Saturday, June 16, 2007

Warwick's 300th anniversary celebration

Recently, for a school art project, my daughter was instructed to obtain two separate pictures that depicted 'movement' and interweave them to create an original work. Fortunately I had last year's Racing Post calendar to hand, so we worked on similar photos of horses finishing in front of the stands at Epsom to produce the effort shown.

The reason I've taken the trouble to share this with you is that torrential rain has played havoc with several of this weekend's cards. I'd liked the look of Peter Bowen's Irish Wolf in the novice chase at Stratford tomorrow but that meeting has also been called off after the River Avon burst its banks.

Still, we've plenty to look forward to, the obvious highlight being the 'hats & horses' of the Royal Ascot meeting which starts on Tuesday. I'm doing (some) homework and will try to come up with at least one selection per day for my three faithful readers.

The flat meeting at Warwick on Sunday 24th June celebrates 300 years of racing at the track. A big jamboree is planned with the £10 adult admission allowing access to all areas; this really is one of the best value deals the course has put out in a long time. You can check a few fascinating photos from previous generations on the course's web site. With the going currently soft, they'll be hoping for better weather in the week ahead.

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