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 Wilts & Berks Canal Trust

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Have you ever attended a Race Meeting?

No? Then now’s your chance for a great evening out.

No prior experience necessary – in fact, it’s a positive advantage!

On Saturday 21st May
MCC will be hosting a Race Night
This free entry event will be on Saturday 21st May 2016 at The Conservative Club 17 Bank Street Melksham SN12 6LE.  The event starts at 7.00pm with the first race at 7:30pm. 

There will be eight races each with eight runners, these are all actual racecourse races recorded on DVD.  Tote tickets can be bought in advance at 50p, there is no limit on the number of tickets you can buy, and when all bets are taken, the film is shown. Payouts will be made immediately after the race, and will depend on the total stakes.

During the evening you will also be given the chance to become an owner of a horse, this will all be explained on the night by the team from Chippenham Lions Club who have huge experience in running such events.

It can be a good idea to organise yourselves into syndicates to share the fun, joy and/or pain!  Either way, these events are a great way of enjoying the racecourse experience in a comfortable and sociable environment.

In addition, there will be an opportunity to buy horses in advance: this means that you can take part even if you can’t be there on the night. Horses are listed on a pre-event programme, all “for sale” at £2.  The winning “owner” of each race will win a bottle of wine (or equivalent) Please either see a member of WBCT, or ring Malcolm on 01373 859207.
Hope to see you at the Melksham Races!

For more details, posters or pre-event programmes, contact Malcolm Hitchinson on



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