November 14, 2014 at 20:05 #27023homersimpsonParticipant
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From the book "40 Years of Queen" there are various bits of memorabilia enclosed in this. Included, to promote the release of their 1976 album "A Day At The Races" is an extract of the Racecard in which EMI sponsored the day’s big hurdle race. The racecard looks like so :-
Sports Aid Foundation
Saturday October 16th 1976
Official Race Card 15p
[INSIDE FRONT COVER]
QUEEN invite you to:
"A DAY AT THE RACES"
"A Day At The Races" Hurdle Race Prize money of £3000 donated by EMI Records and John Reid.
"A Day At The Races" album available soon on EMI Records.
List of Race Officials etc
Fourth race Tote Treble
Two Miles and a Half and 90 Yards, for Four Year Olds and Upwards
3.10 The "A Day At The Races" Hurdle Race"
(Closed as The Sports Foundation Hurdle Race)
£6 to enter, £24 extra if declared to run
Weights 4-y-o…10st 8lb; 5-y-o and upwards…11st 2lb
Penalties, a winner of a hurdle race value £1500…5lb
Or of one value £5000………………………..14lb
Allowances: Horses wich have not won a hurdle race value £500…5lb
WINNER £2070; SECOND £570; THIRD £270
1 COMEDY OF ERRORS……9 12 2 J Burke
Mr E I Wheatley (T F Rimmell)
2 LANZAROTE………….8 12 2 J Francome
Lord Howard de Walden (F T Winter)
3 SEA PIGEON (USA)……5 11 7 J J O’Neill
Mr P L Mudoon (G W Richards)
7 MISS MELITA………..5 11 2 J McNaught
Mr H O’Neill (H O’Neill)
8 ROSS DU VIN………..5 11 2 R Champion
Mr W D Citron, Mr I Kerman (J Gifford)
11 FLYING PRINCE……..7 10 11
Mr D E Lennan (J O’Donoghue)
12 LANTERN LIGHT (NZ)…8 10 11 K Stone
Mr H W Whitbread (S Mellor)
13 OAKLEY (NZ)……….6 10 11 J Glover
Mr A Wood (S Mellor)
14 VALSE…………….6 10 11
Mr H J Evans (A Davison)
NUMBER OF DECARED RUNNERS 9
1975: No corresponding race.
One Furlong and a Few Yards, on the Flat, for Donkeys
LEISURE INDUSTRY DONKEY DERBY
for Donkeys of any age to be ridden by Friends of the Injured Jockeys Fund and the Sports Foundation (Each sponsor has kindly presented £100 to the IJF)
1 LONG ODDS by BOOKMAKER out of POCKET
2 LAZY BOY by LABOURER out of WORK
3 SAUSAGE by PIG out of MINCER
(ADVERTISEMENTS) of future racing at Kempton Park on Monday 27th December (KING GEORGE VI CHASE) and Tuesday 28th December (WILLIAM HILL CHRISTMAS HURDLE)
THE WEIGH INN
This completely new bar and viewing balcony is designed for the entertainment of sponsors. Situated above the weighing room, with access from the Members’ Enclosure, this stand is today being used by LES AMBASSADEIURS and LE CERCLE
The book also refers to a "Queen – A Day At The Races" extremely rare promotional racing-themed board game. Only a handful are known to exist.
Do any of our older TRFers remember this day and who won the race? Looks like a fairly hot one to me. Does anyone remember the board game or by any chance own or maybe have owned the game in the past?November 14, 2014 at 20:19 #495155betlargeParticipant
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Must be the hottest two-grand-to-the-winner race in the last 100 years!
MikeNovember 14, 2014 at 21:31 #495165stevecautionBlocked
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I think this is the game. Some people have said the game was made by Totopoly but I think it is based on Totopoly and made by Waddingtons.
That’s what this picture suggests anyway:-
The shop display looked like this:-
No idea where you might be able to get hold of it, probably few survive now.
Hope that helps in some small way.
Thanks for the good crack. Time for me to move on. Be lucky.November 14, 2014 at 21:55 #495167stevecautionBlocked
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I found this photo of the band at the meeting:-
Looks to me like a young John Francome and Fred Winter with the spoils, so I am assuming Lanzarote won the race.
I am going all sentimental with the nostalgia here.
There are some other photos from the meeting to scroll through as well.
Thanks for the good crack. Time for me to move on. Be lucky.November 14, 2014 at 23:02 #495172phil walkerParticipant
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I assume this was a prelude to the long lost and much missed Charisma Gold Cup at Kempton?November 16, 2014 at 11:08 #495414espmadridParticipant
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This was the race after the Charisma Gold Cup.
Lanzarote won easily by 8 lengths from Sea Pigeon, giving him 9lb. Comedy of Errors was an early 2nd flight faller.
The Charisma Gold Cup itself was won by Andy Pandy, clear of a field including the topweight Red Rum (5th) and Churchtown Boy (pu).
....and you've got to look a long way back for anything else.
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