Leicester racecourse urges Ladies Race Day crowds to avoid bringing cars
Leicester racecourse has urged crowds to avoid turning up in cars for what had been planned as one of their big events of the year.
The torrential rain has waterlogged the Oadby track’s large grassed car parking areas.
Tomorrow’s Ladies Day had been a capacity 7,000 sell-out with 1980s tribute acts ABC, Heaven 17 and Belinda Carlisle performing at the end of the day’s racing.
The race meeting was called off on Thursday morning because the course is waterlogged and all ticket money will be refunded.
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However, organisers instead decided to make the day a free event with a covers band playing, concession stands and the pop concert.
But racecourse officials want to avoid people turning up in cars for the event and instead urged people to use buses, taxis or even walk, if they are local.
They said the day will still go ahead as planned with doors opening at 11am and the main live music commencing at about 5pm until 7.30pm.
People were also advised to wear suitable footwear such as wellies and walking boots.
For more information and contact details see the Leicester racecourse website: www.leicester-racecourse.co.uk