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Students who love horseracing will have discounted entry to racecourses on the first ever “national student raceday” later this year.

On 26 October six racecourses — Aintree, Newbury, Doncaster, Chepstow, Stratford-on-Avon and Wolverhampton –  will offer cheap entry to students.

The day is being arranged by Lovetheraces and tickets are just £10.

Great British Racing, the organisation that promotes racing to new audiences, will also be providing selected universities with free transport to nearby racecourses.

The day will has strong Flat and National Hunt fixtures, including Old Roan Chase Day at Aintree, Racing Post Trophy Day at Doncaster and St Simon Stakes Day at Newbury.

“We’ve seen the success of student race days in Ireland and are keen to introduce increasing numbers of young people to the delights of British racing so our own National Student Raceday seemed the perfect opportunity,” said Rod Street of Great British Racing.

“We’re particularly pleased that all six courses agreed to support the day which was chosen due to its close proximity to the start of term.”

Visit www.lovetheraces.com for further information