Catterick Racecourse to host gin festival on race day

Catterick Racecourse.

Catterick Racecourse will run a gin festival alongside its race day on June 10.

The venue is offering a complimentary gin and tonic to the first 100 people to arrive at the main entrance on the day.

The gates will open to the public for the Gin Festival Raceday at midday with the first race of a seven-race card planned for 2.10pm

The feature race is the five-furlong Download the Vickers.Bet App Handicap Stakes at 4.30pm, while the last race is scheduled for 5.40pm.

Alongside the racing action, racegoers can enjoy live music from Stockton-on-Tees-based singer and guitarist Tom Powell and there will be a selection of gins available to try throughout the day at Carol’s Gin Bar.

For those new to racing, Amy Ryan, Catterick’s raceday presenter, will be providing some additional commentary and racing insights while the horses are in the parade ring.

Amy is a successful former jockey, daughter of North Yorkshire trainer Kevin Ryan and Racing TV presenter with a wealth of knowledge about the sport.

Emma Stevenson, general commercial manager at Catterick Racecourse, said: “We’re looking forward to celebrating World Gin Day with our racegoers at the Gin Festival Raceday on Saturday 10 June. It’s going to be an action-packed day with lots to enjoy throughout the afternoon – be sure to arrive early to enjoy a complimentary G&T on arrival.”

As with all Catterick’s fixtures, under 18’s race free and on 10 June, younger racegoers will be able to enjoy side stall games, a giant inflatable helter skelter and bouncy castles in the course enclosure amidst the racing action. Families are also welcome to enjoy picnics in the Course Enclosure.

For those racegoers travelling by public transport, or staying in Richmond, a complimentary shuttle bus runs on racedays between Richmond Market Place to the racecourse, starting one hour prior to the first race.

The shuttle bus will return to Richmond after the last race.