This bank holiday Monday, Redcar Racecourse is going Willy Wonka for its Zetland Gold Cup.
One lucky winner will receive the golden ticket and race to VIP status on Monday 25th May with three of their friends.
A race will be named in honour of the fortunate golden ticket holder and they will have the rare opportunity to present the trophy to the winning connections.
As well as this, they will all receive VIP admission and race cards, a three course meal a bottle of wine in the Voltigeur Restaurant, plus a luxury gift, all complimentary from Redcar Racecourse.
The prize draw is in celebration of the historical Zetland Gold Cup, a one and a quarter mile Heritage Handicap race which has been going since the end of the Second World War. It attracts high profile trainers; in 2009 the race was won by Kingdom of Fife, a horse owned by Her Majesty The Queen.
Amy Fair, general manager at Redcar Racecourse said: “We’re really looking forward to The Zetland Gold Cup. I can’t wait to meet the golden ticket winner and give them a day to remember!”
The race day, which is sponsored by Market Cross Jewellers, is also a fun filled day for families including Page2stage entertainment from characters Dorothy, The Scarecrow, Lion, Glinda and Tinman.
People can buy their tickets over the phone on 01642 484068 during office hours or by visiting www.redcarracing.co.uk. Grandstand admission tickets are £15 and Course Enclosure admission tickets are £5 each, which can also be purchased on the day.
Football fans will be able to watch the Middlesbrough v Norwich City SkyBet Championship Play-Off Final at the races, and there is a special admission offer of just £10 for all season ticket holders wearing their Boro shirts on the day.
There are also many options from the Dine & View package in the Crow’s Nest Restaurant, to racegoers’ packages including admission, a racecard, food and drink.
Parties of 10 or more can also save over 20% when they book their Grandstand or Course Enclosure admission tickets in advance.
Zetland Gold Cup Day is the first day of the two day meeting, with racing again on Tuesday 26th May. There are currently seven races on the card with the first race at 2.20pm and the last at 5.20pm (times subject to change at declaration stage). Gates will open to the public at 12 noon.
The remainder of the season for 2015 is jam packed with other feature racedays such as Ladies’ Day, Help For Heroes Family Fun Day and Caribbean Carnival Day. The last feature meeting of the season is the famous Two Year Old Trophy on Saturday 3rd October.