Racing and Rugby Partnership Promises Half Term Family Fun

We’ve teamed up with rugby league Challenge Cup winners Hull FC for a series of fun activities during the Spring Half-Term break featuring an afternoon of racing and a big match at the KCOM stadium.

Grown-ups can enjoy an exciting afternoon of racing on Wednesday, May 31, while younger fans can practice wrestling in inflatable sumo suits; roll around in a giant Zorb ball; take a selfie with the Challenge Cup; enjoy funfair rides, and try for a prize in Hull FC’s popular “Boot It” kicking competition! Fans of both horseracing and rugby can also meet Hull FC first-team stars.

We’ll also be offering discounted tickets to enjoy top-class rugby as Hull FC take on the Wigan Warriors at the KCOM stadium on Saturday, June 3, including the half-time mascot match – a big family-favourite. Youngsters can also don silks and take a ride on ponies dressed up as race horses in West Park before the big game as part of the club’s annual family fan zone, with rides, activities and games.

Our Chief Executive Sally Iggulden, said: “We’re delighted to have teamed up with Hull FC for Spring Half Term. It feels a very natural partnership as both organisations are very family-orientated and work hard at being part of the local community.

“Our afternoon race meeting on Wednesday, May 31, will be a really great family friendly day where racegoers can meet the Hull FC squad and take selfies with the Challenge Cup as well as lots of other fun activities we’ve got lined up. We’ve also recently teamed up with celebrity chef Colin McGurran of Winteringham Fields, so diners can try his signature dish in our Attraction restaurant – making it a fabulous experience for all the family.”

James Clark, Executive Director at Hull FC, said: “We know many of our fans enjoy a day at the races as much as they do the rugby, so it will be a great week to bring fans and families, young and old, together. Our annual family game is always popular, and this half-term will be no exception, so to work with the team at Beverley Races to make this a full week of fun is a fantastic opportunity that hopefully we can round off with a win!”

As part of Hull FC’s ongoing commitment to developing rugby league for future generations, we will be hosting one of Hull FC’s popular school holiday camps at our racecourse during the half-term break as part of the new partnership.

The three-day camp will run from Tuesday, May 30 to Thursday, June 1, giving youngsters up to the age of 16 the chance to train with Hull FC and attend the half-term race day.
Those taking part will learn rugby skills, play mini tournaments, receive a training certificate and free tickets to the Hull FC game. Prices for the camp are £30 for three days from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

To book your child onto the Hull FC Spring Half-Term camp, e-mail haley.richardson@hullfc.com or call 01482 327 200 (option 0). The camp will be delivered by qualified coaches from the Hull FC Foundation.

Tickets for all race meetings can be booked online at www.beverley-racecourse.co.uk or by calling the ticket hotline on 01482 867488.

Leading jockey Paul Mulrennan and rugby league star Scott Taylor join forces to promote Hull FC’s partnership with Beverley Racecourse for a series of activities during Spring Half-Term break.

Prop forward Scott Taylor attempts to keep up with Paul Mulrennan on four-year-old racehorse Indulgent.

Scott Taylor gets up close and personal with Indulgent, ridden by leading northern jockey Paul Mulrennan