Horse racing meets meet evolution as Race Day 5 of the inaugural William Hill Racing League takes place at Lingfield Park. Tickets are on sale now.
Taking place over 6 weeks this summer, each Thursday evening 12 teams go head-to-head in 6 races each worth £50k and a total of 100 points. Over 36 races in total, 3,600 points and over £2m in prize money is up for grabs, not to mention the title of 2021 Racing League winners that will be decided on 2 September.
It’s horse racing but not as you’ve known it. Launched at Newcastle at the end of July, the Racing League roadshow has so far taken in Newcastle, Doncaster, Lingfield Park and Royal Windsor Racecourse en route to a return to Lingfield Park for race night number five. And it’s all to race for with Team ThoroughBid holding a narrow lead at the top of the teams standings with Goat Racing, Team talkSPORT, Team Swish and Team BullionVault all within striking distance.
Tonight’s racing featuring all 12 teams in six 12-runner races ranging from five furlongs to a mile and a half in length. And there’s not just horse racing from 5.10pm to enjoy – arrive early and head to the INfield for a festival vibe where you can listen to local bands and DJs, grab a drink from one of the many bars and enjoy food from around the world. There are also lots of activities for children to make it a family-friendly occasion.
Ones to watch (jockeys)
A host of famous jockeys and high profile trainers are taking part, among them:-
The one and only Frankie Dettori – one of the most famous jockeys of all-time – who rides for Newmarket Red.
Hayley Turner OBE, the trailblazing female jockey of her generation and top of the Racing League jockey standings going into Race Day 5, part of Team ThoroughBid.
David Egan, the champion apprentice of 2017 with more than 270 winner in Britain to his name, rides for Team Ireland.
Rising star Hollie Doyle – who finished third in the 2020 BBC Sport Personality of the Year Awards – goes for Team talkSPORT.
Full list of teams:- Team ThoroughBid ~ Team BullionVAult ~ eToro Racing ~ Goat Racing ~ Team ODDSbible ~ Team Ireland ~ Team Arena ~ Team Swish ~ Team talkSPORT ~ Remulate Racing ~ Team Race Horse Lotto ~ Newmarket Red
Gates open at 3.10pm.
First race at 5.10pm.
Last race at 7.40pm.
Tickets are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link. Children 17 and under go free when accompanied by an adult.
Travel tips: Lingfield Park is a five minute walk from Lingfield train station, which is a 45 minute journey on a direct train from London Victoria. For train times please visit www.nationalrail.co.uk. If travelling by car the course is 15 minutes from the M25 (J6) or M23 (J10). For sat nav use postcode RH7 6PQ.