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Brighton Racecourse Hosts Kids Love The Races Roadshow

Thu, Aug 29, 2013

New interactive roadshow for kids on course on Sunday 1st September.

There aren't many places that you can take the kids for free in the school holidays but Brighton Racecourse is a great exception with children under 18 admitted free of charge throughout the year when accompanied by an adult.

And there's never been a better time to visit than this weekend (Sunday 1st September) when the course will be hosting a new interactive 'Kids love the Races' roadshow designed to entertain and engage children in the sport.

Here, budding young jockeys can enjoy finding out more about the equine and human stars of the sport, design their own racing silks and take a look at some specialist racing equipment. They'll also be able to check out what racehorses eat to keep them in tip-top condition and learn about what happens at the track.

And the fun and games don't stop there as the course will also be providing some great entertainment, including your opportunity to meet some of your Superheros, a Mascot Race, fairground activities, and a soccer skills session with the Albion in the Community. With all of this going on, and seven great races, there is something for all of the family at this meeting.

Stuart Dorn, General Manager at Brighton Racecourse said, "It is fantastic to have a family race meeting back at Brighton Racecourse. Great British Racing does some great working in getting the thrilling sport of horse racing more in the public eye, and this interactive roadshow is another excellent example of that, providing children with some fun activities and a greater insight into our sport."

Rod Street, Chief Executive of Great British Racing, said: "Racing provides fantastic entertainment and sporting action for all the family and is one of the few leisure activities where kids go free. As well as the thrill of watching horses race around the track at over
40 mph this new, interactive roadshow will help kids get the most out of a great day at the races."

For more information about the Kids love the Races roadshow and details of all the family fun days taking place at racecourses this summer visit

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Stephanie Ensten / Stuart Dorn