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. The additional Save our Steel race will be held during the afternoon and will see Labour’s MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, present the trophy to the winner.
The Save Our Steel race has proven to be extremely popular and due to the high number of runners at the 48 hour declaration stage, will now be divided into race one and two on the racecard.
Redcar Racecourse’s general manager, Amy Fair, said: “We are a local racecourse for local people. We hope that naming a race on our most prestigious race day of the season will help to highlight the Save Our Steel campaign, which is in support of not only the steel workers but also those people whose jobs in other industries are under threat too.”
The racecourse is offering free course enclosure admission to anyone wearing an official Save Our Steel t-shirt. Alongside this, there will be free entertainment for families and the racecourse is permitting racegoers to bring a picnic with a limited amount of alcohol into the course enclosure.
The feature race, the £150,000 Totepool Two Year Old Trophy, will be broadcast on Channel 4 Racing and Racing UK (Sky 432) so viewers from across the UK and Ireland can tune in to what is set to be the highlight of the Autumn racing season.
Totepool Two Year Old Trophy is one of eight races on the cards. This year it attracted hundreds of entries but only 23 will take part to win the £150,000 prize fund. Last year the six furlong race was won by Limato, trained by Henry Candy who is based in Wantage, Oxfordshire.
Alongside the feature race, Totepool is also sponsoring the listed Totescoop6 EBF Guisborough Stakes with prize money of £40,000.
Completing the trio of top class races is the £20,000 Pinnacle Cup Straight Mile Series Final, following the eight hotly contested qualifying rounds that have taken place during the spring and summer.
Racegoers will also have the chance to get into the Halloween spirit, as Page2Stage is bringing Monster High characters to the race day. Visitors can expect to see the good, the bad and the ghoulish in celebration of all things spooky.
Amy, expressed her excitement for the raceday and said: “The Totepool Two Year Old Trophy Day is always a fantastic race day.
“The event sees families and friends come together to enjoy not only some top quality racing but also take part in the great entertainment we have for the children.”
There are many hospitality options from the Dine & View package in the Crow’s Nest Restaurant, to racegoers’ packages including admission, a racecard, food and drink.
Gates will open to the public at 12 noon with the first race due to start at 1.50pm. Admission prices on the day start from £5 per adult with free admission for accompanied children aged 17 and under.
Parties of 10 or more can also save over 20% when they book their Grandstand or Course Enclosure admission tickets in advance.
For more information and to buy tickets online visit http://www.redcarracing.co.uk/race-meetings/saturday-3rd-october-totepool-two-year-old-trophy-day