTS STRONG FIELD TRAINER Charlie Hills looks to have a strong hand for the Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes, which will be staged on the opening day of York’s 2016 season –Wednesday 11 May The £120,000 Group 2 contest has attracted an exciting initial entry of forty- eight, including three from […]

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Quality Assured Racecourse Scheme 2015 results revealed



• RCA Announces results of 2015 Quality Assured Racecourse Scheme • Accredited by Visit England and Visit Scotland • 16 racecourses awarded RCA Excellence Accolades • All racecourses accredited as ‘good’ or better Go Racing In Yorkshire is very proud to announce that 5 of the Yorkshire race courses are in the top 12 of […]

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Ripon Races Club Dining Room Wins National Award



Ripon Racecourse has today received a national RCA Excellence Accolade for its Club Dining Room. It also takes its place for the first time amongst the top dozen racecourses in the country, according to the VisitEngland assessment scheme. The national tourism boards provide a rating that takes into account efficiency and friendliness of customer service […]

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DONCASTER RACECOURSE WINS NATIONAL ACCOLADE FOR EXCELLENCE



  Doncaster Racecourse has been named as one of the top UK racing venues in a national awards scheme. Every year the Racecourse Association (RCA) publishes a list of the top racecourses in England, Wales and Scotland via its Quality Assured Racecourse Scheme, which is run in partnership with tourism bodies VisitEngland and VisitScotland. Now […]

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BACK IN ACTION AT PONTE



After a few months off over the winter, the flat season roars back in to action at Pontefract with a quality race meeting on Tuesday 5th April. With over £60,000 worth of prize money on offer, the card often throws up some impressive early season types. The highlight of the programme is the £20,000 Watch […]

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Redcar Racecourse’s first Premier meeting of the season is set to be a cracker



Thousands of families from across the North East are expected to attend Redcar Racecourse’s greatly anticipated, first Premier meeting of the 2016 season on Easter Monday, 28th March. The racecourse opens its doors for the first time following a £250,000 refurbishment – which includes a new roof on the parade ring viewing stand, new windows […]

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DENNIS PRIESTLEY DARTS TO DONCASTER FOR LINCOLN



  DARTS LEGEND Dennis Priestley will be hitting the bull’s eye this April as he visits Doncaster Racecourse as part of the prestigious Betway Lincoln. The “Menace” will be making his first appearance at the Town Moor track on Saturday, April 02 to take part in a ‘9 Dart Challenge’ competition where guests will be […]

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PONTEFRACT ARE SET TO GO FOR 2016



It’s been over 5 months since we last had racing at Pontefract, but the 2016 season is almost upon us and the West Yorkshire track kick off their 16 day campaign on Tuesday 5th April. With prize money once again topping the £1 million mark, there promises to be another season of top class racing […]

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RIPON PROUDLY RETAINS ITS CROWN AS “BEST SMALL RACECOURSE IN NORTHERN ENGLAND”



  Ripon Racecourse is proud to announce it has retained its crown as ‘Best Small Racecourse in Northern England’ once again for 2015. After being awarded the title in 1996, 2003, 2009, 2011 & 2014, Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse is the first racecourse in the ‘Small North’ category to win the award in back to back […]

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Redcar Racecourse set for another spectacular racing season after a £250,000 refurbishment



  Teesside’s Redcar Racecourse is eager to kick start the 2016 racing season on Easter Monday after undergoing a £250,000 refurbishment. The racecourse – which is yet again the cheapest paid admission racecourse in the country having kept its admission prices frozen for the ninth year in a row – will host seven Premier Meetings […]

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DONCASTER RACES TO TOP OF REGIONAL POLL



DONCASTER Racecourse is celebrating racing ahead of its competition after being awarded best regional racecourse in a prestigious poll. The Town Moor track was credited with top marks in the Midlands West regional section of The Racegoers Club 2015 Racecourse of the Year Awards by members of the official club for racing fans in Britain. […]

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MONDAY RACING AT CATTERICK RACECOURSE. IT’S A DATE!



The next meeting at Catterick is Monday 15th February, a perfect late Valentine’s treat. A six race card starting at 2.10pm, gates open at 12.10pm. Weatherbys Group Ltd sponsor the two chases on the card, a Novices’ Limited Handicap and a Class 3 Handicap, both run over three miles and one furlong. In addition, Josie […]

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Seeyouatmidnight heads 12 entries for totepool Towton Novices’ Chase



Seeyouatmidnight will step up to three miles for the £32,000 Grade Two totepool Towton Novices’ Chase (2.45pm), the highlight of action-packed afternoon at Wetherby on Medieval Day, Saturday, February 6. Trained by Sandy Thomson, Seeyouatmidnight laid down a marker for the RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March when jumping and galloping his rivals […]

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JOSH DOYLE’S MONTHLY BLOG FOR FEBRUARY



Winning the Go Racing in Yorkshire Apprentice Future Stars Series has been the highlight of 2015 for me and I have to thank the trainers and owners especially Dave O Meara for giving me the opportunities to ride these horses. I would also like to thank the sponsors of the series Go Racing in Yorkshire […]

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NORTH YORKSHIRE GRAND NATIONAL MEETING NEXT AT CATTERICK



Catterick’s jump season continues with its most prestigious day on Thursday 14th January, featuring the North Yorkshire Grand National sponsored by the Richmond based Racecourse supplier firm, Watt Fences. The race run over 3miles 6furlongs forms part of a seven race card which starts at 12.45pm with gates opening at 10.45am, and tends to attract […]

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Lee taking trip Gamble in 188BET Rowland Meyrick



Seventh Sky set for quick reappearance in Wetherby feature Top Gamble is to tackle three miles for the first time in the £40,000 Grade Three 188BET Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase (1.45pm, 21 entries) at Wetherby on Boxing Day, Saturday, December 26. The imposing seven-year-old captured the Grade Two Future Champions Novices’ Chase at Ayr in […]

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TWO CHANCES TO COME RACING THIS FESTIVE SEASON



Catterick Racecourse races twice over the forthcoming festive period on Bank Holiday Monday 28th December and New Year’s Day. Monday 28th December forms part of the Go Racing in Yorkshire Winter Festival. The action starts at 12.25pm with the first of six races, gates open at 10.25am and race goers arriving early will receive a […]

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CATTERICK’S JUMP SEASON STARTS NEXT WEDNESDAY



Jumping for the 2015/16 season starts at Catterick races on Wednesday 2nd December. The first of seven races is at 12.20pm and the gates open at 10.20am. This is the first of ten scheduled jump fixtures which run through to 9th March 2016, and include the ever popular festive meetings on Monday 28th December and […]

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80S NIGHT AT PONTEFRACT – COMPLETE WITH FIZZ!



80s Night is fast becoming one of the most established race meetings in the Pontefract Racing Calendar and the popular event will be bigger and better than ever before in 2016. Bucks Fizz were one of the top selling British groups of the 1980s and Cheryl, Mike and Jay, formerly of Bucks Fizz, have confirmed […]

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BEVERLEY RACECOURSE ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF 2016 SEASON



2015 saw records broken at Beverley Racecourse. More than £650,000 invested in the refurbishment of the hospitality facilities, major events smashing visitor numbers, with the renowned Journal Ladies’ Day breaking previous records, and the season closing with a extra event staged in October – a great year all round. With thoughts turning to Christmas, it’s […]

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Ladies Day Final



Jill Dales Winner of the  Ladies Day Final

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A season of records and new facilities



York Racecourse concluded its 2015 season today after a hugely busy year which has seen a strong attendance, as over 360,000 racegoers (+9%) witnessed 115 races over 17 fabulous days of racing action, with an increased number of runners as 1,465 thoroughbreds competed for a record of £6.7m prize money. In other excitements this year, […]

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PONTEFRACT RACECOURSE MONDAY 19TH OCTOBER Totepool SEASON FINALE



After a great Summer of racing, the 2015 season comes to a close at Pontefract on Monday 19th October. The final meeting ends what has been a fantastic year at the West Yorkshire track with some memorable racing. And this final raceday is no different with a top class Listed 2 year old race on […]

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Redcar Racecourse shows its support for Save Our Steel



Thousands of racegoers from across the North East attended the Totepool Two Year Old Trophy Day this weekend, as the racecourse showed its support to those affected by the mothballing of SSI. Redcar racecourse took centre stage on Saturday as over 3,700 people, including politicians, attended the highly anticipated race day. The racecourse ran races […]

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POYLE VINNIE POISED FOR CORAL SPRINT TROPHY AT YORK



TRAINER Mick Appleby is hoping Poyle Vinnie can go one better than the Ayr Gold Cup when he contests the £100,000 Coral Sprint Trophy at York on Saturday. The five-year-old gelding ran a cracker in going down by only half a length to the well-supported favourite Don’t Touch on September 19. As a result, Poyle […]

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GRACIOUS JOHN SET FOR HAT-TRICK BID WITH YORK ASSIGNMENT



TRAINER Dave Evans is hoping for a bold run from in-form Gracious John in the coral.co.uk Rockingham Stakes at York on Saturday. The two-year-old son of Baltic King will be seeking a third successive victory when he contests the six-furlong Listed contest, that has seen its prize money increase to £50,000. Gracious John is returning […]

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YORKIDDING TO BID FOR YORKSHIRE WIN IN £50,000 FEATURE AT YORK



AGENT GIBBS SET FOR SWIFT REAPPEARANCE MIDDLEHAM-based trainer Mark Johnston has enjoyed a fruitful season at York and is aiming for more home county success there when, Yorkidding, returns to Knavesmire on Friday to tackle new feature race on the card. The Stan James-sponsored handicap offers a £50,000 prize and is run over the Ebor […]

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TWO-DAY OCTOBER MEETING IS RICHEST EVER SEASONAL CONCLUSION TO YORK RACES



The last chance to enjoy racing action at York in 2015 comes on Friday and Saturday (9 & 10 October). With record prize money of over £415,000 on offer, it is the most valuable October finale ever held on the Knavesmire. A year on year increase of £100,000 to prize money sees all fourteen races […]

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A YEAR TO REMEMBER ON THE WESTWOOD



Beverley racecourse chief executive Sally Iggulden branded 2015 “a great year” ahead of the final fixture of the season on Thursday. Fine weather and big-money refurbishments in the close season contributed to yet another rise in yearly attendances at the popular East Yorkshire circuit. The racing has also been superb, too, with young starlets like […]

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Beverley Racecourse Looks Set for the Season Closer



Having announced this new event for October, Beverley Racecourse is looking forward to this additional day on 1st October. The new Season Closer, which is an 8 race card, wraps up the season in style and is an event that is transferring from Newcastle Racecourse for this year only, following the redevelopment plans of the […]

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Redcar race for Save Our Steel this Saturday



Redcar Racecourse is showing its support to those affected by the closure of SSI by adding a new race to its highly anticipated Totepool Two Year Old Trophy Day, on Saturday 3rd October. In aid of the Save Our Steel campaign, the racecourse has taken the decision to run a race under the same name. […]

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RACING THROUGH THE AUTUMN WITH PONTEFRACT



As the flat season continues to wind down, Pontefract stage their penultimate meeting of the season on Monday 5th October. The 15th race meeting of the year at the West Yorkshire venue is bound to be well supported as trainers get one last run in to their charges before the National Hunt season takes over. […]

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RIPON ‘GET’S THE BEERS IN’ FOR THEIR BIG SATURDAY SEASON FINALE



Ripon’s 2015 season comes to a resounding conclusion this Saturday (September 26) with a quality seven-race programme at Yorkshire’s ‘Garden Racecourse’, scheduled to begin at 2-05p.m, with the course celebrating the end of another successful season with a Pop-Up Beer festival and live music. Getting into the spirit of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, the […]

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BEVERLEY ROYAL SUMMONS FOR VICTORIA PENDLETON



Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton has been confirmed to ride Royal Etiquette at Beverley on Tuesday. Lawney Hill’s eight-year-old is one of 17 declared runners in the mile-and-a-quarter Betfair Supports Amateur Riders’ Handicap at 5.30pm. Hill’s inmate will break from stall 14 and shares joint-top weight with Brockfield, who won a division of this race […]

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VICTORIA PENDLETON IN THE SADDLE AT BEVERLEY



Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton is due to have her second competitive ride as a jockey at Beverley next Tuesday (September 22). Pendleton, 34, will once again partner the Lawney Hill-trained Royal Etiquette in the Betfair Supports Amateur Riders’ Handicap, due off at 5pm, at the popular East Yorkshire circuit. The former track cyclist made […]

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RACING THROUGH THE AUTUMN WITH PONTEFRACT AND RACING UK



As the flat season continues to wind down, Pontefract stage their second September meeting on Thursday 24th. The highlight of the card is the Simon Scrope Dalby Screw-Driver Handicap – a Class 2 Handicap over 1m2f worth £20,000 to the winner. ‘Screw-Driver’ was the racing pin up in the early 19th century, winning at least […]

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TWO CHANCES TO COME RACING TO CATTERICK NEXT WEEK



The next race meeting at Catterick races is Tuesday 15th September, with the first of seven races race at 2pm. The feature race is the £10,000 CNG Handicap Stakes over seven furlongs. Harrogate based firm CNG Ltd are sponsoring in support of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and, in addition, the charity’s own racehorse an unnamed […]

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Beverley Racecourse Announces New October Event



Beverley Racecourse Announces New October Event Beverley Racecourse announces they are extending their 2015 Season with an additional event on 1st October. The new fixture, the new Season Closer, wraps up the season in style and is an event that is transferring from Newcastle Racecourse for this year only, following the redevelopment plans of the […]

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YORK INCREASES PRIZE MONEY FOR OCTOBER MEETING



York Racecourse is delighted to announce an increase of £100,000 to prize money for its final meeting of the 2015 season on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 October.  All fourteen races over the two days will benefit, as the prize fund is boosted by over 25% from last year, to a record level of £416,000.  […]

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RACING THROUGH THE AUTUMN AT PONTEFRACT



Autumn may be drawing ever closer but there are still 4 race meetings left to enjoy at Pontefract Racecourse before the season finishes. With 2 meetings in September and 2 in October, there’s plenty of fantastic racing ahead. The first September meeting on the 17th throws the sprinting fillies in to the spotlight as the […]

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Redcar Ladies & Gents Evening



Thousands of racegoers from across the region turned out this weekend to experience Redcar’s hottest event on the racing calendar. Nearly 3700 people attended Redcar Racecourse’s Ladies’ & Gents’ Evening on Saturday which included best dressed competitions, a fun casino, photobooth, and live entertainment from local band The Persuaders. The best dressed competitions are always […]

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FAHEY AIMS TO END THIRSK SEASON IN STYLE



Top trainer Richard Fahey is aiming to turn on the style on Ladies Day at Thirsk on Saturday when he saddles Third Time Lucky in the featured Personal Touches Handicap. While racegoers will be dressed to impress in hopes of winning some of the top prizes on offer for the Best Dressed Lady and Gentleman, […]

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THE PRESS FAMILY SUNDAY AT YORK OFFERS £100,000 IN PRIZE MONEY PLUS PEPPA PIG



There’s fun for all at the annual Press Family Sunday at York Races this weekend (Sunday September 6), including a seven-race thoroughbred card worth over £100,000; featuring the fourth running of the Betfred Garrowby Stakes, a Listed race for sprinters. Plus, the return of children’s favourite, Peppa Pig, to the Knavesmire. This year the only […]

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MAAREK QUICK TO THE DRAW IN BULLET



Maarek showed his class under a typically astute Jamie Spencer ride to claim the £50,000 totescoop6 Beverley Bullet. The Group One-winning sprinter had to do it the hard way after he was bumped at the start, but the outcome was explosive once Spencer went into overdrive. Smooth-travelling Line Of Reason looked poised to strike once […]

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Pendleton To Make Debut



OLYMPIC cycling champion Victoria Pendleton has been granted an amateur licence just in time to be booked to ride at Ripon on Monday. This was achieved after a two-day assessment at the British Racing School in Newmarket last week. She has been issued with the Category A amateur rider licence that will enable her to contest her first race under […]

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Beverley Bullet Raceday and The Sunday Hop 29 & 30 August



  Almost 12,000 race-goers enjoyed Beverley Racecourse at its very best for The Journal Ladies’ Day mid August, and this coming weekend sees out the month with two major events. The prestigious ‘Beverley Bullet Raceday’ on Saturday 29 August is just what it says: a raceday showcasing only the fastest horses and top quality racing. The […]

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MAAREK TAKES AIM AT BULLET



  Group One-winning sprinter Maarek is poised for another big-race assignment in England after he was confirmed for the Listed totescoop6 Beverley Bullet on Saturday. The eight-year-old Irish sprinter, trained in County Tipperary by Evanna McCutcheon, is on course to feature in the £50,000 Bullet over five furlongs after finishing fifth behind Mattmu in the Phoenix Sprint […]

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Ladies and gents prepare for Redcar’s red carpet event



Ladies and gentlemen across the region are being encouraged to dress to impress for Redcar Racecourse’s hottest event of the year. Ladies’ & Gents’ Evening on Saturday August 29th is the fashion and social highlight of the racing calendar, with thousands of racegoers expected to turn out to the annual event. The race day will […]

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WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE EBOR FESTIVAL MAKES MEMORIES AGAIN



A wonderful week of racing at York once again created fond memories for racegoers and racing professionals alike. Over the four days, the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival 2015 attracted some 88,553 racegoers, which is 10% up on last year, with attendance on all four days showing an increase. The biggest attendance since 2011 is […]

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WALKING THE COURSES FAMILY DAY



The next meeting at Catterick on Wednesday 26th August is the final race meeting of the 2015 school summer holidays. As such there is plenty of interest for the kids with extra entertainment in the Course Enclosure including pony rides, bouncy castles, roundabout and face painters, plus a free ice cream voucher, while stocks last. […]

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WARD DUO THRIVING AT YORK



AMERICAN trainer Wesley Ward has reported Acapulco and Finnegan to be in fine fettle after they shipped into York ahead of their respective engagements. Two-year-old filly Acapulco is here to take on the older sprinters in the Group 1 Coolmore Nunthorpe on Friday. Finnegan, who was a late withdrawal from the Coventry Stakes at Royal […]

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LOOKING FORWARD TO TOP QUALITY SPORT, FASHION AND FOOD AT THE WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE EBOR FESTIVAL 2015



With record prize money of over £3.8 million, the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival looks set to attract the very best of thoroughbreds from Britain, Ireland, Europe, Australia and, for the first time, North America to the Knavesmire for York’s flagship meeting over four spectacular days of racing action from Wednesday 19 to Saturday 22 […]

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BIG ORANGE HAS YORK ON AGENDA



TRAINER Michael Bell is anticipating another good performance from his star performer Big Orange, who is on track to appear in the Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Lonsdale Cup at York on Friday 21 August. The son of Duke Of Marmalade has been a revelation this summer, winning a brace of Group 2s at major festivals. His […]

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DODS’ SPRINT STARS IN TOP FORM AHEAD OF YORK



COUNTY Durham trainer Michael Dods has high-class sprint duo Mecca’s Angel and Easton Angel in good order ahead of the four day Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival, which begins on Wednesday 19 August. Easton Angel, second at Royal Ascot in the Queen Mary Stakes and then an unlucky-in-running fourth in the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes […]

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Redcar Racecourse’s Caribbean extravaganza



Thousands of people from across the North East turned out this weekend to enjoy Redcar Racecourse’s fifth Caribbean Carnival Day. Over 4,600 racegoers attended the event, which featured seven races, fancy dress competitions, pirates and musical entertainment from the Paradise Steel Band. The glorious summer weather added to the Caribbean atmosphere as hordes of families […]

