A busy flat season is coming to a climax at Catterick Races with the richest race day of the season, The William Hill Catterick Dash on Saturday, October 21.
The first of seven races is scheduled to take place at 1.45pm with gates opening to the public two hours prior at 11.45am.
The feature race of the afternoon – and Catterick’s richest race of the season – The William Hill Catterick Dash Handicap will take place at 3.40pm.
The minimum distance five-furlong sprint should attract plenty of good sprinters and has a total of £40,000 prize money up for grabs.
Emma Stevenson, general commercial manager, said: “The Catterick Dash meeting is our feature race day, with top quality racing action on show.
“We’re delighted to welcome William Hill back as sponsors and are looking forward to adding a new name to the Catterick Dash Roll of Honour!”
The final race on the card, scheduled for 5.30pm, is the penultimate round of the Go Racing in Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Series. Sam Feilden currently leads the series by 2 points from Elle-May Croot.
Sam has 39 points as opposed to Elle-May’s 37, so it’s still all to play for.
The series final will take place at Doncaster Racecourse three weeks later.
Alongside the action on the track, the course will also be showing live coverage from Champions Day at Ascot on the newly installed permanent big screen and TV’s around the course.
The William Hill Catterick Dash meeting is the penultimate fixture on the 2023 Flat season calendar for Catterick, with final meeting taking place on Tuesday, October 31.
The flat finale, on 31 October, falls in the half-term holidays.
The final meeting will also determine Catterick’s Champion Trainer, Jockey and Owner for 2023 Flat season. Tim Easterby will take some catching in the Champion Trainer contest – he has a total of 9 wins this season so far, while the Jockeys series is much closer with Connor Beasley and David Allan currently tied on 6 wins each.
At all of Catterick’s fixtures, a free shuttle bus service operates between Richmond and the racecourse. The shuttle bus will leave from Richmond Market Place approximately an hour before the first race to bring racegoers to the course and returns after the last race.
Tickets will be available to purchase at the gates on the day, while advanced and group booking discounts are available up until 48 hours prior to the raceday.
Call the racecourse office on 01748 811478 or book online at www.catterickbridge.co.uk.