A NORTH-EAST racecourse is proving variety is the spice of life as it prepares to host its first ever Bollywood themed raceday.

On Thursday, May 2, Sedgefield Racecourse in County Durham will host a Bollywood themed raceday, complete with Indian dancing, curries, colourful costumes and seven races.

Ministers Indian Restaurant in Sedgefield is sponsoring the event and will serve up a variety of spicy dishes.

There will also be competitions to find the best Bollywood dancer and costume.

Jill Williamson, general manager at Sedgefield Racecourse, said: “Curry is such a popular dish among the British public, and teamed with a great day at the races, along with opportunities to win competition prizes throughout the day, it is sure to be a fantastic event.

“Ministers Indian Restaurant is known for its fresh Indian cuisine, so we’ll be serving up a culinary treat.”

Bollywood Packages are still available for £30 per person when booked in advance.

This includes admission, a curry and rice dish, raceday programme, £2 tote voucher, racecourse tour and a £10 meal voucher for Ministers Indian Restaurant in Sedgefield. The first race sets of at 2.10pm.

To book contact 01740 621925 or visit sedgefield-racecourse.co.uk