Friday, 6 February 2015

The Sunshine Friday Offer - 2,000 Half Price Tickets

In 2012 all of the lever-arch files in the racecourse office were blue. It rained a lot that Summer and we wondered whether our choice of file had been too pluvial. In 2013 we ruled out grey files on the basis that they were too gloomy and red files because they were too alarming. We settled for sunshine yellow files and we enjoyed some nice bright race-days. 

In 2014 we paid extra for orange files – believing that they might add intensity to the sunshine. To be fair to the stationery, we enjoyed pretty decent weather, but the forecasters kept letting us down by predicting non-existent storms. So, you’ll be pleased to know that for 2015 we have moved back to yellow files and we are therefore guaranteed correspondingly fine weather.

This is particularly pertinent right now, this week, because tickets for Cartmel races will have gone on sale on Friday – which, for reasons that should be obvious, has not been dubbed Black Friday, but Sunshine Friday. 

And because the blood has obviously rushed to our heads, we have come up with a super Sunshine Friday offer to reward the early bird (who normally catches a worm, although we figured that you might be happier with a race ticket). We are making 2,000 tickets available at half the usual price. 

That’s not a misprint – there are 250 tickets available for each of the eight racedays at prices ranging from just £5.50 to £11. The normal price, for tickets purchased on one of the racedays, will be £13 for Course Enclosure tickets (£11 for senior citizens) and £22 for the Paddock Enclosure (£18 for senior citizens).  

The half price offer, which is available from the racecourse website, is strictly limited to 2 tickets per household and once when they're gone, they’re gone – so get in fast. Don’t forget that children aged 16 and under are admitted free of charge – there’s no need to book tickets for the children if you’re planning a family get-together. 

An unlimited number of additional adult tickets can be purchased online at a discount of £2 each, either at the same time as your early-bird tickets or at any time up until 10 days before your chosen race-date. A booking charge of £2.50 will apply to each order, although there is no restriction on the number of tickets per order. 

So, once you’ve purchased your early-bird ticket, the only matter remaining is to decide what to do with the money you’ve saved. I’m going to suggest a small wager on Activial in the big hurdle race at Newbury on Saturday. Last week’s selection, Kings Palace, turned out to be a non runner – but could also turn up in the Newbury winners’ enclosure, albeit at short odds.

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