Taunton all set for a terrific Tuesday meeting

PUBLISHED: 17:26 14 February 2018 | UPDATED: 17:26 14 February 2018

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Taunton host The C&S Electrical Wholesale Raceday on Tuesday, February 20, when the first of the six races on the card, which boasts a very generous £66,744 in prize money, gets under way at 2.15pm, writes Richard Walsh.

The management at Taunton is very grateful to C&S Electrical Wholesale for their continued support.

First to post is The C&S Electrical Wholesale Termination Technology Novices’ Hurdle Race over two miles and half a furlong.

Next up, 30 minutes later, is the C&S Electrical Wholesale Ansell Lighting British EBF Mares’ ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle race over two miles and three furlongs.

The C&S Electrical Wholesale National Ventilation Steeple Chase (A Novices’ Limited Handicap) over two miles seven furlongs is next off at 3.15pm.

The most valuable race on the card is The C&S Electrical Wholesale Handicap Hurdle (Class 2) over two miles and half a furlong, which has got a whopping £18,500 on offer in prizes.

The penultimate action on the card is The C&S Electrical Wholesale Hager Handicap Steeple Chase over two miles two furlongs, which goes to post at 4.20pm.

The afternoon concludes with The C&S Electrical Wholesale Ledwell Palazzoli Handicap Hurdle race at 4.55, which runs over three miles and is the longest of the day.

Racegoers are reminded that if they purchase their tickets in advance online before 10 am on the day previous to racing that they can take advantage of the up to 20 per cent discount that is available.

A courtesy coach departs from Taunton Railway Station two hours before the start of racing and returns 30 minutes after the last.

Taunton will be hosting a Cheltenham Festival Preview Evening on Friday, March 9, in aid of the Minehead Harriers and West Somerset Hunt Point to Point.

The distinguished panel for the evening will consist of Paul Nicholls, David Pipe, Philip Hobbs and Tom Scudamore.

With the doors opening at 6pm, refreshments and a bar will be available. Tickets cost £10 in advance online or £12.50 on the night.

To book tickets for any of the above or to find out any further information, please log onto www.tauntonracecourse.co.uk

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