BANK HOLIDAY FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY AT GLOUCESTER RACES
Gloucester Races, in association with MS Amlin and Mzuri, promises to be a fun-filled sporting event for the whole family this May Bank Holiday Monday.
Set in the grounds of Maisemore Park on the banks of the River Severn, this new race meeting on Monday 7th May from 11.30am – 6pm, showcases the best of British amateur horseracing over the jumps and features the Croome & West Warwickshire Point-to-Point, an event which used to run on the meadows at Upton-upon-Severn.
Along with eight competitive races, plus a brand new race featuring horses qualified with the Ledbury and North Cotswold, racegoers can enjoy pony racing, hound parade, trade stands, food outlets, licensed bar and bookmakers. There will also be additional entertainment for children including face painting, bouncy castle and slides.
David Redvers, chairman of the race meeting said “Gloucester Races is growing into a major sporting event in the local calendar. As part of our commitment to introduce more and more young people to racing and the countryside we’re welcoming families and staff from St James Gloucester City Farm and several inner-city schools.
Point-to-Point racing is an amateur sport that provides a vital nursery ground for many of today’s top National Hunt horses – the winner of our young horse race at Maisemore in 2017 was favourite for a race at the Cheltenham Festival – you really can expect to get up close and personal to some equine stars of the future at Maisemore.”
Gates open at 11.30am. Dogs are welcome on a lead. Discounted tickets are available online for £10 per person, under 16’s free. Tickets are available on the day for £12.50 per person. Parking is free. For further information and for a full event timetable please visit www.gloucesterraces.co.uk