Doncaster Racecourse has won a coveted award in a national scheme that celebrates excellence and innovation in the racing industry.
The Town Moor venue was recognised by this year’s Racecourse Association Showcase & Awards for its “truly spectacular” Christmas Live events, which offer party-goers the chance to enjoy a quality three-course meal to a backdrop of mesmerising, compere-led entertainment.
The racecourse was crowned best in the country in the events category, beating off stiff competition from racecourses at Haydock Park, Goodwood, Hexham and Royal Windsor.
Singling out Christmas Live as a “truly spectacular” showpiece, the judges were particularly impressed with the scale of the event and the “overwhelmingly positive” feedback from customers.
Kieran Gallagher, executive director of Doncaster Racecourse said: “We are thrilled to receive this prestigious national award, which recognises our efforts in staging one of the most popular festive events in Yorkshire. Christmas Live has grown in stature since we first launched it five years ago and now it is a firm fixture on our entertainments calendar.”
RCA chairman Maggie Carver said: “The Showcase & Awards have yet again proved that British Racecourses are constantly innovating to ensure that the customer experience is as good as it can be.
“The depth of quality within the submissions this year is perhaps the strongest it has ever been, so it is a genuine mark of excellence to be crowned a winner – congratulations Doncaster Racecourse.”
This year more than 7,000 corporate and private party-goers are expected to celebrate Christmas Live, which will feature a dazzling light show, disco, professional dancing shows, dodgem rides and, for those who want to immerse themselves in the spirit of Monte Carlo, the chance to play roulette or blackjack.
Starting on Friday December 4th, 2015 is almost sold out. To check availability for your chosen date call the Doncaster Racecourse team on 01302 304 265.