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Stage set for final meeting of the Warwick May Racing Carnival

The Wigley Property Night, the last leg of the Warwick May Racing Carnival, brings the 2022/23 season to an end on Wednesday (31st May) with a seven-race card topped by the £10,000 Fisher German Novices' Handicap Chase over two miles, reports David Hucker.

In addition to all the races being sponsored by local companies, there will be a dinner hosted by The Wigley Group which will see around 170 property professionals join forces to raise money for charity through race sponsorship and an auction at which broadcaster John Inverdale will be the keynote speaker.

James Davies, chief executive officer at The Wigley Group, said: “This is not only a fantastic opportunity to watch the jump racing season finale, but is also a chance to raise money for this year’s chosen charity, Warwick-based Molly Ollys.”

The evening should prove a fitting climax to the Warwick season which has again seen large crowds, with a record 8,076 on New Year's Eve. Several other meetings also had their best-ever day's attendance, including 7,273 on the course for Kids Carnival Day at the beginning of the month.

The action gets underway at 5.40pm with the longest race of the evening, the Wigley Property Raceday Amateur Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle over three and a quarter miles, and ends at 8.40pm with The Molly Olly's Open Maiden National Hunt Flat Race over two miles.

Action from Stratford Races earlier in the season. Photo: Mark Williamson
Action from Stratford Races earlier in the season. Photo: Mark Williamson

After their summer break, racing resumes at the course on Monday, 25th September.

There will also be evening racing at Stratford on Friday (31st May) and Saturday (1st June) including the Pertemps Network Stratford Foxhunters Champion Hunters' Chase on the Friday eveing when the Horse and Hound Cup will be up for grabs.

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