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LEICESTER RACECOURSE AND CONFERENCE CENTRE

2013

Rick Astley

The Human League

Peter Andre

The Blow Monkeys


Welcome... Welcome to Leicester Racecourse and Conference Centre in 2013. This year we are pleased to announce that we have 32 fixtures (11 National Hunt and 21 Flat). To add extra value to this busy fixture list we have 3 exciting music race meetings. These will be on Saturday 15th June with RICK ASTLEY and BANANARAMA, Ladies Day Saturday 6th July with THE HUMAN LEAGUE and THE BLOW MONKEYS and Sunday 11th August with Peter Andre and BjĂśrn Again. Please be reminded that we fully expect all three of these fixtures to sell out, so book your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Whilst we are primarily a busy racecourse please remember that we also offer a superb venue for all your business needs and we are very accommodating to all types of wedding or event. All the information you will need to plan your perfect day out is included within the brochure so please take the time to read it and then give the team a call to discuss your needs further. For more information please call 0116 271 6515 or visit our web site at www.leicester-racecourse.co.uk or download our new app FREE at the App store now.

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David Maykels General Manager

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1. Main Office 2. Paddock/Parade Ring 3. Club Room 4. Hospitality Boxes 5. Quorn Room (rear of Premier Stand) 6. Premier Stand and Champagne Bar 7. Grandstand/Nelson Restaurant 8. Cash Machine in Betting Hall/

9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Betfred Betting Office/Snack Bar/Toilets Picnic Area Children’s Playground Information Kiosk Winning Line Toilets Winners Enclosure Betting Ring Area

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Medical Unit Sales Office Tote Betting (Gents Toilets to the right) Club Terrace Dining Viewing Area Premier Lawn Area Turnstiles Various Mobile Food Outlets

24. Owners & Trainers Car Park 25. Owners & Trainers Entrance 26. Tote Control & Bar 27. Paddock Lawn 28. Disabled Viewing Area 29. Gate 2 (Hospitality Entrance) & Main Car Park 30. Premier Bar


The Racecourse Team... Course

Catering Front of House

Sales Office

Security / Health & Safety

Main Office

Jimmy Stevenson Marie Heron

Sara Berry

Lisa Jones

Chefs

Tracey Chapman

Bar Mick Sheppards

Paula Linnett

James Jukes Maria De Blasio

Ian Grey

Steve Tomlin

Adam Gowtage

Jemma Naylor

David Lloyd

Accounts Technical / Maintenance

Jake Croft David Maykels General Manager

Liz Park

Terry Durham Jonathan Tallis Aaron Charlesworth

Jason Hopkins

Karen Cox

Diana Wilder

Malcolm Ware Marie Miles James Cadle

Brian Russell

Ray Woodford

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Race Day Introduction...

Come and join us for all the excitement of the races. Take a look at the fixtures list and book your great day out!

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Fixture List & Prices 2013... Tuesday 8th 1.00pm Tuesday 22nd 1.00pm Wednesday 30th 2.00pm Thursday 14th Valentines Day Race Day 200pm February Tuesday 26th 2.30pm March Friday 8th 2.00pm Friday 5th 2.20pm April Saturday 27th Leicestershire Stakes 1.50pm Monday 20th E Pimms & Champagne Evening Meeting with Oriole Brass Band 6.20pm May Monday 27th BH Family Funday 2.25pm Tuesday 28th Race Day 2.00pm Monday 3rd 2.15pm Saturday 15th E John Smith’s Extra Smooth Party Night featuring Rick Astley & Bananarama 6.45pm June Thursday 20th E Pimms & Champagne Evening with Cafe Society 5.50pm Thursday 27th E Pimms & Champagne Evening with Steal Magnolias 6.10pm Saturday 6th Ladies Day featuring The Human League & The Blow Monkeys 2.15pm Thursday 18th 2.10pm July Wednesday 24th E Pimms & Champagne Evening with Oriole Brass Band 6.10pm Wednesday 31st E Pimms & Champagne Evening with Cafe Society 5.55pm Sunday 11th Family Day* featuring Peter Andre & Björn Again 2.15pm August Tuesday 20th E Pimms & Champagne Evening with Steal Magnolias 5.00pm Tuesday 3rd 2.00pm September Tuesday 10th 2.20pm Monday 23rd 2.30pm Tuesday 8th 2.10pm October Tuesday 15th 2.10pm Monday 28th 1.20pm November Monday 18th 12.40pm Sunday 1st Pre Christmas Sunday 12.50pm Thursday 5th 1.00pm December Wednesday 11th 12.45pm Friday 27th Post Christmas Family Funday 12.35pm January

25 MIDWEEK FIXTURES Concessions Enclosure1 Club Room Picnic Car Park3

PRICE £10 £12 £18 £35

WEEKEND & BANK HOLIDAYS Concessions Grandstand Premier Enclosure2 Club Room Picnic Car Park3

