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Important visit for racecourse

PUBLISHED: 09:50 06 August 2010 | UPDATED: 11:55 16 September 2010

GREAT Yarmouth Racecourse is to be quality assessed by VisitEngland, the country's national tourist board, by the end of the 2010 racing season.

In a first, horse racing becomes the only sport to have its own "quality assured scheme".

GREAT Yarmouth Racecourse is to be quality assessed by VisitEngland, the country's national tourist board, by the end of the 2010 racing season.

In a first, horse racing becomes the only sport to have its own “quality assured scheme”.

VisitEngland will send an independent assessor to the racecourse to check on pre-arrival information, the website, journey planning, signage, welcome, the races, toilets, catering and retail outlets.

At the racecourse, they work very hard to give all their visitors as enjoyable a day or evening out as possible, and they are looking forward to VisitEngland's visit.

The “VisitEngland Quality Assured Racecourse” plaque would be a stamp of approval showing visitors that a day's racing is a quality experience and great value for money.

The initiative has been welcomed by the country's most famous jockey Frankie Dettori, who said: “This is a brilliant idea. Anything that encourages more people to come racing has to be good for the sport.”

Great Yarmouth Racecourse's third and final music night of the year is coming up on Monday, August 16, when Ultimate Madness are back by popular demand.

The act has built a reputation as the premier Madness tribute band with tours across Britain and western Europe.

Tickets are already on sale at www.greatyarmouth-racecourse.co.uk and at the racecourse.

The next racing at Great Yarmouth Racecourse is on Wednesday afternoon, August 11.

Admission is £20 to the premier enclosure and £13 to the grandstand and paddock enclosure.

Online booking is at www.greatyarmouth-racecourse.co.uk where discounts are available in advance.

First race time is 2.20pm.

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