CATTERICK Racecourse’s national hunt season continues on Thursday, January 10, with the North Yorkshire Grand National.

There will be a seven race card on the day which gets underway at 12.25pm, while the gates will be open to the public from 10.25am onwards.

The Watt Fences North Yorkshire Grand National Handicap Steeple Chase is scheduled for 2.45pm and is Catterick’s most valuable national hunt race with the runners competing for more than £26,000 prize money over three miles and six furlongs.

Fiona Needham, clerk of the course and general manager, said: “The North Yorkshire Grand National is a race we look forward to every year, it’s a real test of stamina and jumping ability and it’s always exciting to see horses go on from success in this race to take part in the Grand National at Aintree.”

There will be a big screen.

A free shuttle bus will be running to take racegoers from Richmond Market Place to racecourse approximately one hour prior to the first race, and will return again after the last race.