Brett Williams set for debut in Cup clash
August 05, 2011
Newbury's family fun day last Sunday attracted a crowd of 8,600, more than a fifth higher than last year.
Racing highlights included the Listed European Breeders’ Fund Paco Boy Chalice Stakes, won by the Roger Charlton-trained Sea of Heartbreak with Steve Drowne in the saddle.
Another impressive performance came from Balty Boys, who is part-owned by Sir Alex Ferguson, in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden Stakes.
The Cape Cross colt looks a promising prospect for Lambourn trainer Barry Hills and was ridden by his son Michael.
Megan Nicholls, daughter of Champion jump trainer Paul, displayed her pedigree for the sport with a winning performance in the Charles Owen Pony Race on Wotarisk.
Off the track, younger racegoers meet special guest Noddy, while enjoying pony rides, pottery workshops and face painting.
Also in attendance was Newbury racecourse mascot Harry the Horse, along with mascots from London Irish rugby club and Reading FC.
Racing returns to Newbury next Friday and Saturday.
The latter is Ladies Day featuring Hungerford Stakes and will be followed by Tom Jones in concert.