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MUTHMIR ON TRACK FOR COOLMORE NUNTHORPE STAKES



Waady also set to represent Sheikh Hamdan in showdown sprint at York MUTHMIR, currently the 6/1 second favourite for the Group 1 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes, is on target to take his chance in the £310,000 highlight of day three, Friday, August 21, of York’s Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival. The William Haggas-trained five-year-old goes into […]

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EXCITING JUVENILES HEAD JOHNSTON’S YORK TEAM



TRAINER Mark Johnston has enjoyed tremendous success with his juveniles so far this season and he is targeting York’s valuable two-year-old events for a number of his star performers. Among their most anticipated runners of the week is the unbeaten filly, Lumiere, an emphatic winner of her only start to date in a maiden at […]

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WILLIAM HILL GREAT ST. WILFRID STAKES HEADS RIPON’S RICHEST RACEDAY ON SATURDAY WITH NEW ALICE IN WONDERLAND FAMILY DAY FOLLOWING ON TUESDAY



Ripon’s most valuable and iconic race of the season, The William Hill Great St. Wilfrid Stakes – a famous Handicap for sprinters offering prize money of £70,000 – takes pride of place on a top-class card this Saturday (August 15) – the richest raceday of the season at Yorkshire’s ‘Garden Racecourse’ with total prize money […]

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BALIOS TO SPEARHEAD SIMCOCK TEAM FOR YORK



Trainer has fingers crossed for “progressive” Betfred Ebor entry Curbyourenthusiasm TRAINER David Simcock has a clutch of exciting horses to chase the £3.8 million prize money at the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival with – headed by Royal Ascot hero, Balios. The Al Asayl Bloodstock-owned three-year-old colt delivered a superb performance to win the King […]

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York Racecourse proud to announce HRH The Duke of York, KG as its Patron



York Racecourse is honoured that The Duke of York has agreed to become its Patron. The news follows the visit by HRH on Wednesday 13 May, 2015 when he officially opened the new Weighing Room – the key part of the wider development of the northern end of the racecourse. A staunch supporter of both […]

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PETERHOUSE READY TO WOW BEVERLEY



Middleham trainer Jason Ward strives to preserve local honour at Beverley on Wednesday when Peterhouse runs on Journal Ladies’ Day. The former John Gosden inmate is one of eight declared runners for the £10,000 Listers Mercedes Benz of Hull Handicap at 4.10pm – the feature race at the most popular meeting of the season on […]

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IMPROVER MISS MARJURIE ON COURSE FOR DARLEY YORKSHIRE OAKS



TRAINER Denis Coakley is looking forward to running his star mare Miss Marjurie in the Group 1 Darley Yorkshire Oaks, the feature on day two (Thursday 20 August) of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival. The five-year-old by Marju had useful form last season, winning a competitive handicap at Epsom’s Derby meeting before signing off […]

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WALKING THE COURSES’: THE BIGGEST CHARITY EFFORT THE RACING WORLD HAS SEEN



On Friday 20th March 2015, people from all corners of the racing industry gathered at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse to give fundraiser and walker, Richard Farquhar, a send-off to remember for the first leg of his epic fundraising venture, Walking The Courses. From Newmarket, Richard set out on a 72 mile walk to Towcester Racecourse, […]

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WATERCLOCK IN FULL FLOW



Waterclock’s performance at Beverley on Thursday will go a long way to determining his confirmation for the Betfred Cesarewitch. That’s the view of North Yorkshire trainer Jedd O’Keeffe, who is sweet on another assault on the big Newmarket handicap in October. Waterclock finished second in the Cesarewitch in 2013, when trained by Roger Charlton, but […]

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SEE SIGHTS FIXED ON JOURNAL LADIES’ DAY



  Rebecca Bastiman hopes to play her part on Journal Ladies’ Day as Beverley prepares for the most popular afternoon of their season next Wednesday. The Wetherby handler will attempt to preserve the theme of girl power on the Westwood by saddling See Vermont to victory in the five-furlong Rawfield And Paragon Data Handicap at […]

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FLYING FILLIES’ FAMILY DAY



Where does time go? It’s already the last of the three popular Sunday Family Day fixtures at Pontefract this season – the Flying Fillies Family Day. The race day takes its name after the feature race on the day and the richest race to be run at Pontefract in 2015. With £50,000 on offer, the […]

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AUSSIE STAR CRITERION ON TARGET FOR JUDDMONTE INTERNATIONAL STAKES AT YORK



AUSSIE ace Criterion will underline the increasingly international flavour of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival when he contests the Group One Juddmonte International at York on Wednesday 19 August. The five-year-old, who has been based at John Gosden’s Clarehaven Stables in Newmarket during his summer travels, is among the top middle-distance performers in his […]

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Summer Afternoon Racing at Doncaster



  Summer afternoon racing continues with a packed 7 race card sponsored by Betfred on Saturday 15th August, the last race meeting before the prestigious St Leger Festival takes place on the hallowed Town Moor Turf. The most valuable race of the day will see three year olds and upwards take on 7f in The […]

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Ladies Take Centre Stage at Beverley Racecourse for The Journal Ladies’ Day



  It’s forecast to be hot, hot, hot, in August and Beverley Racecourse is set to max with some searing August events. Ladies take centre stage for The Journal Ladies’ Day on Wednesday 12th August with the day combining the anticipation of fantastic racing and fabulous fashions. Plus there’s no dip in momentum as the […]

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It’s a pirate’s life for Redcar Racecourse



  Redcar Racecourse introduces pirates and the Caribbean on Saturday 8th August, for its fifth feature meeting of the racing season. The annual event, which expects over 4,500 people, will include a steel band, Carmen Mirandas, Caribbean cocktails and of course pirates who will teach chants and tell stories of life on the open wave. […]

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CHILDREN’S DAY’ AT RIPON ON MONDAY FOLLOWED BY A TUESDAY EVENING CARD TO KICK OFF A BUSY AUGUST AT YORKSHIRE’S GARDEN RACECOURSE



Ripon’s popular annual ‘Children’s Day’ Meeting takes place on Monday (August 3), followed by an evening programme on Tuesday (August 4), with racing set to begin at 2-15 p.m. and 6-05p.m. respectively. Monday’s activities for children in the Course Enclosure include performances by The National Festival Circus along with a variety of funfair rides and […]

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JOSH DOYLE LOOKS A FUTURE STAR



Josh Doyle is poised to take a big step towards clinching the Go Racing In Yorkshire Future Stars competition when he partners Poolstock for Beverley trainer Les Eyre in the seventh round of competition at Thirsk this Friday (July 31). Doyle already has a commanding lead in the 10-race series after riding winners in the […]

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BETFRED DAY SALUTES OUR HEROES



The next meeting at Catterick Racecourse is Tuesday 4th August with the entire card sponsored by bookmakers Betfred. In addition, there will be fund raising for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. The first of seven races starts at 2.15pm and the £10,000 feature race The Betfred Membership Play Your Way Handicap Stakes over one mile six […]

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COURSE SPECIALIST AIMS FOR THIRD SUMMER CUP WIN



  Michael Dods’ veteran handicapper Orthopaedic Remedy will bid for a third victory in the £30,000 totepool Thirsk Summer Cup at the North Yorkshire track on Saturday. Now 11 years old, Orthopaedic Remedy won the Summer Cup for the first time in 2011 and then came back to win again 12 months ago and Dods […]

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WEDNESDAY 5TH AUGUST LADIES DAY GETS THE MEXICAN TOUCH



Racing and fashion combine in the annual Pontefract Ladies Day on Wednesday 5th August and there’s never been a better excuse to buy a new outfit! Courtesy of RIU Hotels and Resorts, Pontefract Racecourse is offering an all inclusive, week long holiday for 2 to one of the RIU resorts in Mexico. The prize includes […]

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RIPON PAY FITTING TRIBUTE TO 150TH ANNIVERSARY WITH SPECIAL ALICE IN WONDERLAND FAMILY COMMUNITY RACE DAY



Ripon’s new racing fixture this summer on Tuesday 18th August is due to be a magical extravaganza and that’s not just the racing. As part of the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’, the racecourse is pulling out all the stops to celebrate the cities connections with one of Britain’s best loved children’s […]

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DONCASTER RACECOURSE PRESS RELEASE



DONCASTER RACECOURSE PRESS RELEASE Music Live 2015 continues on Saturday 1st August during the Unsion sponsored raceday that will feature 7 quality flat races over the hallowed Town Moor turf. Gates will open at 11.30am ahead of the first race at 1.45pm. The most valuable race on the card will see horses rated 81-100 battle […]

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Summer Festival Leading Trainer and Jockey – Final Placings



TRAINER Mark Johnston 84 David O’Meara 82 Richard Fahey 72 Brian Ellison 60 Kevin Ryan 60 Tim Easterby 58 William Haggas 40 Ruth Carr 38 Tracy Waggott 28 Nigel Tinkler 26 Mickey Hammond 25 John Gosden 20 Charles Hills 20 John Quinn 20 Ann Duffield 19 Bryan Smart 19 Charlie Appleby 18 Les Eyre 18 […]

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EUSTACE ANTICIPATING BOLD BID AT YORK FROM IMPROVING TEA BLOSSOM



  ACTION on the Knavesmire resumes this Friday evening with a six-race card headed by the British Stallion Studs EBF Lyric Fillies’ Stakes, a Listed race staged over an extended ten furlongs. A field of seven will contest the £40,000 contest and Newmarket-based trainer, James Eustace, has high hopes for his charge, Tea Blossom. She […]

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LADIES DAYS



The next Ladies Day is PONTEFRACT Wed 5th August

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TOP NOTCH TONTO POISED FOR YORK RETURN THIS SATURDAY



TOP NOTCH TONTO POISED FOR YORK RETURN THIS SATURDAY TOP Notch Tonto, one of the most popular racehorses in training, is all set to make another bid for glory at York this Saturday. The five-year-old gelding has built up an army of followers, not least on social media, thanks both to his impressive form and […]

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Locals came out in force to support heroes at Redcar Racecourse



Locals came out in force to support heroes at Redcar Racecourse Monday 20th July, 2015 Locals came together on Sunday (19 July) in aid of the Armed Forces at Redcar Racecourse’s Help For Heroes Family Fun Day. The annual event supported Help for Heroes, The Royal British Legion, and The Felix Fund, a bomb disposal […]

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The Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival continues on Thursday at Doncaster



The Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival continues on Thursday with an evening of quality flat racing alongside our second Residents Evening of the year allowing residents in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire to come racing for FREE. The gates open at 4.00pm so it’s the perfect chance to come and relax after a stressful day […]

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‘SIR TOM JONES’ AND ‘SCOUTING FOR GIRLS’ STAR AT YORK’S MUSIC SHOWCASE WEEKEND



  York’s two-day Music Showcase weekend on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon (July 24 & 25), supported by Sky Bet, combines Pattern race quality action on the track and live performances on the music stage, after racing has finished. The legend that is Sir Tom Jones will be on stage on Friday evening, while the […]

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GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE SUMMER FESTIVAL FAMILY DAY



The second Family Day of the 2015 season at Pontefract is also the final day of the 8th Annual Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival on Sunday 26th July. With racing taking place in the White Rose County throughout the preceding week, there’s going to be a real festival feel to the days’ proceedings. Trainers […]

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BULLET FIRING FOR WESTWOOD DATE



Sunday, July 19 North Yorkshire trainer Kevin Ryan believes White Bullet can develop into a serious Group-race performer ahead of her assignment at Beverley on Monday evening. The two-year-old daughter of Exceed And Excel has twice shaped honourably in Listed company and has her third career start in the five-furlong Racing Again Next Tuesday Maiden […]

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GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE SUMMER FESTIVAL COMES TO CATTERICK



The Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival comes to town for the next meeting at Catterick on Wednesday 22nd July. Part of the nine day festival incorporating all the Yorkshire racecourses, the seven races at Catterick start at 2.20pm with the feature race being the £10,000 Skybet Supporting the Yorkshire Racing Summer Festival Handicap Stakes […]

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FURTADO IN FULL FLOW



Rookie South Yorkshire handler Ivan Furtado attempts to claim a first victory at Beverley tomorrow when Hulcolt runs on the Westwood. Brazilian-born Furtado, 36, has made quite a splash since taking over at Wiseton Stables, near Doncaster, earlier in the season. Hulcolt will now bid to give the emerging handler another winner in the Sandra […]

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York Racecourse advises people to get their tickets for Sir Tom Jones



York Racecourse advises people to get their tickets for Sir Tom Jones “Get your tickets for Sir Tom Jones quickly” is the message from York Racecourse as it looks forward to the visit of the Welsh singing legend on Friday evening 24 July. Sir Tom is proving so popular that the capacity on Stands Side […]

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THE ‘GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE RACING SUMMER FESTIVAL’ BEGINS AT RIPON ON SATURDAY



Ripon hosts the opening meeting of the 2015 ‘Go Racing In Yorkshire Racing Summer Festival’ this Saturday (July 18), a seven-race programme, which is due to start at 2-10 p.m. The Festival – which concludes at Pontefract on Sunday week – aims to showcase all that is best about racing in the county. A new […]

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COURSE WINNER ON BETFRED EBOR TRAIL



COURSE WINNER ON BETFRED EBOR TRAIL PROVEN course performer, Lycidas, has been declared for what looks a very competitive renewal of the John Smith’s Silver Cup – a Listed handicap for stayers – at York tomorrow. The Charlie Fellowes-trained six-year-old is dropping down in trip, having won a handicap over two miles at the Dante […]

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CUMANI SEEKS FIRST JOHN SMITH’S CUP VICTORY



Newmarket handler could be represented at York by Ajman Bridge and Mount Logan TRAINER Luca Cumani will seek to add to his impressive list of successes at York this Saturday when he will target the 56th running of the John Smith’s Cup, with either Ajman Bridge or Mount Logan – or possibly both. The Italian […]

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Redcar Raceday Fit For a Hero



Locals are being encouraged to support the Armed Forces at Redcar Racecourse’s Help For Heroes Family Fun Day this month. The annual event on Sunday 19th July will support Help for Heroes, The Royal British Legion and The Felix Fund, a bomb disposal charity based in Catterick Garrison. Thousands of families from across the North […]

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St Teresa’s Hospice Race Day at Catterick



Catterick races’ summer season continues on Wednesday 15th July with a seven race card starting at 2pm. The feature race over six furlongs is the £10,000 The Handelsbanken Handicap Stakes sponsored by Swedish bank Handelsbanken. The bank has branches throughout the country with a strong local presence, and the is supporting local charity St Teresa’s […]

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RED SHIRT NIGHT AND BEER FESTIVAL



  Jack Berry and Red Shirt Night have a place firmly in the history of Pontefract Racecourse. As a trainer, Jack Berry was renowned for wearing his Red Shirt as his lucky symbol. He was easy to spot when cheering home the likes of Mind Games and Paris House, two of his very best horses. […]

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RIPON’S EVENING PROGRAMME FOLLOWED BY ‘LADIES DAY’ AT YORKSHIRE’S ‘GARDEN RACECOURSE’



  Ripon is in action again on Wednesday evening, followed by the course’s annual ‘Ladies Day’ fixture on the Thursday afternoon (June 17 & 18). Racing starts at 6-40 p.m. and 2-10 p.m. respectively.  The main race on Wednesday evening is this year’s renewal of The Wells Memorial Challenge Trophy, a £12,000 Handicap contest for […]

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YORK’S TWO-DAY JUNE MEETING FEATURES THE BIGGEST CHARITY RACEDAY IN BRITAIN



Building on 45 years of popularity with racing fans and with over £6 million already raised for good causes, Macmillan Charity Day at York Racecourse this Saturday (June 13) promises to be an afternoon of quality racing that again helps those in most need.  Saturday’s principal race is The 888sport Charity Sprint, one of Britain’s […]

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WEST YORKSHIRE FESTIVAL NIGHT AT PONTEFRACT



The second evening race meeting of the season, the inaugural West Yorkshire Festival Night, takes place at Pontefract on Monday Evening 8th June. Thwarted by heavy rain during the day in 2014, Pontefract will be hoping that the weather Gods look more kindly on the course this time round for a race meeting with some […]

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LADBROKES DERBY DAY FEATURING UB40



  Horseracing fans in South Yorkshire will get to experience the thrill of one of the world’s most prestigious race meetings when Doncaster Racecourse’s Derby Day Raceday gets underway this week. As well as live racing action from a packed seven race card and an exciting schedule of off the track entertainment, the World Famous […]

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FRIDAY AFTERNOON RACING AT CATTERICK



Catterick Racecourse’s flat season continues this Friday, 5th June. The first of seven races is at 1.40pm, with the action concluding at 5.20pm. In addition, throughout the afternoon live racing from the Epsom Oaks meeting will be shown.  Two races are generously supported by the European Breeders Fund including the £10,000 feature race The EBF […]

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TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND WEDNESDAY EVENING RACING AT RIPON



Ripon’s season continues with a meeting next week on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday evening (June 2 & 3), starting at 2-25 p.m. and 6-40 p.m. respectively.  The feature race on Tuesday afternoon is The Weatherbys Hamilton Handicap Stakes, a £12,000 contest over one mile. The race is sponsored by Weatherbys of Wellingborough, providers of administrative and […]

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FOLLOW TOTEPOOL AT CATTERICK ON SATURDAY



The Bank Holiday weekend sees the next meeting at Catterick races on Saturday 23rd May, with the entire card sponsored by Totepool. The first of seven races begins at 1.50pm and the feature race is the £20,000 totepool Handicap Stakes over seven furlongs. As well as the action on the turf, there is also additional […]

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RIPON’S TRADITIONAL FAMILY DAY SUNDAY



Ripon’s annual Family Sunday Meeting takes place this weekend (May 17), when the action at Yorkshire’s ‘Garden Racecourse’ is scheduled to start at 2-10 p.m. (7 races).  The day focuses on entertainment for the family, with our first Traditional Family day. There will be a wide variety of FREE attractions, with Punch & Judy from […]

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O’MEARA PLANS TRIPLE ATTACK ON THIRSK FEATURE



  Rising star David O’Meara is planning a three-pronged attack on the featured £25,000 Totepool Thirsk Hunt Cup when racing resumes at the North Yorkshire course this Saturday. Last year’s first two, Fort Bastion and Ingleby Star, will both be back to challenge again alongside stable companion Two For Two, who finished third on his […]

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May-15



All nine of the county’s racecourses are in action this month, involving a plethora of weekend, midweek and evening fixtures. It’s full steam ahead both locally and nationally, with important meetings set to define the year as a whole. Newmarket hosts the opening two Classics of 2015 – The QIPCO 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas – […]

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26TH NORTHERN RACING COLLEGE CHARITY DAY



Wednesday 29th April is a day when Pontefract traditionally looks to the future stars of racing – it’s the 26th Annual Northern Racing College Charity Day! The Northern Racing College, based just outside Doncaster, was set up in 1984 and provides a range of courses at all levels for people who are looking at the […]

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HISTORY IN THE MAKING FOR WETHERBY RACECOURSE AS IT HOSTS A WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT



  Sunday 26th April will be a day of history in the making on two fronts as Wetherby Racecourse stages the first of 4 flat race meetings for the first time in its 125 year history and Sue Ryder aims to achieve a world record for the Mascot Gold Cup race.   The start of […]

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AT THE RACES AND RiponBET SATURDAY AS RIPON WISH AP MCCOY A HAPPY RETIREMENT



