Fancy watching the first race of the new season at Newmarket for free?

PUBLISHED: 12:56 28 February 2017 | UPDATED: 12:56 28 February 2017

Newmarket Racecourses are offering those with a CB8 postcode the opportunity to watch the opening day of the season for free. PHOTO: Newmarket Racecourses

Newmarket Racecourses are offering those with a CB8 postcode the opportunity to watch the opening day of the season for free. PHOTO: Newmarket Racecourses

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Do you have a CB8 postcode and fancy taking in some free horse racing?

Newmarket Racecourses is celebrating the first day of the new racing season by offering free tickets to the Tuesday of the bet365 Craven Meeting on Tuesday April 18. PHOTO: Newmarket RacecoursesNewmarket Racecourses is celebrating the first day of the new racing season by offering free tickets to the Tuesday of the bet365 Craven Meeting on Tuesday April 18. PHOTO: Newmarket Racecourses

Newmarket Racecourses is celebrating the first day of the new racing season by offering free tickets to the Tuesday of the bet365 Craven Meeting on Tuesday April 18.

The offer is returning following a successful first year which saw 5,500 locals redeem the offer in 2016.

The first 100 bookers will also be offered a free Discovery Newmarket tour, which gives an insight into the day-to-day activities at the famous racecourse.

Andy Drummond, Mayor of Newmarket, said: “Following a successful introduction last year, I am very glad to see this community initiative continue, offering a sense of celebration, especially for local residents.

“Newmarket is a very special town and April in particular is a fantastic month with the start of racing for another year and also the Craven Sales at Tattersalls.

“With the first 100 bookers offered free Discover Newmarket tours alongside free entry, I would urge local residents to book sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.”

Amy Starkey, regional director of the Jockey Club Racecourses East Region, said;

“With this initiative proving popular in 2016 with over 5,500 local residents attending the first day of the re-established three day Craven Meeting, we are pleased to offer this again to all bookers with a CB8 postcode, with the support of our sponsors, bet365.

“We look forward to welcoming racegoers on course for another fantastic season and I hope to see lots of the local community at the first day of the bet365 Craven Meeting to launch racing at Newmarket Racecourses for 2017.”

To redeem a ticket, enter promotional code CRAVENCB8 when pre-booking at www.newmarketracecourses.co.uk. Children under 18 are free.


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