Go Racing In Yorkshire – Showcase & Awards – Racing Connection

Go Racing In Yorkshire is delighted to announce we have been named as a Finalist for the Racecourse Association’s Showcase & Awards in partnership with Great British Racing, Racing Post, the Racing Foundation and Racing Together.

The Showcase & Awards is the marquee event of British racecourses and celebrate excellence and innovation in racecourse operations and raceday experience.

Go Racing In Yorkshire has been listed as a Finalist in the Racing Connection category. From the five Finalists the winner will be revealed at the Showcase & Awards ceremony on Thursday 10th November at Pontefract Racecourse.

The Racing Connection Award celebrates initiatives that enrich and extend the reach of the sport to customers. In this case, customers can include racegoers or colleagues from the thoroughbred group (professionals connected with the horse).

Initiatives were asked to demonstrate the passion, enthusiasm, knowledge and skill of those who work tirelessly in the sport, enhancing both customer enjoyment and education of horseracing.

Ben Warn, Chairman of Go Racing In Yorkshire said,

“We are delighted that the Yorkshire Wonder Horse initiative has been recognised for this award.  Working in collaboration with our sponsor Wm McIvor & Son, we have been able to provide a narrative across the Yorkshire courses as we search for the first horse to win at all nine Yorkshire courses before 31st December 2023.  It’s certainly no easy feat but has really engaged with those who love racing in Yorkshire and the competition is on!”

Paul Swain, Communications and Raceday Experience Manager at the RCA, added, “I am thrilled for Go Racing In Yorkshire for their success in being named a Finalist at the 2022 Showcase & Awards.

“After three long years, it is fitting the Showcase & Awards has returned with such a quality and diverse list of Finalists. They represent the best of British Racecourses and should all be immensely proud of the work they’ve done in the past year. We now turn to Pontefract on Thursday 10th November to find out the winners and the new additions to the Showcase hall of fame.”

Racing Connection Finalists
Go Racing in Yorkshire—The Yorkshire Wonder Horse
Hamilton Park—Our Commitment to Owners & Trainers
Ripon—Goodbye Flys Ripon Stables Championship
Scottish Racing—Scottish Racing Academy
The Jockey Club—Junior Racing Experience Days


Go Racing In Yorkshire

Go Racing In Yorkshire is the central marketing organisation for Yorkshire’s nine racecourses.  It is funded by the racecourses and the sale of the annual season ticket which allows admission to all of Yorkshire’s race meetings.

Contact: Charlotte Russell, charlotte.russell@goracing.co.uk or 07305 932411.

Wm McIvor & Son

Wm McIvor & Son is a family run company that has been serving the farming and equestrian community for over 50 years. Now in its third generation, there are three stores in Northallerton, Pickering and Durham as well as an ecommerce site (https://www.mcivors.co.uk/), providing agricultural, equine and pet supplies at competitive prices.

Contact Georgy Eaton Georgy@wmmcivorandson.com.

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