Horses flying out of the paddock – guest blog by Ellie Teasdale

With only two weeks to go, the Courtyard’s fundraising team have been busy ‘selling horses’ and making the final preparations for the night at the races. The prize rosettes, hats and bottles of wine have all arrived, ready to be presented to the lucky winner of each race.

Already businesses have attributed their names and some excellent puns to horse races, such as event sponsor Monnow Electrical Services who have named the last auction race the The Monnow Sparkie Sprint. And, they’re not the only sponsors getting involved – Octaga Security Services’ have named the ‘Not On Our Watch’ Championship Plate and then there’s ‘The ABA Clean Sweep Stakes’ sponsored, of course, by ABA Cleaners.

All race sponsorships are now sold out but you can still sponsor a horse! They are just £10 each (+VAT added for business sponsorships). If you would like to sponsor and name your very own horse please contact Ellie Teasdale 01432 346510/

Swot up on the racing lingo ahead of the evening. Can you tell your fillys from your nags? Test yourself here.

Tickets for Race Night on Saturday 21 March, 7pm  are available from Box Office for £16.50 and include a curry during the Interval.

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