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A March Must!

Press Release 20th February 2017 Wincanton

An exclusive opportunity to visit the stables of Seamus Mullins on March 1st
Come racing for FREE at Wincanton on March 9th
Enjoy the iconic Cheltenham Festival from March 14th – 17th
Treat your mother to a day at the races on Mothering Sunday, March 26th

Monday, 20th February 2017 – Next month, Wincanton has three ‘March Must Do’ racedays from an exclusive stable tour; to free racing and a variety of Mothering Sunday packages. And, there’s also the iconic Cheltenham Festival which takes place from March 14th – 17th to enjoy!

On Wednesday, March 1st, as part of Wincanton’s strategy to get racegoers even closer to the action and to enhance their understanding of the sport, the Somerset track is offering its annual members and loyal racegoers the chance to experience a morning on the gallops with local trainer, Seamus Mullins.

Ahead of racing that day, racegoers will congress at Wincanton for customarily bacon butties, before departing on a private coach to the Salisbury yard of Seamus Mullins. The behind the scenes tour will include a morning on the gallops, followed by a speedy return to enjoy afternoon racing sponsored by Lycetts Insurance Brokers.

Tickets for the tour start from £16 for members with a £5 increase for racegoers.  To book call 01963 435840.  Advance tickets for afternoon racing on Wednesday, 1st March start from £12, increasing to £14 on the day with the course operating one enclosure for the mid-week fixture.  Book now on 0344 579 3014 or

Thursday, March 9th is the ever popular Bathwick Tyres Free Raceday, giving racing fanatics, local residents and the entire nation; the chance to enjoy racing for free!

Advance registration is compulsory with four tickets per household – register now on 0344 579 3014 or visit

Registration closes for FREE ADMISSION at midnight on Sunday, 5th March with standard ticket charges applicable for those that fail to register in advance.

Mothering Sunday and Countryside Day collide in sweet harmony on Sunday, March 26th providing the perfect family venue.

Hospitality packages start from £55 per person for a two-course meal in the Kingwell Restaurant.  This is supported by a competitive racecard, an on-site florist and countryside activities to keep the little ones and the not so little ones entertained.  Full details about the raceday is available online at or call 0344 579 3014.

Huw Williams, Wincanton’s General Manager, explains: “March will be a proactive month for Wincanton with plenty on offer for everyone.

“Firstly, I would like to thank Seamus Mullins for supporting next month’s Wincanton stable tour. We are truly spoilt by the support we receive for these initiatives – from trainers and attendees – which is an attribute I believe is exclusive to horseracing.

“Bathwick continue their long association with Wincanton and their ever popular Free Raceday and with Countryside Day falling on Mothering Sunday (March 26th) – we have recruited Bloomingdale Flowers who can supply flowers on the day to compliment any hospitality package.”

About Wincanton Racecourse:

Wincanton Racecourse is situated in the heart of Somerset – home to rural jump racing. Wincanton stages 18 meetings each season.  Please find more details at and through Twitter (@WincantonRaces) and Facebook 


Wincanton Racecourse is part of The Jockey Club, which has been at the heart of British racing for more than 260 years. Today the largest commercial group in the sport, The Jockey Club runs the largest racecourse group in the UK by turnover (2015: £174.2m), attendances (2015: 1.95m), total prize money (2015: £43.9m), contribution to prize money (2015: £19.9m) and quality racing (Group and Graded races); more than 3,000 acres of world-class training grounds in Newmarket, Lambourn and Epsom Downs; The National Stud breeding enterprise and education provider; and the charity for racing's people in need, Racing Welfare. Governed by Royal Charter, every penny The Jockey Club makes it puts back into British racing. More information is available at


For further information please contact:

Hannah Walker, Wincanton Racecourse on 07971 598287 or


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