HORSERACING: RACING will be the key attraction in Warwick this weekend as thousands of punters are expected to turn out for Warwick’s annual Classic Chase meeting.
After more than 6,500 people attended the venue’s New Year’s Eve fixture, bosses at the course are confident of another large crowd as some of the world’s top trainers and jockeys take centre stage.
Among the highlights on race-day are the feature Betfred Classic Chase at 3.35pm and the Leamington Novices’ Hurdle, won previously by Cheltenham Festival winner The New One.
The Classic Chase has welcomed many of racing’s greats in the past – and was won last year by the Kerry Lee trained Russe Blanc.
Other big names to feature on the list of winners include Grand National regular Shotgun Paddy, Hey Big Spender and West End Rocker.
This year’s renewal sees the pre-declaration entries of horses including Midnight Prayer, the well handicapped Doctor Harper and Vivaldi Collonges, trained by champion trainer Paul Nicholls.
Five other races will feature on the day, the first of which starting at 12.40pm with the day concluding at 4.05pm with the Betfred National Hunt Flat Race.
Newly revamped ITV Racing will be on hand to broadcast live from the track with four live races broadcast on TV with expert analysis from presenters Ed Chamberlin, Luke Harvey, Matt Chapman and others.
Visit www.warwick.thejockeyclub.co.uk to purchase advanced online tickets, which are priced just £15.