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08:00 Thursday 12 May 2011 

Royal Windsor Racecourse Diary

With Royal Windsor Racing Club horse Kilburn winning at Plumpton on Sunday by 23 lengths, the mood was very good around the racecourse on Monday night.

It was his first run over hurdles and what a display, the headache is now where to go with him next.
I think Moose’s banter with Alan Brazil on Talksport that he should head for Cheltenham may be a little ambitious but what a revelation and fantastic news for Royal Windsor Race-course’s own club!

There was a very good crowd at the racecourse on Monday and the big trainers were out in force.
Luca Cumani was a notable attendee and a very good pointer of expectation for his horse Alkimos, ridden by Kieron Fallon, who duly justified favouritism to win by more than a  length at 4/6 on.

The feature race on the card - The Stakes (registered as The Royal Windsor Stakes) - was won in some style by Side Glance for Andrew Balding.

Heavily backed it went off at 4/6 on and won the race  in a very fast time.

Side Glance is very much a horse to keep an eye on and is an improving four-year old.

Vestra Wealth enjoyed their first ever night of racing sponsorship, and with three races sponsored, the highlight was Rees’ Rascal, a fantastic grey gelding who won the Vestra Wealth Private Client Handicap by four lengths for Jim Boyle at 10-1.

It was a busy night for celebrities. Eddie Jordan popped in, Mel Smith was seen in the Annual Badge Holders Enclosure and Bob Champion was in the paddock.

We always love photos of our racegoers with famous faces, so why not become a fan of Windsor Racecourse on Facebook and upload your pictures.

We give a pair of club enclosure tickets for the best ones.

We next race on Monday, May 16. Royal Windsor Racecourse hospitality is still available and the first race is at 6pm – come racing!

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