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Yorkshire holds Winter Festival

Go Racing In Yorkshire have announced their inaugural Winter Festival over the Christmas period.

The 4 day long jump racing Festival starts with a two day meeting at Wetherby on Thursday 26th December and Friday 27th December, followed by Catterick on Saturday 28th December before concluding at Doncaster on Sunday 29th December.

All 4 days promise to be a jumps racing spectacular brought together under the Go Racing in Yorkshire Winter Festival banner and racegoers can get their picture taken in a full size Go Racing in Yorkshire snow globe, which will be a feature attraction throughout the festival.

The Winter Festival Leading Trainer and Leading Jockey awards have been sponsored by Raithwaite Estate located close to Whitby on the Yorkshire Coast.

John Sexton, Chairman of Go Racing in Yorkshire commented; "The Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival has been one of racing's success stories over the last few years and I am confident that the new Go Racing In Yorkshire Winter Festival will prove just as popular.

Yorkshire has a great history of National Hunt racing and with four superb days at Wetherby, Catterick and Doncaster at a time when many people can attend, it should be the perfect complement to the Summer Festival."