PRICE £14 £16 £20 £26 £45

BIG 3 MUSIC DATES* Enclosure1 Club Room Picnic Car Park

PRICE £25 £35 NOT AVAILABLE

(*£10 for 5 -17 year olds, under 5’s go free) Please note on the Big 3 Music dates there is a mandatory £2.50 charge for postage and packaging which does include recorded delivery. There is obviously no charge to pick up your tickets in person from the main office. e. to chang subject mes are more ti r l o al 6 r at te th count fo Please no is no dis eetings.* te there M Please no the 3 Big Music on

1 Blue and Big 3 Music Fixtures: Available on 25 midweek fixtures plus the Big 3 Music Fixtures. Access to Grandstand and Premier Enclosures. 2 Red Dates - Feature Race Days: Weekends and Bank Holidays (excluding 3 Big Music dates). Transfers available to Premier Enclosure for a supplement of £4. The Premier Enclosure offers an extra bar, seating, betting facilities, a covered seated grandstand and benched lawn all opposite the winning line. 3 Picnic Car Park: Prices are per vehicle based on a maximum of 4 adults, for additional adults full Grandstand price applies. All under 18s are free. Picnic Car Park not available on the Big 3 Music dates*. Fixtures: BH = Bank Holiday E = Evening All weekends, evenings and Bank Holiday meetings will feature giant screens. All pre-sold tickets/ packages purchased via credit card will be subject to a 2% surcharge. There is no charge for debit card payments. All pre-purchased parties of 6 or more* will receive a £2 per person discount (not applicable to Hospitality, Big 3 Music dates and Party Packages).

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Hospitality Boxes...

Our luxury boxes offer the ideal private facility for between 15 and 30 guests Prices for our single boxes are £750 (15 guests seated or 20 informal) and £1,250 for a double box (30 guests seated or 40 informal). These prices do not include food. All prices are plus VAT.

Example Cold Fork Buffet Homemade Sunblush Vegetable & Continental Cheese Tartlets

Succulent English Roasted Sirloin of Beef Fruits de Mer

A selection of cold, smoked & poached seafood with a seafood sauce

Norfolk Honey & Mustard Glazed Gammon Ham A selection of Spinach, Carrot & Parsnip Mousse & Chargrilled Vegetable Terrine

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Moroccan Spiced Vegetable Cous-cous Homemade Rustic Coleslaw Vine Ripe Tomato & Basil Salad with a Herb Vinaigrette

THE BIG 3

In addition why not choose... Our Hot/Cold Fork and Finger Buffets. They are priced at £30 per person plus VAT. Formal menus start from £35 per person plus VAT.

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Saturday 15th June and Sunday 11th August (inc. Full Buffet) £1,600 + VAT for a Single Box and £3,000 + VAT for a Double Box

Saturday 6th July (inc. Full Buffet)

£2,000 + VAT for a Single Box and £3,750 + VAT for a Double Box (single boxes - 15 guests, double boxes - 30 guests)

Red Chard, Roquette & Endive Mixed Leaf Salad and Warm Buttered New Potatoes Selection of Rustic Bread Rolls

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Summer Fresh Fruit Salad Profiteroles dipped in Dark Chocolate Chocolate Orange Truffle Torte Tart au Citron

(All desserts served with pouring Cream)

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Choice of 3 main items, salads, breads & potatoes, plus choice of 2 desserts


Club Room... Room..

Our superb Club Room offers the perfect private facility for you and your guests The Club Room offers a spectacular head on view of the racecourse. It is airconditioned with plasma screens, private betting service, seating and a bar plus a shared raised viewing terrace with owners and trainers. Able to accommodate up to 120 guests the Club Room offers one of the most spectacular head on views of any racecourse in the country for a fraction of the cost.

Facilities include:

PRICES

Prices for private exclusive use of the room are £8,500 + VAT from June until September inclusive and £6,500 + VAT on all other dates with a Tipster and food for up to 120 guests. (Excluding Big 3 Music dates)

THE BIG 3

• P  rivate Bar • T  wo Course Hot or Cold Fork Buffet • S  hared Viewing Terrace with Owners and Trainers • T  ote Betting Service • A  ir-conditioning • P  lasma Televisions • R  ace Cards • R  acing Posts

Saturday 15th June - SOLD OUT and Saturday 6th July Ladies Day - £12,000 + VAT Sunday 11th August - £10,000 + VAT

During the summer months we advise cold food rather than hot.

Example Hot Fork Buffet Braised Beef in a Creamy Peppercorn Sauce with Wild Mushrooms

Beef in a Rich Red Wine Casserole

with Whole Grain Mustard & Watercress Dumplings

Mexican Style Steak

with Bell Peppers, Kidney Beans, Coriander & Chilli

Beef Chilli Con Carne Breast of Chicken

in a Lemon & Garlic White Wine Sauce

Tandoori Spiced Chicken served with Poppadoms

Roasted Supreme of Chicken in Tomato & Mascarpone Sauce

Pork Stroganoff

with Wild Mushrooms

Lamb & Vegetable Moussaka Luxury Seafood Pie topped with Dill Mash

Thai Green Seafood Curry Charnwood Pork Sausage & Mash with Onion Gravy

Quorn Vegetable Lasagne Vegetable Tikka Masala & Poppadoms Mixed Mushroom Stroganoff Roast Vegetable Crumble Bake

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Lemon Tart Profiteroles Dipped in Chocolate Selection of Cheesecakes

(Blackcurrant, Mango, Lemon and Lime, Raspberry)

Red Velvet Chocolate Fudge Cake Fruit Salad Sticky Waffle Pudding Cake

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Choice of 3 main items served with new potatoes or rice, vegetables and rustic bread plus choice of 2 desserts

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Formal Race Day Restaurant... Secure your special table for the day and enjoy a delicious Table D’hote meal with a complimentary race card and a Racing Post (one per table) whilst savouring a day of fun and excitement

Our exquisite menu is changed on a regular basis and our food is cooked and prepared at the racecourse by our own head chef.

