Jockey Club Introduces New Student Initiative

December 11, 2015

Students aged 18 to 25 years-old will now be able to go racing for just £10, including a drink and a bet, thanks to a major new initiative launched by Jockey Club Racecourses to make it more affordable for them to enjoy the sport and to help to attract the next generation in the process.‎‎

The launch of ‘The Racing Union’ allows students to take advantage of the high quality Christmas fixtures across the country as well as numerous race days in 2016.

Britain’s two million plus students all qualify‎ for the offer available all-year-round at more than 300 race meetings hosted by The Jockey Club’s 15 racecourses across the country, including Aintree, Cheltenham‎, Epsom Downs and the two in Newmarket.

Students need only visit the dedicated website to register and book their trip in advance.‎ The £10 offer is available for all fixtures staged at Jockey Club Racecourses with the only exceptions being its music nights, the Cheltenham Festival, the Crabbie’s Grand National and Investec Derby Day.

In the process students will be supporting an important part of British culture, as every penny of profit The Jockey Club makes it reinvests into new and enhanced facilities for customers, and prize money to support the livelihoods of those working in the sport.

Paul Fisher, Group Managing Director of Jockey Club Racecourses, said:‎ “The Racing Union is an invitation to students across the UK to come and enjoy some cracking sport as part of a great social experience at top racecourses all over the country.‎ We think we’re offering real value at £10 for entry, a drink and a bet, and perhaps many of the next generation of racing fans will catch the bug this way.”