Northern Racing College hosts annual open day this weekend

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  • Northern Racing College in Doncaster is opening its gates to the public this Saturday, 14 September, for its annual open day.

    Demonstrations on the day will include displays from the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre, South Yorkshire mounted police, Riding for the Disabled and The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, as well as pony racing, Arabian racing, jockeys schooling over hurdles and fences, polocrosse, carriage driving and Pony Club mounted games.

    There will also be practical demonstrations from an equine dentist and a farrier, as well as a talk from an equine nutritionist.

    A spokesman for the college said: “This charity event is our biggest fundraiser of the year and is organised by the ‘Friends of the Northern Racing College’.

    “The day is very much about a celebration of the horse and we have many demonstrations taking place. Our silent auction will hopefully also prove a huge hit with visitors.”

    Lots in the silent auction include a trip to Coolmore Stud in Ireland, a visit to Mouse Morris’s stables, a private tour of Sheikh Mohammed’s Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket, a champagne breakfast with trainer Jonjo O’Neill, signed jockey’s breeches and badges to Newmarket, Aintree and Cheltenham races.

    The day starts at 10.30am. For more information visit www.northernracingcollege.co.uk

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