  Ripon’s second meeting of the season takes place on Saturday (April 25) and the seven-race programme – set to begin at 1-45 p.m. – offers significant prize money of £135,000. This reflects the popularity of the course’s own on-course pool betting operation, RiponBET, which is now in its third season.  The highlights of the […]

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ANNUAL ‘WEAR A HAT DAY’ AT WETHERBY ON FRIDAY IN AID OF BRAIN TUMOUR RESEARCH



                                                                                                        Wetherby’s season over Jumps continues with ‘Wear a Hat Day’ this Friday (March 27), when the seven-race programme is scheduled to start at 2-20 p.m.  It’s the fourth annual ‘Wear A Hat Day’ Wetherby has staged in support of Brain Tumour Research, with a ‘Best Hat’ competition during the afternoon, along with spot prizes […]

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MEGAN CARBERRY – last years Go Racing in Yorkshire’s Future Stars Apprentice Champion attempts to retain her title starting at Doncaster on Saturday



  Megan Carberry won last year’s Go Racing in Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Series, following Gary Mahon’s success in the inaugural series in 2013, and the race is on to find this year’s champion. The 2015 competition launches on the opening day of the British Flat season on Turf at Doncaster this Saturday, March 28 […]

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PINNACLE RACING SUPPORTS REDCAR’S 2105 STRAIGHT-MILE SERIES



Leading racehorse syndication company, Pinnacle Racing are sponsoring Redcar’s popular Straight-Mile Championship Series, which begins on Easter Monday (April 6) – the opening meeting of Redcar’s 2015 season – and concludes with a Final on totepool Two-Year-Old Trophy Day on Saturday, October 3. There are eight qualifying races in this season’s Straight-Mile Championship Series, culminating […]

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MISTER MCGOLDRICK TO STAR AT MIDDLEHAM’S OPEN DAY



Mister McGoldrick, one of the icons of Yorkshire’s National Hunt racing scene, will be a star guest at this year’s Middleham Stables Open Day on Good Friday, April 3. Popular ‘chaser Mister McGoldrick, who won eight races at Wetherby during a stellar career, retired three years ago. He will be the guest of honour at […]

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TUESDAY ACTION AT WETHERBY



                                                                                                           Wetherby’s season over Jumps continues with a meeting next Tuesday (March 17), when racing is scheduled to start at 2-20 p.m.  The feature race is The Flat Racing Coming Soon – 26th April Handicap Chase – a contest over the extended two and three-quarter miles. The title refers to next month’s Family Funday meeting […]

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YORK CELEBRATES STAGING THE BEST RACE IN THE WORLD



  York Racecourse is delighted that its flagship race, the Group 1 Juddmonte International, has been confirmed as the best race in the world following the announcement by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.   The Juddmonte International is York’s flagship race and the feature of the opening day of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor […]

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CATTERICK’S JUMPING SEASON CONCLUDES NEXT WEDNESDAY



Catterick’s season over Jumps ends next Wednesday (March 4) when racing is scheduled to begin at 2-10 p.m.  The feature races are a Handicap Chase over two miles, three furlongs and a Novices’ Handicap Chase contested over two miles.   The John Wade Skip Hire Novices’ Hunters’ Chase – the only Hunter Chase of the season […]

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Mar-15



A fascinating month’s racing both in the county, with Jumping meetings at both Catterick and Wetherby, while Doncaster hosts the traditional start to the new British Flat season on turf. On a national basis, the ‘Olympics’ of Jump racing, the four-day Cheltenham Festival takes centre-stage prior to the start of Flat racing at Doncaster.  The […]

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TWO-DAY BETBRIGHT FEBRUARY FESTIVAL CONCLUDES DONCASTER’S JUMPING SEASON



  Doncaster’s season over Jumps comes to a quality climax with a two-day meeting this Friday and Saturday (February 27 & 28), with the feature race on Saturday, The BetBright Grimthorpe Chase having an excellent record of attracting the very best stayers in the business, including possible Grand National contenders.  After racing on Saturday, racegoers […]

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RACING AT CATTERICK NEXT TUESDAY



The penultimate meeting of Catterick’s season over Jumps takes place next Tuesday (February 24). The seven-race programme is scheduled to begin at 2-30 p.m. with a Handicap Hurdle contest for lady amateur riders. The Easby Abbey Handicap Chase (two miles) is the afternoon’s feature race, the title of which remembers the locally-bred Easby Abbey, a […]

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GOLDEN OLDIES FEATURED ON BetBright RACEDAY AT DONCASTER NEXT WEDNESDAY



  Doncaster’s Jumping season continues next Wednesday (February 18), when racing is scheduled to begin at 2-20 p.m. ‘Golden Oldies’ take centre-stage in the feature race, a Veterans’ Chase – supported by leading online sports bookmaker BetBright. This contest for ten-year-olds and upwards over three miles has prize money of £30,000 and should attract some […]

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WETHERBY IN ACTION NEXT TUESDAY



                                                                          Wetherby’s season over Jumps continues next Tuesday (February 17) when racing is scheduled to start at 2-20 p.m.  Members of the Racing UK Racing Club will be in attendance, with four races named after the dedicated racing channel which shows all of the action from Wetherby.  Accident Management company, Kingsway Claims support racing […]

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MONDAY RACING AT CATTERICK



Racing at Catterick on Monday (February 9) is scheduled to begin at 2-10 p.m. with the twin highlights being The Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Novices’ Handicap Chase and The Weatherbys Bank Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase – both races contested over the staying distance of the extended three miles and one furlong – and won last year […]

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EVENTMASTERS DAY AT DONCASTER NEXT THURSDAY



  Doncaster’s meeting next Thursday (February 5) – Eventmasters Day – is scheduled to begin at 1-40 p.m.  For the third year at this meeting, one of the UK’s leading and longest-serving corporate hospitality companies, Eventmasters (whose Head Office is in Birmingham) support all bar one of the afternoon’s seven races, including a race for […]

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Feb-15



There are four days of action to look forward to at Doncaster, starting on Thursday, 5th, while ‘Golden Oldies’ have their opportunity at the South Yorkshire track on Wednesday, 18th when horses aged ten or more take part in the main race on Town Moor, The Veterans’ Handicap Chase over three miles. Last year’s race […]

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MEDIEVAL RACECEDAY AT WETHERBY ON SATURDAY SET TO ATTRACT TOP NOVICE CHASERS



                                                                                  ‘Medieval Day’ at Wetherby this Saturday (January 31) celebrates one of the feature races of the season at the track, The totepool Towton Novices’ Chase (a Grade 2 contest for stayers), a race named after the nearby Battle of Towton in 1461 – acknowledged as the bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil […]

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CATTERICK IN ACTION ON FRIDAY



  Catterick’s season over Jumps continues with a seven-race programme this Friday (January 30), which is set to begin at 1-10 p.m. with a Novices’ Handicap Hurdle race for stayers over the extended three miles and one furlong.  The feature race, The New Racing UK Anywhere Available Now Handicap Chase, is contested over two and […]

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TOP CLASS JUMP RACING AT DONCASTER’S TWO-DAY SKY BET CHASE MEETING ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY



Doncaster’s principal meeting over Jumps, the two-day Sky Bet Chase Meeting this Friday and Saturday (January 23 & 24), features the most valuable race of the Jumping season on Town Moor – The Sky Bet Chase on Saturday – which offers prize money of £75,000. The big race is complemented by a trio of Grade […]

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WEDNESDAY ACTION AT CATTERICK



  Catterick’s season over Jumps continues with a meeting next Wednesday (January 21) – set to begin at 1-00 p.m.   The feature races are The catterickbridge.co.uk Handicap Chase over two miles, offering prize money of £12,000 and The racinguk.com Handicap Hurdle, a £10,000 contest over two miles and three furlongs. Both races last year […]

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RACING AT WETHERBY NEXT TUESDAY



                                                                       Wetherby’s season over Jumps continues next Tuesday (January 20), when racing is scheduled to get underway at 1-05 p.m.  The feature race is The New Racing UK Anywhere Available Now Handicap Chase – a contest for stayers over three miles and one furlong.   The totepool Medieval Day – Saturday 31st January Handicap Chase […]

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‘CHRISTMAS JUMPER’ SATURDAY ACTION AT WETHERBY’S FIRST MEETING OF THE YEAR



     Wetherby’s first meeting of 2015 is set to take place this Saturday (January 10) – ‘Christmas Jumper’ Day – when race-goers can give their Christmas jumpers a last (or only!) official outing to obtain entry into the Paddock Enclosure for just a tenner. There’s also a prize for the ‘Best turned-out Jumper’!  Saturday’s […]

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DONCASTER’S FIRST MEETING OF 2015 ON FRIDAY FEATURES A NEW ‘LISTED’ CHASE FOR MARES



 The first of 36 scheduled meetings this year at Doncaster takes place on Friday (January 9). The seven-race programme is scheduled to begin at 12-30 p.m., although there could be an earlier start as a race may be divided.  Sports betting exchange company, Betdaq, are regular sponsors at Doncaster and they support all every race. […]

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JANUARY 2015



A Happy New Year! The traditional New Year’s Day meeting at Catterick is the first of 185 scheduled meetings this year in Yorkshire as a whole. The popular track hosts an attractive programme over Jumps on Thursday, 1st, with mulled wine and mince pies for the early arrivals – while stocks last!  Catterick stages further […]

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DONCASTER’S ‘SPROUT-FREE’ MONDAY PROGRAMME IS FINAL DAY OF THE GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE WINTER FESTIVAL



      Doncaster’s season over Jumps continues over the holiday period with the ‘Sprout-Free’ New Year Meeting on Monday (December 29) – a seven-race programme, set to begin at 12-10 p.m. (Gates open 10-00 a.m.)  This meeting is the final day of the second Go Racing in Yorkshire Winter Festival  Sports betting exchange, Betdaq […]

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SUNDAY AND NEW YEAR’S DAY FESTIVE ACTION AT CATTERICK



 SUNDAY AND NEW YEAR’S DAY FESTIVE ACTION AT CATTERICK     Catterick stages competitive action over Jumps during the forthcoming holiday period, with meetings on Sunday, December 28 and New Year’s Day, Thursday January 1, as the course sees out the Old Year and welcomes in the New Year. Racing on Sunday begins at 1-00 […]

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PIN POINT RECRUITMENT DAY AT CATTERICK ON TUESDAY



The second meeting of Catterick’s Jumping season takes place next Tuesday (December 16) – Pin Point Recruitment Day – when the seven-race programme is set to begin at 12-10 p.m. with a Handicap Hurdle contest for amateur riders.  Newcastle-based Pin Point Recruitment are regular sponsors at Catterick and they support all seven races, the most […]

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JOIN THE RITUAL AT WETHERBY’S TWO-DAY WILLIAM HILL YORKSHIRE WINTER FESTIVAL



                                                                          Wetherby is gearing up for the traditional two-day William Hill Yorkshire Winter Festival on Boxing Day Friday and Saturday (December 26 & 27). With increased prize money in excess of £125,000 on offer, this prestigious fixture is set to attract several of the country’s top horses, as preparations continue for both the Cheltenham […]

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DONCASTER’S TWO-DAY CHRISTMAS MEETING THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY



Doncaster’s season over Jumps continues with the two-day Christmas Meeting this Friday and Saturday (December 12 & 13). There are seven races on both days.  Betdaq Day on Friday begins at 12-10 p.m. with a Novices’ Chase supported by leading Doncaster-based private hospital, Park Hill Hospital. The afternoon’s feature race is The Betdaq No Premium […]

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HARVEY SMITH LAUNCHES THE GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE WINTER FESTIVAL



Harvey Smith gets into the spirit of Christmas to launch the 2nd Go Racing in Yorkshire Winter Festival which takes place between 26th and 29th December at Wetherby, Catterick and Doncaster.  The Winter Festival comes hot on the heels of a highly successful Summer Festival earlier this year and brings together 3 Yorkshire racecourses on […]

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York Groundstaff wins National Award



The Groundstaff at York Racecourse have been recognised by the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) for their hard work during the 2014 season. They collected the prestigious IOG John Deere Professional Horse Racing Grounds Team of the Year Award at a Gala Dinner on 4 December.  This latest award follows the recognition of the Head Groundsman […]

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JUMPERS RETURN TO CATTERICK ON WEDNESDAY – INJURED JOCKEYS FUND DAY



  Catterick’s 2014/15 season over Jumps begins next Wednesday (December 3) – the first of ten scheduled days’ racing over Jumps at the North Yorkshire track during the campaign, which concludes in March.  The action on Wednesday afternoon is due to start at 12-20 p.m. and the 50th anniversary of The Injured Jockeys Fund is […]

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CHRISTMAS CAROL SATURDAY PROGRAMME AT WETHERBY



                                                                       Wetherby’s Christmas Carol Saturday meeting this weekend (December 6) is a seven-race programme starting at 12-10 p.m. The pair of feature races – both offering prize money of £10,000 – are The Constant Security Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (extended two and a half miles) and The Download The toteexacta Pick The 1, 2 Handicap Chase […]

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Dec-14



The second Go Racing in Yorkshire Winter Festival takes place over the Christmas period, involving all three Yorkshire racecourses which stage racing over Jumps. This provides opportunities to enjoy the sport of racing in the county over four consecutive days between Christmas and New Year with entertainment both on and off the track in a […]

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ICE CREAM DIRECT UK RACEDAY AT DONCASTER ON FRIDAY



The second meeting of Doncaster’s season over Jumps takes place on Friday (November 28) with The Ice Cream Direct UK Race Day – a seven-race programme which is due to begin at 12-15 p.m. Doncaster-based Ice Cream Direct UK Ltd. is an independent wholesaler of ice cream and related products throughout the UK. The race […]

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RACING AT WETHERBY ON WEDNESDAY



                                                                       Wetherby’s season over Jumps continues next Wednesday (November 26) with a seven-race card which is set to start at 12-15 p.m.  The feature race is The William Hill Yorkshire Winter Festival Handicap Chase over two miles, the title of which draws attention to Wetherby’s two-day Christmas fixture on Boxing Day Friday and Saturday, December […]

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BETDAQ DAY LAUNCHES DONCASTER’S SEASON OVER JUMPS NEXT TUESDAY



 Just ten days after hosting the final meeting of the 2014 British Flat Season on turf, Doncaster’s 2014/15 season over Jumps begins next Tuesday (November 18) with a new meeting – Betdaq Day – a seven-race programme due to start at 12-50 p.m.   This is the first of twelve scheduled racedays over Jumps this […]

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ANNUAL TOTEPOOL & CIU CHARITY RACEDAY AT WETHERBY ON SATURDAY



 Wetherby’s annual totepool & CIU Charity Racecday takes place on Saturday (November 15), with the twin highlights being a Handicap Chase for stayers over three miles and one furlong and a Handicap Hurdle contest over the extended two miles – both races held under the totepool banner and promoting the popular Saturday bet linked to […]

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FAHEY AND LEE ARE TOPS ON THE YORKSHIRE TRACKS



                              Malton trainer, Richard Fahey and North Yorkshire-based jockey, Graham Lee won their respective races for the Sky Bet Trophies presented to the leading trainer and jockey who record the most number of winners on the Yorkshire racecourses during the 2014 Flat season, which concluded at Doncaster on Saturday, November 8.  Fahey wins […]

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BRITISH FLAT SEASON COMES TO AN EXCITING CONCLUSION AT DONCASTER ON SATURDAY AS THE CHAMPIONS OF THE SEASON ARE HONOURED



Doncaster stages the traditional conclusion to the British Flat season on turf, when the 2014 campaign signs off in style with a seven-race programme this Saturday (November 8) – Betfred November Handicap Day starting at 12-40 p.m.  To celebrate the 2014 season, there will be ‘end of term’ presentations to honour the champions of the […]

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REDCAR’S FINAL MEETING OF THE SEASON ON TUESDAY



  Redcar’s 2014 season on the Flat comes to a resounding conclusion on Tuesday (November 4), with a seven-race programme scheduled to start at 1-00 p.m. with a race for maiden two-year-old supported by The European Breeders’ Fund in association with Irish Stallion Farms.  As usual, the giant screen situated opposite the stands will enable […]

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Nov-14



  The Jumping season –both in the north and in Britain as a whole – gathers significant momentum courtesy of Wetherby’s two-day bet365 Charlie Hall Chase Meeting (Friday and Saturday, October 31st & November 1st) which offers prize money of £265,000, while Doncaster stages the traditional finale to the British Flat season on Saturday, 8th, […]

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SATURDAY’S bet365 CHARLIE HALL CHASE IS FEATURED AT WETHERBY’S TWO-DAY MEETING



                                                                      One of the flagship meetings of the season at Wetherby takes place this Friday and Saturday (October 31 & November 1) – a top-quality two-day programme over Jumps. The highlight is the course’s richest race of the season on Saturday, The bet365 Charlie Hall Chase, which for the sixth consecutive year offers prize […]

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CATTERICK’S FLAT SEASON ENDS ON TUESDAY



  Catterick’s final fixture on the Flat this year takes place on Tuesday (October 28), when racing is scheduled to begin at 1-50 p.m.  The David Barker Memorial Handicap Stakes – a contest for sprinters over six furlongs – remembers a former trainer who was based at nearby Scorton. He passed away in February, aged […]

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DOUBLE TRIGGER CONTINUES TO BE HONOURED AT REDCAR



  Double Trigger, one of Britain’s great stayers on the Flat in recent years, is once again honoured in The Double Trigger Maiden Stakes at Redcar on Monday (October 27), when racing programme is scheduled to start at 1-10 p.m.   A contest for two-year-olds over nine furlongs, The Double Trigger Maiden Stakes is supported […]

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TOP TWO-YEAR-OLDS ADVERTISE THEIR CLASSIC CREDENTIALS IN THE RACING POST TROPHY ON SATURDAY AT DONCASTER



  Britain’s final Group 1 race of 2014, The Racing Post Trophy for leading two-year-olds, is the principal race at Doncaster on Saturday (October 25) – the second leg of the two-day October Meeting on Town Moor. Racing on Friday is scheduled to begin at 1-50 p.m., while the action on Saturday is set to […]

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PONTEFRACT’S SEASON CONCLUDES ON MONDAY WITH A LISTED RACE FEATURED



 Leading two-year-olds – possible stars of the future – are catered for in the principal race at Pontefract’s final meeting of 2014 on Monday (October 20), The totepool EBF Stallions Silver Tankard Stakes. Racing is scheduled to begin at 2-10 p.m.  The 22nd running of The totepool EBF Stallions Silver Tankard Stakes, a Listed race […]

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CATTERICK DASH HEADS VALUABLE SATURDAY CARD SUPPORTED BY TOTEPOOL



  The totepool Catterick Dash takes pride of place on a seven-race programme at the North Yorkshire track on Saturday (October 18), when racing is scheduled to begin at 1-55 p.m. With almost £60,000 in prize money on offer throughout the afternoon, ‘totepool’ Day is Catterick’s richest raceday of the year.  In fact, there’s prize […]

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FRIDAY ACTION AT REDCAR COMMEMORATES FORMER TRAINER SAM HALL AND CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF THE INJURED JOCKEYS’ FUND



Redcar’s season on the Flat continues with a seven-race programme this Friday (October 17), scheduled to start at 1-55 p.m. with a contest for maiden two-year-olds supported by The European Breeders’ Fund – one of two races held under the EBF banner. The opening two races are also named in honour of the 50th anniversary […]

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WETHERBY’S NEW SEASON OVER JUMPS BEGINS ON WEDNESDAY WITH SPINAL RESEARCH CHARITY DAY



