The Race Of All Races Is Back In 2020


22 November 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the Marston’s 61 Deep Midlands Grand National Raceday held at Uttoxeter Racecourse on Saturday March 14th, 2020.  

The Marston’s 61 Deep Midlands Grand National has been the jewel in Uttoxeter Racecourse’s horse racing crown since 1969. Back for another year, racegoers can expect excitement, fun and adrenaline rushes as they watch 8 races, including the main event, the Marston’s 61 Deep Midlands Grand National! This is the second longest race in the UK racing calendar which will see horses running 4 miles 2 furlongs to compete for this highly anticipated title. Mr Wilson’s Second Liners will be providing fantastic entertainment for racegoers on the day, with their collective musical talent. They pay homage to the diehard days of the Hacienda, 90s club culture and its greatest hero, Mr. Tony Wilson. Racegoers can also look forward to the Lady Riders Handicap Hurdle Race, which sees female jockeys riding over 3 miles.  

This top-class raceday is set to feature some of the best chasers and is a true test of stamina for both horse and rider, so racegoers are yet again set for an unbeatable day of racing.  

Annually this prestigious event sees the population of Uttoxeter almost double, as thousands of racegoers visit the town contributing millions of pounds to the local Staffordshire economy. 

Building upon their great relationship, Marston’s brewery have once again confirmed title sponsorship under the 61 Deep pale ale brand. Having sponsored the raceday for 6 years between 1996 and 2002, Marston’s took the reigns in 2019 to sponsor the Marston’s 61 Deep Midlands Grand National and are back once again next year. Marston’s have also been title sponsor for Uttoxeter Racecourse’s Beer Festival Raceday for the last 9 years. 

Executive Director of Uttoxeter Racecourse, David Macdonald, commented; “We are thrilled to confirm our title sponsor is Marston’s once again. The team at Marston’s are always incredibly supportive of racing at Uttoxeter Racecourse and are fantastic to work with. We are looking forward to working together to make this year’s raceday the best yet.”  

Paul Riley, Regional Sales Manager at Marston’s added; “We are excited to once again be sponsoring the Marston’s 61 Deep Midlands Grand National to build upon the great partnership we currently have with Uttoxeter Racecourse. We want to enhance both this great event and the race goer experience, contributing to this will be showcasing our 61 Deep pale ale.”   

Uttoxeter Racecourse is looking forward to a successful 2020 having reported an average 10% increase in attendance over fixtures in 2019.   

“It is extremely promising to see such an uplift in attendance. Raceday’s are becoming much more popular as the years go on, particularly with the next generation. Just this year we added the Beer and Gin Jamboree and Winter Ladies Day Raceday’s to appeal to our current target market as well as new, younger racegoers.  

The Marston’s 61 Deep Midlands Grand National proves to be popular with racegoers year after year and we are certain that next years will be no exception” said David Macdonald, Executive Director at Uttoxeter Racecourse. 

Don’t miss out on being at the race of all races in 2020. Purchase your tickets today online from  or by calling the Uttoxeter Racecourse Office 01889 562561 (option 1). Book before December 31st and save £10 off Premier or Grandstand and Paddock tickets.  

All ticket prices can be found below: 

Premier Plus: £42.00 
Grandstand and Paddock Plus: £32.00 
Centre Course: £15.00 

Premier Early Bird - £10.00 off: £25.00 
Grandstand and Paddock Early Bird - £10.00 off: £15.00

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