A NORTH-EAST racing course’s annual Boxing Day fixture returns this month.

More than 4,000 people are expected to descend on Sedgefield Racecourse for the festive event.

Gates open at 10am and the first of seven races will kick off at 11.55am. Jill Williamson, executive director of Sedgefield Racecourse said: “We’ve put every effort into ensuring that this year’s event will be the best yet and I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all of our customers for their continued support this year.”

For details and tickets call 01740 621925 or visit sedgefield-racecourse.co.uk