England star at racecourse
WARWICK Racecourse’s next fixture will feature a chance to hear from an England football legend.
John Barnes MBE, best known for his prolific spells with Watford and Liverpool, will be the special guest at the Smarkets Sporting Icon Raceday on Friday, November 9.
The third fixture of the season at the racecourse will feature an outstanding line-up of jumps action, with seven top races taking place during the afternoon.
Barnes will be speaking as part of the Sporting Icon Brunch, hosted by broadcaster Rupert Bell, which will take place in the Paddock Pavilion before the action gets under way on the track.
Recognised as one of the most skilled Englishmen to ever play the game, he registered 79 caps for the national side, going on to secure a spot in the England Football Hall of Fame.
Barnes was voted Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year twice and won the PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 1988.
Fans will also remember Barnes for his iconic rap in the 1990 World Cup song World in Motion with New Order.
Tickets for the Sporting Icon Brunch cost £35 and includes hearing from Barnes, a racecard and breakfast, along with a special preview of the day’s racing with jockey David Crosse.