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Beverley Racecourse celebrates successful season

Beverley Racecourse

Beverley Racecourse is gearing up for its most prestigious raceday in a successful season, which has seen bumper attendances flocking to the picturesque venue.

The racecourse is anticipating another great turnout for the Beverley Bullet Raceday tomorrow (Saturday, September 2) – the last big meeting before the end of the season. Attendances for the season so far are six per cent up on 2016, bucking the trend for racecourses across the country which are showing a six per cent decline on last year.

Tomorrow’s meeting is the Totepool Beverley Bullet Raceday, which is named for its feature race of a fast and furious five furlong dash, attracting some of the fastest horses seen on the Westwood. The day also features pony racing, which is a showcase for promising young riders and has been a starting point for many well-known jockeys, including racing legend Frankie Dettori.

Racecourse chief executive Sally Iggulden said: “We’ve enjoyed a fantastic season this year and we’re delighted that both attendances and pre-bookings are well up on last year. Our policy of continually investing in enhancing our facilities and the raceday experience is really paying off.”

Beverley was recently voted the best value racecourse in the north by the members of the Racegoers Club, the official supporters club for British Racing. Sally added: “The Racegoers Club accolade has been one of many highlights of the season. We’re thrilled to be voted the best value racecourse in the north by our customers. It means so much to us and we’re so grateful to the members of the Racegoers Club for this acknowledgement. The entire team put in an incredible amount of effort into giving our customers an unforgettable and great value experience. We’re very proud this has been recognised.”

There’s still time to experience East Yorkshire’s best day out, with two race meetings following the Beverley Bullet race day. The penultimate meeting of the season is an afternoon of racing on Tuesday, September 20th, with the last race at 5pm. Tickets are available online at www.beverley-racecourse.co.uk or by calling the ticket hotline on 01482 867488.