Yorkshire pulls in big crowds

Racing action. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire
Racing action. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire
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More than one million people went to watch horse racing events in the nine racecourses serving Yorkshire last year.

The warm summer months meant few meetings were lost to the weather and the ‘Go Racing in Yorkshire’ Summer Festival in July proved to be a big draw for fans, with over 100,000 attending the week-long event.

Chairman of ‘Go Racing in Yorkshire’, John Sexton said “Topping one million racegoers was a fantastic achievement, I couldn’t be more thrilled. It was a sensational year for racing in Yorkshire, with a memorable Summer Festival which attracted great crowds.”

, a competitive first ‘Future Stars’ Apprentice Series (won by Gary Mahon), nine ‘Ladies Days’ capped off by the Final at Doncaster in October and last, but not least, a first-ever Winter Festival.”