Taunton races

90 runners ready for National Hunt Raceday

Taunton punters have got an exciting afternoon of National Hunt racing to look forward to on Tuesday when the Orchard Portman Course hosts the Half Term Raceday in association with the Royal Bath and West Show.

With a total of 90 horses declared and a going of good, good to soft in places, another good afternoon of racing looks to be in store.

The first of the seven races on the card that has a very generous prize fund of over £61k goes to post at 2.10pm.

Leading trainers including Colin Tizzard, Dan Skelton, David Pipe, Paul Nicholls, Nigel Twiston-Davies and Philip Hobbs have got horses running while leading jockeys Sam Twiston-Davies, Bryony Frost, Tom Scudamore, Nico de Boinville, Harry Cobden and Aiden Coleman are all booked to ride.

The big race of the day is The Green King Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 2), over two miles and half a furlong at 4.10pm.

In addition to the action on the course there will be fun for all of the family including a visit from Ferret World, a parade by the Taunton Vale Harriers, and the chance for children to ride a mechanical racehorse.

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

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