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Racecourses across the country will be letting children in for free during the school holidays this summer.

From mid-July to early September, 48 racecourses will be offering complimentary admission for children at over 200 fixtures.

Britain is enjoying a great summer of sport and horse racing is playing its part by providing affordable days out for families,” said Rod Street from Racing for Change.

This is an opportunity to give children their first taste of the sport and they can be kept amused with extra entertainments, from fun fairs to magic shows.

Under-18s will go for free at Newmarket’s Mini Racegoers Day on 28 July and at Ascot’s Shergar Cup on 11 August. And children under-11 will be admitted for free at Newbury’s Party in the Paddock on 18 August.

For a full list of fixtures offering free entry for children visit www.lovetheraces.com