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TICKETS FOR TROOPS STAKES
Windsor Racecourse is to host a race called The Tickets For Troops Stakes to highlight the charity, which is providing thousands of free tickets for members of the Armed Forces for big sporting, theatrical and music events, it was announced today.
The race will take place at the Monday evening meeting and will be the last race on the card at 8.30pm.
Fifty servicemen will attend the race as part of the partnership between the Tickets For Troops charity and the British Horseracing Authority which has supplied 40.000 free tickets for racecourses all over Britain.
Lance Corporal Johnson Beharry, recipient of the Victoria Cross and star of Dancing on Ice, Warrant Officer Class 2 Kim Hughes, who was awarded the George Cross for carrying out "the single most outstanding act of explosive ordnance disposal ever recorded in Afghanistan" and Christina Schmid, a Patron of Tickets For Troops and widow of of bomb disposal expert Olaf Schmid, who was awarded a posthumous George Cross for his courage in defusing 70 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) will attend.
Jump Jockey and Patron of Tickets For Troops Richard Johnson said “I am absolutely thrilled at the level of support that British horseracing has shown to Tickets for Troops, even more so to play a personal role in backing this initiative. Hopefully this pledge goes some way to showing our brave service men and women how much we appreciate the incredible work that they do every day on our behalf.”
Chairman of Tickets For Troops Lord Marland said “We are enormously grateful to Windsor Racecourse and the British Horseracing Authority for their support of Tickets For Troops. It m
akes a real difference to the troops who are doing such an extraordinary job during these difficult times.”
Daniel Clark the Managing Director of Royal Windsor Racecourse said “Royal Windsor Racecourse are delighted that the inaugural Tickets for Troops Handicap Stakes takes place at our meeting on Monday 16th May, with the forces such an integral part of Windsor we are proud to be able to assist in any way that raises levels of awareness for this worthwhile cause.
“Not only are we offering 50 tickets per raceday for troops as part of our commitment, we are also working closely with the Irish Guards and have donated 1,000 tickets for returning troops for our race meeting on 4th July when we also look forward to welcoming 500 additional service men and women to exclusive hospitality areas."
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