£56 inc. VAT per person including Restaurant Admission Badge Thursday 14th February Valentines Day

£64 inc. VAT per person including Restaurant Admission Badge Saturday 27th April Friday 27th December

Leicestershire Stakes Post Christmas Family Funday

15th June & 6th July Menu Arrival Drink

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Hors D’oeuvres

Salads

Trio of Appetizers Gazpacho Soup Shot Potted Shrimp with a Whole Grain Croute Asparagus and Brie Tartlet

Mains

French Trimmed Corn Fed Chicken with a wild mushroom and pink peppercorn sauce

Baked Salmon with a herb crust and a oven roasted tomato sauce

Polenta and Goats Cheese Stack with sun-blushed Tomato and roasted pepper with a Balsamic Glaze

All served with seasonal potatoes and vegetables

Dessert

White Chocolate & Raspberry Brûlée Cheesecake with Chantilly cream and Blackcurrant coulis

£80 inc. VAT per person Big 3 including Restaurant Admission Badge & Tipster Saturday 15th June Saturday 6th July Sunday 11th August

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Rick Astley & Bananarama Ladies Day featuring The Human League with support from The Blow Monkeys Family Day featuring Peter Andre & Björn Again

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with 3 cheeses chutney, crackers, celery and grapes

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Tea or Coffee with Truffles


Race Day Carvery...

This year why not come along and try our Race Day Carvery menu for just £39.95 This includes Admission and Carvery served in The Nelson Suite and is the ideal way to relax in comfort and enjoy the racing at your leisure whilst our expert staff take care of your every need.

Race Day Carvery Menu Starter

Soup of the Day

Main Course

Roast Crown of Turkey with Sage & Onion Stuffing

Honey Roast Gammon Vegetarian option available on request Served with a Choice of Seasonal Vegetables & Potatoes

Dessert

Selection of Hot & Cold Desserts Cheese Board

£2 additional charge for Tea / Coffee £39.95 inc. VAT per person – Our Race Day Carvery is available on the following dates: 8th January 22nd January 30th January 26th February 8th March 5th April 20th May

27th May - £44.95 3rd June 20th June 27th June 18th July 24th July 31st July

20th August 3rd September 10th September 23rd September 8th October 15th October 28th October

18th November 1st December - £44.95 5th December 11th December

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Paddock Pavilion...

Our new spectacular Paddock Pavilion is available for hire from April though September This new facility can accommodate up to 170 guests and offers spectacular views of the Parade Ring right next to the horses and also offers lovely private external seating.

Facilities include: • • • • • • • • •

A  Luxury Cold Buffet P  rivate Bar Facility R  ace Cards R  acing Posts Y  our Colour Scheme (where possible) P  rivate External Seating Area P  rivate Betting Service P  lasma Televisions T  ipster

Testimonial... This year we held our Long Service Awards in the Paddock Pavilion which was a beautiful room with a large area. Everything was very professionally organised from the start of the evening to the end. The food and hospitality was excellent and the staff were always there to help. We were so impressed that we have already booked for our Long Service Awards next year. Amanda Missen, Midshire Foods

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For more details and to receive a personal quote please call Maria on 0116 271 0637.


Centre Course Marquee...

During the summer months we can offer a spectacular Centre Course Marquee close to the winning line This is an amazing way to view the racing plus the after racing entertainment in your own private area.

Facilities include: • • • • •

Two Course Fork or Finger Buffet Private Bar Facility Race Cards Racing Posts Plasma Televisions

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Your Colour Scheme (where possible) Private Sunshine Seating Area Private Betting Service Tipster

Testimonial... We had a fantastic day in 2012. We have had so much positive feedback it has been wonderful. We could not have had such a good day without all the hard work from the racecourse team so a huge thank you for that. Main positives were the position of the marquee, the viewing platform, the tipster, the absolutely excellent food and the service. We have genuinely not had an associate date that compares and all are asking if we can book again for next year! Toni Baumann, Commercial Officer Mars Petcare UK

Prices on application. For more details and to receive a personal quote please call Maria on 0116 271 0637.

