Enjoy Easter Races at Eyton Races

Event:             Eyton Races – North Shropshire Hunt Point-to-Point 

Date:              Monday 21st April 2014

Time:             Gate opens 11am. First race 2:00pm; last race 5:40pm.

Location:       Eyton-on-Severn, Wroxeter, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 6PW.

Eyton-on-Severn is located 7m SE of Shrewsbury, off the B4380 via the A5 and the M54 (exit 7). Postcode location: SY5 6PW.

Enjoy a day at the races on Easter Monday, 21 April when the North Shropshire Hunt Point-to-Point is taking place at Eyton. As always, it promises to be a great day out for all the family – with a total of seven races, a fun fair, licensed bar, bookmakers, stalls selling country clothing, equine accessories and garden furniture as well as delicious food, celebrating the ‘Best of Shropshire.’

Point-to-Point at Eyton is an amateur form of steeple chasing, set in the beauty of rural Shropshire, with panoramic views of Wenlock Edge and views over to The Wrekin and the Long Mynd. A popular venue for local jockeys, this year sees the return of many experienced point-to-point riders as well as a host of new, young jockeys, hoping for wins for the first time at Eyton.

Ben Shaw, Chairman of the North Shropshire Point-to-Point Committee commented, “It is great to be seeing Eyton into its 91st year. The committee is working hard to plan another exciting race day, with something for everyone – whether they enjoy the thrill of the races, betting on the horses, the food or the funfair.

“Despite the dreadful weather we have experienced, we are all gearing up for Eyton 2014. Support from sponsors, organisers and helpers has been wonderful – and we hope that, whatever the weather on the day, people will come to Eyton Races and enjoy a great day out.”

The gate opens at 11am, with the first race taking place at 2:00pm and the last at 5:40pm. Admission is £10 and free for under 12’s. Car parking is free. 

Pete White Pete White

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