Huntingdon launches jump racing campaign

Huntingdon Racecourse is to launch the 2013/14 jump racing season in Britain with an extra fixture on Sunday, April 28.

That’s the day when the new National Hunt year begins.

To mark the occasion, the racecourse is slashing its admission price for adults to just £5 – a reduction of almost 67% on the usual entrance fee.

With all accompanied under 18s admitted free of charge, it is one of the most affordable Sunday afternoons out for a family anywhere.

As well as the horse racing, free entertainments include appearances by racecourse mascot Hugo The Hound, a tropical-themed bouncy castle and a kids quiz.

The extra fixture has been allocated to the Cambridgeshire racecourse because of the number of abandonments across Britain during the wintry and wet weather of recent months. Indeed, Huntingdon Racecourse has lost more than its fair share of meetings since the autumn due to snow, ice and flooding.

General Manager Nadia Gollings said: “We are delighted for our spectators and our annual members that we have been granted this extra fixture by the British Horseracing Authority. It’s an added bonus that it is on at a weekend when families are able to visit the racecourse together and Sunday 28 April is also the start of the new jump racing season in Britain.”

There are seven races between 2.20pm and 5.25pm. Gates open at 12.20pm. On-the-day admission for adults is £5, while accompanied under 18s get in free of charge. More information is available at www.huntingdon-racecourse.co.uk or on 01480 453373.