The Mascot Gold Cup Returns!

25th April 2018

The Mascot Gold Cup returns to Wetherby on Sunday 29th April

On Sunday 29th April, Wetherby Racecourse welcomes the Mascot Gold Cup once more! As well as the horses, the mascots will take to the track and battle it out for victory. Take part in the warm up and pick your favourite mascot to win, before cheering them on as they go head to head. Join us for a great day of family fun and racing! Click here to find out more information and buy tickets for our next raceday, Family Day featuring the Mascot Gold Cup.

This is the 12th year of the Mascot Gold Cup, which set the Guinness World Record for the most mascots in a race back in 2015. The race is sponsored by Rotherwood Recruitment, in aid of Sue Ryder. The hospice provides “person-centered hospice and neurological care for people facing a frightening, life-changing diagnosis”.

Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice Ward Manager, Sue Taylor, takes part in the Mascot Gold Cup this year

On 27th October this year, Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice Ward Manager Sue Taylor will be starting the journey of a lifetime, as she treks the world famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, all to raise funds for the Hospice. To support her fundraising for this fantastic trek, Sue is today going for glory in the 12th edition of the Mascot Gold Cup, dressed as the Meercat. 

As Ward Manager, Sue knows only too well about the incredible care offered by Manorlands, both at the Hospice and throughout the local community, and it was with this in mind when she took the plunge and signed up for the Trek. Sue said ‘The care that is offered at Manorlands, to both patients and their families, truly is incredible, and made me want to do something more, which is why I’m this year trekking to Machu Picchu. The trek will be incredibly difficult, with lots of climbs and steep descents along the way, but for now my main concern is making it to the end of the course today as the Meercat!’

To take on a challenge like Sue, or to see the many other events that Manorlands run throughout the year, please go to and see if you can find your perfect event.