  Wetherby’s 2014/15 season over Jumps starts next Wednesday (October 15) – the first of 16 days’ racing during the campaign – which concludes with an evening meeting on Thursday, May 29, 2014 (Yorkshire Post Ladies’ Evening). In addition, Wetherby will host Flat racing for the first time in the course’s history, with a quartet […]

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TWO-DAY OCTOBER MEETING IS RICHEST EVER SEASONAL CONCLUSION TO YORK RACES



  The last chance to enjoy racing action at York in 2014 comes on Friday and Saturday (10 & 11 October). With prize money of over £315,000 on offer, it is the most valuable October finale ever held on the Knavesmire  Friday will see the third staging of ‘Countryside Raceday’ while Saturday will be accompanied […]

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TUESDAY RACING AT CATTERICK



  Action on the Flat continues at Catterick next Tuesday (October 7), when racing is set to begin at 2-30 p.m.  Former course specialist, Skyram, who won several races at Catterick in the early 1980’s, is once again remembered with The Skyram Handicap Stakes, a race for stayers over two miles. Skyram was owned by […]

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STAYERS FEATURED AT PONTEFRACT’S PENULTIMATE MEETING OF THE SEASON ON MONDAY



 Pontefract’s penultimate meeting of the season next Monday (October 6) features The Phil Bull Trophy Conditions Stakes. The seven-race programme gets underway at 2-10 p.m.  The longest race of the afternoon, the 28th renewal of The Phil Bull Trophy, a Conditions contest for stayers over two and a quarter miles, is named after one of […]

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THE EYES OF THE HORSE RACING WORLD FOCUS ON REDCAR THIS SATURDAY



REDCAR Racecourse stages its most important sporting occasion of the year on Saturday (4 OCTOBER) when over £225,000 will be won by the successful racehorses.  The eyes of the racing world will be focused on the Tees Valley racecourse – and the cameras of Channel 4 will be present – for one of the most […]

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LOOKING AHEAD TO OCTOBER



With 2015 on the horizon, Yorkshire racegoers have the chance to witness possible equine stars of next year on the Flat, with Redcar, York, Pontefract and Doncaster all staging important and informative races for precocious two-year-olds. For Jump Racing fans, this month sees Wetherby’s National Hunt season get underway. Add to the mix, Britain’s richest-ever […]

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SATURDAY PROGRAMME BRINGS RIPON’S SEASON TO AN END



Ripon’s 2014 season comes to a resounding conclusion this Saturday (September 27) with a quality seven-race programme at Yorkshire’s ‘Garden Racecourse’, scheduled to begin at 2-10 p.m. with a contest for maiden two-year-olds supported by The European Breeders’ Fund under the Irish Stallion Farms banner.  The principal race is The Ripon Cathedral City Of The […]

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FURTHER THURSDAY ACTION AT PONTEFRACT COMMEMORATES A 19TH CENTURY OIL PAINTING



The action at Pontefract next Thursday (September 25) is set to start at 2-20 p.m. with The British Stallion Studs EBF Strawberry Hill Maiden Stakes, a contest for two-year-olds over six furlongs – the first of the pair of races supported during the afternoon by The European Breeders’ Fund. The afternoon’s feature race is The […]

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REDCAR’S WEDNESDAY PROGRAMME



  Redcar’s seven-race programme on Wednesday (September 24) is set to begin at 2-10 p.m. with a race for maiden two-year-olds supported by the European Breeders’ Fund in association with British Stallion Studs,  Juveniles also take part in The Hold Your Christmas Party Here Nursery Handicap Stakes over the straight mile, while sprinters have their […]

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BEVERLEY’S FINAL MEETING OF 2014 PAYS TRIBUTE TO LECONFIELD SEARCH & RESCUE SQUADRON



    Beverley’s 2014 season comes to an end with a seven-race programme next Tuesday (September 23), when racing is scheduled to start at 2-10 p.m. The afternoon’s principal race is the 15th running of The Eddie & Violet Smith Memorial Conditions Stakes, a £12,000 contest for sprinters over five furlongs, which remembers a brother […]

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SATURDAY PROGRAMME AT CATTERICK FEATURES TWELVE FURLONG SERIES FINAL



  Catterick’s season on the Flat continues with a seven-race programme on Saturday (September 20), starting at 2-10 p.m. with a contest for maiden two-year-olds supported by The European Breeders’ Fund. It’s the course’s only meeting this month.  The principal race is The BAPP Group of Companies Handicap Stakes, which constitutes the 2014 Catterick Twelve […]

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FILLIES, STAYERS AND APPRENTICES ALL FEATURED AT PONTEFRACT ON THURSDAY



 The European Breeders’ Fund Stallions Breeding Winners Fillies’ Handicap Stakes, a £15,000 sprint contest for fillies and mares over six furlongs, is the feature race on Pontefract’s seven-race programme next Thursday (September 18), which is scheduled to begin at 2-30 p.m.  The longest race of the afternoon is Round Six of the Pontefract Stayers Championship […]

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TOTEPOOL DAY AT BEVERLEY ON WEDNESDAY



Beverley’s penultimate meeting of the season takes place next Wednesday (September 17) – Totepool Day – when the seven-race programme on the Westwood is scheduled to start at 2-10 p.m.  The whole card is supported by Totepool, who along with parent company Betfred, comprise one of the biggest commercial sponsors in British racing. The feature […]

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TUESDAY FINALE FOR SEASON AT THIRSK



  Thirsk’s 2014 season comes to a conclusion with a seven-race programme next Tuesday (September 16), when racing is scheduled to begin at 2-10 p.m. with a Nursery Handicap contest for two-year-olds.  One of the afternoon’s feature races is The Constant Security Services Handicap Stakes over seven furlongs supported by the company which provides the […]

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BEVERLEY’S FINAL MEETING OF 2014 PAYS TRIBUTE TO LECONFIELD SEARCH & RESCUE SQUADRON



    Beverley’s 2014 season comes to an end with a seven-race programme next Tuesday (September 23), when racing is scheduled to start at 2-10 p.m. The afternoon’s principal race is the 15th running of The Eddie & Violet Smith Memorial Conditions Stakes, a £12,000 contest for sprinters over five furlongs, which remembers a brother […]

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DONCASTER READY FOR LADBROKES ST. LEGER FESTIVAL



The four-day St. Leger Festival which begins next Wednesday (September 10) at Doncaster, culminates in the oldest Classic race in the world, The Ladbrokes St. Leger Stakes on the Saturday (September 13). This famous Group 1 contest for top-class three-year-olds was first held at Doncaster in 1776 and is sponsored for the tenth year by […]

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THE PRESS FAMILY SUNDAY AT YORK OFFERS £100,000 IN PRIZE MONEY PLUS PEPPA PIG



    There’s fun for all at the annual Press Family Sunday at York Races this weekend (Sunday September 7), including a seven-race thoroughbred card worth over £100,000; featuring the third running of the Betfred Garrowby Stakes, a Listed race for sprinters. Plus, the return of children’s favourite, Peppa Pig, to the Knavesmire.   This […]

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SATURDAY IS ‘LADIES DAY’ AT THIRSK FEATURING THE HAMBLETON CUP



  The annual ‘Ladies Day’ at Thirsk on Saturday (September 6) promises to be stylish and glamorous with an array of fashion prizes to be won in the afternoon’s competitions to find the ‘Best-Dressed Lady’ and ‘Best-Dressed Gentleman’ along with the wearer of the ‘Best Hat’. The seven-race programme – the penultimate meeting of the […]

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LOOKING AHEAD TO SEPTEMBER



  The oldest Classic race in the world, the St. Leger Stakes at Doncaster on Saturday, 13th, is the classy culmination of the four-day Ladbrokes St. Leger Festival on Town Moor which begins on Wednesday, 10th. The 238th running of the fifth and final Classic of the British Flat racing season –a race which was first […]

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BETFRED BEVERLEY BULLET SPRINT DAY ON SATURDAY



Speed is the theme of racing at Beverley this Saturday (August 30), with leading sprinters taking part in the afternoon’s feature race, The Betfred Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes.  Racing begins at 1-55 p.m., although prior to the opening race, young riders are featured in a couple of pony races starting at one o’clock, as part […]

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‘PIRATE’S FAMILY DAY’ AT THIRSK ON FRIDAY



 Thirsk’s ‘Pirates Family Day’ this Friday (August 29), includes a variety of attractions for young racegoers in the Family Enclosure such as an inflatable ‘Pirate’s Ship’, a Captain Jack Sparrow look-a-like and playground. As usual, accompanied children under 18 years of age are admitted free of charge into all enclosures.   The Paradise Steel Band provides […]

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RACING WELFARE FAMILY DAY AT CATTERICK ON WEDNESDAY INCLUDES CAMEL RACING!



Catterick’s Racing Welfare Family Day next Wednesday (August 27) is scheduled to start at 2-10 p.m. and at the conclusion of racing, there’s camel racing on the track as part of the fund-raising activities for Racing Welfare – the charity which provides help for stable staff in British Racing. The riders in the camel race […]

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RIPON’S TWO-DAY BANK HOLIDAY ACTION



Ripon’s traditional Bank Holiday Meeting on Monday and Tuesday (August 25 & 26) is set to feature some of the major races of the year at Yorkshire’s ‘Garden Racecourse’. There are seven races on both days.  Bank Holiday Monday’s programme begins at 2-25 p.m. with the highlight being The Ripon Champion Two-Years-Old Trophy 2014 – […]

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BEVERLEY’S FAMILY SUNDAY MEETING INCLUDES SPECIAL CHARITY RACE



  Beverley’s annual August Bank Holiday Sunday Meeting takes place this weekend (August 24), with a host of attractions for young racegoers in the Course Enclosure, provided as usual (for a nominal fee) by The Beverley Lions, along with Ferret racing.  Adults are catered for with a combined Folk Festival (‘live’ music between racing from […]

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FANTASTIC PRIZES TO BE WON AT REDCAR’S LADIES’ & GENTS’ EVENING



So successful is Ladies’ Day in the summer that Redcar Racecourse hosts around glamorous occasion – a Ladies and Gents’ Evening.   Alongside the horse racing on Saturday (23 AUGUST), there are ‘best dressed’ competitions to enter, a fun casino, and free photo-booth.   As during Ladies’ Day, there are major prizes for the ‘best […]

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LOOKING FORWARD TO TOP QUALITY SPORT, FASHION AND FOOD AT THE WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE EBOR FESTIVAL



With record prize money of over £3.5 million, the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival looks set to attract the very best of thoroughbreds from Britain, Ireland, Europe and, for the first time, North America, to the Knavesmire for York’s flagship meeting, over four spectacular days of racing action from Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd August. The […]

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JAMES HERRIOT ‘ALL CREATURES GREAT & SMALL’ FAMILY DAY AT THIRSK ON MONDAY



Thirsk’s James Herriot ‘All Creatures Great & Small’ Family Day Meeting on Monday afternoon (August 18) is a seven-race programme scheduled to begin at 2-15 p.m. with a race for maiden two-year-olds supported by The European Breeders’ Fund, one of two races the EBF support during the afternoon.  There’s a variety of attractions for young […]

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‘FLYING FILLIES FAMILY SUNDAY’ AT PONTEFRACT



  The European Breeders’ Fund Highfield Farm Flying Fillies’ Stakes – the fourth of Pontefract’s quintet of Listed races during the season – tops a quality seven-race programme this Sunday (August 17), beginning at 2-15 p.m. It’s Pontefract’s third and final Sunday fixture of 2014 and there’s a host of attractions for young racegoers from […]

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WILLIAM HILL GREAT ST. WILFRID STAKES HEADS RIPON’S RICHEST RACEDAY ON SATURDAY



Ripon’s most valuable and iconic race of the season, The William Hill Great St. Wilfrid Stakes – a famous Handicap for sprinters offering prize money of £70,000 – takes pride of place on a top-class card this Saturday (August 16) – the richest raceday of the season at Yorkshire’s ‘Garden Racecourse’ with total prize money […]

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INTERNATIONAL STAR JAMES BLUNT IS ‘LIVE’ ON STAGE AFTER RACING AT DONCASTER THIS SATURDAY – ‘BETFRED DAY’



  To celebrate Doncaster’s last meeting before next month’s prestigious four-day Ladbrokes St. Leger Festival, this Saturday’s meeting on Town Moor (August 16) features the Brit Awards and internationally-acclaimed singer, James Blunt ‘live’ on stage at the conclusion of racing.  Blunt has recently released his fourth studio album, ‘Moon Landing’ and will be performing with […]

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LADIES EVENING AT CATTERICK ON FRIDAY



  Glamour and style combine with racing at Catterick this Friday evening (August 15) as the course’s annual ‘Ladies Evening’ begins at 5-40 p.m. Gates open at 3-40 p.m. and the first 100 ladies receive a complimentary glass of fizz.  There are competitions to find the ‘Best Dressed Lady’ competition and the wearer of the […]

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IT’S THE SOCIAL EVENT TO BE SEEN AT IN EAST YORKSHIRE – IT’S THE JOURNAL LADIES’ DAY AT BEVERLEY



Fashion and finery combine in the social highlight of the season in East Yorkshire, The Journal Ladies’ Day at Beverley Racecourse, held in conjunction with St. Stephen’s Shopping Centre in Hull.  Journal Ladies Day is the first leg of a two-day meeting on the Westwood (Wednesday, August 13), and continues on Thursday (August 14), with […]

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MONDAY BLUES EVENING AT THIRSK



Monday Blues Evening’ at Thirsk next Monday (August 11) is a seven-race programme which gets underway at 5-25 p.m.  There’s musical entertainment throughout the evening on the bandstand by a Blues and 60’s band, and the course’s final evening meeting of the season begins with The Betfair Novice Flat Amateur Riders Handicap Stakes, a contest over […]

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LADIES’ DAY AT PONTEFRACT ON WEDNESDAY



Fashion and racing combine at Pontefract’s annual Ladies’ Day on Wednesday (August 6); a seven-race programme which begins at 2-10 p.m. with a handicap contest for gentleman amateur riders, a race supported by Richard Kendall Estate Agent to celebrate the opening a new office in Pontefract.  There’s a free buttonhole and glass of bubbly for […]

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CIRCUS FAMILY DAY AT CATTERICK ON TUESDAY



Catterick’s annual Family Raceday takes place on Tuesday (August 5), with a variety of attractions in the Course Enclosure to keep youngsters amused, including performances by The National Festival Circus, bouncy castles, face painting and a roundabout. There are vouchers for ice-creams for youngsters while stocks last! As usual, accompanied children under 18 are admitted […]

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‘CHILDREN’S DAY’ AT RIPON ON MONDAY FOLLOWED BY A TUESDAY EVENING CARD AS THE CENTENARY OF THE GREAT WAR IS REMEMBERED



  Ripon’s popular annual ‘Children’s Day’ Meeting takes place on Monday (August 4), followed by an evening programme on Tuesday (August 5), with racing set to begin at 2-00 p.m. and 6-15 p.m. respectively.  Monday’s activities for children in the Course Enclosure include performances by The National Festival Circus along with a variety of funfair […]

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UNISON RACEDAY AT DONCASTER ON SATURDAY



  The annual UNISON Raceday at Doncaster takes place this Saturday (August 2), with the seven-race programme – which begins at 2-15 p.m. – supported entirely by the public service union, UNISON.  The UNISON Defending Our NHS Handicap Stakes is the feature race of the afternoon, a £20,000 contest over the extended mile and a […]

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£30,000 totepool THIRSK SUMMER CUP IS HIGHLIGHT OF TWO-DAY MEETING



The two-day Thirsk Summer Cup meeting this Friday and Saturday (August 1 & 2) features the third running of The totepool Thirsk Summer Cup on Saturday. This £30,000 handicap contest over one mile is sure to attract plenty of runners, making for a competitive race. It’s one of the highlights of the season at Thirsk. […]

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REDCAR IN ACTION ON WEDNESDAY



Redcar hosts a seven-race programme next Wednesday (July 30) when racing is scheduled to start at 2-05 p.m. with a contest for maiden two-year-olds supported by The European Breeders’ Fund.  The highlight of the afternoon is a qualifying race in this season’s Racing UK Straight-Mile Championship, a popular handicap series at Redcar which culminates in […]

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BEVERLEY STAGE A ‘NEWCOMER’S DAY’ ON TUESDAY



    Beverley’s Meeting next Tuesday (July 29) is a ‘Newcomer’s Day’ designed to provideinformation for new or infrequent racegoers to understand the jargon of racing and visit the various areas of the racecourse in a friendly and relaxed environment.   There are guided tours, including trips to the start of each race via tractor […]

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FAMILY FUN DAY AT PONTEFRACT ON SUNDAY IS THE CLIMAX OF THE ‘GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE SUMMER FESTIVAL’



The second of Pontefract’s three Sunday meetings this summer takes place this weekend (July 27), when the seven race programme starts at 2.20 p.m. It’s the final day of the 2014 ‘Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival’, which showcases all that is best regarding racing in the county.   As usual at Pontefract’s Sunday fixtures, there’s […]

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‘THE BEACH BOYS’ AND ‘WET WET WET’ STAR AT YORK’S MUSIC SHOWCASE WEEKEND



  York’s two-day Music Showcase weekend on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon (July 25 & 26), supported by Sky Bet, combines Pattern race quality action on the track and live performances on the music stage, after racing has finished.   The legendary ‘Beach Boys’ – ‘America’s Band’ – will be on stage on Friday evening, […]

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THE ‘GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE SUMMER FESTIVAL’ COMES TO THIRSK ON FRIDAY



   Thirsk hosts a seven-race programme this Friday (July 25), with racing set to start at 2-00 p.m.  The meeting is part of the 2014 ‘Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival’, aimed to showcase all that is best in racing in the county.  The Sky Bet Supporting The Yorkshire Racing Summer Festival Nursery Handicap Stakes […]

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THE ‘GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE SUMMER FESTIVAL’ COMES TO DONCASTER ON THURSDAY EVENING – YORKSHIRE, LINCOLNSHIRE & NOTTINGHAMSHIRE RESISENTS RACE NIGHT



  Doncaster’s second consecutive Thursday evening meeting next week (July 24) is part of the 2014  ‘Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival’, aimed to showcase all that is best about racing in the county. Residents reside in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire can enjoy free access into the Family Enclosure and discounted admission into other enclosures […]

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THE ‘GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE SUMMER FESTIVAL’ COMES TO CATTERICK ON WEDNESDAY



  Catterick’s fourth consecutive Wednesday afternoon meeting (July 23) begins at 2-20 p.m. and is part of the 2014 ‘Go Racing In Yorkshire Racing Summer Festival’ which showcases racing in the county.  The feature race of the afternoon is The Sky Bet Supporting The Yorkshire Racing Summer Festival Handicap Stakes, a contest for sprinters over […]

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RACING AT BEVERLEY ON MONDAY EVENING – PART OF THE ‘GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE SUMMER FESTIVAL’



Beverley’s final evening meeting of the summer on Monday evening (July 21) is the third leg of the 2014 ‘Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival’, aimed to showcase racing in the county.  Racing begins at 6-15 p.m. and the feature races are The Sky Bet Supporting The Yorkshire Racing Summer Festival Handicap Stakes, The Weatherbys […]

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REDCAR’S ‘HELP FOR HEROES’ FAMILY FUN DAY THIS SUNDAY IS PART OF THE ‘GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE SUMMER FESTIVAL’



There’s something for all the family this Sunday at Redcar (July 20) – the second day of the 2014 ‘Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival’, aimed to showcase all that is best regarding racing in the county. This special Family Fun Day is also part of Redcar’s support for the ‘Help For Heroes’ charity concerning […]

