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Warwick Racecourse

Saturday 8 February 2020
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The Agetur Kingmaker Novice Chase is one of the highlights of the season and is targeted by horses as a stepping stone as they attempt to secure a place in history at The Festival™ presented by Magners at Cheltenham and the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree. 

 

You will be welcomed to the course with live music by 80s and 90s pop duo, The Peas from gates open at 10:55am. 

 

We will be showing the Ireland Vs. Wales Six Nations match starting at 2:15pm. 

 

The bars will be staying open to show the Scotland Vs. England Six Nations match starting at 4:45pm. 

Gates Open

10:55

First Race

12:55

Last Race

4:25

There are many famous names etched on the trophy including Saint Calvados claiming the title. The six-year-old gelding was championed home by Aiden Coleman in 2018 and has gone on to recently win in 2019 at The Showcase, with jockey Gavin Sheehan.

 

As this day is all about the novice racehorse, we thought we’d make it a special occasion if you are an inexperienced racegoer with lots of activities and entertainment that will educate and de-mystify the often complex world of horse racing. RacingExplained!

 

For The Agetur Kingmaker Chase Day, we often welcome novice racehorses and this is the perfect raceday to welcome novice racegoers alike. 

 

There will be a range of activities that will educate, inform and give you the top tips to enjoy a day at Warwick Racecourse. For more information take a look at Racing Explained to learn everything you need to about Horse Racing. 

 

From gates open, Crossie's Corner will be open with a Horse Equicizor to see if you have what it takes as a jockey and discuss with legendary bookmaker, Gary Wiltshire his tips for the day.

 

Between 12:20-12:30 there will be a painted horse demonstration in the parade ring with Rachel Keeble to educate racegoers on the muscular, skeletal and fascial structure of the horse.

 

From 1:10-1:20, there will be a parade from Retraining of Racehorses with iconic horses in racing to include:

  • The New One, winner of over 20 races and over £1 million in prize money
  • Coneygree, winner of nine races and the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2015
  • Carruthers, winner of ten races and finished second in the 2014 Classic Chase
  • Thomas Crapper, winners of seven races and second at two Cheltenham Festivals
  • Miko De Beauchene, winner of four races and won the 2007 Welsh National
  • Annacotty, winner of seven races and won 2015 Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham.

 

1:45-1:50 - There will be a talk with the BHA racecourse Vet, Katie Byam-Cook about her role and racehorse welfare.

2:20-2:25 - Find out about Clerk of the Course, Jane Hedley's role and what she does day-to-day. 

2:55 - A chat with General Manager, Andre Klein

3:30 - A talk with a jockey to discuss day-to-day life and what it takes to be a professional jockey.

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

Sponsors and racenames correct as of 10/01/20. Subject to change.

 

GATES OPEN: 10:55AM

 

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

12:55

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

2m abt 5f

Hurdle

1:30

The racingtv.com/free trial Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 4)

Abt 2m

Hurdle

2:05

The Agetur UK Kingmaker Novice Steeple Chase (Grade 2) (Class 1)

Abt 2m

Chase

2:40

The St Mary's Lands Warwick Mares' Hurdle (Listed) (NHMops Bonus Race) (Class 1)

2m abt 5f

Hurdle

3:15

The Warwick Castle Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)

2m abt 4f

Chase

3:50

The Every Race Live on Racing TV Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 4)

2m abt 2f

Hurdle

4:25

The Watch Irish Racing on Racing TV Intermediate National Hunt Flat Race (Class 5)

Abt 2m

NH Flat

The Going

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