Boozed-up students collapse on turf at Newcastle Racecourse as youngsters throw furniture in ‘rowdy’ event

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Boozed-up students collapse on turf at Newcastle Racecourse as youngsters throw furniture in 'rowdy' event



THERE were fallers as thousands of students descended on Newcastle racecourse for their first ever racing event – and they went wild quaffing beer, wine and champagne by the bottle.
Girls wore revealing dresses while a number of the boys looked like characters from Peaky Blinders in three piece suits and flat caps.
North News and Pictures The thousands of students gathered at Newcastle Racecourse for a booze-filled night of mayhem
Organisers of the event even set up fairground rides – including dodgems – and an outdoor stage booming out music with Djs.
But boozers were seen falling off chairs and collapsed to the ground as the partying went on into the night.
Racecourse staff then spent hours picking up hundreds of empty plastic cups and bottles strewn across the famous racecourse.
A shocked onlooker said: “It was like Ibiza had come to Newcastle racecourse.
North News and Pictures The event was advertised as Blinkers: Newcastle’s first ever student race night
North News and Pictures Nightlife promoter Jaluminati even set up fairground rides including dodgems at the event
“It was not like the usual clientelle. You expect to see proper ladies and gents and pundits dressed in tweed assessing the horses at racecourses.
“But it was nothing like that…..it felt like rowdy nightclub.”
Nightlife promoter Jaluminati and Newcastle Racecourse advertised the event on Friday as “Blinkers: Newcastle’s first ever student race night.”
The first race began at 5.30pm but within half an hoursome girls had kicked their heels off and opted to walk around barefoot or in flip flops and swig from wine bottles.
North News and Pictures The last race ended at approximately 8pm then the grandstand became like a night-club
North News and Pictures Staff at the racecourse spent hours cleaning up the huge amount of plastic cups and bottles
In a bid to get a better view of the racecourse others stood precariously on plastic chairs while two boys grabbed a wooden bench.
One girl’s night came to an abrupt end when she drunkenly slumped off her chair and then fell head first as pals tried to get her to her feet.
One race-goer said: “She was mortal. Then all of a sudden she was on the floor.
“She was taken off in a wheelchair by the emergency service staff for first aid.
North News and Pictures The racecourse was not full of its usual clientele
North News and Pictures One student was taken away in a wheelchair by the emergency service staff
At one stage a group of lads started throwing throwing plastic furniture around. After the last race at 8pm the teens took to the dance-floor as the grandstand became like a night-club.
People climbed on top of one another’s shoulders as the booze continued to flow.
Then at the end of the evening revellers piled onto shuttle buses to continue their night out in the city centre.
Nightlife promoter Jaluminati hailed the event as a success and hinted “the Blinkers” will be back.
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A spokesman wrote on Facebook: “Three thousand six hundred people all descending onto Newcastle racecourse for the biggest student event I’ve ever seen.
“Never been so proud of one of our events. Massive things to come from Jaluminati and Newcastle Racecourse.”
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