The Aldington Races, one of Kent’s best-loved seasonal traditions, returns on Easter Monday. Having delighted families for nearly six decades, the popular event will see local jockeys compete in point-to-point races across a beautiful countryside course at Aldington near Ashford.
This year's event is jointly sponsored by leading south east law firm Furley Page and national property firm Strutt & Parker.
In addition to the point-to-point races, the event will feature a host of attractions including terrier racing, bale throwing, tug o’war, a falconry display and a funfair with inflatables.
Jeremy Licence, Managing Partner at Furley Page, said: "Aldington Races have been a mainstay of the rural social calendar for decades and this year’s event promises to be a fantastic day out for the whole family on the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.
“Furley Page is delighted to continue its long-running association with the event and we look forward to catching up with visitors throughout the day in our hospitality marquee."
Strutt & Parker Senior Director, Edward Church, said: “Strutt & Parker has a long-running association with the rural community that stretches back over 130 years. The Aldington Races are a popular feature of Kent’s rural social season and we are very pleased to sponsor the event for the second year running. I’m sure the races will provide a wonderful spectacle for the thousands of people that enjoy the event each year.”
A point-to-point (also known as a steeplechase) is a form of horseracing over fences for amateur riders. There is no dress code so visitors should wear whatever is appropriate for the weather.
Aldington Races will take place on Easter Monday, 22 April 2019. Gates open at 10am with the first race at 2pm. Tickets cost £10 on the day (booking online £8.50) and under-14s are free. To book tickets or for more information about Aldington Races visit www.aldingtonraces.co.uk
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