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The going’s good for Warwick Racecourse and Red Marlin

Leamington Spa PR and marketing communications agency Red Marlin is galloping ahead with the news that it has been appointed by Warwick Racecourse to handle its media relations programme in 2013.

One of the oldest racecourses in the UK, Warwick is rich in history and heritage. It enjoys racing throughout the year – including jumps and flat racing – with many race days also having themed activities, giving the agency plenty of opportunity to highlight the various events.

“Red Marlin is proud to represent a variety of Warwickshire and West Midlands based organisations, so we’re delighted to also now provide our communications and marketing services to Warwick Racecourse, one of the region’s most famous attractions.

“As well as exhilarating turf action, Warwick Racecourse is also the perfect venue for businesses to hold a conference, event or exhibition, plus for those about to get married that are looking for a unique location to host their special day,” said Danny Rughoobeer, managing director, Red Marlin.

The team at Red Marlin will be under starter’s orders almost straight away in 2013 with the first jump meeting of the year taking place on Saturday 12th January.

Other race highlights include the Kingmaker Chase in February, Alternative Ascot in June, Ladies Day in July and Bank Holiday Family Fun Days in May and August.

Non-racing events already confirmed for 2013 include an afternoon of darts with Terry ‘The Bull’ Jenkins on 24th January, wedding fayres on 24th February and 22nd September, two comedy nights and the return of the ever popular Miss Warwick & Leamington Spa later in the year.

However, one particular highlight will be the chance to join the stars of Strictly – James and Ola – on 23rd March as they teach the Cha Cha and perform their amazing show dance. Workshop tickets cost £37.50 each, while workshop and lunch tickets start from £55.00 each.

“2013 promises to be an exciting year for Warwick Racecourse and to fully capitalise on all that’s happening means we need to communicate effectively to individuals and businesses, whether they are seasoned race goers, local families looking for a day out at one of our meetings, engaged couples planning their wedding day, or multi-national companies searching for their next conference venue.

“We wanted to appoint a local public relations agency and Red Marlin, with its extensive communications experience, ticked all the right boxes,” said Huw Williams, general manager, Warwick Racecourse.

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