In the build-up to the biggest day in the North East horse racing calendar, Newcastle Racecourse announced that it had saddled-up with leading North East car retailer, Pulman.
Pulman ŠKODA has become the racecourse’s main car partner and will showcase cars from its own stable which features Volkswagen, SEAT, ŠKODA and CUPRA brands. The company is also providing Newcastle Racecourse with a pair of ŠKODA Kodiaq SUVs.
The first big event at which Pulman ŠKODA appeared was the three-day Northumberland Plate Festival which got underway on June 25th with the feature race, the Northumberland Plate worth £150,000 to the winner, taking place on Saturday the 27th.
“Home to the historic Northumberland Plate and one of the busiest racecourses in the country, we are excited to announce that we have become Newcastle Racecourse Official Car Partner. Our North East family owned motor group continues to provide a fantastic customer experience, representing the Volkswagen, SEAT, CUPRA and ŠKODA brands, to customers nationwide,” said Paul Adams, Fleet Director at Pulman Group. “Bringing our two businesses together was an opportunity too good to be missed and adds another tier to our sporting partnerships that include; Newcastle United, Newcastle Falcons, South Shields F.C. and Sedgefield Racecourse.”
Over the coming months, Pulman ŠKODA will have a strong presence at every race meeting...there are now 66 meetings every year which is more than double the number staged at the course ten years ago. A large part of that success is down to the all-weather track which features a fully floodlit straight mile.
“We are delighted that Pulman have joined us as our Official Car Partner. We are excited to bring two strong North East brands together with this partnership,” adds Paul Elliott, Executive Director of High Gosforth Park. “We are looking forward to the year ahead showcasing the Pulman cars and Branding around the course at all of our fixtures and events.”
So, what can we look forward to over the coming months?
July 23rd sees one of the region’s top social events; Ladies Day. It’s THE glamorous race day of the flat season. Towards the end of the year, one of the most prestigious hurdle races in the horse racing calendar will be staged at Newcastle Racecourse...the Fighting Fifth on November 26th. It’s the first major hurdle race of the UK’s National Hunt season. Last year saw the first-ever dead heat in the race. In February, if you want to see a potential winner of the 2023 Grand National, go to the track for the Eider Chase. The race features 26 fences and is considered by many to be a trial for the Aintree classic.
And mixed in amongst the racing, Pulman ŠKODA will also be present at some of the many concerts, exhibitions, firework displays and family fun days which are staged at Newcastle Racecourse.
Pulman ŠKODA and Newcastle Racecourse...always clear of the field.