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York Races - No Jacket Required


9:19am 26th July 2013

As Friday has dawned glorious and with the forecasters promising another two days of sunshine making for hot temperatures, York Racecourse has confirmed that the for the Music Showcase Meeting only, the dress code has been relaxed in the County Stand, including all hospitality areas, so no jackets will be required.

Therefore the revised dress code for gentleman in County Stand for Friday 26 July and Saturday 27 July only will be a collared shirt and a tie.

It has always been the case that shorts and t-shirts have been welcome in both  Grandstand and Paddock as well as Course Enclosure.

The standard policy will apply for the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival though the decision to relax the dress code can always be made on a day by day basis.

Tap water will again be available FREE from all bars where there is plumbed water with “stand pipes in Course Enclosure offering complimentary refreshment.

Chefs at the course will make sure that there are plenty of tasty salads available, the 100%  British beefburgers will be on the barbeque with a range of locally made ice creams to served from eight vans.

Keeping the food and drinks chilled will consume over ten tons of ice each day and bar staff are preparing 6,000 lemons, 6,000 oranges and 1,000 cucumbers to create refreshing summer drinks. The experts at Heineken have equipped the main bars at the racecourse with their “superchilled” technology so a pint of lager can be served at 2°c.

The modern stands at the Knavesmire offer air conditioning whilst the Edwardian Stand bears proud testimony to a former generation of architects who designed a building that is naturally cool. Of course, the bright forecast means the wider terraces, balconies and lawns including the expanded Bustardthorpe Extension will all be used to best advantage.

The team is mindful of the horses and their riders so extra water will be available for the participants in the action.

Admission is available on the gates for both days of a meeting that will see Kaiser Chiefs perform tonight and Little Mix tomorrow.

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