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THE ‘GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE RACING SUMMER FESTIVAL’ BEGINS AT RIPON ON SATURDAY



 Ripon hosts the opening meeting of the 2014 ‘Go Racing In Yorkshire Racing Summer Festival’ this Saturday (July 19), a seven-race programme, which is due to start at 2-00 p.m. The Festival – which concludes at Pontefract on Sunday week – aims to showcase all that is best about racing in the county. To celebrate […]

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‘RED SHIRT NIGHT’ AND BEER FESTIVAL AT PONTEFRACT ON FRIDAY



Pontefract’s 22nd annual ‘Red Shirt Night’ charity meeting on Friday evening (July 18) – the course’s third and final evening fixture of the summer – will raise revenue for ‘The House That Jack Built’ – a state-of-the-art rehabilitation centre for injured and retired jockeys which is being constructed in Malton. This meeting also incorporates the […]

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MODE MAGAZINE ‘RESIDENTS’ RACE NIGHT’ AT DONCASTER ON THURSDAY EVENING



  Residents who have a DN postcode can enjoy free access into the Family Enclosure and discounted admission into other enclosures – ON A PRE-BOOKED BASIS –at Doncaster’s Thursday evening meeting on July 17 – Mode Magazine Residents’ Race Night.  Racegoers wishing to take up these offers, including registering for the free tickets, must book […]

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ABF THE SOLDIERS’ CHARITY TO BENEFIT AT CATTERICK ON WEDNESDAY



  The third of four consecutive Wednesday afternoon meetings at Catterick next week on July 16 is set to begin at 2-00 p.m.   Three-year-old sprinters take part in The ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Handicap Stakes over five furlongs and funds will be raised for this charity which has strong links with the local community, […]

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BEVERLEY CELEBRATES 129 YEARS OF THE WATT MEMORIAL ON TUESDAY



Beverley’s seven-race programme on Tuesday afternoon (July 15) is set to begin at 2-30 p.m. and stayers take part in the principal race, The 129th Year of the Watt Memorial Stakes. Contested over two miles, this famous race has existed since a local dignitary, William Watt bequeathed a fund to the racecourse. His father, Squire […]

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JULY JAZZ NIGHT AT THIRSK ON TUESDAY



Thirsk stages an evening’s racing on Tuesday (July 15) – July Jazz Night at the North Yorkshire course – a seven-race programme which starts at 6-10 p.m. ‘Dr. Jazz’ and his band provide the musical entertainment during the evening from the bandstand.  The race titles draw attention to Racing UK, the dedicated racing channel which […]

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WORLD CLASS SPORT CONTINUES AT YORK WITH THE 55th JOHN SMITH’S CUP



In a week that saw York Racecourse host the Tour de France, the world class sport continues with the 55th running of The John Smith’s Cup on Saturday (12 July).  The £150,000 handicap, named after Britain’s best-selling ale, is the centrepiece of a quality seven-race programme, as well as Britain’s longest continuous commercial sponsorship of […]

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5th REGIMENT N ROYAL ARTILLERY DAY AT CATTERICK ON WEDNESDAY



    The second of Catterick’s four consecutive Wednesday afternoon fixtures next week (July 9) is set to begin at 2-30 p.m.  The feature race is The 5th Regiment Royal Artillery Heimdall Handicap Stakes, a contest for stayers over two miles for the Turmeric Challenge Trophy. Turmeric was trained at Newmarket by the late David […]

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LISTED RACE FEATURED ON ‘MARVELLOUS TEA PARTY DAY’ AT PONTEFRACT ON TUESDAY



    The Weatherbys VAT Services Pipalong Stakes – a £40,000 Listed race over one mile for fillies and mares – is the highlight of Pontefract’s ‘Midsummer Tea Party Day’ on Tuesday (July 8), when racing is scheduled to begin at 2-30 p.m.  Leeds-based Marvellous Tea Dance Company are hosting a special marquee, where afternoon […]

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ACTION AT RIPON ON MONDAY EVENING CELEBRATES EVERYTHING YELLOW!



    Ripon’s fourth evening meeting of the summer takes place next Monday (July 7), when racing begins at 6-40 p.m. and to celebrate the Yorkshire ‘Grand Depart’ of the Tour de France, the first 100 racegoers wearing a yellow jersey or clothing (T-shirt, top, blouse skirt etc.) will be admitted free of charge into the […]

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RACING AT DONCASTER ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON…



      Doncaster’s seven-race programme on Friday (July 4), which begins at 2-30 p.m., is a fully-sponsored card, featuring races supported by Worldpay, the independent provider of credit and debit card processing facilities for businesses in the UK. The feature race is a handicap contest over seven furlongs.    … FOLLOWED BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON  […]

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FRIDAY EVENING AND SATURDAY AFTERNOON ACTION AT BEVERLEY



  Beverley is set to stage the ‘Big Racing Weekender’ meeting on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon this weekend (July 4 & 5), beginning at 6-30 p.m. and 1-55 p.m. respectively.  Friday evening features three races supported by the Hull-based independent family-owned company, William Jackson Food Group, it being the 45th year they have sponsored […]

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A QUARTET OF WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON MEETINGS AT CATTERICK IN JULY



    The first of four consecutive Wednesday afternoon meetings at Catterick takes place next week (July 2). Racing is scheduled to begin at 2-30 p.m.  The European Breeders’ Fund support the opening two races – contests for maiden two-year-olds – with the first of them for juvenile fillies. There’s very much a cycling theme […]

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Jul-14



The seventh annual Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival celebrates the popularity of the sport of racing in the White Rose County. The Festival begins at Ripon on Saturday, 19th and concludes eight days later at Pontefract the following Sunday (27th). It showcases quality racing, live music, entertainment, competitions and stable visits, highlighting a sport […]

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MONDAY ACTION AT PONTEFRACT



 Pontefract’s season continues on Monday (June 30), when the seven-race programme starts at 2-30 p.m. with a Handicap contest for lady amateur riders – The Patricia George Memorial Ladies’ Handicap Stakes over one mile and a quarter.  A couple of £15,000 races are featured – both over the sprint distance of six furlongs. The first […]

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KAISER CHIEFS ‘LIVE’ IN CONCERT ON SATURDAY EVENING AT DONCASTER – WITH RACING ALSO ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON ON TOWN MOOR



Triple Brit Award-winning band, ‘Kaiser Chiefs’ – who hail from Leeds – will be playing their medley of hits ‘live’ on stage after racing at Doncaster this Saturday evening (June 28), while there’s also racing action on Friday afternoon on Town Moor (June 27). The critically-acclaimed band, best known for their anthemic top ten hit, […]

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ATTRACTIVE TUESDAY AFTERNOON CARD AT BEVERLEY



Beverley’s season continues with a meeting on Tuesday (June 24), when racing is scheduled to start at 1-45 p.m.  The first six races are named to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Racing UK, the dedicated television channel which features racing from Beverley.  The afternoon’s concluding race is Round Four of a series for young riders […]

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SUMMER EVENING RACING AT THIRSK ON MONDAY



  Thirsk stages an evening’s racing on Monday (June 23), a seven-race programme which starts at 6-20 p.m.  The feature race, The Jonathan Trowell Memorial Stakes (a handicap race over seven furlongs) commemorates a renowned artist who passed away last year. Paintings by Jonathan Trowell can be found in public and private collections worldwide and […]

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‘totepool FLAT CAP & WHIPPET FAMILY SUNDAY’ AT PONTEFRACT



    The tenth running of The totepool Pontefract Castle Stakes (a Listed Race) and The totepool.com Pontefract Cup are the twin highlights of Pontefract’s seven-race programme this Sunday (June 22) – the first of the course’s trio of Sunday meetings this summer. There’s a host of attractions for young racegoers, with the emphasis on […]

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LADIES’ DAY IS SOCIAL HIGHLIGHT OF THE YEAR AT REDCAR RACES



   THE annual Ladies’ Day every June at Redcar Racecourse is one of the fashion and social highlights in the Tees Valley calendar.  This year’s big occasion is on Saturday 21st June and, as always, thousands of ladies will get out their finery, dress up and join their partners or friends for an afternoon at […]

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RIPON’S EVENING PROGRAMME FOLLOWED BY ‘LADIES DAY’ AT YORKSHIRE’S ‘GARDEN RACECOURSE’



   Ripon is in action again on Wednesday evening, followed by the course’s annual ‘Ladies Day’ fixture on the Thursday afternoon (June 18 & 19). Racing starts at 6-50 p.m. and 2-10 p.m. respectively.  The main race on Wednesday evening is this year’s renewal of The Wells Memorial Challenge Trophy, a £12,000 Handicap contest for […]

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CHAMPAGNE TUESDAY AT THIRSK – INCLUDING A BEST ROYAL ASCOT HAT COMPETITION



Racegoers attending next week’s ‘Champagne Tuesday’ meeting at Thirsk (June 17) will be able to enjoy watching a seven-race programme beginning at 2-20 p.m., along with the action from the opening day at Royal Ascot, which will be shown on the big screen opposite the main stands and also on the closed-circuit televisions in all […]

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FAMILY FUN DAY SUNDAY AT DONCASTER INCLUDES APPEARANCES BY PEPPA PIG



Racegoers can celebrate ‘Father’s Day’ at Doncaster on Sunday (June 15) – a special day featuring a range of attractions for young racegoers in the Family Enclosure, including appearances by television character Peppa Pig As usual, accompanied children under 18 years of age are admitted free of charge. There are fairground rides, an interactive ‘Kids […]

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YORK’S TWO-DAY JUNE MEETING FEATURES THE BIGGEST CHARITY RACEDAY IN BRITAIN



   Building on 44 years of popularity with racing fans and with the target of reaching £6 million for good causes, Macmillan Charity Day at York Racecourse this Saturday (June 14) promises to be an afternoon of quality racing that also helps good causes.  Saturday’s principal race is The BetBright Charity Sprint, one of Britain’s […]

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WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON ACTION AT BEVERLEY



  After the loss of the Hilary Needler Trophy evening meeting last week due to parts of the track being waterlogged, racing on the Westwood is set to resume next Wednesday (June 11) with a seven-race programme scheduled to begin at 2-20 p.m.  The entire card is supported by racehorsetrader.com, a venture which promotes the […]

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PONTEFRACT’S INAUGURAL ‘WEST YORKSHIRE FESTIVAL NIGHT’ ON MONDAY EVENING



The inaugural ‘West Yorkshire Festival Night’ evening meeting next Monday (June 9) gets underway at 6-40 p.m. and celebrates all things West Yorkshire, with stalls providing and promoting local events, food and drink, along with local artists and musicians. Among those represented are Wakefield College, Wakefield Council, Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel, Farmer Copleys and outlets associated […]

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ACTION AT DONCASTER ON SATURDAY



Doncaster is in action this Saturday afternoon (June 7), with racing starting at 2-00 p.m. There’s an hour’s gap during the seven-race programme, as racegoers can enjoy the build-up to the Investec Derby from Epsom and the race itself on the giant screen and CCTV system.  Leading bookmaker, Ladbrokes – sponsor of the St. Leger […]

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FRIDAY ACTION AT CATTERICK



 Catterick’s season on the Flat continues this Friday (June 6), when the seven-race programme begins at 1-45 p.m. with a race for maiden two-year-olds supported by The European Breeders’ Fund in conjunction with British Stallion Studs. It’s one of a pair of races on Friday under the auspices of the EBF, the other being a […]

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TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND WEDNESDAY EVENING RACING AT RIPON



Ripon’s season continues with a meeting next week on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday evening (June 3 & 4), starting at 2-25 p.m. and 6-40 p.m. respectively.  The feature race on Tuesday afternoon is The Wilmot-Smith Memorial Handicap Stakes, a £12,000 contest over one mile, held to commemorate the contribution made by members of the Wilmot-Smith […]

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McCAIN AND MAGUIRE LAND YORKSHIRE JUMPING HONOURS



McCAIN AND MAGUIRE LAND YORKSHIRE JUMPING HONOURS                                                                         Cheshire trainer Donald McCain and his stable jockey, Jason Maguire came out on top in their respective categories during the 2013/14 season over Jumps on the Yorkshire racecourses. The competitions involve racing over Jumps at Catterick, Doncaster and Wetherby,   McCain secures his second Trainers’ title in […]

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ANNETTE KNOWLES WINS WETHERBY’S FASHION STAKES



                                                    The ‘Best Dressed Lady’ competition at Wetherby’s recent Ladies’ Evening meeting was won by Annette Knowles from Lowdham, in Nottinghamshire.     Annette caught the eye of the judges in an elegant Sarah Danielle designed copper coloured dress with matching Bolero jacket and a hat from Eleda Hats in Guiseley, near Leeds, featuring pheasant and […]

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MAY SPRING SATURDAY ACTION AT YORK



  York is back in action with the first Saturday of its seventeen day season this weekend (May 31). As with every afternoon at York, the total prize money is into six figures, on this occasion over £160,000 for the seven-race card.  The first of six Saturday afternoon fixtures this season on the Knavesmire, the […]

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FRIDAY EVENING RACING AT CATTERICK



    Catterick’s second evening meeting this month takes place on Friday (May 30), when racing is scheduled to begin at 6-40 p.m.  One of the evening’s feature races is The Leslie Petch Handicap Stakes, held over one mile and a half. The race is so named to commemorate Major Leslie Petch OBE, one of […]

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PRIZES TO BE WON AT WETHERBY’S ‘LADIES EVENING’ ON THURSDAY



                            The annual Yorkshire Post Ladies Evening at Wetherby next Thursday (May 29) combines glamour and racing when racegoers can sip champagne, admire the latest collections of six top Yorkshire milliners and fashion designer, James Steward as they showcase their latest collections in the fashion shows on the catwalk between races in the ‘Life […]

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Redcar Racecourse is going all Willy Wonka for its Zetland Gold Cup this May bank holiday.



Redcar Racecourse is going all Willy Wonka for its Zetland Gold Cup this May bank holiday.  One lucky winner will scoop the top prize on Monday 26th May – the Golden Ticket.  The golden ticket will upgrade the winner and up to three friends to a day they will never forget at the races, with […]

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‘TOTEPOOL DAY’ AT CATTERICK ON SATURDAY



Catterick’s ‘Totepool Day’ this Saturday (May 24) features a couple of Handicap contests over seven furlongs – The Bet On All UK Racing with totepool Stakes offering increased prize money of £20,000 and The Download The totepool Live Info App Stakes.  There are seven races scheduled on Saturday, set to begin at 2-15 p.m. and […]

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‘A VERY BRITISH RACEDAY’ AT BEVERLEY ON SATURDAY FOLLOWED BY HILARY NEEDLER TROPHY NIGHT ON WEDNESDAY EVENING



    Beverley’s season continues with ‘A Very British Raceday’ on Saturday (May 24), followed by Hilary Needler Trophy Night the following Wednesday evening (May 28).  Saturday’s seven-race programme begins at 2-00 p.m. features a pair of Conditions races for sprinters over five furlongs. Colts and geldings line-up for The Brian Yeardley Continental Two-Year-Old Trophy – […]

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FRIDAY EVENING IS ‘80’s NIGHT’ AT PONTEFRACT



     The first of Pontefract’s trio of evening meetings this summer – ‘80’s Night’ – takes place this Friday evening (May 23). Racing gets underway at 6-30 p.m. with The Heart Breakfast Handicap Stakes over one mile, and the evening concludes with the Glitterball Disco when the action on the track finishes, which includes […]

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WETHERBY’S SEVEN-RACE JUMPS CARD ON THURSDAY



                                                                    The penultimate meeting of Wetherby’s season over Jumps takes place next Thursday (May 22), when the seven-race programme begins at 2-00 p.m.   The feature races are The Racing UK Anywhere Available Now Handicap Chase (a contest for stayers over three miles and one furlong) and The Watch Racing UK On Sky 432 Handicap […]

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MONDAY ACTION AT REDCAR



 Redcar hosts a seven-race programme on Monday (May 19), scheduled to begin at 2-20 p.m.  Sprinters take part in the feature race, The Happy 10th Birthday Racing UK Handicap Stakes over five furlongs, while a further highlight is the fourth qualifying race in this season’s Racing UK Straight-Mile Championship Series, a popular handicap series at […]

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RIPON’S FAMILY DAY SUNDAY



  Ripon’s annual Family Sunday Meeting takes place this weekend (May 18), when the action at Yorkshire’s ‘Garden Racecourse’ is scheduled to start at 2-10 p.m. (7 races).  The day focuses on entertainment for the family, with a wide variety of free attractions for children available in the Course Enclosure, along with two playgrounds, ensuring […]

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‘IRISH DAY’ AT THIRSK ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON



  The third successive Saturday meeting at Thirsk takes place this weekend (May 17) – the annual ‘Irish Day’ at the North Yorkshire track – a seven-race programme scheduled to begin at 2-15 p.m. with a contest for maiden two-year-old fillies – The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Stakes.  The Irish-themed afternoon includes musical entertainment provided […]

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LEGENDARY ROCKERS, ‘STATUS QUO’ RETURN TO DONCASTER TO PLAY LIVE ON STAGE AFTER RACING ON SATURDAY EVENING



  As well as enjoying an evening of seven competitive races, beginning at 5-25 p.m., race-goers at Doncaster this Saturday night (May 17) can see ‘Status Quo’ play live on stage after racing, as they return to Doncaster by popular demand. To mark the occasion, the band’s very own Piledriver ale – named after their […]

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RECORD-BREAKING PRIZE MONEY AS THE NEW SEASON AT YORK BEGINS WITH THE THREE-DAY DANTE FESTIVAL



  With record-breaking prize money in excess of £6 million on offer during the 2014 season at York– this year’s 17-day campaign gets off to a top quality start with the traditional three-day Dante Festival (Wednesday 14, Thursday 15 and Friday 16 May), with seven races on each day.  Every afternoon card will be worth […]

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THE OXTOBY FAMILY CONTINUE TO SUPPORT BEVERLEY’S TUESDAY MEETING



Beverley’s seven-race programme on Tuesday (May 13) is set to start at 2-00 p.m. and includes this year’s renewal of The Annie Oxtoby Memorial Handicap Stakes – a contest for sprinters over five furlongs – supported by the Oxtoby family of Garton and Century Developments Ltd. The afternoon’s feature race is The Happy Birthday Graham […]

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BETDAQ DAY AT DONCASTER ON MONDAY



Doncaster’s season on the Flat continues with Betdaq Day on Monday (May 12), a seven-race programme scheduled to begin at 1-40 p.m.   Leading sports betting exchange, Betdaq return to Doncaster to support six races during the afternoon, with the feature race being The Betdaq 3% Commission Handicap Stakes over seven furlongs.   Racegoers can […]

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ABF – THE SOLDIERS’ CHARITY EVENING AT THIRSK ON SATURDAY



  The first of four evening fixtures at Thirsk this summer takes place this Saturday evening (May 10) – the course’s annual ABF-The Soldiers’ Charity Evening Meeting – a seven-race programme beginning at 5-40 p.m.  Sprinters take part in this year’s renewal of The Dick Peacock Sprint Handicap Stakes over six furlongs, a race held […]

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FRIDAY EVENING RACING AT RIPON INCLUDES THEAKSTON BEER FESTIVAL



  The first of Ripon’s five evening meetings this summer takes place this Friday (May 9), when racing at Yorkshire’s ‘Garden Racecourse’ begins at 5-55 p.m. To compliment the racing, the course has a first Theakston Mini Beer Festival, with a selection of ales and ciders from the Masham-based brewery on offer in a marquee […]

