Limited number of spectators to return to Catterick Racecourse

Racegoers at Catterick Racecourse.

A limited number of spectators will be allowed to return to Catterick Racecourse next month following a change in the rules.

The Government has announced that reduced numbers of spectators will be allowed at some sporting events, including football, rugby and horse racing.

Catterick Racecourse says this means spectators will be allowed at the venue’s meet on December 15.

A spokesperson said Catterick Racecourse, along with the rest of North Yorkshire, would be in a Tier 2 from December 2.

“As a result, we are pleased to announce that a limited number of spectators can make a welcome return to the racecourse next month.

“The return of spectators will initially take place on a test basis at Catterick’s next meeting, 15 December, when annual badge holders from Tiers 1 and 2 will be given priority to attend.

“Further details will be given to annual badge holders next week.”

The venue said that following a successful test, and with the proposed completion of the new owners and trainers building giving additional capacity for hospitality, it is planned that the general public would be given the opportunity to return to Catterick from December 28 onwards.

Tickets for these race days will be available after the test event on December 15.

Tickets will be strictly limited and available on an advanced booking basis only to those from Tiers 1 and 2.

The racecourse said full details regarding the return of spectators and a spectator code of conduct would be published in due course.