A huge thank you to everyone who supported the Welford Park Cricket Club Race Night on Saturday. There were around 70 attendees, who all seemed to appreciate the good food and the fun racing on the big screen. I would also like to thank everyone who contributed to the catering and to the Social Club for running a fantastic bar for us. Many thanks to everyone who The start of the race night, Ian Herrington as compare and commentatorbecame an owner of a horse or its jockey and, of course, to everyone who placed a bid in the final auction race of the night which raised £295. Finally, I would like to thank JSC Communications for their continued sponsorship of this evening together with the individual race sponsors listed below.




The anticipation The evening started off with the James Barrett Stable again in fine form, winning the opening race of the night, making it 6 winners in a row over the last two race nights. He eventually ended up with 2 winners from his 5 horses but Upendra Deshpande also had two winners from his 3 horses running to end up as joint top owners. Alex Hutchinson ended up as top Jockey with 3 winners from his 4 rides. The results were as follows:-



Race Title




Sporting Agenda Sprint

Neigh-ver say Never

James Barrett

Will Herrington

The Beanie Stakes


Jane Turton

Alex Hutchinson

The ITQ Gallop

Shed is Bigger

Adrian Bean

Alex Hutchinson

Five Bells Dash

Frog Leg

Upendra Deshpande

Mike Brook

Skelly Invitational Sprint

Hay today gone tomorrow

James Barrett

Alex Hutchinson

Moss Vehicle Maintenance Stakes

Potus45 Burger

Brenda Scott

Mark Jurgens

Westbrook Taxi Chase

Beamer Boy

Andrew Skelton

Adrian Bean

Newbury Fine Foods Handicap


Upendra Deshpande

Paul Bowers



Hayley Brown

Colin de Fraine



People winning on the last raceThe money raised will help to pay for essential new sight screens for the Club as the old ones have not survived another winter.

We hope to run a Race Night again in March 2018 and look forward to you joining us then.

Many thanks again to everyone who has supported our fund raising.


Ian Herrington – On behalf of the Welford Park C. C. Fund Raising Committee