Town Plate

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I went to see the 344th running of the Newmarket Town Plate on Saturday August 24, 2013. This was followed by a normal race card and concert by McFly.

 The Newmarket Town Plate is a historic British horse race which has been run in the town of Newmarket, Suffolk since 1666.[1] The race was instigated by King Charles II, who also won the first running. He stated that it should be run 'forever'.

It is run over 3 mile 6 furlongs of the Newmarket Round Course, which runs “on the outside of the Ditch from Newmarket .] It is only used once a year for this race.

Horses turning left at the 2 furlong post to go across....... ....... to the start
   
The last 2 miles are run on the July Course  
   
.......   finish at the July Course winning post. The winner was  Start Me Up
  Rider, Jason Carver,     receives the Town Plate
and the prizes for the contest include a box of Newmarket sausages  Just before the race, Jason had proposed to his girlfriend Lauren Bentley who was dressed in his colours, accepted, and joined him for photos.

 

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