Ever felt the urge to spend a race day breezing that good seaside air - then Redcar is the course for you. Located only minutes from the shoreline and equipped with all the facilities and mod-cons a racecourse simply has to have, Redcar Racecourse takes the stress and hectic off the Grandstand and reserves all the nerve-tearing action for the track. A day at Redcar Racecourse will leave you refreshed, satisfied and little less world-weary.
Address: Redcar Racecourse, Redcar, Cleveland TS10 2BY
Phone: 01642 484 068
Redcar has been a part of the great British racing tradition since the early 18th century. While the early racing was conducted on the sands of Redcar Beach, the introduction of the Jockey Club regulations in 1870 forced the lively racing scene into a brief retreat as it outlawed racing on sand and ordered a respectable racing arrangement to be made.
In 1872 one Mr John Hikeley and a group of Redcar sportsmen managed to arrange a lease on the premises Redcar Racecourse still resides on today. Although some repairs and additions had to be carried out before racing could begin in earnest, the course was ready for its first race on August 9th 1872. In 1875 Redcar Racecourse became the proud owner of its first proper Grandstand, in 1877 a second stand and improved stabling facilities were added.
Today Redcar Racecourse is a popular destination for its virtue of being a seaside racecourse, a rare and enticing combination.
Note: Redcar Racecourse is only a seven minute walk from Redcar Central Station.
There are links to Redcar city centre from the A1, A66, A19, and A 174. Once in Redcar simply follow the yellow signage that will direct you to the racecourse's parking facilities.
The Paddock Suite: For groups of 30-40 racegoers Redcar's Paddock Suites offer balcony views of the Parade Ring and the Winning Post, as well as a private bar and betting facilities.
Viewing Boxes: To spend your day at the races in true style you should consider one of Redcar's Classic Hospitality Viewing Boxes, which offer great viewes and intimacy for up to 12 guests.
The Classic Suite: Large groups of up to 80 people will love the roomy-yet-private Classic Suite. Offering a betting counter and televised action from around the track, this facility brings splendor back to the course.
Crow's Nest Restaurant: With a panoramic view of the Straight Mile and a delicious selection of dished, the Crow's Nest Restaurant leaves nothing to be desired. With reserved tables serving as a centre in the hustle and bustle of the raceday, enjoying a day at the track has never been more relaxed and convenient.
Packages: Redcar offers hospitality packages from £70 + VAT to £135 + VAT per person. All packages include a choice of formal or informal luncheon, a VIP admission badge, race programmes and Redcar's famous service with a smile.