Town Moor course on a winner

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DONCASTER is one of the racecourses hoping to benefit again from the ‘Back a Winner by Train’ promotion which celebrates its 25th year.

The scheme enables race-goers using the train to gain £4 off admission into the Grandstand, Paddock or County Enclosures at participating racecourses in the North of England and Scotland, apart from York which remains at a discount of £3, but includes the prestigious four-day ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’ Ebor Festival in August.

Backed by First Trans-Pennine Express, Northern Rail and First ScotRail, the ‘Back a Winner by Train’ promotion features almost 200 days of racing at 12 courses - Beverley, Carlisle, Cartmel, Doncaster, Hamilton Park, Hexham, Musselburgh, Newcastle, Pontefract, Redcar, Thirsk and York.

In addition to savings on admission, race-goers have the opportunity of obtaining £2 off a toteplacepot bet of £5 or more.

This will be part of the voucher race-goers can claim when buying their travel for the races at 100 stations across the north. The promotion runs from April 1 until December 29.

James Brennan, Head of Marketing and Sponsorship at York Racecourse said: “People and businesses often celebrate their silver jubilee with a trip to the races, so it is nice to be celebrating 25 happy years ourselves. The partnership with the rail industry has brought race-goers to the region’s tracks in increasing numbers and we look forward to working in partnership for many more years.”

For more information about the offer visit or or pick up a leaflet from participating stations.