Royal Wedding racehorse set to race at Fontwell on the big day

THE owners of a racehorse called Royal Wedding have chosen a rather appropriate fixture to run their pride and joy – the Royal Wedding Race Night at Fontwell Park on Friday, April 29.

The nine-year-old, trained in Findon by Nick Gifford and owned by former Marks and Spencer director Don Trangmar, will be aiming to record his second victory at the West Sussex course.

Royal Wedding will line up in the Crabbies Alcoholic Ginger Beer Handicap Chase off at 5.30pm (gates open at 3pm) on Prince William and Kate Middleton’s big day.

The gelding has proved to be a grand servant for his owners over the years with victories on the flat, over hurdles and over fences. He has earned £27,000 in prize money from his 39 runs.

Fontwell Park general manager Phil Bell said: “We are delighted the owners have decided to run the horse on our Royal Wedding Race Night.

“It will provide national publicity for both Fontwell Park and horse racing in general. We hope Royal Wedding can register a very topical victory at the track.”

There are six races on the day and a range of entertainment for the family, including fun fair attractions, stilt walkers, a and music. The night will end with a firework display from the roof of the 888sport Premier Grandstand.

The meeting is also raising money for the Lisa Wilson Scholarship Fund, a charity for a 24-year-old woman from Hampshire who died in a car crash in Australia in 2002. Further information at www.lisathedaddy.com