On Monday 19 November, the Stewart Family are generously supporting Wings for Life by sponsoring the raceday at Plumpton Racecourse. The event will raise awareness of the 40,000 people living with a spinal injury in the UK and Wings for Life’s cutting-edge spinal cord injury research which aims to help those affected.
The day features seven races, including the first in Plumpton’s Cheltenham bonus race series, the Wings For Life UK Novices Steeplechase. This exciting bonus initiative is sponsored by horse racing broadcasters SIS - any horse that wins one of five nominated Novices Chases at Plumpton this season will scoop a valuable £60,000 cash bonus if it then goes on to win any chase race at the Cheltenham Festival in March 2013. Andy Stewart plans to run his Richard Rowe trained horse Aikideau in the Wings For Life UK Novices Steeplechase on Monday – if he wins and then is successful at the Cheltenham Festival, Andy has pledged the owner’s share of the bonus (£50,000) and any prize money won at Plumpton and Cheltenham to Wings For Life and Spinal Research.
Andy Stewart said "On behalf of The Andy Stewart Charitable Foundation, I am delighted to be supporting Wings for Life and their remarkable work at what I know will be a magnificent Plumpton race meeting, and I am sure everyone will enjoy a very special day. I hope people will get behind the cause in true Plumpton style and make Monday 19th November a most memorable occasion."
Wings for Life will be holding a stall at the raceday and running a raffle for racegoers. The first prize is a day out for four people to join National Hunt’s trainer and former National Hunt Jockey, Richard Rowe, and his team.
Gates open at 11:00am on Monday 19 November, with the first race due off at 12:50pm. Tickets are available to buy on the day for £16 for Adults, £11 for Seniors, and accompanied children under 18 are free. For more information visit http://plumptonracecourse.co.uk/ or call 01273 890383.