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30 May 2022

Catterick celebrates The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Catterick Racecourse will celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at its raceday on Friday 3 June.

Her Majesty The Queen has a long association with British racing having enjoyed well over 1,000 winners as an owner, including with Galleon who won at Catterick Bridge on 17 August 2012 – the Diamond Jubilee year!

In celebration of the Platinum Jubilee, and as part of Racing Together and Go Racing in Yorkshire’s Community Beacon, Catterick Racecourse has engaged with Risedale School in Hipswell, to find ways to make racedays at Catterick ‘greener’, more environmentally friendly, and sustainable for future generations.

Emma Stevenson, Sales & Marketing Manager at Catterick Racecourse, introduces the project to the Risedale School Eco Ambassador’s group.

A group of students, between the ages of 11-16, all of whom are Eco Ambassadors for Risedale School, have successfully developed several eco-friendly outcomes, including recycling bins; bike racks; increased signage and information to help those walking to the course or arriving by public transport, and much more.

Among their ideas was the design of a re-usable water bottle to commemorate the Jubilee, which will be given to racegoers attending on 3 June as a memento of their visit to Catterick Racecourse.

Emma Stevenson, Sales & Marketing Manager said: “It has been a pleasure to work with students from Risedale School. They have come up with some fantastic ideas which we hope to take forward in future, not just for this Jubilee Raceday.

“We hope this will be a race day for the whole of our local community to enjoy together, in the true spirit of the Jubilee!”

In addition, the racecourse has engaged with local primary schools and asked pupils to design the front cover of the race card. The winning design will be used on the day and the artist will be invited, along with their family, to join in the action. All other designs will also be on display in the main entrance for racegoers to enjoy on arrival.

Emma added: “We’ve had some wonderful designs sent into the course for the racecard front cover, choosing a winner is going to be tough!”

As for the racing action, the first of seven races is scheduled for 1.44pm, while the feature race of the day the Jubilee Cup Handicap Stakes will take place at 3.29pm. The gates open to the public from 11.44am onwards.

Racegoers can also enjoy live music from trombonist Ken Stamp throughout the afternoon and, as with all of Catterick’s summer holiday and weekend fixtures, there will be free children’s entertainment in the Course Enclosure, including side stall games, a giant inflatable helter skelter and bouncy castles! Under 18’s race free at all of Catterick’s fixtures while discounts for adult tickets are available when booking in advance, making Course Enclosure admission just £5 and Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure admission £15.

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