AS­COT RACE WILL RAISE CASH FOR THE PRINCE’S COUN­TRY­SIDE FUND

Country Smallholding - - A Smallholder’s World -

TWELVE RID­ERS will contest The Prince’s Coun­try­side Fund Char­ity Race on Fri­day 23 Novem­ber at As­cot Race­course. The race day raises money for the fund, which in turn sup­ports Bri­tish farm­ers and the coun­try­side.

Bri­tish fash­ion model Rosie Tap­ner is pre­par­ing to race at As­cot for the first time. Her ri­vals will in­clude Saman­tha Hills, daugh­ter of Derby-win­ning jockey Michael Hills, sea­soned char­ity race rider Mau­rice Mc­Carthy, Camilla Swift, sup­ple­ments edi­tor for The

Spec­ta­tor, Emily Bax­en­dale, founder and cre­ative di­rec­tor at Emily-Lon­don milliners, and Pa­trick Ch­esters, head of gam­ing at Chester and Ban­gor-on-Dee.

The Prince’s Coun­try­side Fund was founded by The Prince of Wales in 2010 to help se­cure a brighter fu­ture for Bri­tish farm­ers and the coun­try­side. Each year the fund pro­vides more than £1.1m in grants to projects across the UK, as well as co­or­di­nat­ing ini­tia­tives, such as The Prince’s Farm Re­silience Pro­gramme.

Tick­ets are free in the Queen Anne En­clo­sure on 23 Novem­ber and start from £25 on 24 Novem­ber. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, visit: www. as­cot.co.uk/horse-races-and-events/princescoun­try­side-fund-race­day/fri­day; tel: 0844 346 3000.

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