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Summer Racing & Entertainment... Following the tremendous success of our two previous Ladies Days where we saw Tony Hadley perform in 2011 and our 2012 sell out featuring Heaven 17, Belinda Carlisle and ABC we are pleased to announce 3 Big Music racing fixtures in 2013 It is our aim here at Leicester to attract bigger acts each year. We try not to raise the ticket prices too much in an attempt to offer an all round entertainment day which is exciting, different and value for money. We have gone a long way to achieving this in 2013 by attracting the following acts plus a full days racing with other benefits all for one fixed price of ÂŁ25. That is just ÂŁ25 for a full day of fun and it is still cheaper than simply going to see the act perform for a stand alone gig.

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Summer Racing & Entertainment... Saturday 15th June

Party Night with Rick Astley & Bananarama Rick Astley

In 1987, the world was greeted by a new vocal talent. Shocked by the powerful, mature soulful voice of a 21 year old, the UK obliged by sending his debut single “Never Gonna Give You Up” to the top of the charts within 2 weeks of its release. The artist was, of course, Rick Astley. The rest of the world soon followed suit with Never Gonna Give You Up reaching Number 1 in 16 other countries including most of Europe, Japan, United States and Australia. The following 2 years saw Rick continue to dominate the charts around the globe. In the UK, Rick was in the Top 40 every week for the first 6 months of his career.

Bananarama celebrate their 30th Anniversary this year and their achievements speak for themselves. Two Band Aid appearances, an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful female band worldwide There will also be carousel, dodgem and tea cup rides on the day.

Their cover of ‘Venus’ hit No. 1 in the US, Australia and most of Asia and Europe. With the release of the triple platinum (in the UK alone) ‘Greatest Hits’ came their entry into the Guinness book of records as the most successful girl group in the world. At 30 hits the record still stands today.

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Summer Racing & Entertainment... Saturday 6th July

Ladies Day

The Human League are so credible it’s incredible. In fact, they’re probably more highly regarded in 2012 than they were in 1981 when they released their landmark album Dare! They’re used to everyone from Madonna to Moby, Pet Shop Boys to Robbie Williams, citing them as an influence.

with support from

The Blow Monkeys are a British New Wave, pop rock, sophisti-pop and alternative rock band that formed in 1981. After their massive worldwide hit ‘Digging Your Scene’ The Blow Monkeys continue to flourish and show no sign of slowing.

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There will also be carousel, dodgem and tea cup rides on the day.


Summer Racing & Entertainment... Sunday 11th August

Family Day starring Peter Andre & Björn Again Peter Andre Peter Andre is an accomplished worldwide media star known for his successful music and television career. He has had numerous number one hit singles, two number one albums and toured all over the world collecting a multitude of national and international awards along the way. 2012 has seen Peter continuing his successful music career – he has been back in the studio and has released his new album titled ‘Angels & Demons’. Peter is currently on a 31-date sell-out Arena Tour named ‘Up Close and Personal’ - seeing Peter touring the UK and playing live to thousands of his fans once again.

Björn Again The Internationally acclaimed Björn Again show was created and founded in 1988 in Melbourne, by Australian Director and Musician Rod Stephen. Designed as a rocked-up lighthearted satirical Abba spoof, the show achieved world-wide cult status and acknowledged for single-handedly initiating the Abba revival. Recently acknowledged by Abba’s blonde vocalist Agnetha Fältskog, Rod aims to keep his typically Australian production at the top and continue for as long as people want to hear the much-loved Abba repertoire performed in the way only the Björn Again show does. There will also be carousel, dodgem and tea cup rides on the day.

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Party Packages...

For a real fun day out why not get together with five of your friends and book one of our party deals?

All party packages must be pre-booked. For a minimum of six guests we can offer you one of the following:

Party Gold • Grandstand Badge • 3 Drink Vouchers • 1 £5 Food Voucher • Live After Racing Entertainment All the above for just £29* per person!

Party Platinum

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Party Packages are only available on Premium Race Days which are:

SATURDAY 27th APRIL MONDAY 27th MAY (BH) SATURDAY 15th JUNE* SATURDAY 6th JULY*

SUNDAY 11th AUGUST* SUNDAY 1st DECEMBER FRIDAY 27th DECEMBER

• Grandstand Badge • 5 Drink Vouchers • 1 £5 Food Voucher • 1 £2 Tote Betting Voucher • Live After Racing Entertainment All the above for just £37* per person! *On 15th June, 6th July and 11th August Gold party packs will be £40 and Platinum £49


Pimms & Champagne Summer Evenings... What better way than to enjoy a lazy summers evening than going to the races at one of our lovely relaxing Summer Evening meetings Enjoy a glass of wine or Pimms, watch some great racing and laugh the evening away. Admission to both Grandstand and Premier Enclosures for just £12 per person (prepaid parties of 6 or more receive a £2 per person discount).

Our evenings in 2013 are: Monday 20th May Thursday 20th June Thursday 27th June Wednesday 24th July Wednesday 31st July Tuesday 20th August

Oriole Brass Band

Mon 20th May & Wed 24th July New Orleans Style Brass Band.

Cafe Society

Thurs 20th June & Wed 31st July

Cafe Society is a Four Piece Band specialising in Jazz, Dixieland hot 20’s music. Cafe Society will enhance any event, and can be presented in several different dress styles.

