December 12 2013 Latest news:
Friday, June 15, 2012
Great Yarmouth Racecourse has entered the starting stalls for a cut-price summer campaign to Get Britain Racing.
The initiative 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.
Glenn Tubby, general manager at Great Yarmouth 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.
“Research suggests that the majority of people who visit racecourses are avid racing fans, with few being casual leisure visitors.
“We want to change that and encourage more people to come and experience a day at the races, which is about so much more than just watching the sport.
“You can see the 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 the Eastern Festival, and 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.”
Horseracing is the second most watched sport 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.
Participating dates for a £10 online ticket at Great Yarmouth are:June – 28th; July 5th, 11th, 24th and 30th;August – 8th, 9th, 14th, 21st and 26th.
The offer is only available when booked online in advance.