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The Purple & Green Friday Sale

R-r-r-r-roll up, Roll up! Get ready for the great Black Friday sale…

The very best offers available to racegoers are on sale now! Annual membership at Kelso and Cartmel costs just £140 at each racecourse. At Kelso that equates to just £9.33 for Club Enclosure admission at each of the 15 race-days. At Cartmel it works out at £15.55 per day in the Paddock Enclosure on each of the nine days – although members can also save £6 per day on car parking in the picnic areas, subject to space being available at whichever time you choose to arrive.

Both racecourses offer dozens of reciprocal days too: race-days at racecourses throughout Britain that have been designated as free days out for members of either Kelso or Cartmel. If you attend all 47 of Cartmel’s reciprocal days, each day of racing could cost as little as £2.50 – and it would be even less for Kelso members where the list of reciprocal events runs to 67.

You’ll have guessed, perhaps, that these offers aren’t only available on Black Friday; they’ll also be available on Blue Monday, Red Tuesday, Purple Wednesday and Orange Thursday.

In fact, in the spirit of the British Horseracing Authority’s initiative to allow more owners to design their own sets of racing silks, you could even purchase Annual Membership as part of the Two-Black-Labs-on-a-white-background-with-paw-prints-on-sleeves Saturday promotion.

Unique Racing Silks

The unique racing colours, designed by Debs Thomson, were last seen at Kelso when Derek Fox scored aboard Big River on 28th October. Big River is entered in the Graduation Chase at Haydock on Saturday, as well as a Novice Chase at Ayr on Monday and the Lucinda Russell trained gelding is our selection for the weekend. If declared for Haydock, Big River could meet a horse tipped in this space two weeks ago called The Dutchman – in which case a forecast (predicting both first and second place) looks the best option.

And if you win more than £5,000 on our selection, you could consider registering your own unique racing silks with the BHA – who will dedicate the fee for charitable purposes within the sport. The BHA recommends that each set of silks (which can include animal shapes, flowers or anything you choose) should feature ‘simple bold colours’, with the same design on both the front and back of the jacket.

But if all you want to do is watch the racing from home, then you could do worse than sign up for Racing UK’s Black Friday offer (available from 8.00am on Friday only – The offer includes a subscription for ten months, covering the Cheltenham Festival, Aintree Grand National Meeting and the entire season at Cartmel, at just £10 per month.

Now that’s what I call a bargain! R-r-r-r-roll up, roll up…


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