A day at the races for £10
June 08, 2012
Horseracing is the second most watched sport on TV in the country, behind football.
This year’s Grand National was watched by almost 11 million people on the BBC and many millions more worldwide.
And yet there are many people who have never stepped foot on a racecourse, thinking it is solely the stomping ground of ageing men in tweed jackets.
To mark this year’s important summer of sport, Royal Windsor Racecourse is taking part in a new campaign to Get Britain Racing. The campaign will run across 17 racecourses throughout England and Wales and invites people to come racing for just £10 between June and August.
With more than 100,000 tickets available and an exciting summer of racing ahead, Let’s Get Britain Racing is designed to encourage people who have never been racing to try it for the first time, as well as offering great value for money to existing racing fans.
Highlights of the summer racing calendar at Royal Windsor include:
Tomorrow – Ladies Night, with live music from Dodgy.
Monday, June 11 – Sausage Festival.
Sunday, July 1 – Family Fun Day.
Monday, July 9 – Classical Night with ‘Bond’.
Monday, July 23 – Irish Night with live music from The Saw Doctors.
Monday, August 20 – Ice Cream Festival.
Saturday, August 25 – Summer Celebration.
The offer is only available when booked online in advance.
Daniel Clark, managing director at Royal Windsor Racecourse, said: “With horseracing being one of the Queen’s favourite pastimes, her Diamond Jubilee year is the perfect time to launch this campaign to Get Britain Racing.
“You can see the beautiful horses up close in the Parade Ring, spot top jockeys walking amongst the crowd in their brightly coloured silks, enjoy being outdoors with beautiful views, experience the additional activities that we provide from children’s entertainment to Ladies Night, live music concerts and Cider Festivals.
“All this and you can get swept up in the excitement of having a flutter, all while spending quality time with friends, family or colleagues.
“And now you can try it for just £10.”
For more information visit www.come-racing.co.uk