The final flat meeting of 2019, there is always brilliant racing, focused around the Group 3 Molson Coors Brewing Company Stakes (Registered as the Horris Hill Stakes) and a great atmosphere to bring the curtains down on another season.
One of the highlights of the day will be the launch of the Berkshire & Vale of White Horse Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, an incredible spectacle for all. This will involve the delivery of a Poppy which once again will be by helicopter. Two local secondary schools have compiled art exhibitions focussing around a poppy display, whilst on the day there will be the opportunity to take part in an art workshop with Brush Party. Adding to the fun, children can live out their imagination; being transformed from princess to ferocious tiger by our incredible face painter. All these activities are available on the day for free.
The Household Cavalry will also be in attendance with a recruitment truck and two troopers in ceremonial dress. From Homefront History, there will be vehicles and volunteers who will be taking part in re-enactments and tableaus whilst dressed in vintage uniform. This will give racegoers a chance to experience what life in the Armed Forces has been like throughout the years.
Out on the track, the racing features two Group 3 Races – The Victoria Club Stakes (Registered as the St Simon Stakes) and The Molson Coors Brewing Company Stakes (Registered as the Horris Hill Stakes). Last years running saw a dead heat in the Victoria Club Stakes, with Morando and Young Rascal sharing the honours, whilst the Molson Coors Brewing Company Stakes was won by Mohaather who went on to win the Group 3 Watership Down Stud Greenham Stakes back at Newbury. It’s always a great chance to see stars of the future in action.
We will also celebrate the end of the 2019 Flat season with our very own end of season awards, The Newburys. Acknowledging the season’s leading owner, trainer and jockey at the Berkshire track, as well as Moment of the season which is voted for by the public.
As always, we are delighted to offer free entry for Armed Forces personnel, past and present. Please call 01635 40015 to redeem this.