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TUESDAY EVENING ACTION AT CATTERICK



    The first of Catterick’s pair of evening meetings in May takes place on Tuesday (May 6), when racing gets underway at 6-00 p.m.   The feature race of the evening is The yorkshire-outdoors.co.uk Adventure Activities Handicap Stakes over seven furlongs, a contest won last year by Best Trip, trained at Malton by Brian […]

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FAMILY ATTRACTIONS AT BEVERLEY’S MAY DAY MONDAY BANK HOLIDAY MEETING



    Beverley’s annual Bank Holiday fixture on May Day Monday (May 5) features a host of family attractions in the Course Enclosure from when the gates open at noon, including a play area and an animal petting farm with lambs, chicks, piglets and rabbits. The crazy flower stiltwalkers and face-painting are also further attractions, […]

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totepool THIRSK HUNT CUP FEATURED ON SATURDAY



The totepool Thirsk Hunt Cup heads a seven-race programme at Thirsk on Saturday (May 3) – the first of three successive Saturday fixtures at the course. Racing starts at 1-55 p.m.   One of the most competitive and popular handicap races on the Flat in the north over one mile, The Thirsk Hunt Cup is […]

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WRAGGS SEAFOODS SUPPORT SATURDAY EVENING RACING AT DONCASTER



  The second consecutive Saturday evening meeting at Doncaster takes place this weekend (May 3). It’s Wraggs Seafoods Evening – a seven-race programme starting at 5-15 p.m.   Leeds-based Wraggs Seafoods – part of Collins Seafoods Ltd. – support all seven races, featuring The Pescafria Handicap Stakes (a £19,000 contest for three-year-olds over seven furlongs) […]

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REDCAR IN ACTION ON THURSDAY



Redcar’s third meeting of the season takes place on Thursday (May 1), when the seven-race programme gets underway at 1-55 p.m.   The feature race is The Redcar Racecourse Conference & Wedding Venue Handicap Stakes (a £10,000 contest over seven furlongs), while Thursday’s card includes another qualifying race in this season’s Racing UK Straight-Mile Championship […]

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NORTHERN RACING COLLEGE DAY AT PONTEFRACT



    The 25th annual Northern Racing College Charity Day Meeting takes place at Pontefract on Wednesday (April 30), starting at 2-10 p.m. At this meeting last year, both Peniaphobia and Remote made their respective debuts. The former went on to win the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury, while the latter landed the Group 3 […]

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AT THE RACES AND RiponBET SATURDAY AT RIPON REPRESENTS BIG HIKE IN PRIZE MONEY



  Ripon’s second meeting of the season takes place on Saturday (April 26) and the seven-race programme – set to begin at 1-40 p.m. – offers significant prize money of £135,000, an increase of 80% over this meeting last year. This reflects the popularity of the course’s own on-course pool betting operation, RiponBET, which is […]

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FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND SATURDAY EVENING ACTION AT DONCASTER



Doncaster’s season on the Flat continues with racing this Friday afternoon and Saturday evening (April 25 & 26), with racing set to begin at 1-20 p.m. and 4-55 p.m. respectively.   The Trent Refractories Ltd. 25th Anniversary Handicap Stakes (a contest for stayers over the extended two miles), The Virgin Media Field Sales Talent Chaser […]

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RAPID LAD REMEMBERED AT BEVERLEY ON THURSDAY



  Beverley’s second meeting of the season takes place next Thursday (April 24), when the seven-race programme is scheduled to begin at 1-55 p.m. with The Beverley Minster Maiden Fillies’ Stakes, a contest for two-year-old fillies.   Three-year-olds take part in the feature race of the afternoon, The Happy Birthday Dadie Oughtred Stakes, a Handicap […]

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ST. GEORGE’S DAY ACTION AT CATTERICK ON WEDNESDAY



  The second meeting of Catterick’s 2014 season on the Flat takes place next Wednesday (April 23) – St. Georges’ Day – when the seven-race programme is due to start at 1-30 p.m.   To celebrate St. George’s Day, anyone called George, Georgina, Georgie etc. will gain free admission into the racecourse, provided the relevant […]

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EASTER TUESDAY AND COMMUNITY RACEDAY AT WETHERBY



Wetherby’s annual ‘Community Raceday’ takes in the Easter holiday period next Tuesday (April 22), when the seven-race programme over Jumps is set to begin at 2-05 p.m. Members of the local community in designated postcode areas (see Wetherby’s website for details www.wetherbyracing.co.uk) can use their free Wetherby racecourse Community Card and gain free admission into […]

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MIDDLEHAM STABLES OPEN DAY APRIL 18



    The Middleham Stables Open Day celebrates its 21st anniversary this year on Good Friday, April 18, with a host of attractions for horse-racing enthusiasts and families alike. Fifteen stables will be open to the public, with more than 500 horses for visitors to see, while racing will be screened live from a big […]

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RIPON’S SEASON BEGINS NEXT THURSDAY



The first meeting of 2014 at Ripon – Yorkshire’s ‘Garden Racecourse’- takes place on Thursday (April 17), when racing is scheduled to begin at 1-55 p.m. with The Eat, Sleep & Drink At The Nag’s Head Pickhill Maiden Stakes, a contest for two-year-olds supported by both The Nag’s Head at Pickhill and The European Breeders […]

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BEVERLEY’S 2014 SEASON BEGINS NEXT WEDNESDAY



  The 2014 season at Beverley starts next Wednesday (April 16) – the first of 19 days’ racing on the Flat this year on the Westwood – which includes a trio of evening meetings.   To celebrate the Easter holidays, possibly the world’s first ‘Easter Egg Tree’ will be bearing ‘fruit’ of some 500 chocolate […]

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MARATHON FEATURED AT PONTEFRACT ON MONDAY



      Britain’s longest handicap race on the Flat – The Pontefract Marathon Handicap Stakes – is featured at Pontefract’s second meeting of the season on Monday (April 14). The seven-race programme is set to begin at 2-10 p.m. with a contest for maiden two-year-old fillies.    The Pontefract Marathon Handicap Stakes is contested […]

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THIRSK’S 2014 SEASON BEGINS ON SATURDAY – CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INJURED JOCKEYS’ FUND



     The opening meeting of the 2014 season at Thirsk takes place on Saturday (April 12) – the first of 15 days’ racing at the popular North Yorkshire track. The seven-race programme begins at 2-15 p.m. and forms part of the national 50th anniversary celebrations of the Injured Jockeys’ Fund.   Locally-based former trainer, […]

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WETHERBY’S ‘FAMILY DAY’ SUNDAY FEATURES THE WORLD’S LARGEST MASCOT RACE!



                                                                                                 Wetherby’s annual ‘Family Day’ Sunday meeting takes place this weekend (April 13), featuring plenty of action on and off the track, including a host of family attractions in the Course Enclosure and the ninth running of The Sue Ryder Mascot Gold Cup organised by Yorkshire Young Farmers in aid of various charities, in […]

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CATTERICK’S CAMPAIGN ON THE FLAT BEGINS ON WEDNESDAY



    Catterick’s 2014 season on the Flat begins next Wednesday (April 9) – the first of 17 scheduled days’ racing on the level this year at the North Yorkshire course.   Racing on Wednesday begins at 2-20 p.m. and the seven-race programme features the first qualifying race Catterick Twelve Furlong Series – now in […]

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NO INCREASES IN ADMISSION PRICES PLUS THE ‘FULL PONTE’ PACKAGE AT PONTEFRACT IN 2014



                                               There are no increases in admission prices for the fourth successive year, as Pontefract’s 16-day 2014 season starts on Tuesday, April 8. The cost of annual membership remains the same at £190 (single) and £255 (Joint) for a campaign which will once again offer prize money in excess of £1 million. This […]

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LEVY BOARD CHAIRMAN TO OPEN NEW BETTING HALL AS PONTEFRACT’S 2014 SEASON BEGINS ON TUESDAY



    Pontefract’s opening meeting of 2014 takes place next Tuesday (April 8) with a seven-race programme starting at 2-10 p.m. – the first of 16 meetings at the course this year.   Prior to racing, the newly-constructed Betting Hall will be officially opened by Paul Lee, Chairman of the Horserace Betting Levy Board, while […]

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REDCAR’S SEASON BEGINS ON MONDAY



  Redcar’s 2014 season on the Flat gets off to a flying start on Monday (April 7), with a seven-race programme set to begin at 2-20 p.m. It’s the first of 18 meetings this year at Redcar, and one of Monday’s feature races is the first qualifying race in this year’s Redcar Straight-Mile Championship Series […]

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LOOKING AHEAD TO APRIL



  APRIL 2014       The Crabbie’s Grand National takes centre-stage this month, and a year on since Auroras Encore became the first Yorkshire-trained winner of the world’s most famous race over Jumps for 53 years, his trainer, Sue Smith – based at High Eldwick near Bingley – could be gunning for more Aintree […]

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Who will be the Go Racing in Yorkshire Future Stars Champion of 2014?



  Gary Mahon won the inaugural Go Racing in Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Series last year and the race is on to find this year’s champion, with the launch of the 2014 series of races for young riders taking place on the opening day of the British Flat season on Turf at Doncaster on Saturday, […]

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THE FLAT IS BACK AS DONCASTER STAGES THE OPENING MEETING OF THE 2014 BRITISH FLAT SEASON ON TURF THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY



  Doncaster hosts the eagerly-awaited start to the 2014 British Flat Season on turf with the two-day William Hill Lincoln Meeting this Saturday and Sunday (March 29 & 30). There are seven races on both days with the action on Saturday beginning at 1-30 p.m., while Sunday’s programme – Mother’s Day Family Fun Day – […]

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ANNUAL ‘WEAR A HAT DAY’ AT WETHERBY ON FRIDAY



                                                                                                             Wetherby’s season over Jumps continues with ‘Wear a Hat Day’ this Friday (March 28), when the seven-race programme is scheduled to start at 2-20 p.m.   It’s the third annual ‘Wear A Hat Day’ Wetherby has staged in support of Brain Tumour Research, with spot prizes for the best hats worn by racegoers, […]

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TUESDAY ACTION AT WETHERBY



                                                                                                            Wetherby’s season over Jumps continues with a meeting next Tuesday (March 18), when the seven-race programme is scheduled to start at 2-10 p.m.   The feature races are The New racing UK Anywhere Available Now Handicap Chase over the extended two and a half miles and The Follow @wetherbyRaces on Twitter Handicap Chase – […]

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Mar-14



The final Jumps fixtures of the season at both Doncaster and Catterick take place in the opening week of this month, followed on a national basis by the prestigious Cheltenham Festival – showcasing the champions of the Jumps season – while it’s back to Doncaster for the traditional start of the new British Flat season […]

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QUALITY TWO- DAY CONCLUSION TO DONCASTER’S JUMPING SEASON



    Doncaster’s season over Jumps comes to a quality climax with a two-day meeting this Friday and Saturday (February 28 & March 1), with the feature race on Saturday, The William Hill Grimthorpe Chase having an excellent record of attracting the very best stayers in the business, including possible Grand National contenders.   After […]

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TUESDAY ACTION AT CATTERICK



      TUESDAY ACTION AT CATTERICK   The penultimate meeting of Catterick’s season over Jumps takes place next Tuesday (February 25). The seven-race programme is scheduled to begin at 2-20 p.m. with a Handicap Hurdle contest for lady amateur riders.   The Easby Abbey Handicap Chase (two miles) is the afternoon’s feature race, the title […]

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GOLDEN OLDIES FEATURED AT DONCASTER ON WEDNESDAY



    Doncaster’s Jumping season continues with a seven-race programme on Wednesday (February 19), starting at 1-45 p.m. ‘Golden Oldies’ take centre-stage in the feature race, a Veterans’ Chase supported by Betdaq – a leading sports betting exchange. This contest for ten-year-olds and upwards over three miles has prize money of £18,500 and should attract […]

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WETHERBY IN ACTION ON TUESDAY



                                                                        Wetherby’s season over Jumps continues next Tuesday (February 18) with a seven-race programme, starting at 1-45 p.m.   Members of the Racing UK Racing Club will be in attendance, with three races named after the dedicated racing channel which shows all of the action from Wetherby on Sky television – Channel 432.   The […]

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MONDAY RACING AT CATTERICK



     Racing at Catterick on Monday (February 10) is scheduled to begin at 1-50 p.m. with the twin highlights being The Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Novices’ Handicap Chase and The Weatherbys Private Banking Handicap Chase – both races contested over the stayiong distance of the extended three miles and one furlong. These two races are […]

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EVENTMASTERS DAY AT DONCASTER ON THURSDAY



  Doncaster’s meeting next Thursday (February 6) – Eventmasters Day – is scheduled to begin at 1-20 p.m.   For the second year at this meeting, one of the UK’s leading and longest-serving corporate hospitality companies, Eventmasters (whose Head Office is in Birmingham) support all bar one of the afternoon’s seven races, including a trio […]

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MEDIEVAL RACECEDAY AT WETHERBY O SATURDAY SET TO ATTRACT TOP NOVICE CHASERS



                                                                                                                 ‘Medieval Day’ at Wetherby this Saturday (February 1) celebrates one of the feature races of the season at the track, The totepool Towton Novices’ Chase (a Grade 2 contest for stayers), a race named after the nearby Battle of Towton in 1461 – acknowledged as the bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil […]

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YORK RACECOURSE ANNOUNCES RECORD PRIZE MONEY



    York Racecourse has announced a third consecutive year of growth in prize money, to a new record of over £6 million, for the seventeen day season which begins on Wednesday 14 May 2014.  This increase amounts to over £200,000 more than the already record investment of last season and a boost of over […]

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CATTERICK IN ACTION ON FRIDAY



     Catterick’s season over Jumps continues with a seven-race programme this Friday (January 31), which is set to begin at 1-10 p.m.   The feature race, The New Racing UK Anywhere Available Now Handicap Chase, is contested over two and three furlongs and offers prize money of £12,000. The European Breeders’ Fund supports a […]

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LOOKING AHEAD FEBRUARY 2014



GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE FEBRUARY 2014     Wetherby stages a ‘Medieval Raceday’ on the opening day of the month (Saturday, 1st), to highlight the afternoon’s feature race, The totepool Towton Novices’ Chase. Leading novice chasers will be advertising their credentials when they participate in this Grade 2 contest for up-and-coming chasers.   Acknowledged as […]

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GRAND NATIONAL WINNER AURORAS ENCORE AIMED AT SKY BET CHASE AT DONCASTER THIS SATURDAY



    Doncaster’s principal meeting over Jumps, the two-day Sky Bet Chase Meeting this Friday and Saturday (January 24 & 25), features the most valuable race of the Jumping season on Town Moor – The Sky Bet Chase on Saturday – which offers prize money of £75,000. It’s the likely target for last season’s Grand […]

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WEDNESDAY ACTION AT CATTERICK



    Catterick stage a seven-race programme over Jumps next Wednesday (January 22) set to begin at 1-10 p.m. with The BHEST Racing To School Novices’ Hurdle. The race title refers to the ‘Racing To School’ initiative by The British Horseracing Education & Standards Trust – a registered charity which brings youngsters racing as part […]

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WETHERBY STAGES A SEVEN-RACE PROGRAMME ON TUESDAY



                                                                        Wetherby’s season over Jumps continues next Tuesday (January 21) with a seven-race card which gets underway at 12-20 p.m.   The feature race is The Star Sports Cheltenham Preview Night – 3rd March Interactive Handicap Chase over three miles and one furlong. The race title draws attention to the special Cheltenham Festival preview evening […]

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ONE MILLION REASONS TO CELEBRATE RACING IN YORKSHIRE IN 2013



  The popularity of the sport of horseracing in Yorkshire was emphasised by the fact that the nine racecourses serving the county attracted just over one million racegoers last year.   The warm summer months and a relatively mild conclusion to the year meant that very few meetings were lost to the weather and once […]

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CHRISTMAS JUMPER’ SATURDAY ACTION AT WETHERBY’S FIRST MEETING OF THE YEAR



         Wetherby’s first meeting of 2014 is set to take place this Saturday (January 11) – ‘Christmas Jumper’ Day – when race-goers can give their Christmas jumpers a last (or only!) official outing to obtain entry into the Paddock Enclosure for just a tenner. There’s also a prize for the ‘Best turned-out Jumper’! […]

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NORTH YORKSHIRE GRAND NATIONAL DAY AT CATTERICK ON THURSDAY



   NORTH YORKSHIRE GRAND NATIONAL DAY AT CATTERICK ON THURSDAY   The North Yorkshire Grand National – the longest and most valuable race of Catterick’s season over Jumps – heads a seven-race programme next Thursday (January 9), which begins at 12-40 p.m.   This Handicap Chase for stayers over three and three-quarter miles offers prize […]

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WEDNESDAY MEETING BEGINS DONCASTER’S 2014 CAMPAIGN



  WEDNESDAY MEETING BEGINS DONCASTER’S 2014 CAMPAIGN     Doncaster’s opening meeting of 2014 takes place on Wednesday (January 8) – the first of 36 racedays this year on Town Moor.   Wednesday’s seven-race programme is set to begin at 12-40 p.m. with The Pegler Yorkshire Handicap, followed by The 1stsecuritysolutions.co.uk Maiden Hurdle.   The […]

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DONCASTER’S ‘SPROUT-FREE’ SUNDAY PROGRAMME IS FINAL DAY OF THE GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE WINTER FESTIVAL



     DONCASTER’S ‘SPROUT-FREE’ SUNDAY PROGRAMME IS FINAL DAY OF THE GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE WINTER FESTIVAL             Doncaster’s season over Jumps continues over the holiday period with the ‘Sprout-Free’ New Year Meeting on Sunday (December 29) – a seven-race programme, set to begin at 12-10 p.m. (Gates open 10-00 a.m.)   This meeting […]

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SATURDAY AND NEW YEAR’S DAY FESTIVE ACTION AT CATTERICK



        Catterick stages competitive action over Jumps during the forthcoming holiday period, with meetings on Saturday, December 28 and New Year’s Day, Wednesday January 1, as the course sees out the Old Year and welcomes in the New Year. Racing on both days begins at 12-30 p.m. (gates open at 10-30 a.m.) […]

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JOIN THE RITUAL AT WETHERBY’S TWO-DAY WILLIAM HILL YORKSHIRE WINTER FESTIVAL –



                                                                          Wetherby is gearing up for the traditional two-day William Hill Yorkshire Winter Festival on Boxing Day Thursday and Friday (December 26 & 27). With increased prize money of £122,500 on offer this prestigious fixture is set to attract several of the country’s top horses, as preparations continue for both the Cheltenham and Grand […]

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CATTERICK’S PRE-CHRISTMAS ACTION ON TUESDAY



    The second meeting of Catterick’s Jumping season takes place on Tuesday (December 17) when the seven-race programme is set to begin at 12-10 p.m. with a Handicap Hurdle contest for amateur riders.   The principal races are a pair of Novices’ Limited Handicap Chases, supported by The Horserace Betting Levy Board – The […]

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DONCASTER’S BetVictor CHRISTMAS MEETING ON SATURDAY



    Doncaster’s season over Jumps continues this Saturday (December 14) with The BetVictor Christmas Meeting; the seven-race programme is set to begin at 11-55 a.m.   Leading online bookmaker, BetVictor.com once again support this fixture, sponsoring a quartet of races including The BetVictor Summit Juvenile Hurdle (a £27,500 Grade 2 contest for leading three-year-old […]

