Top jockeys at Yarmouth
Yarmouth racegoers will be able to see two champions in opposition today. They are Jamie Spencer, the leading senior jockey in 2005, and Saleem Golam, the top apprentice.
Yarmouth racegoers will be able to see two champions in opposition today. They are Jamie Spencer, the leading senior jockey in 2005, and Saleem Golam, the top apprentice. Michael Hills, though, is taken to land the totejackpot European Breeders Fund Novice Stakes on Captain Marvelous. The horse is trained trained by Hills' father, Barry. He believes this two-year-old could be Royal Ascot material, so he will have to be up to taking this.
Course officials are expected good crowds for the two-day spring meeting, which starts today with an eight-race card.
The biggest supporter of British horse racing - the Tote - is showing its backing for the sport in Norfolk by sponsoring all 15 races over the two days.
With the children off school, special entertainment is being laid on. Two of the services are putting on a show for visitors, with the Navy and Army display teams in action. There's traditional seaside children's fare as well - a Punch and Judy show, a magic show, face painters, and a bouncy castle.
Racing starts at 1.40pm today and 2.20pm tomorrow.
Admission is Premier Enclosure £17, grandstand and paddock £11. Accompanied children aged under 16 admitted free.
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Kerry's Dream, meanwhile, looks to have all the right attributes for the Listed Hilary Needler Trophy over Beverley's flying five furlongs this evening.
Tim Easterby's two-year-old filly won on her racecourse bow at Ripon in April, but it was her performance in a Listed race at York two weeks ago that marked her down as an above average juvenile.
Tips for today
Yarmouth: 1.40 Mahrajaan 2.10 Captain Marvellous, 2.45 Heart And Hand, 3.20 Wild Academy, 3.55 Bobski, 4.30 Motu, 5.05 Rotuma, 5.35 Taxman.