Viewers from across the world tuned in to watch Wick Powell, trained by David Barron of Thirsk, win the £175,000 Totepool Two Year Old Trophy race at Redcar Racecourse, when the feature race on Saturday 1st October was broadcast live on Channel 4 Racing and Racing UK (Sky 432).
The Teesside racecourse welcomed over 3,600 racegoers from across the region to its annual Totepool Two Year Old Trophy Day, with the quality racing attracting racehorses from across the UK and Ireland.
The £40,000 listed Totescoop6 EBF Stallions Guisborough Stakes was won by the 5/2 favourite Latharnch, owned by Godolphin and trained in Newmarket by Charlie Appleby.
Alongside the two big races on the day, there were 5 other races including the Market Cross Jewellers Handicap Stakes and the Pinnacle Straight Mile Series final – a series of 8 qualifying races during the season with the £20,000 Grand Final race on Saturday, and won for the second year running by Father Bertie trained by Tim Easterby at Malton.
Redcar Racecourse’s General Manager Amy Fair, said: “The Totepool Two Year Old Trophy Day is always a fantastic raceday for everyone involved and I’m pleased to say that this year has been another outstanding success.
“It’s great to see the feature race of the day, the Totepool Two Year Old Trophy be won by a locally trained horse in Wick Powell owned by Nicola Barron and trained by David Barron at Thirsk.
“Overall, it was a brilliant day and although it was our last Premier meeting of the season, we have three more race meetings left to enjoy and we’re already looking forward to what promises to be another exciting year at Redcar in 2017.”
One attendee on the day, Christine Brown, was celebrating her birthday with her family and as a special honour, was asked to present the winning trophy of the second race on the card, The Racing UK in glorious HD Selling Stakes.
She said: “I have had a fabulous day. Everything has been perfect and we will remember this for the rest of our lives.”
Racegoers also enjoyed Star Wars themed entertainment, as Page2Stage brought popular characters to the raceday, including Princess Leia, Jedi Knights, Darth Vader and Stormtroopers.
While Saturday was Redcar’s last Premier meeting of the season, there are three more regular meetings to come before this year’s events close, on Friday 14th October, Monday 24th October, and Tuesday 1st November.
For the next race meeting at Redcar Racecourse on Friday 14th there are seven races on the card with the first race scheduled to start at 2.10pm. The admission gates will open to the public at 12 noon and admission prices start from just £4 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.
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Photo: Christine Brown presenting the winning trophy.