Southwell Racecourse ready to welcome back the fans from Monday

Southwell Racecourse will welcome back spectators to races from Monday.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 7:51 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 8:35 am
Jane Elliott rides a winner at Southwell in April. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

The racecourse will be able to welcome a maximum of 4,000 spectators for the period between 17 May and 21 June.

Those looking for indoor hospitality are limited to bookings of six, and all ticket bookings will need to be made in advance.

Executive Director of Southwell Racecourse Mark Clayton, said the easing of restrictionss was great news.

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He said: “Whilst racing behind closed doors has been hugely important for our industry as a whole, the experience has really reiterated how important having spectators on site is for the sport and welcoming them back from 19th May will be fantastic.

"There remain, of course, some restrictions in place for those looking to attend, which we have been glad to work with Nottingham County Council to develop, to make sure that everyone can enjoy themselves in a safe manner, in accordance with all of the latest public health guidelines.

“As a business, we have a significant role to play in the economy of the area, and this confirmation from the Government is an important next step in our ability to support other local businesses and jobs.

"There has been fantastic interest from the public in coming racing over the summer and beyond, and we very much look forward to some of our big events in the calendar, such as the Advertiser Ladies Day on Sunday 15th August.”

For more information, and to buy tickets to upcoming race and hospitality events, please visit www.southwell-racecourse.co.uk.