Published 2020/07/31

Hello again!

Apologies for the radio silence, as we’re all aware it has been a funny old time and we are all having to learn our new ‘normal’.

Thank you to everyone who has stayed in touch and welcome to all our new followers.

I have been heartened by the number of people who have signed up to the e-newsletter during the lockdown period.

As soon as we have any news about a return of crowds we will be in touch.

A particular thanks for the understanding of our season ticket holders – we are all keen to get back safely, when we can.

In the meantime, the racecourses are doing an excellent job of bringing the action to you via their social media channels and of course all the racing can be viewed on Sky Sports Racing, Racing TV and ITV Racing.

Blog Update

During the time that racing was suspended, we thought it would be a good opportunity to catch up with some of our Yorkshire trainers and learn a bit more about them.

You can find out what they had to say by visiting the blog page on our website.

Adrian Nicholls’ chicken story is a particular favourite! Summer Festival Reflections We should have been celebrating the Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival, sponsored by Sky Bet last week.

Unfortunately it couldn’t take place due to the current Coronavirus restrictions, however we spoke to some of those involved with the week who shared their memories with us and you can catch up on Facebook or Instagram.

Racecourse News

Despite lockdown, work on the new Owners & Trainers building at Catterick Racecourse continues apace.

The two-story trackside building, designed by Elliott Architects has transformed dramatically since March and draws on the history of horse racing and the buildings of the region.

With a restaurant on the first floor and a bar at ground floor level, the building will offer excellent views south towards the racecourse and north over the parade ring.

Catterick’s Ride of the Meeting Series with Millbry Hill continues into the flat season and winners so far are: Jason Hart, Paul Mulrennan and Hollie Doyle. As with the NH Season, there will be a public vote on Catterick’s social media for the ‘Ride of the Season’ winner.

Watch the contenders so far on Catterick’s YouTube Channel and find out more about the series here.

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