UTTOXETER Racecourse is hoping to Get Britain Racing as it joins a new campaign to prove its not just men in tweed jackets visiting the popular course.
Although horseracing is the second most watched sport in the country behind football, with this year’s Grand National watched by almost 11 million people worldwide, many people have never set foot on a racecourse.
So to mark this year’s summer of sport, the Wood Lane racecourse is taking part in Get Britain Racing, which will take place across 17 racecourses throughout England and Wales.
It invites people to visit the racecourse for just £10 between June and August.
With more than 100,000 tickets available and an exciting summer of racing ahead, Let’s Get Britain Racing is designed to encourage people who have never been racing to try it for the first time.
David MacDonald, executive director at Uttoxeter Racecourse said: “With horseracing being one of the Queen’s favourite pastimes, her diamond jubilee year is the perfect time to launch this campaign to Get Britain Racing.
“Research suggests that the majority of people who visit racecourses are avid racing fans, with few being casual leisure visitors.
“We want to change that and encourage more people to come and experience a day at the races, which is about so much more than just watching the sport.
“You can see the beautiful horses up close in the parade ring, spot top jockeys walking among the crowd in their brightly coloured silks, enjoy being outdoors with beautiful views, experience the additional activities that we provide from children’s entertainment to Ladies Day, live music concerts and real ale festivals, and get swept up in the excitement of having a flutter, all while spending quality time with friends, family or colleagues. And now you can try it for just £10.”
Highlights of the Uttoxeter racing calendar include Uttoxeter Nights with The Dixie Doodlers tomorrow, Ladies Night with Lady Gaga and George Michael tribute acts on Thursday, June 14, John Smith’s Summer Cup on Sunday, July 1, Bootleg Abba on Tuesday, July 10, Summer Garden Party on Wednesday, July 18, Ladies Day on Thursday, July 26, and Irish Racenight on Monday, July 30.
The offer is only available when booked online in advance with more information available at www.come-racing.co.uk.