Klein ready to mingle at Warwick’s party raceday

Warwick Racecourse manager Andre Klein.

Warwick Racecourse manager Andre Klein.

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The season is beginning to gather pace at Warwick and, next Thursday, the course stages the first of two meetings this month with its Christmas Party Raceday, for which the highlight is the Warwick racinguk.com Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase, writes David Hucker.

This is the second meeting in charge for new general manager Andre Klein, who is still finding his feet at the course.

“I’ve enjoyed getting to know my new team over the last few weeks and I’m really looking forward to our Christmas Raceday,” said Klein.

“I was only a couple of days into my new job when we held our last meet, so you could say it was a bit like a new manager watching his team from the stands before taking charge.

“I’ve been hugely passionate about racing, particularly jump racing, my whole life and I’m excited to be playing a major part in continuing to build Warwick’s profile.

“Building strong links with the local community is also one of my main priorities and I’m looking forward to introducing myself to some new faces at our Christmas Raceday.”

With the year’s shortest day fast approaching, the action starts early at 12.30pm with the Racing UK Anywhere Juvenile Hurdle and the racinguk.com Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race brings the seven-race card to a close at 3.30pm.

A Christmas Pavilion Package, which includes a Winter Pimms reception, a set two-course meal followed by coffee, private bar facility, tote betting and personal waitress service, is available for £75.

Bookings can be made at www.warwickracecourse.co.uk or via the ticket hotline on 0344 5793013.