Former racing stars to take part in charity horserace at Lingfield

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  • Past stars of the turf are returning to the racecourse this week for a charity horserace at Lingfield Park.

    Run by Oxfordshire-based charity HEROS (Homing Ex-Racehorses Organisation Scheme) the raceday will take place at the Surrey racecourse this Friday (20 March).

    Former jockeys John Reid, Gay Kellaway, Pat Murphy and Brendan Powell will be getting back in the saddle for the race while Pat Eddery will be acting as the race starter.

    There will also be a parade of past Lingfield winners including Suggestive — whose career started with a win at the course in 2001, Zucchero — who went on to win The Lincoln Handicap, Zanay and Sri Diamond — both winners of the Winter Derby and Rapporteur who won 19 races at Lingfield.

    The parade will be led by Monsignor, the face of HEROS.

    The charity race is at 1.15pm.

    For more information visit www.heroscharity.org

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