CHEPSTOW HOST CHARITY 2017 FESTIVAL PREVIEW

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 The Racing Horse is looking forward to Thursday 2nd March at Chepstow Racecourse where they host their first ever stand alone Cheltenham Festival Preview Evening in aid of Velindre Cancer Hospital and Racing Welfare.

 STAR-STUDDED LINE UP

The evening, in which 100% of the money raised will go to charity, has secured a star-studded line up that includes Champion Jockey Richard Johnson, 10-times Champion Trainer Paul Nicholls and TV personality and dedicated racing enthusiast Jeremy Kyle. Coral Bookmaker is delighted to confirm that it will be the title sponsor of the Festival Preview which sees PR Director, Simon Clare, host the panel. Furthermore, additional support has been secured with two most legendary jockeys Ruby Walsh and Sir Anthony McCoy, where they will join the panel on Facetime. It is bound to be both interesting and fun and The Racing Horse will review the action on Friday 3rd March.

SIMON CLARE OF CORAL TOLD US:

Simon Clare of Coral told us: "It is a great pleasure to sponsor Chepstow's new Cheltenham Festival preview event, and an honour that I have been entrusted with the job of chairing the event particularly with such a high calibre panel to try and control" Coral sponsor one of our favourite National Hunt Races of the racing calendar in the Welsh Grand National and it is good to see them continue their close links with Chepstow Racecourse...

EVENING COMMENCES IN THE SILKS RESTUARANT

The evening commences at 7pm in the Silks Restaurant at Chepstow Racecourse on Thursday, 2nd March 2017. Tickets cost £25 per person and includes supper.

INFORMATION

Tickets can be purchased on 01291 622260 and lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, office hours. For further information please contact:

Hannah Walker (Event Organiser)
Mobile: 07971 598287
Email: hannahwalker@localdial.com

The fundraising evening at Chepstow Racecourse has a strong local connection with event organiser, Hannah Walker, explaining: "In September, my family and I lost our father, Roger Lewis, to bowel cancer. Roger had a strong association with Chepstow Racecourse - not only did he ride his first winner on the green grass called home, but he also hosted on-course tours and Winning Connections.

"While undergo radiotherapy and chemotherapy, horseracing provided much light relief to Roger and as a family we were able to enjoy a bucket list outing to the 2016 Cheltenham Festival, before his terminal cancer progressed. Too many people are confronted with cancer and to able to raise funds for Velindre Cancer Hospital and Racing Welfare – charities that helped us so much during such testing times - would make my father so very proud."

Chepstow's Executive Director, Phil Bell, said: "This evening will honour our great friend, Roger Lewis while raising significant funds for two worthy causes. The outstanding line-up will not only provide attendees with an unbeatable insight into next year's Cheltenham Festival contenders but also a fun filled evening."

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Chepstow Racecourse's entertaining facilities can be adapted entirely to offer Charities the opportunity to raise money on one of their race days, through a variety of mediums. They run several charity days through the year on behalf of a number of charities, and companies with a chosen charity. This enables Charities to raise vital funds for their cause, and can be either a hospitality event, or combined with sponsorship.

For more details or to discuss further, please contact the events team on 01291 622260 or email Caroline on cwilliams@chepstow-racecourse.co.uk

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