Gosforth racecourse ready for bumper weekend

It’s been a busy few weeks here at Newcastle Racecourse and we’ve continued to enjoy an extended dry spell, which is quite a contrast to last summer

Horse racing at Gosforth Park Racecourse
Horse racing at Gosforth Park Racecourse

It’s been a busy few weeks here at Newcastle Racecourse and we’ve continued to enjoy an extended dry spell, which is quite a contrast to last summer.

Any rain that we’ve had hasn’t been enough to hamper any of our fixtures and we’re looking forward to a bumper Bank Holiday weekend of racing.

That kicks off tonight with the CHUF charity racenight followed by the Blaydon Raceday on Bank Holiday Monday.

The course has fared well given the frequency of the races we’ve had of late, and the number of times we have hosted eight racecards with a big fields of runners.

It’s testament to the work of the grounds team at Gosforth Park.

We’re looking forward to a great day of racing this evening, as we play host to CHUF. The evening will not only provide a great line up of racing, it will benefit a fantastic cause, the Children’s Heart Unit Fund.

Last year the event raised valuable funds for the unit at the Freeman Hospital, one of only two centres in the UK offering paediatric heart transplants.

We’ll be hoping that this evening’s racenight is equally successful. With the added bonus of Brit band Scouting for Girls performing live after racing, it’s sure to be a memorable night as the summer season draws to a close.

As always, the Blaydon Raceday is set to be a fun-packed day, with entertainment for the whole family. As well as seven great racing line-ups, there is a packed programme of off-track entertainment, including children’s favourites the Moshi Monsters.

A funfair, go-karts and face painters will all add to the occasion.

The blend of family-friendly activities and entertainment, and some really exciting action on the course, means that the Blaydon Races is always a popular occasion and a great way for youngsters to sample a day at the races for themselves.

Tickets are still available for both racedays. For more information about racing and events at Newcastle Racecourse, or to book tickets for the CHUF Racenight, the Blaydon Races, or any other raceday at Newcastle Racecourse, call 0191 236 2020 or go to www.newcastle-racecourse.co.uk

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