Catterick Racecourse to run August family race days

The first of Catterick Racecourse’s August family days will be the Salute Our Heroes Family Day on Tuesday, August 8, in support of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

Gates will open to the public from midday, and the day will feature six races to enjoy alongside free children’s entertainment in the course enclosure.

The first race on August 8 is scheduled for 2.50pm, and the last race at 5.45pm.

The card has been supported by Hugh Jaes Law and Middleton St George based bookmaker, Vickers Bet.

Alongside the racing action, younger racing fans can enjoy a variety of free entertainment available in the course enclosure, including a bootcamp challenge and bungee run, plus bouncy castles for the younger children.

There will also be the opportunity to win tickets to Lightwater Valley Family Adventure Park by following the clues in a treasure hunt.

Catterick Racecourse is offering complimentary admission to this fixture for all military personnel and their families.

Military tickets can be collected from the Catterick Garrison Headquarters or from the racecourse office.

Emma Stevenson, general commercial manager, said: “It’s great to be working with ABF The Soldiers’ Charity again this year to give something back to our community. We always look forward to welcoming the next generation of racegoers to our family days – it’s a great way for the whole family to enjoy some time together!”

Catterick Racecourse will then host a family sports day on Monday, August 21, when young racegoers will have the chance to take part in the first race of the day – the egg and spoon race at approximately an hour prior to the first (horse) race, which is due off at 2.25pm.

The gates on August 21 will again be open to the public from midday, and there will be an array of free sporting activities to enjoy in the course enclosure in addition the racing action on the track, including a nine-hole crazy golf course and penalty shoot-out!

As with all of Catterick’s fixtures, accompanied under 18’s are admitted free of charge, and a complimentary shuttle bus service will run between Richmond Market Place and the racecourse, starting one hour prior to the first race.

Tickets for both fixtures, starting at just £5 per adult, are available to purchase online at www.catterickbridge.co.uk, over the phone by calling the racecourse office on 01748 811478 and at the gates on the day, while group and advanced booking discounts are available up until 48 hours prior to each race day.