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Racing returns to Taunton with seven-race card on Monday afternoon

By This is Somerset  |  Posted: January 06, 2013

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Racing returns to Taunton tomorrow afternoon, with the first of the seven-race card - which carries a generous prize pot of £42k - due off at 1.10pm.

Monday’s card contains three chases with the feature race being the Hippychick Novices’ Steeple Chase, a Class 3 event over two miles three furlongs at 2.40pm which has total prize money worth £10,000.

Champion jockey A.P.McCoy is booked to ride along with other leading jockeys including Ruby Walsh, Tom Scudamore and Richard Johnson, while trainers Paul Nicholls, David Pipe, Jonjo O’Neill and Philip Hobbs all have horses entered.

With 58 horses declared and the weather set fair another exciting afternoon of national hunt racing looks to be in store.

Taunton’s biggest race meeting ever will take place on Saturday, January 19, when the first race is off at 12.30pm.

A courtesy coach departs from Taunton Railway Station an hour before the first race, picking up at the Bus Station in town shortly afterwards and returning from the course 30 minutes after the last event.

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