Christmas jumpers to get one last outing at special race day

Race-goers at Wetherby are being invited to give their Christmas jumpers the last, or only, official outing.

In return officials at the West Yorkshire racecourse are offering entry into the Paddock Enclosure for just £10 and a prize for the best turned out jumper during the themed meeting on Saturday.

The seven-race programme starts at 12.35pm with a qualifying race in this season’s European Breeders’ Fund Novices’ Hurdle Series.

The first four horses in this contest over the extended two and a half miles will be eligible to compete in the Final of this national series at Sandown Park in March.

Prize money of £18,000 will be offered for the feature race, The Download The New Racing UK iPad App Handicap Chase, contested over two miles.

Another highlight is The Handicap Hurdle over the extended two-and-a-half miles.

There will be a free shuttle bus service between Wetherby Bus Station and the racecourse from 11am, operating every 20 minutes. The bus will run shuttles on the reverse journey up to an hour after the last race (due off at 3.55pm).