Residents and friends gathered for a hugely enjoyable Race Night. Not only did we raise the roof with cheering our horses on but we raised money for the Mayor’s charities too.
Not everyone had been to a Race Night before, but it wasn’t long before we all got the hang of it. The evening began with a hearty, Irish themed supper and then the racing began in earnest. Compere Ian added professional know how to the event and soon we were all putting our money where our mouths were, betting on horses and even buying ownership of the horses we liked the sound of.
The first race was named The Chain Gang Classic, after the enthusiastic party of mayors and their partners who attended in support of the occasion. The other races, such as the Rose of Waterside Cup, Middleton Magic Stakes and Into the Woods Spirit Cup were equally popular.
The takings for each race were split 50/50 with half going to the Mayor’s Charities. The other half was divided amongst those who bet on the winning horse. Additional prizes were presented to the winning horse owners.
Thank you to everyone who supported the event. In response to the very positive feedback …. yes, we will have another similar event in the future!