Harvest Festival race day planned for Catterick Racecourse

Catterick Racecourse’s flat season continues later this month with a new theme, The
Harvest Festival Race Day.

The seven-race card will kick off at 1.50pm with the British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes and the last race is scheduled for 5.20pm.

The highlight of the afternoon comes at 4.10pm when the course will host the 2018 Catterick Twelve Furlong Series Final – sponsored by The BAPP Group.

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Now in its sixth year, the series final offers £25,000 in prize money and is open to those who have run in one of the qualifying races since the season started in April.

Fiona Needham, general manager said: “The Catterick Twelve Furlong Series always
provides some great racing action throughout the season and this year has been no
exception – we’re looking forward to the final when our 2018 Catterick Twelve Furlong
Champion will be crowned.”

In keeping with the Harvest Festival theme, there will also be traditional village fete style entertainment including a coconut shy, tin can alley and hook a duck in the course enclosure, and there will be live music throughout the afternoon from trombone
soloist Kenneth Stamp.

In addition, the racecourse will be collecting food donations throughout the day for the local food bank, StoreHouse in Richmond.

The collection will be held at the main entrance and a full list of donation items can be found on the StoreHouse website here.

As with all of Catterick Racecourse’s fixtures, accompanied under 18’s will be admitted free of charge and in addition to the other entertainment on offer at this meeting, there will be bouncy castles and a roundabout in the course enclosure to keep any younger racing fans amused.

A big screen will also be at the course on the day to enable racegoers to see even more
of the action from the track, as well as showing the big race action from Ayr Races –
featuring the Ayr Gold Cup.

Emma Binnian, sales and marketing manager. said: “We’re excited to have a new themed
race day this year – there’s something for everyone at this meeting, with village festival
fun taking place alongside the action on the track, and we’re pleased to be able to
support the local community by collecting donations for the StoreHouse foodbank.”

The gates will be open to the public from 11.50am.

While the free shuttle bus will bring racegoers from Richmond Market Place to the racecourse approximately one hour prior
to the first race.

Tickets for the day start at just £5 and will be available to purchase at the gates on the day, as well as in advance via the racecourse office or online at www.catterickbridge.co.uk.