Redcar Racecourse Shows Support For Save Our Steel Campaign
Redcar Racecourse is showing its support to those affected by the closure of SSI by adding a new race on Saturday 3rd October.
In aid of the 'Save Our Steel' campaign, the racecourse has taken the decision to run a race under the same name on the popular Totepool Two Year Old Trophy Day. The additional 'Save Our Steel' race will be held during the afternoon and will see the Labour MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, presenting the winners trophy.
The 'Save Our Steel' race has proven extremely popular and due to the high number of runners at the 48 hour declaration stage, will now be divided into race one and two on the racecard.
General Manager of the Racecourse, Amy Fair, said: “We are a local racecourse for local people. We hope that naming a race on our most prestigious race day of the season will help to highlight the 'Save Our Steel' campaign, which is in support of not only the steel workers but also those people whose jobs in other industries are under threat too. The racecourse is offering free course enclosure admission to anyone wearing an official 'Save Our Steel' t-shirt. Alongside this, there will be free entertainment for families and the racecourse is permitting racegoers to bring a picnic with a limited amount of alcohol into the course enclosure.
The feature race, the Totepool Two Year Old Trophy, is one of eight races on the cards. This year it attracted hundreds of entries but only 23 will take part to win the £150,000 prize pot. Last year the six furlong race was won by Limato, trained by Henry Candy
Amy, expressed her excitement for the race day and added: “The Totepool Two Year Old Trophy Day is always a fantastic race day. The event sees families and friends come together to enjoy not only some top quality racing but also take part in the great entertainment we have for the children.”
Gates open to the public at 12 noon on Saturday, with the first race due to start at 1.50pm. Admission prices start from £5 per adult.