Race Night Services

About Us

Race Night Services have been established for over twenty years. During this time we have dispatched hundreds of thousands of race night products to people with charitable causes close to their own heart. Our head office is situated in the heart of a busy shopping centre, next door to Santander Bank.

Race Night Services was founded by three fellow businessmen, who had regularly bumped into one another at various charity events during the 1980s. After a lot of small talk, and several more in-depth discussions, they realised that they had a lot of ideas in common regarding fundraising, and they soon exploited a niche in the market. An activity that was once restricted to an audience of racing enthusiasts was now opened up to the masses. Not only did we revolutionise the methods involved, we also introduced the latest state-of-the-art equipment, leaving our competitors for dust! Twenty years later, we are still pushing the boundaries and reinventing the wheel with new and innovative ideas, setting the pace for everyone else to follow.

We offer a wonderful range of race night packages to suit all budgets, and we won’t ask you to spend a penny more than you need to! Whether it’s a school PTA, a local sports team or a registered charity, we love nothing more than helping people raise as much as they can for a worthy cause.

Race Night DVD and Tickets

Race Night DVD and Tickets. 10 races with very exciting finishes. 8 horses per race

Buy online or pay over the phone 07800 787462 Mon-Friday, 9am-5pm

Race nights can be an exhilarating experience, and a wonderfully entertaining way to raise funds and have fun at the same time. If you’ve never organised a race night before, please CLICK HERE and read our dummies guide to race nights.

Imagine a room full of people looking at the big screen, cheering as their horse gallops towards the finish line

Race Night Services can provide you with everything you need to run the event. You can order online, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Debit/credit cards and PayPal accepted. However, if you would prefer to order over the phone, please call 07800 787462 and ask for Derek. Office hours are 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. Orders are dispatched within three working days of the order being placed. If you would prefer your products to be delivered a bit quicker, please note that our Express Delivery service can be purchased for an extra £10. If you would prefer a Race Night Download, you can instantly download a copy of your DVD for an extra £5.

NEW FOR OCTOBER 2016; we’ve just added another ten brand new races to our vast collection.


Professional Compere

Hiring a professional compere is ideal for those who like to go the extra mile, and want to give their event the WOW FACTOR!!!

The compere acts as a bookmaker; after each race they calculate the payout.

The compere supplies the following:

  • LCD projector and big screen
  • Race Night DVD and betting tickets
  • PA system for announcements
  • Fun quiz (if required) inbetween races

The compere will be available from 7pm until 11pm during the evening of your event.

We recommend the following comperes, who all use our races:

North West
DWL Promotions – 01744 732229
Notts & Derbyshire
MBP Promotions – 01773 511600
North East
Russell Race Nites – 07988 236329
Donald Smith Promotions – 01943 850694
South East
Paul Grew – 0208 854 3713
Bucks & Hertfordshire
David Foulkes – 0845 226 8454

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a race night legal?

Yes, it is an entertaining game of chance with no skills involved. For a full leaflet and Department of Culture guidelines please contact our office.

Can we name our own horses?

Yes! When we send our free information pack (details below), included will be a Giant Gold Race Card on which you can insert your sponsors’, owners’ & jockeys’ names. This card is pre-named, but as all our races have an introduction and commentary using saddle cloth numbers only (e.g. “number 1 leads from number 4”), this means that you can give the horses names of your own choice. Our website homepage now allows you to download a word document race card, containing race night horses names, free of charge.

How much notice do you need?

All normal orders are dispatched on a 48hr delivery via Royal Mail Tracked.We can dispatch urgent orders for a next day delivery (extra charge), so you can leave it as late as that, but we do advise for a successful event to give yourself between two and six weeks to maximise our “How to raise £1000” ideas we have given you.

Can I lose money on the betting?

No! Your bets on the night are in a tote format and simple to run and understand. If for instance on Race One you took £100 worth of bets, you would split this money in two. 50% goes to the fundraiser (£50) and 50% goes to your winning ticket holders also in this case £50. All bets are placed at £1 per ticket. The payout divides the amount of money in the pot by the amount of winning tickets. For instance with a payout pot of £50, ten winning tickets holders would get £5 each ticket and five winning ticket holders would get £10 each ticket.

How do I pay?

We accept cash/cheques, all major credit and debit cards, paypal or order from our secure internet shop and pay online. We are open 9am til 5pm Monday-Friday and 9am til 12pm on a Saturday. Call on 07800 787462 or email derek@racenightservices.co.uk

Please contact us for a free information pack & order form.