Racegoers attending the Yorkshire Racing Summer Festival – starting at Ripon on Saturday, July 21 – will have the opportunity to win a luxury stay at Goldsborough Hall near Knaresborough in a special racecard competition running throughout the week and concluding on Sunday, July 29 at Pontefract, when the draw will be made to find the winner.
The prize (which coincides with a future Yorkshire race meeting of the winner’s choice) includes overnight accommodation in The Presidential Suite with full Yorkshire breakfast. The Presidential Suite has an 8ft hand-carved four-poster bed, sunken bath overlooking the grounds of the Hall and a large cinema screen.
There will be flowers and chocolates in the room on arrival, along with a seven-course gourmet menu and bottle of wine.
To cap it all, the winner will receive a chauffeur-driven return journey to the races in a Bentley with champagne on the way.
Goldsborough Hall is steeped in racing history. One of the three founding stallions of the modern throughbred, The Byerley Turk was acquired by Captain Robert Byerley and saw action at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. After that, The Byerley Turk took up stud duties at Goldsborough Hall and sired many famous racehorses. He died in 1703 and is buried in the grounds beneath a copper beech tree.
Goldsborough Hall is situated within close proximity to the majority of racecourses in Yorkshire.