Charity family day at Catterick Racecourse in aid of Soldiers’ Charity

Catterick Racecourse will hold its popular Salute Our Heroes Family Day tomorrow in support of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

The fixture is the first of two family days at the course in August and aims to provides a fun day out for all the family during the summer holidays.

There will be free entertainment and admission for all accompanied under 18’s.

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The first of seven races is scheduled to start at 2.15pm, with the gates opening two hours before that, at 12.15pm.

The feature race of the afternoon is The CNG Handicap Stakes, which will be run over 1 mile 6 furlongs and offers a total prize fund of £10,000.

The final race is scheduled for 5.15pm.

In line with Great British Racing’s #StirrUpSummer campaign, kid’s go free to all Catterick Racecourse’s fixtures, and alongside the racing action, there will be a variety of fun activities for the younger race goers to enjoy.

The free entertainment will include bouncy castles, a roundabout, the chance to box with former world champion Charles ‘The Bull’ Shepherd and even a treasure hunt – children will need to follow a series of clues which will lead them around the course, finishing up where they can collect a sweet prize.

In addition any young racing fans are invited to take part in a ‘Heroes’ themed fancy dress competition.

Entry is free and there will be prizes, including tickets for Lightwater Valley Theme Park, for the following categories:

  • Best under 6 year old costume
  • Best 6 year old & over costume

Emma Binnian, sales and marketing manager, said: “There’s a lot going on this August at Catterick, with two family days and Ladies’ Evening too.

“The first of the three fixtures, Salute Our Heroes Family Day, will get things off to a great start with lots of free kid’s entertainment and plenty of action for the adults to enjoy on the track.”

Racegoers should also keep a keen eye out for details of a text competition which is scheduled to run on the day.

Two lucky people will win a pair of admission tickets for the grandstand and paddock enclosure at a future race fixture at Catterick Races.

Working together with ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and Catterick Garrison, the racecourse is offering free admission for all military personnel at this meeting.

Tickets must be booked in advance and can be collected from the Racecourse Office or Catterick Garrison Welfare Units.

Fiona Needham, general manager, said: “Catterick Garrison and the surrounding military bases are a huge part of our community here, so it’s great to have a day like this when we can give something back.”

Catterick racecourse also offer discounted admission for military personnel at all of their other race days throughout the year, at both the flat and national hunt fixtures.

The second of Catterick’s August Family days takes place on Wednesday 30th August.

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