BETFAIR LAMBOURN OPEN DAY
PUBLISHED: 10:50 21 March 2013 | UPDATED: 21:14 05 April 2013
See Gold Cup stars on parade during great family day out.
Visit trainer Nicky Hendersons yard during the Betfair Lambourn Open Day on good Friday, 29 March and you can see some of his Cheltenham stars, including Gold cup winner Bobs Worth, Simonsig and sprinter Sacre.
Bobs Worth will also be paraded alongside Kauto Star, the champion horse with thousands of fans, during afternoon events.
Other highlights of the day include a performance by The Household Cavalry with their Musical Ride. This unique equine display has been performing in Britain and abroad since 1882 and continues to wow the crowds with the soldiers dynamic display of horsemanship. With 28 horses and 36 soldiers the display includes four state trumpeters and the Queens drum horse and is a breathtaking site.
Soldiers from the Household Cavalry will also show off their jumping skills when they take on top jockeys including AP McCoy and John Francome in an exciting Show Jumping competition against the clock. Other activities in the afternoon include schooling over fences and hurdles by top jockeys and a performance from Rockwoods Dog Display.
In the morning, the Betfair Lambourn Open Day gives visitors the chance to explore behind the scenes of some of the top racing establishments in the country. This includes the opportunity to visit over 30 trainers yards and to watch horses swimming in the equine pool at Windsor House Stables where Harry Dunlop trains. There is also the chance to visit the Equine Veterinary Hospital.
Yards and equine sites will open between 8.30am 1pm and events in the Show Ring run from 1 5pm. The afternoon entertainment includes farrier displays, pony rides, childrens activities and a vast array of trade stands and food stalls, open from 10am, providing plenty of shopping opportunities.A silent auction prize to name your own race at Kempton Park is now open and for details of this and all Open Day information go to www.lambourn.info.
Mark Smyly, Chairman, said: Our aim is to promote both the sport of horseracing and Lambourn and to raise money for the welfare of our hard working stable staff. Our hope for this year is for unlimited sunshine and that we put on a really fun day for everyone.
Tickets cost 12 for the day and 6 after 1pm, whilst children under 12 go free. Money is raised for local charities, the Lambourn Valley Housing Trust and Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust. See www.lambourn.info