The Totepool Catterick Dash takes pride of place on a seven race card at Catterick Racecourse on Saturday, October 21 when racing is scheduled to begin at 1.50pm.
With almost £80,000 in prize money on offer throughout the afternoon, this fixture is Catterick’s richest race day of the year.
The event follows an eight race meeting at the course tomorrow and precludes a Halloween Race Day 0n October 31.
This story continues after the adverts:
The Totepool Catterick Dash is Catterick’s most prestigious race with a total of £30,000 prize money up for grabs.
The minimum distance five furlong handicap should attract plenty of good sprinters.
Fiona Needham, general manager and clerk of the course, said: “We’ve had a number of quality horses take part in this race previously and then go on to perform well at the higher levels.
“The 2014 Catterick Dash winner, Duke of Firenze recently ran in the Group 1 Prix De L’ Abbaye De Longchamp at Chantilly and finished fourth behind Battaash, so we’re looking forward to following the careers of this year’s runners!”
The final race of the day, at 5.10pm is the second last race in the ‘Go Racing in Yorkshire’ Future Stars Apprentice Series – now in its sixth year. The final of the series will take place at Doncaster three weeks later. The competition is looking to be one of the most exciting yet as 16 riders are still in with a chance to win.
In addition to the racing action on the track, there will be a chance for two lucky racegoers to win a bottle of Catterick Races bubbly. Anyone looking to win will need to keep an eye out around the course on the day, and in the race card for details of how to enter.
A big screen will also be at the course on the day to enable racegoers to see even more of the action on the track, as well as showing the racing from Champions Day at Ascot.
The gates will open to the public at 11.50am, with the free shuttle bus bringing racegoers from Richmond Market Place to the racecourse approximately one hour prior to the first race.
Tomorrow the first race will be at 1.30pm and the last at 5.10pm. The gates will be open from 11.30am.
As with all of Catterick Racecourse’s fixtures, under 18’s go free when accompanied by an adult.