Steel Magnolias

Thurs 27th June & Tues 20th August The Steel Magnolias are a steel band consisting of 4 female members. Performing regularly at a wide range of events including weddings, parties, sports events, Caribbean evenings, festivals and fêtes. Performing in all kinds of settings, and highlights include supporting Billy Bragg and playing in a boat, a bus and a bandstand!

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Annual Membership...

Reciprocal Meetings 2013 HUNTINGDON - Friday 11th January WETHERBY - Saturday 12th January FAKENHAM - Sunday 13th January HUNTINGDON - Thursday 7th February EXETER - Sunday 10th February TAUNTON - Tuesday 19th February WARWICK - Friday 22nd February SOUTHWELL - Monday 4th March MARKET RASEN - Sunday 10th March DONCASTER - Friday 22nd March DONCASTER - Saturday 23rd March NEWTON ABBOT - Easter Saturday 30th March GREAT YARMOUTH - Monday 1st April (BH) NEWCASTLE - Saturday 6th April FONTWELL PARK - Thursday 11th April NEWMARKET - Thursday 18th April FFOS LAS - Tuesday 23rd April REDCAR - Thursday 2nd May CHEPSTOW - Friday 3rd May WORCESTER - Sunday 12th May CHEPSTOW - Tuesday 14th May (EVE) UTTOXETER - Saturday 18th May (EVE) HUNTINGDON - Wednesday 22nd May CATTERICK BRIDGE - Friday 24th May (EVE) SOUTHWELL - Sunday 2nd June

FULL ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP AT STRATFORD UPON AVON We also offer entrance to Kelso and Hexham racecourses with prior arrangements.

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• Priority parking CHESTER - Saturday 8th June NOTTINGHAM - Thursday 13th June NEWBURY - Thursday 13th June HICKSTEAD SHOWGROUND - Friday 21st June SALISBURY - Wednesday 26th June WARWICK - Thursday 11th July WORCESTER - Wednesday 17th July (EVE) RIPON - Saturday 20th July BEVERLEY - Monday 22nd July (EVE) THIRSK - Saturday 3rd August HICKSTEAD SHOWGROUND - Sunday 4th August NEWBURY - Friday 16th August BATH - Thursday 22nd August GREAT YARMOUTH - Sunday 25th August SANDOWN - Saturday 31st August BRIGHTON - Sunday 1st September NEWBURY - Friday 20th September REDCAR - Wednesday 25th September PONTEFRACT - Thursday 26th September GOODWOOD - Sunday 13th October NOTTINGHAM - Wednesday 16th October WOLVERHAMPTON - Saturday 19th October SEDGEFIELD - Thursday 31st October WETHERBY - Saturday 16th November FAKENHAM - Tuesday 19th November EXETER - Sunday 24th November TAUNTON - Thursday 28th November WOLVERHAMPTON - Saturday 14th December PLUMPTON - Monday 16th December LINGFIELD - Wednesday 18th December

• Entrance to Club Room* • Free Race Card • Exclusive fully transferable Metal Badge • Numerous other reciprocal dates • Pre-booked discount within our Restaurant • Guaranteed use of the Club Terrace area • Extra Guest Tickets

£225 inc. VAT * Club Room entrance will not be permitted when room has been sold for a private function. Instead, owners and trainers room, private viewing box or Premier enclosure entrance will be provided.


Advertising & Sponsorship... Our Race Day Sponsorship Packages are an ideal way to build your local profile, develop business relationships with customers or offer a special day out to employees Advertising Boards

24ft by 4ft £1000 + VAT for 12 months

Starting Stalls

£500 + VAT per meeting

Fences

£100 + VAT per meeting £2000 for 12 months

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• Named race in national newspapers • Full page race card advert • £30 best turned out award • Trophy presentation • Photograph of presentation • 5 Premier admission badges • All extra badges 1/2 price

• Full race day naming rights • Full page race card advert • £50 best turned out award for each race • Trophy presentation of all races • Photographs of each presentation • Space for as many advertising banners as required • Company details displayed on televisions, giant screens or digital display board • Box, marquee or restaurant hospitality for up to 40 guests. (drinks not included) • Additional guests at 20% discount

• Named race in national newspapers • Full page race card advert • £50 best turned out award • Trophy presentation • Photograph of presentation • Space for 2 advertising banners • Company details displayed on televisions, giant screens or digital display board • 10 Premier admission badges

Prices from £500 + VAT

Our winners called me to say “Thank you for such a wonderful day.” Apparently they were treated “like Royalty” and both the food and the service were “exemplary”. Rodney Bint, Captain, Park Hill Golf Club Betfair’s sponsorship of a full race day was a great success and we look forward to continuing to sponsor at Leicester in the years ahead. Steven Johnson, Betfair’s Director of Racing At Leicester Racecourse we have a long standing and great working relationship in hosting our many customers. It’s our way of saying thank you and is always a great day out! Craig Nevins, Heineken UK Limited All prices are frozen from 2011. Other options available upon request.

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Non Race Day Introduction...