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QUALITY CHRISTMAS CAROL SATURDAY PROGRAMME AT WETHERBY



                                                                        Wetherby’s Christmas Carol Saturday meeting this weekend (December 7) is a seven-race programme starting at 12-10 p.m. The pair of feature races – both offering prize money of £10,000 – are The Constant Security Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (extended two and a half miles) and The Download The totepool App Handicap Chase over two miles. […]

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JUMPERS RETURN TO CATTERICK ON WEDNESDAY



    Catterick’s 2013/14 season over Jumps begins on Wednesday (December 4) – the first of ten scheduled days’ racing over Jumps at the North Yorkshire track during the campaign, which concludes in March.   The action on Wednesday afternoon is due to start at 12-20 p.m. with The Richmondshire Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle, while […]

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ICE CREAM DIRECT UK DAY LAUNCHES DONCASTER’S SEASON OVER JUMPS ON FRIDAY



       Doncaster’s 2013/14 season over Jumps begins on Friday (November 29) with The Ice Cream Direct UK Race Day. This is the first of ten scheduled racedays over Jumps this season on Town Moor, which concludes on the first Saturday in March. Racing on Friday is due to begin at 12-20 p.m.   […]

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‘COUNTRYSIDE RACE DAY’ AT WETHERBY ON WEDNESDAY



                                                                        Wetherby’s season over Jumps continues on Wednesday (November 27) with the annual ‘Countryside Race Day’ – a seven-race card which is set to start at 12-15 p.m. – although prior to the opening race (at approximately 11-30 a.m.), there’s a contest on the Flat over one mile for horses ridden by Hunt supporters who […]

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ANNUAL TOTEPOOL & CIU CHARITY RACEDAY AT WETHERBY ON SATURDA



                                                                                                                                                                                                   Wetherby’s annual totepool & CIU Charity Racecday takes place on Saturday (November 16), with the twin highlights being a Handicap Chase for stayers over three miles and one furlong and a Handicap Hurdle contest over the extended two miles – both races held under the totepool banner. Wyck Hill won the former […]

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BRITISH FLAT SEASON COMES TO A ROUSING FINALE AT DONCASTER ON SATURDAY



       Doncaster stages the traditional conclusion to the British Flat season on turf, when the 2013 campaign signs off in style with a seven-race programme this Saturday (November 9) – Betfred November Handicap Day starting at 12-40 p.m.   To celebrate the 2013 season, there will be ‘end of term’ presentations to honour […]

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REDCAR’S FINAL MEETING OF THE SEASON ON TUESDAY



  Redcar’s 2013 season on the Flat comes to a resounding conclusion on Tuesday (November 5), with a seven-race programme scheduled to start at 1-00 p.m. with a race for maiden two-year-old supported by The Governors of The Irish European Breeders’ Fund.   The afternoon’s feature race is The Annual Badges Make Great Christmas Presents […]

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LOOKING AHEAD – NOVEMBER 2013



   Wetherby’s two-day bet365 Charlie Hall Chase Meeting (Friday and Saturday, 1st & 2nd) sees the Jumping season move up a few significant gears, with £260,000 in prize money on offer, while Doncaster hosts the traditional climax to the British Flat season on Saturday, 9th, including presentations to the nation’s leading owner, trainer, jockey and […]

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SATURDAY’S bet365 CHARLIE HALL CHASE IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF WETHERBY’S TWO-DAY MEETING



                                                                       One of the big meetings of the season at Wetherby takes place this Friday and Saturday (November 1 & 2) – a top-quality two-day programme over Jumps. The highlight is the course’s richest race of the season on Saturday, The bet365 Charlie Hall Chase, which for the fifth consecutive year offers prize money of […]

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CATTERICK’S FLAT SEASON ENDS ON TUESDAY



  CATTERICK’S FLAT SEASON ENDS ON TUESDAY   Catterick’s final fixture on the Flat this year takes place on Tuesday (October 29), when racing is scheduled to begin at 1-50 p.m.   The feature race is The Happy 90th Birthday John Gawthorpe Handicap Stakes over seven furlongs. John’s daughter, Judith Beckett won last year’s Go […]

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DOUBLE TRIGGER CONTINUES TO BE HONOURED AT REDCAR



DOUBLE TRIGGER CONTINUES TO BE HONOURED AT REDCAR     Double Trigger, one of Britain’s great stayers on the Flat in recent years, is once again honoured in The Double Trigger Maiden Stakes at Redcar on Monday (October 28), when the seven-race programme is scheduled to start at 1-10 p.m.   A contest for two-year-olds […]

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IT’S OFFICIAL. DEBORAH GROGAN IS THE BEST DRESSED LADY RACEGOER IN YORKSHIRE FOR 2013



Deborah Grogan from Shropshire is officially the best dressed lady racegoer in Yorkshire for 2013.   She landed the coveted title at a glittering final held at Doncaster, which brought together all nine ladies who had won the individual best dressed lady competitions at the county’s nine racecourses during the summer.     However it was […]

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DEBORAH GROGAN IS THE BEST DRESSED LADY RACEGOER IN YORKSHIRE FOR 2013



Deborah Grogan from Shropshire is officially the best dressed lady racegoer in Yorkshire for 2013.   She landed the coveted title at a glittering final held at Doncaster, which brought together all nine ladies who had won the individual best dressed lady competitions at the county’s nine racecourses during the summer.     However it was […]

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TOP TWO-YEAR-OLDS ADVERTISE THEIR CLASSIC CREDENTIALS IN THE RACING POST TROPHY ON SATURDAY AT DONCASTER



  Britain’s final Group 1 race of 2013, The Racing Post Trophy for leading two-year-olds, is the principal race at Doncaster on Saturday (October 26) – the second leg of the two-day October Meeting on Town Moor. Racing on Friday is scheduled to begin at 1-40 p.m., while the action on Saturday is set to […]

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PONTEFRACT’S SEASON CONCLUDES ON MONDAY WITH A LISTED RACE FEATURED



                                                                                                                    Leading two-year-olds – possible stars of the future – are catered for in the principal race at Pontefract’s final meeting of 2013 on Monday (October 21), The EBF Stallions/totepool Mobile Silver Tankard Stakes. Racing is scheduled to begin at 2-10 p.m.   The 21st running of The EBF Stallions/totepool Mobile Silver Tankard Stakes, […]

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CATTERICK DASH HEADS VALUABLE SATURDAY CARD SUPPORTED BY TOTEPOOL



The totepool Mobile Catterick Dash takes pride of place on a seven-race programme on Saturday (October 19), when racing is scheduled to begin at 1-55 p.m. With almost £65,500 in prize money on offer throughout the afternoon, ‘totepool’ Day is Catterick’s richest raceday of the year.   There’s record prize money of £25,000 up for […]

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FRIDAY ACTION AT REDCAR



    Redcar’s season on the Flat continues with a seven-race programme on Friday (October 18), scheduled to start at 2-00 p.m. with a contest for maiden two-year-olds supported by The European Breeders’ Fund – one of two races held under the EBF banner.   The Sam Hall Memorial Handicap Stakes over one mile and […]

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WETHERBY’S NEW SEASON OVER JUMPS BEGINS ON WEDNESDAY WITH SPINAL RESEARCH CHARITY DAY



    Wetherby’s 2013/14 season over Jumps starts on Wednesday (October 16) – the first of 18 days’ racing during the campaign – which concludes with an evening meeting on Thursday, May 29 2014.   Wednesday’s seven-race programme starts at 2-20 p.m. and is the backdrop to the 23rd annual charity meeting in aid of […]

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TWO-DAY OCTOBER MEETING IS RICHEST EVER SEASONAL CONCLUSION TO YORK RACES



    The last chance to enjoy racing action at York in 2013 comes on Friday and Saturday (11 & 12 October). With prize money of over £315,000 on offer, it is the most valuable October finale ever staged on the Knavesmire   Friday will see the second staging of ‘Countryside Raceday’ while Saturday will […]

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TUESDAY RACING AT CATTERICK



  Action on the Flat continues at Catterick on Tuesday (October 8), when racing is set to begin at 2-30 p.m.   Former course specialist, Skyram, who won several races at Catterick in the early 1980’s, is once again remembered with The Skyram Handicap Stakes, a race for stayers over two miles. Skyram was owned […]

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STAYERS FEATURED AT PONTEFRACT’S PENULTIMATE MEETING OF THE SEASON ON MONDAY



                                                                                                                                                   Pontefract’s penultimate meeting of the season on Monday (October 7) features The Phil Bull Trophy Conditions Stakes. The seven-race programme gets underway at 2-10 p.m.   The longest race of the afternoon, the 27th renewal of The Phil Bull Trophy, a Conditions contest for stayers over two and a quarter miles, is […]

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REDCAR’S BIG DAY ON SATURDAY FEATURES ONE OF THE UK’S RICHEST RACES FOR TWO-YEAR-OLDS



      The totepool Two-Year-Old Trophy – one of the most valuable races in the UK for juveniles – heads a quality seven-race programme at Redcar this Saturday (October 5), which is scheduled to begin at 1-40 p.m.   First held in 1989, the prestigious totepool Two-year-Old Trophy offers guaranteed prize money of £150,000 […]

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Oct-13



October provides Yorkshire racegoers with a glimpse into the future as some of the best two-year-olds stake their claims for big race success in 2014, with important races for precocious juveniles being staged this month in the county at Redcar, York, Pontefract and Doncaster, while the ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’ as John Keats […]

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CLOSE CALLS TO BE TOP TRAINER AND JOCKEY ON THE YORKSHIRE TRACKS



                              David O’Meara, who trains at Nawton near Helmsley and his stable jockey, Danny Tudhope both have narrow advantages in their respective categories regarding the race for the Sky Bet Trophies presented to the leading trainer and jockey who record the most number of winners on the Yorkshire racecourses during the 2013 Flat […]

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SATURDAY PROGRAMME BRINGS RIPON’S SEASON TO AN END



      Ripon’s 2013 season comes to a resounding conclusion on Saturday (September 28) with a quality seven-race programme at Yorkshire’s ‘Garden Racecourse’ which is scheduled to begin at 2-10 p.m. with a contest for maiden two-year-olds supported by The European Breeders’ Fund.   The principal race is The Ripon Cathedral City Of The […]

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FURTHER THURSDAY ACTION AT PONTEFRACT COMMEMORATES A 19TH CENTURY OIL PAINTING



    The action at Pontefract next Thursday (September 26) is set to start at 2-20 p.m. with The British Stallion Studs EBF Strawberry Hill Maiden Stakes, a contest for two-year-olds over six furlongs – the first of the pair of races supported during the afternoon by The European Breeders’ Fund.   The afternoon’s feature […]

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REDCAR’S WEDNESDAY PROGRAMME



  Redcar’s seven-race programme on Wednesday (September 25) is set to begin at 2-10 p.m. with a race for maiden two-year-olds supported by the European Breeders’ Fund in association with British Stallion Studs,   Juveniles also take part in The Hold Your Christmas Party Here Nursery Handicap Stakes over the straight mile, while sprinters have […]

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BEVERLEY’S FINAL MEETING OF 2013



    Beverley’s 2013 season comes to an end with a seven-race programme on Tuesday (September 24), when racing is scheduled to start at 2-10 p.m. The afternoon’s principal race is the 14th running of The Violet and Eddie Smith Memorial Conditions Stakes, an £11,500 contest for sprinters over five furlongs, which remembers a brother […]

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SATURDAY PROGRAMME AT CATTERICK FEATURES NEWP SERIES FINAL



    Catterick’s season on the Flat continues with a seven-race programme on Saturday (September 21), starting at 2-10 p.m. with a contest for maiden two-year-olds supported by The European Breeders’ Fund. It’s the course’s only meeting this month.   The principal race is The 2013 Catterick Twelve Furlong Series Final – a £20,000 Handicap […]

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FILLIES, STAYERS AND APPRENTICES ALL FEATURED AT PONTEFRACT ON THURSDAY



                                                                                                                      The Pontefract Park Fillies’ Handicap Stakes, a £15.000 sprint contest for fillies and mares over six furlongs, is the feature race on Pontefract’s seven-race programme next Thursday (September 19), which is scheduled to begin at 2-30 p.m. with a contest for maiden two-year-olds supported by Racing Profits Guides Ltd.   Misplaced Fortune, […]

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BEVERLEY’S PENULTIMATE MEETING ON WEDNESDAY



    Beverley’s penultimate meeting of the season takes place on Wednesday (September 18) – Totepool Day – when the seven-race programme on the Westwood is scheduled to start at 2-00 p.m.   The whole card is supported by Totepool, who along with parent company Betfred, comprise one of the biggest commercial sponsors in British […]

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TUESDAY FINALE FOR SEASON AT THIRSK



  Thirsk’s 2013 season comes to a conclusion with a seven-race programme on Tuesday (September 17), when racing is scheduled to begin at 2-10 p.m. with a Nursery Handicap contest for two-year-olds.   The feature races are a trio of £8,000 contests, one of them being The Anderson Barrowcliff Centenary Stakes, a handicap contest over […]

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BEVERLEY STAGES A SPECIAL ‘TWILIGHT’ MEETING ON TUESDAY WITH TICKETS AT JUST A FIVER FOR ALL ENCLOSURES



BEVERLEY STAGES A SPECIAL ‘TWILIGHT’ MEETING ON TUESDAY WITH TICKETS AT JUST A FIVER FOR ALL ENCLOSURES   Beverley hosts an additional meeting next Tuesday (September 10) – a new ‘Twilight’ fixture, starting at 4-35 p.m. and concluding at 7-10 p.m.   To encourage racegoers to sample this unique fixture granted by The British Horseracing […]

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TUESDAY ACTION AT REDCAR



Redcar stages a seven-race programme on Tuesday (September 10), when racing is scheduled to begin at 2-30 p.m.   The afternoon’s action includes a qualifying contest in this season’s Racing UK Straight-Mile Championship – a Series which culminates in a £20,000 Final on Saturday, October 5 – a day which also features The totepool Two-Year-Old […]

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THE PRESS FAMILY SUNDAY ENTERTAINMENT AT YORK INCLUDES PEPPA PIG – PLUS A LISTED RACE



    There’s fun for all at the annual Press Family Sunday at York Races this weekend (Sunday September 8), including a seven-race thoroughbred card worth over £100,000; featuring the second running of the Betfred Garrowby Stakes, a Listed race for sprinters. Plus, the return of children’s favourite, Peppa Pig to the Knavesmire.   For […]

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SATURDAY IS ‘LADIES DAY’ AT THIRSK FEATURING THE HAMBLETON CUP



The annual ‘Ladies Day’ at Thirsk on Saturday (September 7) promises to be stylish and glamorous with an array of fashion prizes to be won in the afternoon’s competitions to find the ‘Best-Dressed Lady’ and ‘Best-Dressed Gentleman’ along with the wearer of the ‘Best Hat’. The seven-race programme – the penultimate meeting of the season […]

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DONCASTER GEARED UP FOR LADBROKES ST. LEGER FESTIVAL



      The four-day St. Leger Festival which begins next Wednesday (September 11) at Doncaster, culminates in the oldest Classic race in the world, The Ladbrokes St. Leger Stakes on the Saturday (September 14). This famous Group 1 contest for top-class three-year-olds was first held at Doncaster in 1776 and is sponsored for the […]

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Sep-13



  The world’s oldest Classic race, the St. Leger Stakes at Doncaster on Saturday, 14th, is the climax of the four-day Ladbrokes St. Leger Festival on Town Moor which begins on Wednesday, 11th. It’s possible that the first two in the Derby at Epsom in June, Ruler Of The World and Libertarian could renew rivalry […]

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BETFRED BEVERLEY BULLET SPRINT DAY ON SATURDAY



      Speed is the theme of racing at Beverley this Saturday (August 31), with leading sprinters taking part in the afternoon’s feature race, The Betfred Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes.   Racing begins at 1-55 p.m., although prior to the opening race, young riders are featured in a couple of pony races starting at […]

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SUPER HEROES’ FAMILY DAY AT THIRSK ON FRIDAY



  It’s ‘Super Heroes’ Family Day at Thirsk this Friday (August 30), with attractions for young racegoers in the Family Enclosure such as Spiderman and Batman look-a-likes, the ‘Great British Racing’ Kids Roadshow, face painting, bouncy castles and playground. As usual, accompanied children under 18 years of age are admitted free of charge into all […]

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FAMILY DAY AT CATTERICK ON WEDNESDAY



      Catterick’s Family Day on Wednesday (August 28) when racing is scheduled to start at 2-10 p.m. The seven-race programme is supported by Betfred, with the feature race being a Handicap contest for three-year-olds over one mile and a half – a qualifying race for the inaugural Catterick Twelve Furlong Series Final, which […]

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RIPON’S TWO-DAY BANK HOLIDAY ACTION



    Ripon’s traditional Bank Holiday Meeting on Monday and Tuesday (August 26 & 27) is set to feature some of the major races of the year at Yorkshire’s ‘Garden Racecourse’. There are seven races on both days.   Bank Holiday Monday’s programme begins at 1-55 p.m. with the highlight being The Ripon Champion Two-Years-Old […]

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MALTON OPEN DAY TREAT FOR HORSERACING FANS



More than 20 racehorse trainers will be opening their doors to the public at Malton’s annual open day which takes place in North Yorkshire on Sunday, August 25 offering a unique opportunity to meet the horses, talk to the trainers and to see first hand the area’s racing industry.   The Malton area has been […]

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BEVERLEY’S FAMILY SUNDAY MEETING



  Beverley’s annual August Bank Holiday Sunday Meeting takes place this weekend (August 25), with a host of attractions for young racegoers in the Course Enclosure, provided as usual (for a nominal fee) by The Beverley Lions, along with ferret racing.   Adults are catered for with a combined Folk Festival (‘live’ music between racing […]

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PRIZES GALORE AT LADIES’ & GENTS’ EVENING AT REDCAR ON SATURDAY



   Best-Dressed competitions, a Fashion Show, a ‘Pamper Zone’, ‘Fun Casino Tables’ and live music are all part of Redcar’s evening meeting this Saturday (August 24) – ‘Ladies & Gents Evening’, when racing is set to begin at 5-30 p.m.   There are competitions to find the ‘Best-Dressed Lady’, ‘Best-Dressed Gent’ and ‘Best-Dressed Couple’, with […]

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Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival: fashion, food, and festival atmosphere



    Ahead of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival (Wednesday 21 August – Saturday 24 August), York Racecourse has released more details of the additional elements that will contribute to a fantastic festival of fashion, food, friendship and fun; alongside the twenty-five fabulous races.   Total Prize Fund for this year’s racing action will be over […]

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RECORD PRIZE MONEY FOR WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE EBOR FESTIVAL



    Record prize money of over £3.2 million will be offered for the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival, over the four feature days (21, 22, 23 and 24 August), a boost of £270,000 (9%).   The richest race ever staged at York will be the Group One Juddmonte International, the showpiece of the opening […]

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PIRATES FAMILY DAY AT THIRSK ON MONDAY



  Thirsk’s ‘Pirates Family Day’ Meeting on Monday afternoon (August 19) is a seven-race programme scheduled to begin at 2-00 p.m. with a race for maiden two-year-olds supported by The European Breeders’ Fund.   There’s a variety of attractions for young racegoers, including an inflatable ‘Pirate’s Ship’, a Captain Jack Sparrow look-a-like, face painting and […]

