Lots of fun for all the fam­ily

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SOUTH­WELL Race­course is the place to be on Au­gust Bank Hol­i­day Mon­day (Au­gust 27) as it wel­comes fam­i­lies to the Not­ting­hamshire Sports Day.

It’s a great value ex­trav­a­ganza, in part­ner­ship with the Not­ting­ham Post, fea­tur­ing flat rac­ing and ac­tiv­i­ties for kids. (See the panel be­low on how you can take ad­van­tage of our great ticket of­fer).

The day will in­clude pony rides, golf­ing fun, penalty shoot-outs with Notts County and sport­ing chal­lenges with Not­ting­ham Rugby Club.

Along­side all this will be a pro­gramme of seven flat races, in­clud­ing a prize fund of £12,500 for the fea­tured sprint at 3.35pm.

Gates open at 11.30am and the races, which will take place on the course’s all-weather sur­face, cover a range of dif­fer­ent dis­tances - with the short­est three run over five fur­longs (that’s 5/8ths of a mile or 1,000 me­tres).

The fur­thest race is two miles long (16 fur­longs, or 3,200 me­tres).

Race one at 1.50pm is The Not­ting­ham Post Hand­i­cap Stakes over a mile-and-a-half (which is just over a cir­cuit of the track). This is fol­lowed by two maiden races (those specif­i­cally de­signed for horses yet to win a race).

The fea­ture race of the day is race four, run over five fur­longs, with £12,500 in the prize fund.

The Not­ting­ham Post on Twit­ter Hand­i­cap cov­ers six fur­longs at 4.10pm, fol­lowed by the Not­ting­ham Post on Face­book Hand­i­cap Stakes over seven fur­longs, be­fore the fi­nal race at 5.20pm, be­ing run over two miles.

As well as the sport­ing ac­tion, there’s a tasty range of food out­lets avail­able for vis­i­tors as well as Sea­sons Restau­rant up­stairs in the Grand­stand along­side the Premier En­clo­sure.

Race­course mar­ket­ing as­sis­tant Will Bowler said those want­ing to take their own pic­nic were also wel­come.

And he added: “Last year’s in­au­gu­ral Au­gust Bank Hol­i­day fam­ily event saw us wel­come be­tween 3,500 to 4,000 peo­ple to the race­course, so it was a fan­tas­tic suc­cess.

“This the per­fect day out for all the fam­ily, with some­thing for ev­ery­one. You don’t have to be a huge rac­ing fan to come along and join in - and the great news is that un­der 18s get free en­try.”

There’s a range of ticket op­tions avail­able this year - as well as our great 2-for-1 tick­ets of­fer.

The dress code in hos­pi­tal­ity ar­eas and the Premier En­clo­sure is smart ca­sual. Sports­wear, train­ers and fancy dress are not per­mit­ted.

There is no dress code in the Grand­stand and fancy dress is al­lowed, pro­vid­ing it wouldn’t cause of­fence to other guests.

For a full run­down on ticket op­tions and to find out more, visit

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