THE “voice of racing” - Derek ‘Tommo’ Thompson – will be helping to bring down the curtain on another successful season of racing at Taunton Racecourse next Wednesday.

He will be hosting an evening meeting sponsored by Bathwick Tyres, with the first of seven races due off at 4.55pm.

Thompson said: “Taunton is one of the friendliest racecourses in the world and you don't need to travel to Cheltenham to see the stars - come to Taunton!

“Come and enjoy the atmosphere and have a great night out”

In addition to the action on the course there will be a hog roast, outside bars and two giant screens to watch all of the racing.

Racegoers are also invited to come along in fancy dress to have a chance to win prizes for the best dressed knights and the best dressed maidens.

Prizes include HD TVs and shopping vouchers.

To receive a discount of up to 20%, book online before 10am on Tuesday.

Accompanied children under 16 years of age are admitted free.

A courtesy bus will depart from Taunton Railway Station one hour before the first race, calling at Castle Green en route and returning 30 minutes after the start of the last race.