Hard-working staff who look after Britain’s racehorses aren’t being forgotten at Huntingdon Racecourse’s traditional Boxing Day fixture.
The sponsor of what is being called ‘National Huntingdon Day’ is offering a special Christmas lunch for racing staff to demonstrate the sport’s gratitude for their efforts.
Bookmaker Fitzdare is providing trainers and racehorse owners with complimentary food too.
As well as the official prize-money for the owners and cash prizes for racing staff, there will be locally-made pies for the winners of the races which are being named after famous Christmas lunch ingredients.
Every year at Christmas time, over 6,000 people descend on the Cambridgeshire racecourse with friends and family for a traditional sporting day out. Tickets for the big day are on sale – and valuable discounts are available for advance purchase.
The Boxing Day fixture, with seven races starting at 12.05pm, is one that can be enjoyed by all ages, not forgetting that accompanied kids receive complimentary admission. The gates of the racecourse will be open from 10.05am when the fun begins. The finale is at 3.25pm.
Liam Johnson, General Manager, Huntingdon Racecourse, said:
“We are delighted to be teaming up with our friends at Fitzdares to be presenting ‘National Huntingdon Day’ at our most popular racing day of the year. 26th December is always a very affordable festive day out for families over Christmas.
“I would recommend people set off in plenty of time to get to the racecourse on Boxing Day. The racecourse is clearly signed, with a number of routes in place and we urge all visitors to follow them and to get here early.”