Horse Racing - Plumpton Easter Meeting

Did you win on the National? Me neither. The thing was, I could have won, if only I’d listened properly to the hot tip given to me by my six-year-old son Sam. I told him I was going to place a bet and he said, “number six will win Daddy”. I looked, but felt that number six, Le Roi Miguel, didn’t look like a winner and plumped for Joe’s Edge instead. As my selection headed bravely around the course for the second lap, Le Roi Miguel fell at the nineteenth and all seemed well. That was until I heard the name of the horse which went on to be the clear winner – “and Numbersixvalverde wins the National again for Ireland”, is a phrase I won’t forget for a while.

Luckily, I have two chances this weekend to re-tap in to Sam’s psychic powers, as Plumpton puts on its two day Easter festival. There is a seven-race National Hunt card on Sunday with a further six and a charity flat race on the Monday. Racing starts at 2.30pm on both days, but you can enjoy a full day out by taking advantage of the funfair in the centre of course that opens from 11am. Make use of the enclosure facilities, enjoy your picnic, have a drink or two, win at the fair; but most importantly of all, pay very close attention to any tips that come you’re way, and keep an eye on number six. NW

Sixth sense: never look a gift tip in the mouth
Plumpton Racecourse, Plumpton
When? Sat & Sun Gates 11am; races 2.30pm
How Much? Adults Enclosure £10; Grandstand £13; Premier £17;
All under 16’s Free
Plumpton Racecourse
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