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Apr 14 2016

New race series for Stayers and Sprinters introduced
Multi million pound development to transform customer experience

Bath Racecourse launch their 2016 season this week, with a new series for stayers and sprinters as well as a new Listed race for fillies, the Beckford Stakes the racing highlights of the summer. Off the track, Bath Racecourse has undergone a multi-million pound development project in recent months which promises to significantly improve the experience for customers across the racecourse.

The new race series’ will start at the evening meeting on Wednesday 29 June, with the Sprint Series consisting of handicap races run over five or six furlongs, and the Stayers Series ranging between 1m3f and 2m1f. The finals for both series will be held over the two day meeting on 10-11 September, with both races worth a minimum of £15,000. Horses will gain points depending on their results throughout the Series, with those with the most points receiving the greatest protection from elimination, and encouraging participation.
The multi million pound redevelopment of the facilities that has taken place over the winter sees the existing Grandstand become the County stand, and the hospitality stand become the Kelston stand, the latter named after the village local to the racecourse. Having enjoyed a complete process of redecoration and modernisation, they will offer customers a fantastic experience with improved race viewing, catering and hospitality facilities all available.

The new Langridge stand, featuring a striking top floor roof terrace, will open in the summer and be home to The Royal Crescent restaurant. Named after one of the city’s most famous architectural landmarks, it will provide dining and viewing on racedays for up to two hundred, as well as becoming one of the premier events spaces in the area.

Executive Director of Bath Racecourse, Jo Hall, said, “The team at Bath are absolutely delighted to be opening the gates for the start of the 2016 season, where we can finally let our customers see all the improvements that we have made over the winter.”

“Our new stayers and sprinters series should shows our commitment to supporting grass roots racing in the area and we are looking forward to horsemen taking the opportunity to campaign horses with us with the reward of the valuable finals in September, whilst the addition of the Listed Beckford Stakes offers another boost to our race programme.”

“Work will continue on the Langridge Stand until it is officially open in the summer, but we are really happy with how the project has progressed thus far and we can’t wait for the official opening ceremony. 2016 will most certainly herald a new era for Bath Racecourse.”

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