The North Yorkshire racecourse had some unusual contenders during the Malton Festival Of Racing. The Horse Hopper Inter-yard Challenge found teams racing against each other run by the The Racing Welfare charity.
Epsom Racecourse stages an action packed day of horse racing with FREE family entertainment, including a space hopper race, zip wires and face painters!
There are plenty of action packed activities to keep everyone entertained throughout the day, which of course will all have their own Superhero twist. Take on the challenge of the high rope assault course, or zoom through the racecourse on a zip wire. There will be facepainters, bouncy castles and a petting zoo too.. To top it off, the Batmobile is back, for you to get up close to the infamous crime fighting supercar. It’s also not just horse racing that you’ll be seeing on the track.
To kickstart the day, The Space Hopper Relay will be taking place, with local trainers yards battling it out for the title. What’s more they will be running Children’s races, giving little one the chance to cross the famous Epsom Downs finishing line! Dressing up as a superhero is optional but definitely encouraged!
The Jockey Club charity Racing Welfare have come back to us again for more hoppers for their latest spacehopper needs.
The Lambourn Stable Star Olympics included a fun Retro Space Hopper race where a photo finish was a cert.
— Dawn Goodfellow (@DawnGoodfellow) August 13, 2017
HRH The Princess Royal, President of Racing Welfare hosted a charity lunch for over 300 guests on Monday 31st March at Plumpton Racecourse.
One of the highlights of the day was the ‘Space Hopper Grand National’, the brainchild of Racing Welfare’s Fundraising Executive Jo Littmoden. Jo said “I came up with the idea because the Goldstein and Moore families have a long history and association with Plumpton Racecourse and supporters of the charity. Seeing both families bounce against one another on the home straight would be a great addition to the day and fun for all! Thankfully they said yes!”
Prior to the first race of the day, Team Moore and Team Goldstein bounced the last 200 metres of the racecourse and jump 3 mini-fences whilst seated on their space hoppers!
Racing Welfare raised over £55,000 at Plumpton raceday.
If you wish to find out more about the great work Racing Welfare do, or access other events run by them visit http://www.racingwelfare.co.uk Racing Welfare is a registered charity No 1084042.