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Favourites start and finish well on Ladies’ Evening

22nd May 2019 Huntingdon

Favourites start and finish well on Ladies’ Evening

Favourite backers prospered at the start and at the end of Robinson Manufacturing Ladies’ Evening at Huntingdon Racecourse.

The popular social occasion held each May attracts an enthusiastic crowd who were encouraged to dress up and take part in the Gravitas Style Awards, sponsored by Gravitas Magazine.

Mystic Leader, odds-on at 4-9, and Kiruna Peak, at 5-2, landed the Yard At Pringle Farm Maiden Hurdle and the Robinson Manufacturing Glulam Mares’ Handicap Hurdle respectively.

The 8-1 chance Lord In Red, ridden by teenage jockey James Bowen, ended the short winning sequence of market leaders in the Robinson Manufacturing High Performance Timber Engineering Novices’ Handicap Chase.

The two-and-a-half mile handicap hurdle and handicap chase, both also supported by the Northamptonshire company, went the way of 4-1 shot Thibault and 6-1 fancy Overtoujay, while the Robinson Manufacturing Roof Truss Handicap Hurdle was won by For Good Measure at 4-1.

The evening rounded off with the 4-5 odds-on favourite Saffron Wells taking the Tim Robinson Memorial Novices’ Hunters’ Chase.

*The final fixture before the summer break at Huntingdon Racecourse is on the Bank Holiday Monday, 27th May, which is the Big Family Fun Day featuring free children’s entertainment including inflatable funfairs, treasure hunts, kids races on the track, plus appearances by Ralph & Leo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles throughout the afternoon. Tickets are from £10 for adults, with accompanied children admitted free of charge. Gates open at 11.30am and the first race is at 1.30pm.

There is more at Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 0844 579 3007.

 About Huntingdon Racecourse

Huntingdon Racecourse, part of The Jockey Club, was voted ‘Best Small Racecourse’ in the Midlands by the Racegoers Club in 2012, 2014 and 2017. More information is available at

The Jockey Club stages thrilling sporting occasions including The Randox Health Grand National, The Cheltenham Festival and The Investec Derby. Millions of people every year enjoy the special experiences we offer through racing, music, food and entertainment. Governed by Royal Charter, every penny we make goes back into British Racing to help the sport thrive. We were founded in 1750 and today we are the largest commercial group in Britain’s second-biggest spectator sport, operating 15 racecourses nationwide, The National Stud, Jockey Club Estates, Jockey Club Catering, Jockey Club Live and our charity, Racing Welfare. For more information visit

For further information, please contact:

Liam Johnson, General Manager, at Huntingdon Racecourse, on 01480 453373 or


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