English horseracing fans will return to the track at Redcar and Carlisle today, for the first time at any track since march 2020, enabled by the work of Irish ticketing company, Future Ticketing.

They are the first two racecourses in England to reopen for spectators following step three of the UK Government’s road map out of lockdown, and after the green light was given to racing by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA).

Future Ticketing provides the software solution behind multiple safety and compliance tools to ensure strict social distancing and attendance rules are in force.

Earlier this month, it assisted Jersey Reds to become the first rugby team in the UK to allow fans back inside the Santander International Stadium when the team hosted Nottingham.

“The safe return of fans to racing at Redcar is another milestone on the journey towards normalising society following the pandemic,” said Future Ticketing CEO, Liam Holton.

“We are delighted to help enable the return of spectators to racing as the sport is not the same without the atmosphere generated by people at the racecourse cheering on their horses.”

“Our team has worked really hard to add technology tools such as social distancing seating, temperature control scanning, strict capacity management and contact tracing to ensure fans could return to sport in a safe and compliant manner. We are delighted to work with the team at Redcar to ensure it is among the first two racecourses in England to welcome back fans.”

Listen back to Liam Holton who was one of our guest speakers at the Sport for Business return to Sport Conference last month.

“We are delighted to welcome back spectators to Redcar in a safe environment,” added racecourse CEO Amy Fair. “We have restricted capacity and have measures in place to maintain the safety of all attending.”

Tickets are available for all our race meetings in May and June and must be booked in advance. We have used Future Ticketing for a number of years so our customers were familiar with booking in advance of race meetings, while the system also made it very easy to collect the required information for all attendees in one location. Covid-19 has increased our workload throughout the racecourse, however being familiar with Future Ticketing, we were able to make some minor adjustments to match the requirements for race meetings.”

Other racecourses using Future Ticketing solutions include Beverly Racecourse, Catterick Racecourse, Fakenham Racecourse, Ludlow Racecourse, Pontefract Racecourse and Ripon Racecourse.


Future Ticketing is one of more than 250+ members of the Sport for Business network of sporting and business organisations working together across a number of key areas.


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