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Families invited to horseracing roadshow
4:52pm Thursday 29th August 2013 in News
FAMILIES are being invited to visit a racecourse today (Friday, August 30) as part of a scheme to get children interested in the sport.
Great British Racing, the marketing arm of British horseracing, will run a roadshow featuring fun, educational areas and a chance for budding jockeys to view specialist racing equipment, at Thirsk Racecourse today (Friday, August 30).
Scores of families attended the roadshow, at which youngsters will also be able to check out what racehorses eat to keep them in tip top condition and learn about what happens at the track, was held earlier on Wednesday (August 28) at Catterick racecourse and earlier this month at Redcar and Ripon.
A spokesman for Great British Racing said horseracing was the second biggest spectator sport in the country and was one of the few leisure activities where there was no entry charge for children.
He said: “Our role is to widen the sport's fan-base, help grow revenue streams, and maintain British racing's position internationally as the best in the world.
“Our aim is always to increase public awareness and interest in the sport, thereby making it more compelling to a wider audience whilst securing its financial future.”
“As well as the thrill of watching horses race around the track at over 40 mph this new, interactive roadshow helps kids get the most out of a great day at the races.”
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