Whilst we are one of the busiest turf racecourses in the country, please remember that we are a superb venue for Weddings, Events, Exhibitions, Conferences and much, much more

With car parking for approximately 2,000 cars and superb in house catering, Leicester Racecourse really does carry the tag of a premium all round venue at an extremely reasonable price. Take a look at the following pages to see just what we have to offer you, your family, your business and your clients.

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Conference Centre...

Leicester Racecourse boasts all the facilities and equipment one would expect from an excellent conference venue We have:

The Nelson Suite suitable for up to 400 delegates The Exhibition Hall suitable for trade shows The Club Suite suitable for up to 120 delegates The Premier Suite suitable for up to 80 delegates

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With the special benefits of extensive free car parking, excellent on site cooked food, superb attentive staff, excellent central location close to motorways and the local train station plus beautiful views overlooking the racecourse itself.

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Club Suite

Plus our executive boxes which are ideal for interviews and for use as breakout areas for up to 30 delegates in each box. Our prices are extremely competitive, however for added value why not book your conference on a race day and have your meeting in the morning, Nelson then enjoy an afternoon of hospitality racing. When you book your race Suite day hospitality package you receive FREE room hire for your meeting. Our Day Delegate packages include 3 servings of tea and coffee plus a delicious 2 course buffet lunch. We also offer a lighter lunch package which includes 2 servings of tea/coffee. For more information and to arrange a visit please contact Tracey Chapman on 0116 271 9480. Alternatively visit our web site and take a tour of our rooms at www.leicester-racecourse.com ite

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Testimonial... We have been running popular medical and nursing conferences at The Leicester Racecourse for 12 years. Our success, is in part, due to the lovely venue and efficient and helpful service we receive. Dr Nicky Rudd, Medical Lead, Cancer & Haematological Services, University Hospitals of Leicester

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Self Hire Weddings...

Leicester Racecourse is the perfect venue to host a self hire event With unique beautiful outlooks, vast car parking space and a building capable of hosting 600 guests why would you look anywhere else and that is before you see our very competitive prices.

Option 1 Self Hire includes: • Room Hire • Dance Floor/Stage • Tables and Chairs • Bar Facility • Kitchen Hire

Option 2 Self Hire with Service includes all of Option 1 plus: • Crockery • Cutlery • Linen • Kitchen Porters

Option 3 Testimonial... We were very happy with the organisation of our wedding at Leicester Racecourse. From the first planning meeting up until the end of the reception evening itself, Tracey and the whole team provided a professional, courteous and warm service not only to us but to all of our guests. Thank you Tracey and all the team. Amol and Amina

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Self Hire with Service includes all of Option 1 plus: • Crockery • Cutlery • Linen • Waiting Staff • Front of House Event Organiser

Let us make your special day even more special...


With fantastic views, free car parking for over 2000 cars and no corkage charges we are the perfect venue for the most special day of your life On all of the options you are free to book your own caterers (providing they possess all relevant food hygiene certificates, have public liability insurance and a local authority inspection report of their own premises).

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Civil Licence & Weddings...

We are also pleased to announce that we now have 2 civil wedding licences You can get married in the Grandstand or the Owners and Trainers Lounge thereby enjoying your day in one place.

Testimonials... Leicester Racecourse was a perfect setting for our wedding reception, first drinks over looking the Racecourse and then a fantastic wedding breakfast in the Nelson Suite. Tracey was a great help on the lead up to the big day and then Marie and her team delivered an excellent service on the day. We couldn’t have hoped for more, a great start to married life. Many Thanks! Will and Sarah Rudkin From our first meeting with Tracey to the big day everything was really well organised. Leicester Racecourse was the perfect venue for us. Friendly, helpful staff and nothing was too much trouble. The venue had space for all our guests both at the reception as well as the ceremony with good food and service. We had such a wonderful day we want to get divorced and do it all over again! David Himan and Adrian O’Callaghan To say that our wedding day at the Leicester racecourse was excellent would be an understatement. Our every need was catered for by Tracey and the staff who could not have done enough to please our guests. Every little detail was fabulous! All credit and gratitude given as this really was the “happiest day of our lives”.  Mr and Mrs Kiely

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Other Events...

In addition to our 32 race days we are also the perfect venue for birthday celebrations, exhibitions, firework displays and much, much more!

Festival of Fireworks Rainbows Charity Bonfire Night Saturday 2nd November 2013 Rainbows is the only hospice in the East Midlands for life-limited children, young people and their families. They’re here to make life brighter with amazing care and support – something you can be a part of.

Now more than ever, they need help to keep on bringing care and happiness to their children and families. Their incredible team of people helps relieve symptoms, improve quality of life, support parents and siblings through their bereavement and care for children until the end. The truth is that they can’t do their work without the help of local people and businesses – by sponsoring the Festival of Fireworks, you can help Rainbows bring more love, smiles and laughter to the children and families.

Sponsorship packages for this event start at £3,000. For further information please contact Katie Baxter on 01509 638026.

Sponsorship opportunities could include: • Luxury Hospitality Box for 30 People • 2 Course Fork Buffet and Drinks Package • VIP Parking and Entrance Badges • PR and Marketing Opportunities to thousands of Potential Customers • On the day, Exclusive Advertising Rights throughout the Racecourse and Promotion on the Event Stage • 2 Full Annual Memberships at Leicester Racecourse • 1 Year’s Membership of the Rainbows Business Club

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Christmas 2013...

