Enjoy Easter Monday at Eyton Races!

Event:            Eyton Races - South Shropshire Point-to-Point 

Date:              Monday 22nd April 2019

Time:             Gates open 11am.  First race 1.00pm, last race 4.05pm (Hunt Scurry 4.40 pm)

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

What better way to spend Easter Monday than with a day at the races, as the South Shropshire Point-to-Point takes place at Eyton.

Now in its 96th year, this popular race meeting is a wonderful day out for the whole family!  In addition to the thrill of the races and betting with Bookmakers, there will be children’s entertainment, a hound parade, a great selection of food from local suppliers, including Fordhall Farm hog roast, ice cream and crepes; a licensed bar, and stalls selling country clothing and equine accessories. 

The Point-to-Point at Eyton is an amateur form of steeple chasing, set in beautiful rural Shropshire. Racegoers enjoy panoramic views, including Wenlock Edge, the Wrekin and the Long Mynd. A popular venue for local jockeys and trainers, 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.

James Tanner, Joint Chairman of the Point-to-Point Committee commented, “We are delighted to be celebrating our 96th year of Eyton Races – it truly is a wonderful event in the racing calendar.  As always, we can expect an exciting race day, and this year we see the return of the Hunt Scurry, giving all riders, from novice to experienced, the chance to try the renowned Eyton course for themselves!

“We can’t think of a better way to enjoy the end of your long Easter weekend with a fantastic family day out in the glorious Shropshire countryside.  We would like to thank our sponsors, organisers and helpers for their continued support, and we hope that, whatever the weather, people will come to Eyton Races and enjoy a great day out.”

Racegoers will also be pleased to learn that the popular ‘Best Dressed Lady Race-Goer’ Competition, sponsored by Templeton Jones, will be held at the Easter meeting – a chance to pull out all the stops and dress up for race day.  The judges don’t mind hats and wellies, just so long as they are combined with a touch of race day glamour!

Admission is £15 on the gate but for the first time ever tickets can now be prebooked online: www.eyton-races.com/buy-tickets  , under 16’s go free.  Dogs on a lead are most welcome and car parking is free.

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