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 on the top floor of the Petch Stand, a revamp to the hospitality boxes and toilet facilities, and improvements to the Crow’s Nest “dine and view” restaurant.
Alongside the seven races, local performing arts company, Page2Stage, will help to deliver another wonderful bank holiday event with an Easter Bonnet parade, featuring Madeline Hatter and her friends Alice, the Queen of Hearts and the white rabbit as well as an Easter treasure hunt.
Redcar Racecourse’s general manager, Amy Fair, is thrilled with the renovation and is looking forward to the start of the racing season.
She said: “We have worked very hard over the last few months to ensure the refurb is complete in time for the start of the season and I’m pleased to say everything looks superb.
“We’re proud to be part of the community, as the region went through a tough time with the closure of SSI. We understand that times are tough for many of our racegoers and that is why we’ve kept our admission prices frozen for the ninth year in a row.”
To celebrate the launch of the first Premier meeting, the racecourse is giving one lucky young racegoer the chance to win a VIP day for four people by taking part in their ‘egg-cellent’ colouring in competition. The winner will also see their artwork displayed on the front cover of the official racecard and have a race named after them on the day.
Anyone who wants to be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize should head over to Redcar Racecourse’s Facebook page or website and follow the instructions.
Easter Monday’s race day marks the first of seven fun-filled Premier meetings throughout the season, taking place between March and November.
Admission prices on the day start from £5 per adult with free admission for accompanied children aged 17 and under. The admission gates will open at 12 noon and the first race is scheduled to start at 2.05pm.
Parties of 10 or more can also save over 20% when they book their Grandstand or Course Enclosure admission tickets in advance.
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.
Over the next nine months, the venue will host a number of Premier meetings with the next event being the Zetland Gold Cup Day on Bank Holiday Monday, May 30th.
For more information visit http://www.redcarracing.co.uk/ and to enter the Easter Monday VIP competition, visit http://www.redcarracing.co.uk/mediacentre/news/win-an-eggs-citing-day-out-at-the-races-this-easter-mon-2.
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2016 remaining Premier meetings:
- Bank Holiday Monday 30 May – Zetland Gold Cup day;
- Saturday 18 June – Ladies’ Day;
- Sunday 17 July – Helps For Heroes Family Fun Day;
- Saturday 6 August – Caribbean Carnival day;
- Saturday 27 August – Ladies’ and Gents’ Evening;
- Saturday 1 October – Seasonal climax with the £175,000 Tote Two Year Old Trophy, the Listed Guisborough Stakes and the final of the Straight Mile Championship Series.
Photo: Last year’s successful Easter Meeting at Redcar Racecourse. Pic copyright Eastwood Photography.