Taunton Racecourse today joined The Jockey Club's 'RacePass 18to24' initiative, which offers 18 to 24-year-olds half price entry in any enclosure to go racing. Taunton becomes the first racecourse to do so outside of Jockey Club Racecourses.
RacePass 18to24 was launched in November to ensure cost is not a barrier to young adults attending racedays. 18 to 24 year-olds simply need to sign up for free at www.RacePass18to24.co.uk to take advantage of the offer, which in 2017 applies to more than 300 fixtures scheduled at The Jockey Club's 15 racecourses nationwide and now all 15 of Taunton's racedays.
Once 18 to 24-year-olds have their RacePass card, they can use this when booking in advance or upon entry at racedays to receive half-price entry. For feature days passholders are encouraged to book in advance online to avoid disappointment.
Bob Young, Chief Executive of Taunton Racecourse, said:
“For some time Taunton has been exploring ways to encourage more young people into racing and this scheme will help us to do just that. We are very grateful to Jockey Club Racecourses for allowing us to join them in this exciting new venture and I am confident that RacePass 18to24 will grow and grow.”
Paul Fisher, Group Managing Director of Jockey Club Racecourses, said:
“We are very pleased for Taunton to join the platform. In the same way that our Jockey Club Services venture offers business services to organisations across British sport, we would be delighted for other racecourses to benefit from our investment. Ultimately the young racing fan will benefit and that is good for our sport.”
For further information or to sign up please visit http://www.RacePass18to24.co.uk/. This includes a list of eligible fixtures.
Taunton Racecourse 2017 fixtures:
(Wednesday 11th January)
(Saturday 21st January)
(Sunday 5th February)
(Tuesday 21st February)
(Thursday 2nd March)
Monday 20th March
Thursday 30th March
Thursday 6th April
Thursday 20th April
Thursday 27th April
Wednesday 1st November
Thursday 16th November
Thursday 30th November
Thursday 14th December
Saturday 30th December