Beer festival to be held at Catterick Racecourse meet

Catterick Racecourse.

Catterick’s flat season continues on Saturday, September 17 with the return of the Yorkshire Beer Festival Race Day, in association with The Pennine Brewing Company, following a brief hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The seven-race card will kick off at 1.48pm with the Download The Vickers.Bet App Nursery Handicap Stakes and the last race is scheduled for 5.13pm.

The feature, the Wilson Beckett Memorial Handicap Stakes, is due to take place at 4.08pm.

Alongside the racing action, Pennine Brewing Co. will have 12 different ales and ciders for racegoers to sample throughout the afternoon.

Based locally to the racecourse at Well, the Pennine Brewing Co. has several permanent brews, and their brewers also develop a number of seasonal specials throughout the year.

In addition, the Black Marcs will be playing live throughout the afternoon and after racing.

The gates will be staying open longer than usual, until 6pm, allowing racegoers to enjoy the beer festival and live music into the evening once the racing has finished.

Emma Stevenson, sales and marketing manager, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome the Pennine Brewing Co. back to Catterick for the Yorkshire Beer Festival Race Day.

“This fixture is always a popular choice and with quality racing action, family entertainment, live music, and a beer festival, there really is something for everyone to enjoy!”

As with all Catterick Racecourse’s fixtures, accompanied under 18’s will be admitted free of charge and in addition to the indoor and outdoor play areas, there will also be free entertainment in the Course Enclosure including a climbing wall and bouncy castle to keep any younger racing fans entertained throughout the day.

A big screen will also be at the course on the day to enable racegoers to see even more of the action from the track, as well as showing the big race action from Ayr Races – featuring the Ayr Gold Cup.

The gates will be open to the public from 11.50am, while the free shuttle bus will bring racegoers from Richmond Market Place to the racecourse about one hour prior to the first race.

Tickets will be available to purchase at the gates on the day, while advanced and group booking discounts are available at