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It's Family Fun Day at Wincanton Racecourse this Sunday - kids go free!

Tuesday 9 April 2019, 13:57
By Lucy Johnson

Family Fun Day at Wincanton Racecourse

Children will be racing to Wincanton Racecourse this Sunday, April 14th, where there’ll be a free Easter egg for the first 250 to arrive! It’s a day that’s packed full of complimentary entertainment, and it’s free for under 18s-too.

Those with a love of racing and horses will be rushing paddock-side to watch two heroes of the sport, Cheltenham Festival winners Topofthegame and Frodon, parade during the raceday. Their trainer, Paul Nicholls, the ten times jump racing champion who is based a stone’s throw from the course, said:

“Wincanton is my local track and a place where I always enjoy having runners and winners. I’m delighted to be able to support Family Fun Day by bringing along these two wonderful horses who between them have won nearly £1 million in prize money.”

 - Paul Nicholls, local horse trainer

There’ll be a host of other activities too, all absolutely free, such as face painting, rosette making, silk designing, and riding the equiciser, all in the family-friendly tent.

Outside there’ll be bouncy castles to play on and Mascot Men will be circulating throughout the afternoon for pictures, jollied along by the Wincanton Steel Band; it’s sure to be a vibrant start to your Easter.

Also on the agenda is the prestigious The McCreery Military H’cap Hurdle, for Military Amateur Riders, when those in the armed forces can show their prowess on-board horses (sponsored by John and Doone Chatfeild-Roberts).

“It’s a really super day with a great atmosphere. Racing, entertainment, Easter eggs and, fingers crossed, great weather, all add up to create the perfect day out this Easter holiday for all the family.”

 - Huw Williams, General Manager of Wincanton Racecourse

Two pre-booked grandstand and paddock tickets are just £25 and under-18s go free. Gates open at noon, with the first race off at 1:55pm. 

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