Plumpton Charity Raceday 2019

Plumpton Racecourse has announced that it will be hosting its traditional Charity Raceday at on October 21 this year.

For the first time it will support the Bob Champion Cancer Trust. Bob’s connection with racing and, in particular, his links to Plumpton where he rode his first career winner in 1968 on Altercation, make the track a good selection a for this occasion.

Bob Champion MBE said: “Plumpton is one of my favourite courses and I was lucky enough to ride for Isidore Kerman and he certainly had some great horses. I have always enjoyed visiting the course over the years.

“This Charity Raceday will be something special and I am thrilled that it is benefiting the Trust. Our researchers are achieving great results – you never know we may even be able to make a research announcement on the day!

Bob Champion

“I’m really looking forward to it and hope many racegoers will join us on the day.”

The day will aim to build on previous years’ charity raceday successes, when more than £70,000 has been raised on the day in the past for charity Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre, which plays a vital role in retraining ex-racehorses for lives outside racing.

The Bob Champion Cancer Trust  is another extremely worthwhile charity, which plays an important role in raising funds to support cancer research programmes at the
University of East Anglia and the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton, Surrey.

To date more than £15 million has been raised for this worthy cause. This event supporting the trust at Plumpton promises to make this raceday another memorable
day, boosting funds for cancer research even further.

Tables of 10 or 12 are available with tickets at £95 per person, which includes racecourse entry, drinks reception,a three course lunch followed by afternoon tea.

Shetland pony racing on a previous charity day at Plumpton Photo: Jeannie Knight

Traditional Shetland Pony Race will take place before racing and sponsorship of the ponies, together with many other opportunities to contribute to the day, are available by
contacting Lucy Wilkinson on lucy@bobchampion.org.uk or visit www.bobchampion.org.uk or call the office on 0207 924 3553.

Any inquiries re tickets or the event generally, can be made via racing@plumptonracecourse.co.uk or on 01273 890393.

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