What’s On Racing August
If you’re wondering what to do with your August, then fear not, we have suggestions!
SUMMER FAMILY FUN DAY
Thursday 10 August
Opens 11:50, First race 13:50, Last race 16:50
Wondering what to do with the kids during the school holidays? Head over to Haydock Park for their annual Summer Family Day – it sounds fantastic!
With bouncy castles, climbing walls and and inflatable Helter Skelter, as well as a Crazy Golf course, craft workshop and Punch & Judy show your kids will have a ball (and so will you!). Have a go at some traditional fairground games and then get your face painted for the day courtesy of our team of expert artists! There’ll be music all afternoon and of course a quality card of Flat racing.
As well, they are also hosting an all-new ‘Horseplay’ Roadshow, focusing on the magnificent horse. Hone your Jump racing skills on their inflatable course! Show your creative side as you design your own silks!
Access Grandstand, Paddock & County Enclosure, and all bars and facilities within these areas for just £10 when booking in advance. Kids 17 and under go free! Book Now!
Picnics will be allowed for this raceday. Please note that bringing alcohol into the racecourse is not permitted.
AN EVENING AT THE RACES WITH OLLY MURS
11th August 2017
An open air concert following an evening of racing.
Opens 15:40, First race 17:40, Last race 20:20
Olly Murs is performing at Haydock Park! Olly rose to fame after finishing as the runner up on The X Factor back in 2009. With the release of his most recent album – 24Hrs -know he’ll be bringing hit after hit to the racecourse. Book Now!
*5% handling fee will be added to each ticket at point of purchase.
BETFRED ROSE OF LANCASTER STAKES – LADIES DAY
12th August 2017
One of Haydock Park’s most prestigious racedays with Jo Whiley live after the racing.
Opens 11:55, First race 13:55, Last race 17:05
Put some sparkle into your Summer! Book Now!
This year Haydock are running two competitions to celebrate the most Exceptional Individual and Gorgeous Group. Get yourself snapped for the RoL Style Stakes competition for your chance to win and take home some fabulous prizes.
BETTINGGODS.COM AUGUST MEETING
15th August 2017
Opens 14:55, First race 16:55, Last race 19:55
COLWICK CUP FAMILY FUN DAY
18th August 2017
Opens 12:00, First race 14:00, Last race 17:10
A great days racing for the adults and FREE entertainment for the kids, The Newmarket Family Fun Day is a fantastic day out for the whole family and best of all Kids Go FREE! All entertainment on the day is FREE of charge including inflatables, pony rides and face painting. Plus Paddington™ will be making personal appearances at intervals throughout the day! Book Now!
OLLY MURS LIVE
10th August 2017
Evening racing at Sandown Park followed by live music from Olly Murs
Opens 16:00, First race 17:35, Last race 20:20
Evening racing at Sandown Park followed by live music from Olly Murs. Olly rose to fame after finishing Runner Up in The X Factor n 2009. He is one of the most successful talent competition contestants ever. With four Number 1 albums, Olly has a profusion of hits under his belt and it doesn’t look like he’s slowing down any time soon!
Adult tickets £50 Book Now!
CHASE & STATUS DJ SET – NEWMARKET NIGHTS
11th August 2017
At the Adnams July Course
Opens 3.30, First race 5.30, Last race 8.10
Enjoy an afternoon of fabulous racing topped off by a headline performance with Chase & Status on 11th August!
Carrying on from the success of last year’s DJ night, Chase & Status will bring their unique brand of Drum N Bass to Newmarket Racecourse on August 11th.
Selling over 3.5million records, hits include ‘Blind Faith’, ‘Count On Me’ and ‘End Credits’. The duo have toured and performed across the globe including headlining festival stages at Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds and Global Gathering. Book Now!
SUMMER SATURDAY – ROYAL BRITISH LEGION DAY
12th August 2017
At the Adnams July Course
Opens 11.55, First race 1.55, Last race 5.20
Newmarket’s annual Royal British Legion Day is one of their most popular Summer Saturdays and an opportunity to support a very worthy cause. This year’s celebration has a VE Street Party theme and racegoers are invited to dress up in their most authentic outfits to get into the spirit of the day! There will be music from the Leiston Brass Band and, of course, the iconic e British Legion Band will march up the racecourse before the racing begins.
There will be lots of fun in the Family Enclosure too with traditional swingboats, a toy town carousel, face painting and wonderful themed craft workshop.
Discounted rates are available for Royal British Legion Members so please contact your local area representative for more information. Book Now!
THE RACECOURSE ALSO RUNS THEIR FANTASTIC NEWMARKET NIGHTS & SUMMER SATURDAY LIVE
Olly Murs – 18th August 2017
Jess Glynne – 26th August
THE JOCKEY CLUB LIVE PRESENTS KAISER CHIEFS
19th August 2017
Opens 14.55, First race 16.55, Last race 20.05
Featuring a full headline show, Kaiser Chiefs will play Market Rasen on Saturday 19th August 2017! The Kaiser Chiefs are one of the best live bands in the UK – something the writer can attest to – I went to see them at Aintree and they were AMAZING! Their new album Stay Together is their sixth top 10 album.
The band first shot to fame with their breakout hit I Predict A Riot, followed by smash hits such as Oh My God, Everyday I Love You Less and Less, Modern Way, the #1 single Ruby, Coming Home and last year’s Hole In My Soul and Parachute. Book Now!
FAMILY FUN DAY SUPERHEROES RETURN
Gates open at 11:30, First race at 14:05, Last race at 17:25.
Bank Holiday Monday 28th August 2017
There are plenty of action packed Superhero-related activities to keep everyone entertained all day. Take on the high rope assault course challenge, or zoom through the course on a zip wire. There’ll be facepainting, bouncy castles and children’s races too. And to top it off, the Batmobile is back, so you can get up close and personal with the infamous crime fighting supercar.
Dressing up as a superhero is optional but definitely encouraged! Book Now!