And they're off! Discount tickets to races when you travel by train

Northern gallops in to Back a Winner
Northern gallops in to Back a Winner

As horse racing season continues to attract people to racecourses across the county, Northern and TransPennine Express have teamed up to give train travellers a guarenteed win.

Northern is launching a new scheme which offers racegoers up to £5 off racecourse entry fees when they travel by train to some of the UK’s most well-known meets, including Aintree, Beverley, Carlisle, Cartmel, Doncaster, Haydock Park, Hexham, Newcastle, Redcar, Thirsk and York.

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To celebrate the scheme, Northern commissioned milliner Jenny Roberts to design an elaborate hat depicting the glamour associated with race days and the benefits of travelling by train to enjoy the spectacle. The creation can be spotted at race meetings across the Northern network this season.

Northern’s Business Development Manager, Elissa Robinson, said: “It’s great to see so many people all dressed up on our trains and enjoying themselves. With more than 80 stations offering the discount vouchers for 11 racecourses across the network, we’ve certainly increased the odds on success in the train travel stakes.

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“Travelling by train to the races is perhaps one of the most relaxing and hassle-free modes of transport, with racegoersable to travel with friends and family and start the celebrations early.

“Northern plays a vital role in the north of England, by connecting tens of thousands of people to work, leisure and education and we’re passionate about making sure that journeys are a great experience.”

The Back a Winner scheme entitles rail travellers to up to £5 off entry at Aintree, Doncaster, Haydock Park and Thirsk, £4 off entry at Beverley, Carlisle, Cartmel, Hexham, Newcastle and Redcar, and £3 off entry at York until December 30.

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