RACING returns to Hereford Racecourse next week with the first meet of the season taking place on Tuesday.

The Cider and Sausage Raceday will see seven races take place through the afternoon with gates open at 12.30pm, first race at 2.20pm and last race at 5.30pm.

The race meeting heralds the start of our 2018/2019 season when the country's leading jockeys, trainers and owners return to Hereford Racecourse for the first time since last April.

Over the summer months the staff at Hereford Racecourse have been busy improving the user experience with a new outdoor bar set to open its doors for the first time and a new prize presentation podium.