Three meetings in December

Taunton hosts the first of three meetings in the month on Thursday December 8th when the six race card boasts a prize fund of �35k.

They’re off at 12.50pm with the Weatherbys Private Banking Novices’ Hurdle race, the first of two 3 mile races during the afternoon.

The sponsors will present a memento to the winning owner and award �50 to the groom in charge of the best turned out horse in the race.

The WilliamHill.com Handicap Hurdle over two and a half miles follows at 1.20pm with sponsors awarding �25 to the groom of the best turned out horse.

The first of two races over fences, both Class 3 events, which carry prize money worth �8,700 follows 1.50pm with the Weatherbys Private Banking Novices’ Limited Handicap Steeple Chase over two miles and a half miles. Again the sponsors will present a memento to the winning owner and award �50 to the groom of the best turned out horse in the race.


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Next to post is the Follow Taunton Racecourse on Facebook Handicap Hurdle race, over three miles.

The SetSquare Recruitment Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 3) at 2.50pm over two miles follows next and the executive at the course are delighted to welcome back Setsquare Recruitment (www.setsquare.uk.com) who are involved in recruiting for the construction industry, and who are long time supporters of Taunton Races. Mr Mike Watson, the M.D. of Setsquare Recruitment will present a bottle of champagne to the winning owner of the race.

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The afternoon concludes with the Free Race Replays on AttheRaces.com ‘Newcomers’ Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race at 3.20pm over two miles.

Taunton will host their Victorian Christmas Fayre and Best of Somerset Produce Raceday on Tuesday 20th December when the first race is due off at 12.30pm so make a date in your diary now for this special family raceday.

Racegoers are reminded that a courtesy coach departs from Taunton Railway Station an hour before the first race, picking up at the Bus Station in town a few minutes later and returning from the course 30 minutes after the final race.

For further details and to book tickets in advance log onto www.tauntonracecourse.co.uk of call 01823 337172.

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