“They’re off” on Friday 16th!

WealthThe Blog’s editorial team are getting excited about  the start of this season’s national Hunt Racing at Wincanton on Friday 16th October.

Our racing correspondent Winterborne Longjohns is surely sharpening his pen and his wits to bring you the very best racing information as we write this. (He has been very quiet during the summer.)

Every year optimism triumphs over experience. Modest sums are lodged with Paddy Power and William Hill, and we convince ourselves against all the odds that that Messrs Tizzard, Nicholls, Hobbs and Fry can land that elusive 25,000-1 Yankee.

Watching the racing at the course is great fun. There is a band of regulars who are very welcoming, and there are many local people there.

It costs £20 for a Premier enclosure ticket on the gate, but you can save a fiver by booking in advance at http://wincanton.thejockeyclub.co.uk/events-tickets/whats-on/under-starters-orders.

Or you can pay £23 in advance and get a “Premium Punters ticket”, which provides entrance, a race card with Timeform ratings, a pint of lager or a glass of wine and a £5.00 food voucher. Great value, since the extras alone will set you back about £12 if you bought them separately.

There are further race meetings  on October 25th and November 7th.

See you there.

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