Why not celebrate your private or company Christmas party in style in 2013 by joining us at Leicester Racecourse We have 2 lovely rooms able to accommodate 2 to 250 guests either mixed or private. We offer delicious on site cooked food, a disco and live music all for a very reasonable price. With prices starting from as little as ÂŁ39 why look elsewhere this year.

With numerous dates available throughout December and all inclusive drinks packages available why not give us a call to find out more or look out for our 2013 Christmas Brochure which is out in April. For more information please call Tracey Chapman on 0116 271 9480 or e-mail her on tracey@leicester-racecourse.com

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Sample Christmas Menu Starters

Lightly Spiced Parsnip Soup with crusty bread

Mackerel Pate served with toasted wholemeal bread

~~~~~~~~~~~ Mains

Roasted Breast of Free Range English Turkey served with Pan Gravy & Traditional Trimmings

Salmon with a Crispy Herb Crust and a Hollandaise sauce

Vegetarian option available on request All served with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Testimonial... VeriVide would like to thank you for the Christmas event we attended on Friday 14th December – it brought the company together to have fun and laughter to celebrate Christmas. Everybody had a fabulous time! The food and entertainment were fantastic and I’m sure we’ll be coming again. Holly Armstrong, VeriVide

~~~~~~~~~~~ Desserts Cheese Board

with three Cheeses, chutney crackers and grapes

Chocolate Praline Cheesecake Raspberry Compote and Chantilly Cream

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Tea or Coffee with truffles

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How To Find Us...

Leicester Racecourse is easily accessible from the Midlands motorway network Situated near Junction 21 of the M1/M69 and close to the A6/main outer ring road (A563).

Anstey

Thurmaston

A46 A563

A50

A563 A6

A46

A6030 A50

Glenfield

3 A6030

4

21A

M1

A563

21

Knighton

Oadby A6

M69

A563

LEICESTER RACECOURSE

Enderby Narborough

A594

5

A426

1

Evington

A5199

A5460

We are only 3 miles from the centre of Leicester and only 2 miles from the main Leicester Railway station making it the perfect location for any event.

A47

2

A47

A47

A607

Glen Parva

Wigston

How To Book...

Simply call our sales team on 0116 271 0637 Ticketing and general enquiries call 0116 271 6515 Leicester Racecourse & Conference Centre The Racecourse, Oadby, Leicester LE2 4AL Tel: 0116 271 6515 Fax: 0116 271 1746 E-mail: info@leicester-racecourse.com Web: www.leicester-racecourse.com

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Local Hotels

Hilton Hotel Leicester 0116 263 0066 21 Junction Approach Leicester

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£75 for double room includes bed and breakfast and car parking for weekend stays. £90 for double room including the above and dinner for the 1st night only minimum 2 night stay. *Subject to availability at the time of booking.

Ibis Hotel Leicester 0116 248 7200 St George’s Way Constitution Hill, Leicester LE1 1PL

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£50 bed and breakfast based on a double room – guests are to call the hotel direct quoting ‘Leicester Racecourse Special rate’ Tel: 0116 248 7200. *Subject to availability at the time of booking.

Please contact the hotel directly to take advantage of this offer.

Please contact the hotel directly to take advantage of this offer.

Ramada Encore Leicester 0116 366 0150 Web site: www.ramada.co.uk/encoreleicester 90 Charles Street Leicester LE1 1GE

Distance between Hotel & Racecourse 3.4 miles

Please call 0116 2544773 to book or email info@belmonthotel.co.uk to take advantage of this offer.

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Saturday 27th April £67.50 BB double or twin, Monday 27th May £72.50 BB double or twin. Saturday 15th June £67.50 BB double or twin. Saturday 7th July Ladies Day £67.50 BB double or twin. Sunday 11th August £62.50 BB double or twin. Sunday 1st December £62.50 BB double or twin. Friday 27th December £62.50 BB double or twin. Please contact the hotel directly to take advantage of these offers.

Belmont House Hotel

4 0116 254 4773

De Montfort Street Leicester LE1 7GR 10% off Best available rate on the day.

Best Western Leicester Stage Hotel

5 0116 288 6161

299 Leicester Road Wigston, Leicester LE18 1JW Standard Double with Bed and Breakfast (Midweek) £65. Standard Twin Room with Bed and Breakfast (midweek) £30 per person. Weekend Rates with Bed and Breakfast per room start from £50 per room. Please contact the hotel directly to book these quoting ‘Leicester Racecourse’ subject to availability.

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Social Media...

