Take a leap of faith thanks to Greatwood

With an extra day in 2020, Newbury Racecourse is offering you the perfect way in which to spend the leap day this year. On Saturday 29 February, the Greatwood ‘Leap of Faith’ Charity Raceday takes place with fantastic action on the course including the Greatwood Charity Race where 8 amateur jockeys will be taking their own leap of faith and competing in a race in order to raise valuable funds for the charity.

For anyone with a birthday on the extra day, we will be giving you a complimentary pair of Premier tickets on proof of your date of birth. To redeem, just speak to the Newbury team directly on 01635 40015.

Alongside the great days racing, there will be a selection of activities across the racecourse for racegoers to tick off on their ‘Leap of Faith’ checklist. One of the most famous Leap Day traditions is for the woman to pop the question to that special someone, but regardless of whether you are male or female, head out to our to the famed Proposal Bench at Newbury and take part in the tradition yourself or catch another in action. Anyone wanting to propose, get in touch with the racecourse in advance and we can make sure everything is in place for the perfect proposal.

For those looking to learn more about racing, don’t miss our popular Behind the Scenes tours to the Weighing Room and Trips to the Jump with former jockey, Wayne Hutchinson. Find out about what goes on before a race and get up close to the final fence at Newbury as they sail over. Finally, you can meet one of the jockeys themselves before racing and find out about how they prepare for racedays. There really is something new for everyone to try at the Greatwood ‘Leap of Faith’ Charity Raceday.

Ticket prices as follows; Premier, £35 and £25 for Grandstand and can be booked by calling the box office on 01635 40015 or visiting newburyracecourse.co.uk. Book before the day to save £2.