Fontwell Park Racecourse hosts spring racing afternoon

FONTWELL Park Racecourse hosts an afternoon of spring racing on Tuesday, with the first race at 2pm.

There will be seven races, with the last one at 5pm, and there is a chance to save money on admission if tickets are booked in advance.

Admission to the Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure is £10 if booked in advance, or £15 on the day.

Premier Enclosure admission is £15 in advance and £20 on the day, with gates opening at 12.30pm.

As it is half-term, children under 16 can enter the racecourse for free when accompanied by an adult.

And, after the first race, there will be a free Easter Egg hunt in Fontwell Gardens, as well as a colouring competition for children to enter.

Fontwell Park general manager Holly Glover said: “Due to the warm weather, we have already started to water the track. The safety of our horses and jockeys is paramount and therefore we are dedicated to providing the best possible racing surface for the meeting.

“The weekend saw smaller fields across the country as we are waiting for trainers to bring out their summer jumpers. However, we are hoping for some good fields on Tuesday and ticket sales have been busy, so we’re expecting a good crowd.”

For details about hospitality packages and to purchase advance tickets, visit www.fontwellpark.co.uk