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FAMILY SUNDAY AT PONTEFRACT



FAMILY SUNDAY AT PONTEFRACT   The European Breeders’ Fund Highfield Farm Flying Fillies’ Stakes – the fourth of Pontefract’s quintet of Listed races during the season – tops a quality seven-race programme this Sunday (August 18), beginning at 2-15 p.m. It’s Pontefract’s third and final Sunday fixture of 2013 and there’s a host of attractions […]

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‘A BEAUTIFUL DAY’ AT DONCASTER ON SATURDAY FEATURES TRIBUTE BANDS ‘LIVE’ AFTER RACING



    To celebrate Doncaster’s last meeting before next month’s prestigious four-day Ladbrokes St. Leger Festival, this Saturday’s meeting on Town Moor (August 17) – ‘A Beautiful Day’ on Town Moor includes performances after racing by tribute bands ‘Oasish’, ‘Stereotonics’ and ‘U2-2’.     The seven-race programme begins at 1-55 p.m. and the principal race […]

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WILLIAM HILL GREAT ST. WILFRID STAKES HEADS RIPON’S RICHEST–EVER RACEDAY ON SATURDAY



  Ripon’s most valuable and iconic race of the season, The William Hill Great St. Wilfrid Stakes – a famous Handicap for sprinters offering prize money of £70,000 – takes pride of place on a top-class card this Saturday (August 17) – the richest raceday ever staged at Yorkshire’s ‘Garden Racecourse’ with total prize money […]

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LADIES EVENING AT CATTERICK ON FRIDAY



    Glamour and style combine with racing at Catterick on Friday evening (August 16) as ‘Ladies Evening’ at the course begins at 5-35 p.m.   There are competitions to find the ‘Best Dressed Lady’ competition and the wearer of the ‘Best Hat’ during the evening, supported by Dawn Caroline Smith Photography (a photo-shoot at […]

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IT’S THE SOCIAL EVENT TO BE SEEN AT IN EAST YORKSHIRE – IT’S THE JOURNAL LADIES’ DAY AT BEVERLEY



  BOOK up the beauty salons, get out the dresses and the fascinators – fashion and finery collide in the social highlight of the season in East Yorkshire, The Journal Ladies’ Day at Beverley Racecourse, and tickets are still available.   Kicking off a two-day meeting on the Westwood, which begins on Wednesday, August 14, […]

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GLITZ AND GLAMOUR AT THIRSK’S EVENING MEETING



    WHETHER it’s enjoying cocktails by the paddock, or being photographed like a celebrity as you enter the racecourse, why not live like a celebrity for an evening at Thirsk’s Glitz and Glamour Night on Monday, August 12.   The North Yorkshire track is laying out the red carpet and racegoers can get suited […]

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REDCAR STAGES CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL



  SHIVER me timbers and prepare to board!   Dust off those pirate costumes and those grass skirts once more as Redcar Racecourse hosts its popular Caribbean party on Saturday, August 10.   Enjoy a cocktail or dance to the rhythm of the steel band at the Tees Valley track, where both children and adults […]

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MICHELLE IS FIRST PAST THE POST IN THE PONTEFRACT FASHION STAKES



    Michelle Taylor from Grimsby won the ‘Best Dressed Lady’ competition at the recent Ladies’ Day meeting at Pontefract racecourse.     Michelle wore a classic white knee length sleeveless dress, which was the perfect choice for a day when the course was bathed in sunshine and the stands packed to the rafters.   However, […]

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LADIES’ DAY AT PONTEFRACT ON WEDNESDAY



  Fashion and racing combine at Pontefract’s annual Ladies’ Day on Wednesday (August 7); a seven-race programme which begins at 2-00 p.m. with a handicap contest for gentleman amateur riders.   There’s a free buttonhole and glass of bubbly for the first 500 ladies into the Premier Enclosure, while bookings are being taken for the […]

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FAMILY DAY AT CATTERICK ON TUESDAY IN ASSOCIATION WITH ABF THE SOLDIERS’ CHARITY AND SSAFA FORCES’ HELP



    Catterick’s annual ‘Salute Our Heroes’ Family Raceday takes place on Tuesday (August 6), with a variety of attractions in the Course Enclosure to keep youngsters amused, including bouncy castles, inflatable rides from the Army recruiting team, glitter tattoos, face painting and a roundabout. There are vouchers for ice-creams for youngsters while stocks last! […]

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‘CHILDREN’S DAY’ AT RIPON ON MONDAY FOLLOWED BY A TUESDAY EVENING CARD



    Ripon’s popular annual ‘Children’s Day’ Meeting takes place on Monday (August 5), followed by an evening programme on Tuesday (August 6), with racing set to begin at 2-15 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. respectively.   Monday’s activities for children in the Course Enclosure include various bouncy castles and other fun inflatables, face painting, balloon […]

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‘SCOUTING FOR GIRLS’ LIVE ON STAGE AFTER UNISON RACEDAY AT DONCASTER ON SATURDAY



  One of the most popular bands in the UK, the award-winning ‘Scouting For Girls’ will be live on stage this Saturday at Doncaster (August 3), as they make a welcome return to Town Moor. They will perform all of their hits from when racing has finished. This will be at approximately 6-15 p.m. Tickets […]

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£30,000 totepool.com THIRSK SUMMER CUP IS HIGHLIGHT OF TWO-DAY MEETING



      The two-day Thirsk Summer Cup meeting this Friday and Saturday (August 2 & 3) features the second running of The totepool.com Thirsk Summer Cup on Saturday. This £30,000 handicap contest over one mile is sure to attract plenty of runners, making for a competitive race. It represents one of the most valuable […]

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REDCAR IN ACTION ON WEDNESDAY



  Redcar hosts a seven-race programme on Wednesday (July 31) when racing is scheduled to start at 2-05 p.m. with a contest for maiden two-year-olds supported by The European Breeders’ Fund.   The highlight is a qualifying race in this season’s Racing UK Straight-Mile Championship, a popular handicap series, which culminates in a Final on […]

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FAMILY FUN DAY AT PONTEFRACT ON SUNDAY IS THE CLIMAX OF THE ‘GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE SUMMER FESTIVAL’



    The second of Pontefract’s three Sunday meetings this summer takes place this weekend (July 28), when the seven race programme starts at 2.20 p.m. It’s the final day of the 2013 ‘Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival’, which showcases all that is best regarding racing in the county.    As usual at Pontefract’s […]

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A NEW RECORD FOR EVENING RACING IN SIGHT FOR YORK



  A new record for attendance at an evening race meeting in Britain is possible for York Races on Friday 26 July when Kaiser Chiefs will perform after an attractive six race card.   York’s two-day Music Showcase weekend on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon (July 26 & 27), supported by Sky Bet, combines Pattern […]

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THE ‘GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE SUMMER FESTIVAL’ COMES TO THIRSK ON FRIDAY



     Thirsk hosts a seven-race programme this Friday (July 26), with racing set to start at 2-10 p.m.  The meeting is part of the 2013 ‘Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival’, aimed to showcase all that is best in racing in the county.   The Sky Bet Supporting The Yorkshire Racing Summer Festival Selling […]

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THE ‘GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE SUMMER FESTIVAL’ COMES TO DONCASTER ON THURSDAY EVENING – SOUTH YORKSHIRE EVENING



    Doncaster’s second consecutive Thursday evening meeting next week (July 25) is part of the 2013  ‘Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival’, aimed to showcase all that is best about racing in the county. Residents who have a DN or S postcode can enjoy free access into the Family Enclosure and discounted admission into […]

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THE ‘GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE SUMMER FESTIVAL’ COMES TO CATTERICK ON WEDNESDAY



    Catterick’s fourth consecutive Wednesday afternoon meeting (July 24) begins at 2-00 p.m. and is part of the 2013 ‘Go Racing In Yorkshire  Summer Festival’, aimed to showcase racing in the county.   The feature race of the afternoon is The Sky Bet Supporting The Yorkshire Racing Summer Festival Handicap Stakes, a contest for […]

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RACING AT BEVERLEY ON MONDAY EVENING – PART OF THE ‘GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE SUMMER FESTIVAL’



  Beverley’s final evening meeting of the summer on Monday evening (July 22) is the third leg of the 2013 ‘Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival’, aimed to showcase racing in the county.   Racing begins at 6-30 p.m. The feature races during are The Sky Bet Supporting The Yorkshire Racing Summer Festival Handicap Stakes […]

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REDCAR’S ‘HELP FOR HEROES’ FAMILY FUN DAY THIS SUNDAY IS PART OF THE ‘GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE SUMMER FESTIVAL’



    There’s something for all the family this Sunday at Redcar (July 21) – the second leg of the 2013 ‘Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival’, aimed to showcase all that is best regarding racing in the county. This special Family Fun Day is also part of Redcar’s support for the ‘Help For Heroes’ […]

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WATCH YORKSHIRE RACING FOR FREE!



WATCH YORKSHIRE RACING FOR FREE!   The Yorkshire Summer Festival gives racing fans and families the chance to enjoy an entire week of racing and racing events in Yorkshire, from Saturday 20th July until Sunday 28th July. To celebrate Yorkshire racing during the Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival, Racing UK are giving racing fans the […]

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THE ‘GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE RACING SUMMER FESTIVAL’ BEGINS AT RIPON ON SATURDAY



      Ripon hosts the opening meeting of the 2013 ‘Go Racing In Yorkshire Racing Summer Festival’ this Saturday (July 20), when staging a seven-race programme, due to start at 2-00 p.m.    The Festival – which concludes at Pontefract on Sunday week – aims to showcase all that is best about racing in […]

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‘RED SHIRT NIGHT’ AND BEER FESTIVAL AT PONTEFRACT ON FRIDAY



Pontefract’s 21st annual ‘Red Shirt Night’ charity meeting on Friday evening (July 19) – the course’s third and final evening fixture of the summer – will raise revenue for ‘The House That Jack Built’ – a state-of-the-art rehabilitation centre for injured and retired jockeys which is to be based in Malton. This meeting also incorporates […]

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‘RESIDENT’S RACE NIGHT’ AT DONCASTER ON THURSDAY EVENING



Residents who have a DN postcode can enjoy free access into the Family Enclosure and discounted admission into other enclosures – ON A PRE-BOOKED BASIS –at Doncaster’s Thursday evening meeting on July 18.   Racegoers wishing to take up these offers, including registering for the free tickets, must book online in advance of Thursday’s meeting […]

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ANOTHER WEDNESDAY FIXTURE AT CATTERICK



The third of four consecutive Wednesday afternoon meetings at Catterick next week on July 17 is set to begin at 2-10 p.m.   The main race is The Read Hayley Turner Every Friday racinguk.com Handicap Stakes, a contest for three-year-old sprinters over five furlongs, while also featured is The Eat Sleep Drink at The Nag’s […]

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BEVERLEY CELEBRATES 128 YEARS OF THE WATT MEMORIAL ON TUESDAY



Beverley’s seven-race programme on Tuesday afternoon (July 16) is set to begin at 2-00 p.m. and stayers take part in the principal race, The 128th Year of the Watt Memorial Stakes.   Contested over two miles, this famous race has existed since a local dignitary, William Watt bequeathed a fund to the racecourse. His father, […]

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54th JOHN SMITH’S CUP CENTREPIECE OF THE MOST VALUABLE RENEWAL OF A FAMOUS DAY



    The 54th running of The John Smith’s Cup – Britain’s longest continuous commercially-sponsored flat race named after Britain’s best-selling ale – is the £150,000 centrepiece of the richest ever renewal of this summer highlight. The quality seven-race programme at York on Saturday 13 July is worth approaching £300,000. The opening day of the […]

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RACING AT DONCASTER ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON…



Doncaster’s seven-race programme on Friday (July 5), which begins at 2-00 p.m., is a fully-sponsored card, featuring a quartet of races supported by Cardsave, the largest independent provider of credit and debit card processing facilities for businesses in the UK. The feature race is The Cardsave Handicap Stakes over seven furlongs.   The other races […]

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5th REGIMENT ROYAL ARTILLERY DAY AT CATTERICK ON WEDNESDAY



 The second of Catterick’s four successive Wednesday afternoon fixtures next week (July 10) is set to begin at 2-20 p.m.   The feature race is The 5th Regiment Royal Artillery Heimdall Handicap Stakes, a contest for stayers over two miles for the Turmeric Challenge Trophy. Turmeric was trained at Newmarket by the late David Morley […]

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LISTED RACE FEATURED AT PONTEFRACT ON TUESDAY



LISTED RACE FEATURED AT PONTEFRACT ON TUESDAY   The Weatherbys VAT Services Pipalong Stakes – a £40,000 Listed race over one mile for fillies and mares – is the highlight of Pontefract’s seven-race programme on Tuesday (July 9), when racing is scheduled to begin at 2-30 p.m.   The tenth running of the Pipalong Stakes […]

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PLENTY OF ACTION AT RIPON ON MONDAY EVENING



Ripon’s fourth evening meeting of the summer takes place on Monday (July 8), when racing begins at 6-20 p.m. The feature race is The Summer Sprint Trophy, a handicap contest for three-year-old sprinters over six furlongs, offering increased prize money of £12,000 while the same age group is catered for in The Follow @AtTheRaces On […]

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FRIDAY EVENING AND SATURDAY AFTERNOON ACTION AT BEVERLEY



Beverley is set to stage the popular Friday evening and Saturday afternoon July meeting this weekend (July 5 & 6), beginning at 6-30 p.m. and 1-55 p.m. respectively.   Friday evening features three races supported by the Hull-based independent family-owned company, William Jackson Food Group, it being the 44th year they have sponsored on the […]

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A QUARTET OF WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON MEETINGS AT CATTERICK IN JULY



The first of four consecutive Wednesday afternoon meetings at Catterick takes place next week (July 3). Racing is scheduled to begin at 2-30 p.m.   The European Breeders’ Fund support the opening race – a contest for maiden two-year-old fillies over five furlongs, while the feature race of the afternoon is a Handicap contest over […]

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O’MEARA AND TUDHOPE SET THE PACE ON THE YORKSHIRE TRACKS



 O’MEARA AND TUDHOPE SET THE PACE ON THE YORKSHIRE TRACKS                              David O’Meara, who trains at Nawton near Helmsley and his stable jockey, Danny Tudhope lead their respective categories in the race for the Sky Bet Trophies presented to the leading trainer and jockey who record the most number of winners on the Yorkshire […]

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MONDAY ACTION AT PONTEFRACT



Pontefract’s season continues on Monday (July 1), when the seven-race programme starts at 2-30 p.m. with a Handicap contest for lady amateur riders – The Patricia George Memorial Ladies’ Handicap Stakes over one mile and a quarter.   A couple of £15,000 races are featured – both over the sprint distance of six furlongs. The […]

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RONAN KEATING ‘LIVE’ IN CONCERT ON SATURDAY EVENING AT DONCASTER – WITH RACING ALSO ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON ON TOWN MOOR



  Ronan Keating, who has sold over 25 million records worldwide, alongside the 30 million record sales when he was with ‘Boyzone’ will be ‘live’ on stage after racing at Doncaster this Saturday evening (June 29), while there’s action on Friday afternoon on Town Moor (June 28).   Ronan made his debut on the music […]

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ATTRACTIVE TUESDAY AFTERNOON CARD AT BEVERLEY



    ATTRACTIVE TUESDAY AFTERNOON CARD AT BEVERLEY     Beverley’s season continues with a meeting on Tuesday (June 25), when racing is scheduled to start at 2-30 p.m.   The main race of the afternoon is The Sandra Evison Memorial Handicap Stakes over one mile and a quarter, while The Wold Top Brewery ‘Race Sauce’ […]

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‘SINGLES’ PARTY NIGHT’ AT THIRSK ON MONDAY EVENING



  Thirsk stages a ‘Singles’ Party Night’ on Monday evening (June 24), although you don’t have to be single to enjoy the seven-race programme which starts at 6-20 p.m.!   The James Herriot Hall is the venue for the ‘Singles’ Zone Bar’ and a traffic-light sticker system will be in place for those possibly looking […]

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‘FAMILY DAY SUNDAY’ AT PONTEFRACT SUPPORTED BY TOTEPOOL



 ‘FAMILY DAY SUNDAY’ AT PONTEFRACT SUPPORTED BY TOTEPOOL   The ninth running of The totepool Pontefract Castle Stakes (a Listed Race) and The totepool Mobile Pontefract Cup are the twin highlights of Pontefract’s seven-race programme this Sunday (June 23) – the first of the course’s trio of Sunday meetings this summer. There’s a host of […]

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TWO-DAY ACTION AT REDCAR INCLUDES ‘LADIES DAY’ ON SATURDAY



Fashion and racing combine at Redcar this Saturday as the final day of Royal Ascot is celebrated with ‘Ladies Day’ at the course – the second leg of a two-day meeting (Friday and Saturday, June 21 & 22).   Saturday’s seven-race programme begins at 2-05 p.m. and is one of the social and fashion highlights […]

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GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE – RACECOURSE OPEN DAY



An exclusive behind the scenes tour and much more   If you dream of owning your own racehorse or you’d like an exclusive look behind the scenes of horseracing, there is a superb opportunity to explore this magnificent sport here in Yorkshire as part of the Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival.    Visit Wetherby […]

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CHAMPAGNE TUESDAY AT THIRSK – INCLUDING A BEST ROYAL ASCOT HAT COMPETITION



        Racegoers attending the ‘Champagne Tuesday’ at Thirsk (June 18) will be able to enjoy watching a seven-race programme beginning at 2-20 p.m., along with the action from the opening day at Royal Ascot, which will be shown on the big screen opposite the main stands and also on the closed-circuit televisions […]

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FAMILY FUN DAY SUNDAY AT DONCASTER INCLUDES APPEARANCES BY PEPPA PIG



    Racegoers can celebrate ‘Father’s Day’ at Doncaster on Sunday (June 16) – a special day featuring a range of attractions for young racegoers in the Family Enclosure, including appearances by television character Peppa Pig As usual, accompanied children under 18 years of age are admitted free of charge. There are fairground rides, a […]

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YORK’S TWO-DAY JUNE MEETING FEATURES THE BIGGEST CHARITY RACEDAY IN BRITAIN



  Building on forty-three years of popularity with racing fans and having already raised over £5.5 million for good causes, Macmillan Charity Day at York Racecourse this Saturday (June 15) promises to be an afternoon of quality racing.   For only the second time, it will include The Macmillan Charity Race, a chance for twelve […]

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RIPON’S EVENING PROGRAMME FOLLOWED BY ‘LADIES DAY’ AT YORKSHIRE’S ‘GARDEN RACECOURSE’



       Ripon is in action again on Wednesday evening, followed by the course’s annual ‘Ladies Day’ fixture on the Thursday afternoon (June 19 & 20). Racing starts at 6-50 p.m. and 2-10 p.m. respectively.   The main race on Wednesday evening is this year’s renewal of The Wells Memorial Challenge Trophy, a £12,000 […]

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‘A VERY BRITISH RACEDAY’ AT BEVERLEY ON SATURDAY FOLLOWED BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON ACTION ON THE WESTWOOD



  Beverley’s season continues with ‘A Very British Raceday’ on Saturday (June 8), followed by a meeting the following Wednesday (June 12). Racing on both days is scheduled to begin at 2-00 p.m.   Saturday’s seven-race programme features a pair of Conditions races for sprinters over five furlongs. Colts and geldings line-up for The Brian […]

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GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE SUMMER FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR THE 6TH YEAR



GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE SUMMER FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR THE 6TH YEAR   The Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival returns for its 6th year on Saturday 20th July and continues until Sunday 28th July. The Festival showcases a week of Yorkshire racing and racing events, along with live music, entertainment, competitions, a stable visit and racecourse […]

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