Redcar Racecourse is preparing to take centre stage as thousands of people are expected to attend the highly anticipated Totepool Two Year Old Trophy Day, on Saturday 1st October.
With prize money of £175,000, the Listed Totepool Two Year Old Trophy is one of the most valuable juvenile races in Europe and one of the highlights of Redcar’s season. The race was first run in 1989 and proved an instant success with owners and trainers.
2014 saw a top-class performance from Henry Candy’s Limato. Following success in an Ascot Group 3 and a Doncaster Group 2 last season, this season Limato won the Group 1 Darley July Cup at Newmarket and was second to Mecca’s Angel in the Group 1 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York in August.
The high class action is not just limited to the feature race as the card is supported by the listed Totescoop6 EBF Stallions Guisborough Stakes. With prize money of £40,000, many of the top stables will be gunning for this prize. Saeed Bin Surror has won the race three times for Godolphin in recent years, whilst the likes of Clive Brittain, Paul Cole, William Haggas, Richard Fahey, Mick Channon, Brian Ellison, and Mark Johnston have all won it in recent seasons.
Completing the trio of top class races is the final of the Pinnacle Cup Straight Mile Series, a series of eight qualifying races run throughout the season with the final being run on Saturday 1st October.
The racecourse’s final Premier meeting of the racing season will be broadcast on Channel 4 Racing and Racing UK, so viewers from across the UK and Ireland can tune in to what is set to be the highlight of the Autumn racing season.
Redcar Racecourse’s general manager, Amy Fair, expressed her excitement for the raceday and said: “The Totepool Two Year Old Trophy Day is our biggest race meeting of the year and it’s always a fantastic raceday.
“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.”
Racegoers will also have the chance to enjoy Star Wars themed entertainment, as Page2Stage is bringing popular characters to the raceday, including Princess Leia, Jedi Knights, Darth Vader and Stormtroopers.
In the run up to the big day, Redcar Racecourse is also celebrating its final Premier meeting of the season by giving one lucky racegoer the chance to win a VIP day for four people by taking part in its prize draw on social media.
The winner and their three friends will receive a day out to remember with VIP admission badges and racecards with hospitality including a three course meal with a bottle of wine and table for the evening in the Voltigeur Restaurant.
Admission prices on the day start from £5 per adult with free admission for accompanied children aged 17 and under. The admission gates will open at 12 noon, there will be seven races with the first race scheduled to start at 2.10pm.
Parties of 10 or more can also save over 20% when they book their Grandstand or Course Enclosure admission tickets in advance.
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