@lrcourse1

Leicester Racecourse is at the forefront of social media, with our new refreshed web site, www.leicester-racecourse.co.uk Now receiving close to 7 million hits per annum and 100,000 unique users, everything you need to know about us is on our web site, including our up to date brochures, photos and virtual tours. Some of our latest videos, ticket information and so much more. You can also contact us direct via the site and ask us anything you wish. and accounts. Are you aware that Facebook Also we have direct links onto our has 1 billion users worldwide which is one in 7 people! Twitter has 75 million users worldwide and 140 million tweets are performed each day, with 460,000 new accounts being opened daily.  Ours are updated regularly but unlike some other venues we only post information which is relevant and when we feel we have something to say. We already have close to 3,500 friends on Facebook so why not add yourself to our friends list or follow us on Twitter and be the first to find out all about us in 2013. But our social media offerings do not end there. We are pleased to announce the launch of our new mobile app. Did you know that approximately 30% of people who access online data do not have a computer. This number is growing all the time due to more and more sophisticated devices such as smart phones, iPhone, iPad and notebooks. In 3 years time more people will access the internet on a mobile device than via a laptop or a standard computer, 4 Ferrari’s are sold every month using a mobile device and there are already more mobile phones in the world than people.  It is obvious, therefore that all forward thinking businesses have there own state of the art mobile app. We are no exception so why not download our new app today FREE at the App store.

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Available on Android

• No more waiting in phone queues • Make your booking now or for the future • Confirmation of booking by text • Cancel and amend your own bookings • Track your car on Google maps • Free ‘Callback’ or text back when taxi arrives

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JUMPING

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JUMPING

Photographs courtesy of A1 Photos. For more information please contact 0116 299 1667 or visit www.a1photosleicester.co.uk Leicester Racecourse is cleaned by KJ Cleaning Services 0776 1234 244 Tuesday 8th 1.00pm Tuesday 22nd 1.00pm Wednesday 30th 2.00pm Thursday 14th Valentines Day Race Day 200pm February Tuesday 26th 2.30pm March Friday 8th 2.00pm Friday 5th 2.20pm April Saturday 27th Leicestershire Stakes 1.50pm Monday 20th E Pimms & Champagne Evening Meeting with Oriole Brass Band 6.20pm May Monday 27th BH Family Funday 2.25pm Tuesday 28th Race Day 2.00pm Monday 3rd 2.15pm Saturday 15th E John Smith’s Extra Smooth Party Night featuring Rick Astley & Bananarama 6.45pm June Thursday 20th E Pimms & Champagne Evening with Cafe Society 5.50pm Thursday 27th E Pimms & Champagne Evening with Steal Magnolias 6.10pm Saturday 6th Ladies Day featuring The Human League & The Blow Monkeys 2.15pm Thursday 18th 2.10pm July Wednesday 24th E Pimms & Champagne Evening with Oriole Brass Band 6.10pm Wednesday 31st E Pimms & Champagne Evening with Cafe Society 5.55pm Sunday 11th Family Day* featuring Peter Andre & Björn Again 2.15pm August Tuesday 20th E Pimms & Champagne Evening with Steal Magnolias 5.00pm Tuesday 3rd 2.00pm September Tuesday 10th 2.20pm Monday 23rd 2.30pm Tuesday 8th 2.10pm October Tuesday 15th 2.10pm Monday 28th 1.20pm November Monday 18th 12.40pm Sunday 1st Pre Christmas Sunday 12.50pm Thursday 5th 1.00pm December Wednesday 11th 12.45pm Friday 27th Post Christmas Family Funday 12.35pm January

25 MIDWEEK FIXTURES Concessions Enclosure1 Club Room Picnic Car Park3

PRICE £10 £12 £18 £35

WEEKEND & BANK HOLIDAYS Concessions Grandstand Premier Enclosure2 Club Room Picnic Car Park3

PRICE £14 £16 £20 £26 £45

BIG 3 MUSIC DATES* Enclosure1 Club Room Picnic Car Park

PRICE £25 £35 NOT AVAILABLE

(*£10 for 5 -17 year olds, under 5’s go free) Please note on the Big 3 Music dates there is a mandatory £2.50 charge for postage and packaging which does include recorded delivery. There is obviously no charge to pick up your tickets in person from the main office. e. to chang e subject l times ar or more al 6 r at fo th t te coun Please no is no dis eetings.* te there M Please no the 3 Big Music on

1 Blue and Big 3 Music Fixtures: Available on 25 midweek fixtures plus the Big 3 Music Fixtures. Access to Grandstand and Premier Enclosures. 2 Red Dates - Feature Race Days: Weekends and Bank Holidays (excluding 3 Big Music dates). Transfers available to Premier Enclosure for a supplement of £4. The Premier Enclosure offers an extra bar, seating, betting facilities, a covered seated grandstand and benched lawn all opposite the winning line. 3 Picnic Car Park: Prices are per vehicle based on a maximum of 4 adults, for additional adults full Grandstand price applies. All under 18s are free. Picnic Car Park not available on the Big 3 Music dates*. Fixtures: BH = Bank Holiday E = Evening All weekends, evenings and Bank Holiday meetings will feature giant screens. All pre-sold tickets/ packages purchased via credit card will be subject to a 2% surcharge. There is no charge for debit card payments. All pre-purchased parties of 6 or more* will receive a £2 per person discount (not applicable to Hospitality, Big 3 Music dates and Party Packages).

Leicester Racecourse Brochure 2013  

Leicester Racecourse Brochure 2013

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