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Don’t miss the ‘Lamb National’ at Ascot this...

Don’t miss the ‘Lamb National’ at Ascot this weekend

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This Sunday it’s Spring Family Race Day at Ascot – featuring their famous Lamb National

Words Aarzoo Snigdha

Ascot Racecourse will mark the conclusion of its 2016-17 Jumps Season with a celebration of the British countryside at its first Family Race day for 2017 this Sunday, 2nd April. It’s a great family day out featuring plenty of entertainment for children and adults alike including the Lamb National.

The Spring Family Race day has become a firm family favourite in recent years. With free entry for children it is always a great celebration of the British countryside, both on and off the track.

Together with a seven-race Jumps card, race goers can look forward to a host of countryside activities including a working dog demonstration, a bygone country skills demo, willow bank making, a visit from Peter Rabbit and The Gruffalo, an animal petting far, falconry and duck displays.

Children can try their hand at pony riding, while the centrepiece of the day is always the Lamb National. Featuring six Herdwick sheep, infamous Red Ram, Mint Sauce and friends will take to the Queen Anne Lawns for a race over mini fences in between racing,  just under a week before the Grand National takes place at Aintree!

Tickets start from £30 for the King Edward VII Enclosure and £24 for the Queen Anne Enclosure if booked in advance. Free entry for children under 18 with a full paying adult.

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