HORSE RACING: Bumper crowd expected at Taunton tomorrow

This is The West Country: HORSE RACING: Bumper crowd expected at Taunton tomorrow HORSE RACING: Bumper crowd expected at Taunton tomorrow

TAUNTON Racecourse is all set to host its biggest meeting of the season tomorrow (Monday) when the first of the seven races on the card is due to go to post at 12.40pm.

Topping the bill in a card carrying a total of £56,000 in prizes is The Seasons Greetings From Totepool Novices’ Hurdle Race at 2.40pm, a Class 1 race for fillies and mares only, with a massive £20,000 up for grabs.

Top trainers Paul Nicholls, David Pipe, Colin Tizzard, Venetia Williams and Philip Hobbs all have runners while jockeys Richard Johnson, Daryl Jacob, Nick Schofield and Andrew Thornton are all booked to ride.

A total of 79 runners have been declared, including Miss Tinks, who will be running in the colours of the Taunton Racecourse Owners Club in the penultimate event of the day.

The gates will open at 10.30am and with their biggest crowd of the season expected the advice from Taunton Racecourse is to leave in plenty of time.

Racegoers are reminded that a courtesy bus service departs from Taunton Racecourse an hour before the first race, picking up at the bus station near the town centre soon after and returning from the course 30 minutes after the last event.

Taunton host the first of their three meetings next month on Monday, January 6, when anyone buying a grandstand ticket in advance on-line receives a second free.

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