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Tuesday 14th May is all about the girls and Wincanton Racecourse looks set to be buzzing when hundreds of ladies making their annual pilgrimage to celebrate Somerset's biggest and most social gathering of the season.
As the 2012 - 2013 jump season approaches the final furlong, Wincanton Racecourse's penultimate May meetings - evening racing with live music (9th May) and Ladies Day (14th May) - are fitting seasonal and social finales.
Wincanton Racecourse's Children's Day on Sunday 21st April looks set to be buzzing, with hundreds of children expected to take advantage of the family orientated race-day that provides complimentary entry to children 17-years and under when accompanied by an adult.
Wincanton's infamous Children's Day coincides with the Easter Holidays on Sunday, 21April. The day stages a feast of child-friendly activities: pony racing and a donkey derby, ball skills with Yeovil Town Football Club and riding a rodeo bull simulator!
Later this month, Sunday 24th March, sees Wincanton Racecourse celebrate Countryside Day with an action packed day of displays and interactive demonstrations that show the different aspects of glorious countryside pursuits, coupled with competitive racing.
Got the mother-in-law staying? Have a couple of spare hours in between school runs? Like to learn about a new sport? Then why not take advantage of Wincanton Racecourse's FREE ADMISSIONS RACEDAY on Thursday 7th March?
Following recent success for champion trainer Paul Nicholls and the Tizzard family, both will be on hand at Wincanton Racecourse's Cheltenham Festival Preview Evening on Thursday 28th February.
Next month (Saturday February 16th) Wincanton Racecourse stages its top race, the historic Grade 2 Bathwick Tyres Kingwell Hurdle, a key trial for the Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham, with a £60,000 prize fund.
Wincanton Racecourse recently announced its 2013 prize fund has increased by £200,000 to secure an annual fund in excess of £1 million. On average, Wincanton's prize money per race day for 2013 will be over £60,000.
Budding nine-year-old jockey, Arron Butterfield, from Somerset, was set a school challenge to raise money for Children in Need. With the task in hand, the youngster came racing at Wincanton and started a fundraising initiative.
Visitors booking tickets in advance to Wincanton Racecourse's Boxing Day meeting have a chance to win a brand new car. The racecourse has teamed up with local car dealership F.J. CHALKE to offer a Suzuki Alto SZ 5-door car.
Wincanton's Charity Race Day was launched in 1997, with St Margaret's Hospice being a principal beneficiary for over a decade. Taking place this year on Sunday 28th October, the meeting hosts a marquee reception and a silent auction.
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