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Huntingdon Races

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Huntington Racecourse is situated a few minutes from the picturesque market town from which it derives its name and offers intimate racing in a friendly atmosphere. Voted the Best Small Racecourse in East Anglia and the South Midlands it attracts locals and those who love their racing in the beautiful backdrop of the Cambridgeshire countryside. Huntingdon Races can be reached easily by road, via the A1 and by rail, on the Kings Cross main line.

Huntingdon Races, inside rail Huntingdon races form a part of the National Hunt calendar, with up to 20 meetings hosted over 9 months of the year. The season highlight at Huntingdon is the Peterborough Chase, run over two and a half miles. This is held in November and attracts leading chasers over that distance.

The right handed track is tight with some challenging jumps. The Open Ditch is located right in front of the stands; providing a real spectacle for racegoers and the last two fences on the run in are open either side, favouring fast, straight running horses which are not easily distracted.

Huntingdon races are certainly popular but there is one annual fixture at Huntingdon which gains national interest and television coverage but does not feature horses at all.

This is the Mascot Grand National, in which football team and other sports mascots race over hurdles. This fun side of racing typifies part of the appeal of Huntingdon, where a great day out is as important as enjoying some first class National Hunt racing.

Admission to the Main Enclosure at Huntingdon costs £15 per person for a standard race meeting and £18 for the popular Boxing Day fixture. On weekends, bank holidays and evening fixtures a further option is available to racegoers, the Picnic Enclosure, for which admission costs £8 per person, and £10 on Boxing Day. Car and coach parking is free at the course and children under 18 are admitted free too so attending Huntingdon races can represent exceptional value for families, whether as a fun day out or as a part of a holiday.

Raceday packages offer additional ways to make the most of the day. Choose from the Fish and Fizz Package or the Racegoers Package.

The former costs £39 per person and comprises admission to the main enclosure, racecard, and seafood platter and glass of champagne from the new Champagne and Seafood Bar, ideal for those who prefer to enjoy raceday in style. The Racegoers Package replaces the seafood and champagne with a roast of the day and a pint, and is available for £26 per person. Packages must be booked in advance and are not available on Boxing Day.

Horseracing has always had an air of sophistication about it; a time to impress and influence in elegant surrounds.
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In this respect racedays provide an excellent opportunity to enjoy corporate hospitality, where the thrill of the races complements some fine dining and the chance for business networking, entertaining clients, staff bonding sessions and indeed conduct presentations and meetings as a part of a full day event. That sophistication and style can also be utilised to great effect for any private function and celebration for a group of friends or family.

A selection of hospitality packages is available at Huntingdon to suit any corporate or other private event and each can be booked to cater for a range of suites, boxes and restaurant facilities. Choose from a Silver, Gold, or Platinum Package which all have the common features of the use of a private hospitality suite with panoramic views over the course, admission for all guests, informal or formal dining, raceday programmes, waitress service, private bar, betting facilities and television coverage of UK wide racing.

Huntingdon Races, photo finish The differences in the packages are largely centred on the choice of dining. The Platinum Package costs £102 per person and includes a Bucks Fizz Reception and a four-course sit down meal. For £93 per person, the Gold Package incorporates a three-course meal. Both Platinum and Gold Packages include discounted Tote betting vouchers. The Silver Package costs £83 per person and comprises a two-course finger buffet.

Smaller groups can enjoy all the benefits of raceday hospitality too with a Restaurant Package.

This costs £68 per adult and £29 per child and includes admission, a reserved table for the day within the Peterborough Chase Restaurant, a three-course meal, afternoon tea, raceday programme, Tote betting facilities, and a private viewing balcony, exclusive to restaurant guests.

Further options for enjoying the superb hospitality on offer at Huntingdon races include investing in an annual box, giving you the use of all year round exclusive facilities whether on racedays or not. Alternatively, why not invest in a one off race promotion where national exposure is guaranteed and all hospitality for 20 guests during the race is included, all for £2,750.

While horseracing and business networking combine seamlessly at Huntingdon Racecourse, the facilities and hospitality are available all year round for conferences and meetings and any other private function. The convenient location and stunning rural environment of the course is perfectly suited for events and with all the technology in place for business and a full range of event spaces to cater for every size and style of event it is easy to see what makes Huntingdon Racecourse such a popular choice for hosting business meetings and celebrations, from weddings to Christmas parties. An events management team is on hand to discuss any of your requirements.

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