HORSERACING: ATTENDANCE figures at Warwick Racecourse continue rise as general manager Andre Klein marks a year at the helm.
Warwick Racecourse heads into its final two fixtures of 2016 in high spirits with attendance figures up 21 per cent in comparison to last year.
Another bumper crowd is expected for the Eventmasters Christmas Raceday on Thursday along with the New Year’s Eve Raceday.
Last year’s Christmas Raceday was Andre’s first raceday in charge at Warwick, after he returned to Warwickshire following 16 years working in the racing industry in New Zealand and Australia.
Andre said: “The first year in the job has gone extremely quickly, and I’m delighted by what the team has achieved during this time.
“Attendances are up by 21 per cent this year, which is no mean feat, and we’ve also seen a significant increase in hospitality bookings.
“The challenge now is to build on this progress, starting with the Christmas Raceday.”
The Eventmasters Christmas Raceday will feature a seven race card, along with entertainment including a brass band and magician, while a Christmas-themed best dressed competition is being held, with the winner to receive a membership for the rest of the 2016/17 season.
Free mince pies and mulled wine will also be served up to the first few through the gates on the day.
Andre added: “The fixture provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy the racing and really get into the Christmas spirit.
“It is a great opportunity to do something different for this year’s Christmas party and make sure your staff and colleagues have a party to remember this year. It should be a great occasion.”
Private boxes have already all sold-out but a wide range of packages are available for parties and groups.
The Good Going Marquee package includes a complimentary glass of real ale, winter Pimms, bubbles or cider – alongside a three course feast including a starter, buffet main course and wide selection of deserts, for £66 per person.
Gates open at 10.20am, with the first race at 12.20pm and the last at 3.35pm.
For more ticket information or party packages call 01926 405 560 or go to www.warwickracecourse.co.uk.