SAINTFIELD Horse Show has announced that Downpatrick Race Course are once again to sponsor the very popular Race Horse to Riding Horse Class at the show on Saturday, September 1.
Show director Joan Cunningham met up this week with Downpatrick Race Course directors Adele Rea and Leslie Crawford along with Race Course manager Richard Lyttle to discuss final details.
Joan said: “We are delighted that Downpatrick Race Course have agreed the sponsorship and our sincere thanks to them.”
Richard Lyttle Downpatrick Race Course manager added: “We are delighted to be involved with Saintfield Horse Show, I am very much looking forward to being at the show myself it’s a great day out and the atmosphere is terrific.”
Entries have been pouring in for the Saintfield Horse Show donkey derby from some of Northern Ireland’s leading business men and top race horse trainers.
Fantastic changes have been made to this year’s derby. The sponsor of the winning donkey will receive £1,000 for the charity of their choice, while the owner of the winning donkey will receive a cash prize of £150 and second £60. There will be four or five races before the final with five donkeys in each race. A bottle of Powers whiskey will be presented to the owner of the winning donkey in each race kindly donated by Dillon Bass there will also be a second and a third prize. A special award will be presented to the best turned out donkey in each race. The winners from each race will go through to the final.
All jockeys to be turned out in racing silks, skull caps etc. Anyone with any problems getting silks please get in touch with Joan or if you have a suitable donkey but no jockey again get in touch as that can also be arranged.
Book entries in advance as a race card is being prepared and must be with the printer by Wednesday, August 29.
Further Details and full schedule of events www.saintfieldhorseshow.webs.com or contact Joan Cunningham 028 9751 9030 or 07775 860 744 or email email@example.com.