SUPER SEASON OF TOP CLASS RACING UNVEILED AS UTTOXETER RACECOURSE ANNOUNCES 2019 FIXTURES
It’s been part of the fabric of Staffordshire life for more than 100 years and 2019 will be no different as Uttoxeter Racecourse reveals a packed season of high class fixtures which offer great days out to suit every member of the family.
One of the big highlights of the racing season, the Midlands Grand National, takes place on March 16, with the esteemed Staffordshire Plate Jump Championship Opener on May 4, Summer Cup on June 30, and countless other major meetings occurring throughout an ever-busy year.
A must for any social calendar, Ladies Day, takes place on July 26, while the equally stylish Ladies Night leaps stylishly into action on June 13. Gents have their chance to raid the wardrobe for Gentlemen’s Day on October 18.
Uttoxeter Racecourse prides itself on being one of the most family-friendly venues in the country, and again will be staging a series of race days with plenty of fun for the children, including a Paw Patrol Family Fun Raceday on May 26, and Peter Rabbit Family Fun Raceday on July 28.
Food and drink is never off the menu at Uttoxeter and 2019 offers the same mouth-watering delights, with a Beer & Gin Raceday on March 30, Sausage & Cider Festival on June 7, and Oktoberfest on Oct 6.
No stranger to some of the biggest acts in the business, the racecourse’s hugely popular Music Live events on May 18 and June 7 will have crowds dancing yet again.
With 110 acres of land set in beautiful countryside, Uttoxeter Racecourse, the most versatile and flexible outdoor event space in Staffordshire, was this year judged Retail, Leisure, Culture and Tourism Business of the Year at the Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards.
With festivals, weddings, parties, high class restaurants, and conference facilities, the racecourse has become a key component of the county’s year-round culture and tourism offer, bringing tens of thousands of visitors to the area.
And with another 25 sparkling race events, Uttoxeter will once again be the epicentre of the social, racing, entertainment, and family world in 2019.
“We are very excited to reveal an incredible array of race days and events for 2019,” says Uttoxeter Racecourse head of sales and marketing Hayley Plimley.
“We believe Uttoxeter Racecourse is one of the very best visitor experiences in the country and we pride ourselves every year on creating a host of incredible occasions to suit all-comers.
“Whether you’re a racing enthusiast, love a big social occasion, or want a great venue to bring the family for a brilliant value and fun day out, then Uttoxeter Racecourse fits the bill.
“We have seen tens of thousands of visitors have a fantastic time in 2018 already and can’t wait for an equally brilliant 2019.
“Smiles on faces and all-round enjoyment is what Uttoxeter Racecourse is all about."
The full fixtures for 2019 are:
January: Saturday 26 - Super Saturday
February: Saturday 9 - Super Saturday
March: Saturday 16 – Midlands Grand National; Saturday 30 - Beer & Gin Raceday
May: Saturday 4 - Staffordshire Plate Jump Championship Opener; Saturday 18 - Music Live Raceday (Evening); Sunday 26 - Paw Patrol Family Fun Raceday
June: Friday 7 - Sausage & Cider Festival (Music Live); Thursday 13 - Ladies Night; Wednesday 19 - Ascot Garden Party Raceday; Sunday 30 - Summer Cup
July: Tuesday 9 - Party In The Paddock Racenight (Evening); Wednesday 17 - Afternoon Racing; Friday 26 - Ladies Day; Sunday 28 - Peter Rabbit Family Fun Raceday
September: Wednesday 4 - Afternoon Racing; Wednesday 11 - Afternoon Racing
October: Sunday 6 - Oktoberfest Raceday; Friday 18 - Gentlemen’s Day
November: Friday 1 - Winter Ladies Day; Saturday 16 - Beer Festival Raceday; Sunday 24 - Afternoon Racing
December: Tuesday 10 - Afternoon Racing; Friday 20 - Christmas Party Raceday; Tuesday 31 - New Year’s Eve Raceday