Flat season returns to Catterick with easter fun day

Catterick Racecourse’s 2024 flat season gets underway on Wednesday, April 3 with an Easter family day, the first of 17 fixtures at the course this season.

Families can enjoy Easter-themed fun alongside the racing action, including Easter egg in a bucket and find the chick side stall games, and an Easter egg hunt.

Younger racegoers taking part in the Egg hunt get the chance to enter into a prize draw to win tickets for Lightwater Valley.

Emma Stevenson, general commercial manager, said: “We always look forward to our family days and welcoming the next generation of racegoers through the gates

“There’s lots to look forward to this flat season and we can’t wait to get underway with the Easter family day on Wednesday, April 3.”

Alongside the family fun, there will be a seven race card, with the first race scheduled for 1.50pm and the last race at 4.55pm.

The gates will open to the public from 11.50am, and a free shuttle bus will run between Richmond Market Place and the racecourse from one hour prior to the first race.

Catterick Racecourse has confirmed that the Millbry Hill Country Store ride of the meeting series will continue this flat season and jockeys will be keen to impress for a chance to win a £20 Millbry Hill voucher at each meeting, whilst hoping to earn the Millbry Hill ride of the season title at the end of the season.

Other highlights this season include the return of the Catterick Beer Festival Race Day, in association with The Pennine Brewing Co., which takes place on Saturday, June 8 this year, while ladies’ day and family fun days return in August.

Tickets and hospitality for all Catterick’s 2024 flat fixtures are available to book now, with admission starting at just £8 in advance and complimentary racecards available on arrival for all racegoers.

Racegoers can take advantage of advanced and group booking ticket discounts when ordering online at www.catterickbridge.co.uk or over the phone by calling the racecourse office on 01748 811478 at least 48 hours ahead of gates opening.

Accompanied under 18’s are admitted free of charge and concessions tickets are available for racegoers aged 65+, students and military personnel.