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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Exeter Races


Had a lovely day with our daughter at Exeter Races last Sunday.  Not our usual entertainment, but this was a special day.  Do you remember me posting about Adventure Clydesdales on Dartmoor - click here for post if you missed it.    Well, some of the Clydesdales from that yard were actually RACING in Aid of The Devon Air Ambulance.   What better reason to go and see them race and help sponsor the air ambulance.

Enough chatter....here's some pictures I took on the day...

The course


The big screen was useful, there were loads of people around the Parade Ring. This screen meant we were able to see riders and horses closer.


I guess it was a bit like watching TV, but actually being there!

Looked so strange to see jockeys on such large horses.

on their way down to the start









After the race, as they canter back to the parade ring -
and there's a repeat of the race on the big screen




~ We didn't win any money, but it was a win win for a grand day out ~



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10 comments:

  1. Looks like fun. Those large horses are faster than I thought they’d be.

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    1. ...and they certainly feel faster when riding one (a previous blogpost)!

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  2. Funny to see Clydesdales racing! They probably loved kicking up their heels.

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    1. I think they do love to get a good canter/gallop in. Apparently on the Adventure Clydesdale rides, there is a 4 hour ride that takes in some open spaces on Dartmoor and they get quite competitive...fortunately back when daughter and I rode there, we were on a 2 hour quieter ride!!! lol.

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  3. They do look rather silly racing on Clydesdales don't they? LOL ;)

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    1. Yeah they do, lumbering giants! lol

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  4. Looks like a wonderful day out!

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    1. It was great fun, so glad we went.

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  5. What a lovely fun day out for you. I hope lots of money was raised for the Air Ambulance.

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    1. I'm not sure how much money was raised, but it was very well attended, so hopefully they gained a good amount. This was the first time I've been to it, with the Clydesdale's racing, and it would be nice to go again next year if they do the same again :)

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