If you’re looking for something to do during the October  half-term week, the Discover Racing day on Thursday 27th October at Lingfield Park is perfect for all the family.

Don’t worry if you’ve never been racing before, this is the day when everyone can learn something new about our fantastic sport. Start the day early with a behind-the-scenes tour of the racecourse where you’ll get to see areas not usually open to the public such as the Weighing Room and the Saddling Boxes in the company of an expert who’ll be on hand to explain what happens. 

There will also be a display of horsemanship from master ‘horse whisperer’ Gary Witheford.  Gary is no stranger to Lingfield Park and is back by popular demand to demonstrate his unique skills in communication with horses.  Gary is one of those rare people who has been able, through a combination of natural ability, a willingness to discover and adopt new techniques, and a real passion for working with difficult horses, to carve himself a unique niche in the horse world.  As such, he is in demand not only to assist with ‘difficult horses’ but also to introduce young race horses to their racing career.  He’ll be here to show you how ayoung horse learns to wear a saddle and carry a jockey.

Additionally there’ll be an opportunity to watch how a farrier puts shoes on a horse and listen to talks from industry experts including a vet and a trainer on what to look for in a racehorse.

For our younger visitors, our resident face painters will be on hand to create monsters – well it is nearly Hallowe'en!

Tickets are on sale now priced from just £13.50* (£15 on the day).  Don’t forget that accompanied under 18’s are admitted free of charge.  There are also discounts available for groups of 10 or more and concessions for over 60’s and students – making it a great day out for all the family.

For further information, please contact 01342 834 800 or visit www.lingfieldpark.co.uk

*Tickets must be purchased by 5pm on Monday 24th October.

Allison Graham

Allison is the Publisher of Eclipse Magazine. She loves going to the Races and is learning to bet (despite being officially the worst bettor in the History of the Universe), there's a lot more to learn...

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