Media playback is unsupported on your device

Horse racing on Good Friday for first time in UK

18 April 2014 Last updated at 13:47 BST

History will be made when horse racing takes place on a Good Friday for the first time in Britain.

Organisers believe breaking with tradition is vital to bring an audience to racing.

There are two race meetings with Lingfield Park in Surrey expecting a record crowd. Scottish track Musselburgh is set to welcome 4,000 racegoers.

Joe Wilson reports.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.