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Top prizes on offer at Malton Stables Open Day
1:40pm Wednesday 15th August 2012 in News
VISITORS to next weekend’s Malton Stables Open Day will have the opportunity to win three fabulous prizes which have been donated for the event.
First prize is a priceless framed photograph of unbeaten superstar Frankel, winning the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket with Tom Queally on board, signed by Queally and trainer Sir Henry Cecil and donated by Brian Lunn Photography.
Second prize is dinner, bed and breakfast for two people at The Talbot Hotel , Malton, with third prize a pair of racing breeches donated by Keiren Fallon.
A coupon for the draw is included in the open day programme, produced by the Gazette & Herald, which will be available on the day priced £3, with collecting boxes for entries at the yards.
All the entries will be gathered at the Talbot Hotel and the winners will be the first three names drawn.
Malton Stables open day has been revived after 10 years due to demand from trainers and members of the public.
Organised by Malton Racing Association, visitors will be able to visit local yards and horses, with many of the trainers laying on a number of extra attractions.
The Northern Racing College is sending a group of students with an equiciser to Tim Fitzgerald’s Norton Grange Stables where everyone can have a go to see how they would fare in the saddle.
Retraining of Racehorses is holding a display, also at Norton Grange Stables at 11am, featuring locally-trained favourites including Knot In Wood, Brooklyn Brownie, Bond Playboy and Elverys. There will also be farriery demonstrations at Richard Fahey ’s Musley Bank Stables, 11.30am–12.30pm.
Equine dentistry will be demonstrated at Lawrence Mullaney’s stables at 11.30am, and at Brian Ellison’s stables from 10am- noon and there will be a demonstration of equine physiotherapy from 12 noon-1pm.
Paul Midgley will be showing horses cantering throughout the morning at his Sandfield Farm Stables in Westow and there will also be an equiciser available for people to try out riding a finish.
Tim Easterby is opening all three of his yards, and will be selling tea, coffee, and bacon sandwiches with all proceeds going to the event charities Malton Hospital , the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Jack Berry House based in Malton.
Three main car parks at Highfields Stable, off Beverley Road, Star Cottage in Welham Road and Wold House Stables, Langton Road, will be set up with coaches taking visitors to and from the yards as well as a park and ride in Malton Market Place to Richard Fahey’s yard.
Malton Racing Association’s Karon Brown said they were encouraging people to arrive in good time and make use of the transport provided.
“The coaches will be available from 9am to 1pm and will run a continuous route around the yards, picking up and dropping off at each one. There should be a bus approximately every 20 minutes,” she said.
“At Tim Easterby’s Habton Grange Stables visitors will be able to purchase tea, coffee and bacon sandwiches, with all proceeds going to the charities being supported by the open day and at each of the car parks in Norton there will be toilets and a refreshments stall.”
Karon said there would also be a marquee, donated by Malton Marquees, in the town’s Market Place, which will be serving tea, coffee and a selection of food prepared by Malton Relish and The Patisserie.
“This will be open during the morning and will stay open after the yards close,” she said.
“Alongside this there will be a selection of trade stands, including a display by Racing For Change, with information about the many ways available for you to become a racehorse owner and Suddaby’s pub will be putting on live music during the afternoon.”
Stables will be open on Sunday, August 26, 9am-1pm.
Tickets are £10 for adults with accompanied under 16s free and will be available on the day. They include a £3 concession for Beverley Races the same day.
For more information visit www.maltonstablesopenday.co.uk