Long time no speak! Things have been pretty hectic at Nottingham over the past few weeks hence no writing to you...but hey that is no excuse!
As most of you will know, we lost our biggest race day of the year last week, Ladies Night! I must say since working at the course, I have never had an abandoned race day and have now had to experience my first abandonment as Commercial manager! A commercial and operational nightmare that is for sure!
It is heart breaking to see so much work go to waste due to the rain, but seeing the amount of rain that we experienced at the racecourse on Friday 6th July was absolutely incredible and indeed made the decision to abandon a very easy one. The caterers had to go and buy wellies to try and get things out of their outdoor bars as they were knee deep in water. The flower beds looked like ponds with flowers floating in them.....
Onwards and upwards, no point dwelling on the past few weeks as we have a jam packed few weeks ahead of us! We race next Friday, 20th July which will be great and as it is our first race day since Thursday 14th June, we are all excited to get back in to it now.
We then have a bumper August with Circus Day on Thursday 2nd, where the Firefighter's Charity are joining us for a mascot race 45 minutes before our first race....followed by Grab A Grand on Tuesday 14th, where one lucky race-goer can win £1000.00 by taking part in a 'cash booth' challenge! Exciting stuff! Then if that is not enough, we are moving Ladies Night to Friday 17th, and making a special Ladies Day! The same entertainment and fantastic best dressed competition prizes as planned on the abandoned Saturday meeting, so Ladies get dressed up and come down and join us! Men too of course!
Call the ticket hotline on 0844 579 3011 to book your tickets now or visit www.nottinghamracecourse.co.uk.
Finally we are looking to recruit a part time administrator at Nottingham Racecourse, so if you or anyone you know are interested in finding out more information, please contact me, Kirsty Edwards on 0870 850 7634 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
xoxo The Commercial Boss