What is your most memorable story from Chester Racecourse in 2019?Published on 23 December 2019
We launched an initiative towards the end of the 2019 Chester Racecourse season inviting racegoers to apply for an uber-exclusive place on our Track Talk sessions which included a close-up view of the runners. This initiative provided over 60 lucky racegoers with a memorable story to tell about their day out at Chester Racecourse.
What is your most memorable story from Chester Racecourse in 2019? We’d love to hear from you. Share your favourite memory online - tag us @ChesterRaces and use the hashtag #ChesterRaces
To start the ball rolling we asked local Racing Correspondent Jan Green to share her story - here it is!
Sir Dragonet winning the MBNA Chester Vase.
“It was City Day; the first leg of the Boodles May Festival and I was in the paddock looking at the runners parading for the MBNA Chester Vase Stakes. All the horses were three-year-olds,” recalled Jan.
“There he was – the most beautiful dark bay, almost black, colt called Sir Dragonet, the most inexperienced horse in the race. He didn’t run in 2018 and his only start at Tipperary was an impressive victory. This race was a tough follow up, the question was, had his world-class trainer Aiden O’Brien brought the colt over as second string to his other runner, Norway?” was the question Jan posed to herself.
“Such was his eye-catching presence, I decided a small wager had to be placed – and he was an attractive price at 13/2, the money was on,” said Jan.
“I cheered as Sir Dragonet came down the home straight – in unison with the famous Chester Racecourse crowd - it was so exciting. My notes of the race read – he powered through to win by three quarters of a length. What a horse – what a memory, all the better as I collected by winnings!” said Jan, smiling.
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