Racecourse signs up new car deal

A new breed of horsepower is being introduced to help Wetherby Racecourse keep its officials on track.

Monday, 10th February 2020, 3:03 pm

SsangYong York, based at Bilbrough Top on the A64, is set to supply the racecourse with a suite of vehicles for its meetings in 2020 to transport the Official race starters to each race, as well as providing the support vehicles that carry Doctors, who provide essential medical care at the side of the racecourse during a race meeting.

Paul Sanderson, Managing Director at SsangYong York, said: “Brand awareness is at the heart of horse racing’s appeal, where races command TV coverage and there are a number of race days featured on free-to-air coverage in Britain.”

Jonjo Sanderson, Wetherby Chief Executive and Clerk of the Course, said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with SsangYong.”

“Their support with vehicles is vital to the racing operation and we are excited to be working with the SsangYong team going forward. The vehicles all look extremely smart too.”

Pictured are Jonjo Sanderson, Chief Executive & Clerk of the Course, Wetherby Racecourse, left, with Paul Sanderson, Managing Director, SsangYong York outside the Millennium West Grandstand at Wetherby Racecourse.