Yarmouth racing starts soon

THE starting stalls are about to fly open at Great Yarmouth Racecourse for the first time this year.The racecourse has a schedule of 23 racing fixtures between Easter Monday and October.

THE starting stalls are about to fly open at Great Yarmouth Racecourse for the first time this year.The racecourse has a schedule of 23 racing fixtures between Easter Monday and October.

With a number of the meetings being at weekends, in the evening or on public holidays, there is plenty of choice for seasoned racegoers and once-a-year visitors alike.

General manager Glenn Tubby said: “Easter Monday always gets the racing season at Great Yarmouth Racecourse off with a bang.

“As well as our regular visitors, it's a splendid opportunity for people who maybe haven't been racing before to try out the sport for the first time.”

On Easter Monday, accompanied children under the age of 16 are admitted free of charge. There will be children's entertainments, donkey rides, face painting, and fun races for youngsters on the track.

The meeting on Easter Tuesday is an extra one - after the fixture was transferred from

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the troubled Great Leighs Racecourse in Essex.

Visitors on Easter Monday who retain their tickets will be admitted for �5 into the Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure (normal price �12) and for �10 into the Premier Enclosure (normal price �19).

The highlights of the 2009 racing season at Great Yarmouth Racecourse include:

Easter Monday Family Fun Day and Easter Tuesday racing double-header on April 13 and 14

Opening evening racing of the year on June 16

Ladies' Rhythm and Rock Night on July 14 starring tribute band, Fake That

Ultimate Madness Rhythm and Rock Night in August

So Blondie Rhythm and Rock Night, August 17

Family Fun Day on August 30

Eastern Festival, September 15-17.

Grandstand and Paddock tickets cost �12-�15, Premier Enclosure �19-�22.

Accompanied children under 16 always admitted free of charge.

For more information visit www.greatyarmouth-racecourse.co.uk