Thursday, February 01, 2007

Rookie riders start getting ready

The BBC reports that John Smith's were overwhelmed by more than 3500 entries to ride in an amateurs' charity race to be run over six furlongs at the Grand National meeting in April.

Thirty individuals have been selected to progress to the next stage including a housewife, a brickie and a fireman. Eventually ten riders will turn out for "The People's race" which will be the first race on the card on Saturday 14 April.

Further details at

This looks like a story which will generate a huge amount of interest.

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