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In pictures: Thousands attend Windsor Racecourse family fun day

In pictures: Thousands attend Windsor Racecourse family fun day

Lucy Elder

In pictures: Thousands attend Windsor Racecourse family fun day

Thousands of racegoers flocked to Royal Windsor Racecourse for a Family Fun Day yesterday.


Crowds enjoyed the sunshine and activities on offer at the Maidenhead Road venue as jockeys in bright silks sped past on the racecourse.

As well as a full race card, children could get their picture taken with Katsuma and Poppet from Moshi Monsters.

There was also a fun fair, Go Ape! segways and face painting.

"It has been fab," said Naomi Joyce, marketing manager at the racecourse, speaking at the event.

"We have got loads of entertainment here today."

The racecourse also has regular Monday night meetings throughout the summer.

She added another attraction was the Young Hooves Club, which aims to get children more interested in what racing is all about.

"We are encouraging children to have more of an interest in race horses and racing itself," she said.

How to become a jockey, the anatomy of a racehorse and the role of trainers are all featured on the club's website as well as games and competitions.

The first race was won by Catalinas Diamond, trained by Pat Murphy, at 8-1.

Money was also collected for Cancer Research UK, as the venue is hosting a Race for Life event on June 7, and Kidney Research UK.

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