Chester hosts a ladies race with a difference on Friday 9th July when jockeys in the Breast Cancer Care Pink Mile will wear specially designed pink colours. The race will be a pro-am mares only race (4 year olds and upwards) with a maximum of 12 runners wearing pink number cloths with a special pink winning post and racegoers are encouraged to wear pink on the night.

This first ever “pink race” is being hosted by Chester Racecourse and “Racing for Change”, the body set up to broaden the appeal of the sport, with the aim of raising £25,000 for Breast Cancer Care. There will be a number of fund raising initiatives and Racing UK have agreed to donate £5 of every subscription on that day to the charity. They will screen the race free-to-air while some of the country’s top bookmakers have also committed to donating a percentage of their profits on the race.  Louise Owen, wife of footballer Michael, will make the presentations to winning connections.

According to Nick Attenborough, spokesperson for Racing for Change:“This is a great opportunity for people to enjoy an evening at the races and help a great cause. Why not dress up in pink and show your support?”

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