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Warwick Racecourse

Saturday 11 January 2020
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THIS IS THE CLASSIC... 

 

If there is one day to head to Warwick Racecourse, then this is the one.

 

Not only will you enjoy the most exhilarating race that we stage all year, the Classic Chase, but you can also experience free racing heritage talks with some of the star jockeys and trainers of yesteryear, and a special fashion parade of classic racing attire through the ages.

 

Sponsored by McCoy Contractors.

Gates Open

10:40

First Race

12:40

Last Race

4:00

We welcome two special guests of The Classic Chase to be interviewed before racing commences. All racegoers are welcome to listen to racecourse historian Chris Pratt interview both at 11am.

 

This year, we welcome Jeff King has won some of the country’s top races such as The King George VI at Kempton with Dormant on Boxing Day in 1966. However, his link to the Classic Chase was as a racehorse trainer where he was responsible for preparing the 1998 winner, ANC Express.

The second guest is Gerry Gracey who rode the winner of the 1981 Classic Chase, Colonel Christy. Born in Northern Ireland he rode his first winner in 1969, with his most recognised achievement in the saddle being the Classic Chase so the course holds a special place in his memory.

 

Both Jeff and Gerry are special guests on Saturday in the Classic Chase luncheon in the Paddock Pavilion. 

 

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Gerry Gracey and Colonel Christy                    Jeff King

‘Fashion Through the Ages’ will be taking place as part of Classic Chase Day, where there will be two fashion parades showcasing racing style from the 1920s leading up to the 1980s, with racegoers encouraged to follow suit and dress in their best vintage attire.

 

Local students and businesses have teamed up to help put on fashion showcase with ten fashion and design students from Royal Leamington Spa College, which is part of WCG, will be involved on the day with styling the outfits and modelling for the fashion show.

 

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Arrive prepared and ready with everything you need to have the greatest day at the races. Packages include:

  • Entrance ticket
  • £9 of food and refreshment vouchers
  • £10 of betting vouchers
  • Racecard voucher

 

All for £42.50 per person.

 

This package is only available in advance and not on the day.

 

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race Schedule

Gates open: 10:40am

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

12:40

The Join Racing TV Now Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

Abt 2m

Hurdle

1:15

The Project Management Services Oxford Ltd Edward Courage Cup Novice Handicap Chase (A Handicap Steeple Chase) (Class 3)

Abt 2m

Chase

1:50

The McCoy Contractors 2020 Construction News-Awards Finalist Hampton Novices' Chase (Class 1) (Grade 2) Listed

Abt 3m

Chase

2:25

The Ballymore Leamington Novices Hurdle (Grade 2) (Series Qualifier)

3m 1f

Hurdle

3:00

The McCoy Contractors Civil Engineering Classic Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 1) (Grade 3)

3m 5f 54yds

Chase

3:35

The Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 2)

3m abt 5f

Chase

4:00

The Cheltenham and South West Syndicate 'Newcomers' Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Class 5)

2m

NH Flat

The Going

Chase

Soft, Good to Soft (in places)

Hurdle

Soft

Raceday Style

As we race largely during the winter months, the weather can be unpredictable, so we would advise you to dress accordingly.

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