A new dining room and kitchen is set to be opened for students at Doncaster’s Northern Racing College.
The new facility cost £110, 000 and was paid for through funds raised by sales of the Tote for the Leger Legends ex-jockeys’ charity race on the opening day of the Ladbrokes St Leger meeting at Doncaster Racecourse.
Funding was also provided for through a grant from the Racing Foundation.
As well as doubling the capacity of the dining room to 60 places, the new building includes state-of-the-art kitchen facilities.
Dawn Goodfellow, chief executive of the college, said: “The growing popularity of the Foundation Apprenticeship course and specialist courses that we provide for the racing industry meant that we had long outgrown our existing kitchen and dining facilities.
“We are also planning a new accommodation block, so that we can provide even more students with the opportunity to attend the College, and this new development will give us greater capacity to provide good quality catering in a comfortable environment.
“In addition, the brand new kitchen has a dedicated training area, which will allow us to expand the already excellent life-skills programme we offer and provide more practical cookery lessons to help prepare students prepare for adult and working life.”
The new facility will be opened with a coffee morning on Friday, September 12, before racing at Doncaster in the afternoon.