18th - 19th September 2021

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Commentator Challenge

The Commentator Challenge, supported by the Tote, Tattersalls and Racing TV, is a brand-new competition for this year’s virtual Henry Cecil Open Weekend. We are calling on all aspiring commentators across the country, and further afar, to step up to the microphone in aid of Racing Welfare. Our entrants will face a judging panel led by ITV and Racing TV’s Richard Hoiles, with six individuals selected to battle it out in the final, the winner chosen in a public vote. The competition is open to all ages and free to enter, with one lucky winner walking away with £1,000 and the chance to commentate live at Newmarket Racecourse during the Henry Cecil Open Weekend 2021. Entries for the competition open…

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This year’s Henry Cecil Open Weekend will not take place in its traditional format due to coronavirus, instead we will be bringing some of the weekend’s most popular events online to support Racing Welfare, British Racing School, and the Racing Centre. Video tours and entertainment will be free-to-view throughout the weekend, Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September, on the Henry Cecil Open Weekend website. Our ‘Videos’ page will bring the best of horseracing’s HQ straight into your homes, with viewers enjoying the action encouraged to donate via our official fundraising page. Racing fans across the globe will be able to see behind scenes at some of the UK’s leading training operations, with William Haggas, Charlie Appleby, James Fanshawe, plus many…

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