Race night 2024

Date: Friday 2nd February 2024
Time: Doors open 7.30, first race at 8pm, doors close at 11pm
Where: Silverthorne Hall, Bishop Road Primary School

Cost: £10 per person which includes your first drink

Tickets are available to buy via the PTFA Shop until Thursday 1st February. Any remaining tickets may be bought on the door, but we suggest purchasing in advance to avoid disappointment.

  • This is an adults-only event.
  • The ‘bets’ are taken on the night with cash or card.
  • There will be a bar selling alcohol, soft drinks and snacks (cash or card).


What is a Race Night?
Race nights are effectively a lottery/raffle where 8 horse races are shown on the big screen in Silverthorne Hall. Each race features 8 horses with one winner. Before each race, the audience can buy “betting tickets” for their chosen horse or horses in the upcoming race. Each ticket costs £1.

Is a Race Night Gambling?
No, a race night is not gambling. The horse races are simply a way of choosing a random winning number between 1 and 8. Each horse has the same chance of winning, there is no form and no odds. No one knows which race will be shown when the “bets” are being placed.

How Long Does a Race Night Last?
The whole event will take around 3 hours. Doors open at 7:30 pm with the first race showing at just after 8 pm. The races themselves last only for 2-3 minutes but there is time between each race to place “bets”, get drinks, chat, etc. The evening will be finished by 11 pm.

How Are The Races Shown?
The races are shown on the big screen in Silverthorne Hall. The race to be shown is picked at random from a hat after the “bets” have been placed.

Where Does The Money Go?
Each of the 8 races has a prize pot of £75 shared equally between the winning tickets for that race. The rest of the money goes to the PTFA to support the school.