Fontwell hope for repeat of record-breaker

The last one was a record-breaker '“ and Fontwell Park are hoping today's family fun day is another winner.

Friday, 2nd September 2016, 1:30 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:29 am
Fontwell bosses are hoping the sun shines for Sunday's family race day / Picture by Clive Bennett

May’s similar event at the figure-of-eight-shaped jumps course brought a modern-day record attendance to Fontwell Park as almost 10,000 people packed on to the site.

Sunday’s action-packed day of racing and free entertainment includes a fun fair, pony rides, a bouncy castle, an inflatable assault course, bungee trampolines, zorbing, laser quest and face painting.

Kidsrome will head to Fontwell Park with an entourage of donkeys, llamas, goats, chickens, ducks and rabbits.

Racing begins at 2.20pm with the last of seven races off at 5.20pm.

Trainer Dan Skelton and jockey brother Harry have a couple of entries at this stage, including Workbench, who has won the Fuller’s Cup at the track’s October festival for the past two years.

He is due to run in the Stephanie Rees Rainbow Child Foundation Handicap Hurdle at 3.50pm.

Our tips: 2.20 Kentford Heiress, 2.50 Milrow, 3.20 Mrs Burbidge, 3.50 Shalianzi, 4.20 Big Dawg, 4.50 Ciceron, 5.20 Jezzebelle.

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