The Plumpton charity race day returned for a second year, raising £4,580 through donations and an auction.
Despite the freezing weather, the event at the Plumpton Racecourse in East Sussex was able to go ahead as planned. Around 245 guests from the surrounding counties braved the chill to watch the races and were treated to a welcome drink upon their arrival. A two-course meal and an afternoon tea kept everyone warm as the day went on.
Betty Chantler sponsored a race for the second time this year. She sponsored the 3.35 fourth race in aid of R.A.B.I and in memory of her late sister, Joan Collison.
When the guests weren’t betting on the races, they were bidding on lots in the auction. James Hickman, from the Kent based Hobbs Parker, auctioned 11 lots, which had been kindly donated by supporters.
Sally Field, regional manager for the South East, said: “I’d like to thank everyone who donated lots to the auction, auctioneer James Hickman, and Betty Chantler for sponsoring a race.
“Everyone from the Plumpton Racecourse worked hard to make sure this event could go ahead despite the weather. We were lucky as the course was under a deep blanket of snow by the following day.”
Photo credit: Nick Redman