Racing Showcase on The Hill On Cazoo Oaks and Derby Days

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Epsom Downs will host the Racing Showcase on The Hill during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations on June 3-4 | Emma Berry

There will be a special interactive display on The Hill at Epsom Downs in recognition of The Queen's passion for the Thoroughbred during the official Platinum Jubilee celebrations on Cazoo Oaks and Cazoo Derby Days, June 3-4. Billed the Racing Showcase, the display will highlight the care that is shown for racehorses throughout their lives, how the racing industry is engaging and inspiring young people to look at racing as a career, the provisions the industry makes for its people and how racing is looking to reach out to communities it has not engaged with before. Amongst the organisations represented are The Racing Foundation, British Racing School, Racing to School, Epsom Riding for the Disabled, Ebony Horse Club, Retraining of Racehorses, Racing Welfare, Injured Jockeys Fund, Careers in Racing, Discover Newmarket, The National Stud, The National Horse Racing Museum and Great British Racing International.

Simon Durrant, General Manager of Epsom Downs Racecourse, said, “As part of the official celebrations for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee, we felt that it was important to highlight Her Majesty's passion both for racing and the horse in general.

“Over the 70 years of her reign, The Queen's interest extends far beyond what happens on the track and we feel it is important that this is both recognised and celebrated.

“The Racing Showcase on The Hill will enable the public to engage with and learn more about many aspects of racing and the wider equine world. I am delighted that so many organisations have agreed to participate and hopefully their efforts to educate, inform and inspire will show just what a fantastic industry and sport we work in.”

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