Yorkshire-based Amy Ryan, who last season became the first female rider to be crowned outright Britain’s Champion Apprentice Jockey, has given her support to the latest ‘Back a Winner by Train’ campaign from local train operators, First TransPennine Express (FTPE) and Northern Rail.

Now in its 27th year, the promotion rewards racegoers travelling by train with discounted admission and money off bets with totepool. The scheme runs until 29 December.

Amy, who rode 40 winners last season, said “Going to the races has never been as easy and popular as it is today.

“Getting there is also really easy and convenient and travelling by train offers punters great value with money off the cost of admission.”

Racegoers using the train will benefit from up to a £4 discount (£3 at York) on admission into the Grandstand & Paddock enclosures at participating racecourses.

In addition to saving on admission, racegoers have the opportunity of enjoying £2 off a toteplacepot bet of £5 or more.

Customers who wish to take advantage of the ‘Back a Winner by Train’ promotion, need to collect a voucher from either their departing or arriving station than then can be presented at the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure at the desired course. Vouchers are not available on board trains.

Commenting on the money saving promotion, Victoria Tomlinson, FTPE’s head of marketing said “We are delighted to once again support this fantastic promotion for the 27th year. More and more people are choosing to travel by train on days out.

“It’s comfy, relaxing and stress-free and with the ‘Back a Winner’ promotion, it offers great value with reduced entry rates and a discounted bet.

“We look forward to welcoming racegoers on board our trains and wish them the best of luck throughout the racing season.”

Iain Aldred, Marketing Manager for Northern Rail, commented “‘Back a Winner’ always proves a hit with our passengers and we’re thrilled to be able to offer them another opportunity to enjoy the region’s race meetings.

Championed by FTPE and Northern Rail, ‘Back a Winner by Train’ features over 170 days of racing at the following courses: Beverley, Carlisle, Cartmel, Doncaster, Haydock Park, Hexham, Newcastle, Pontefract, Redcar, Thirsk and York.

For more information about the ‘Back a Winner by Train’ offer visit www.tpexpress.co.uk or www.northernrail.org or pick up a leaflet from participating stations.