More free tickets to the races as Huntingdon announce offer of complimentary entry

Nicky Henderson is a regular visitor with a great success rate at Huntingdon. Pic: Dan Abraham - racingfotos.com

Nicky Henderson is a regular visitor who has a great record at Huntingdon. Pic: Dan Abraham – racingfotos.com (Courtesy of Great British Racing).

By Simon Jackson.

Huntingdon Racecourse has announced that they are offering free entry for online bookers to their Community Family Fun Day race meeting on Sunday March 1.

The Cambridgeshire racecourse is offering a maximum of four tickets per booking to the fixture on St David’s Day at the track located on the outskirts of the town of Huntingdon, which is a one hour direct train journey from London King’s Cross.

The offer of free tickets closes on Monday February 23 for the seven race card that is scheduled to comprise four hurdle races, two steeplechases and a bumper.

Huntingdon general manager, Nadia Gollings, hopes that the decision to offer complimentary tickets will attract both experienced and first-time racegoers.

“While Huntingdon Racecourse is primarily a horse racing venue, it is also a core part of the community and so we are delighted to give free admission to people to enjoy some fantastic racing as well as have a great family day out,” Gollings said.

“This is a thank-you to the thousands of local people who support us every year.  It also offers an opportunity for those who have not been racing before to try out a day at the races free of charge.”

The offer follows the news from earlier this week that Epsom Downs, Sandown Park and Kempton Park are offering tickets for £5 or less to three selected meetings over the next three months.

For more information go to http://huntingdon.thejockeyclub.co.uk.

Read ‘Horse Talk with Simon Jackson’ at London24 for the latest horse racing news.

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