Carlisle racecourse gears up for medieval day on Sunday

First published in Horse racing The Westmorland Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Senior News/Sport Reporter

CARLISLE Racecourse will host ‘Ye Olde Medieval Day’ on Sunday as part its penultimate race day of the year.

Entertainment will include birds of prey, jugglers, a minstrel and mounted knights, as well as children’s rides and a Punch and Judy show.

In testing conditions, the feature race will be the £15,000 OG’s Racing Club Northern Tour Handicap Chase and Greystoke trainer Nicky Richards is expected to send out Skippers Brig.

Richards will be hoping for a fourth consecutive victory at the track in the three-mile race.

Annual members badges for 2010 are now on sale, priced at £130 for a single, £110 for an OAP single and £210 for a double.

Gates open at 10.55am. The first race is at 12.55pm, with the finale is at 3.35pm.

The final racing of 2009 is Christmas Countdown family day - starring the Aviemore Reindeer - on Sunday, December 20.

2009/2010 jump racing season Sunday, 29 November - Ye Olde Medieval Day Sunday, 20 December - Christmas Countdown Day Wednesday, 10 February - Afternoon racing Monday, 22 February - Afternoon racing Thursday, 11 March - Afternoon racing Sunday, 21 March - Sporting Champions family day Friday, 26 March - Afternoon racing 'Easter Saturday,' 3 April - Easter family fun day

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