03 Jul 2000 Pre-2014 Releases

“The future of Horseracing will be under the spotlight at this yea?_x0019_s Royal Show, as the BHB Racing Village invites visitors to experience racing in the 21st Century in their brand new, high-tech stand.

Now in its fourth season at the Royal Show, the BHB Racing Village will be celebrating the latest innovations in entertainment, training and education in the sport of horseracing. Among the new attractions will be the Racing Post Internet Café, which will give visitors the opportunity to visit the exciting world of horseracing on the World Wide Web.

By the “magic” of technology, visitors to the Racing Village will also be able to ride a galloping racehorse or take a fall at the first fence in the Grand National, whilst at the same time keeping up to date with the latest live action from that day’s racing. And, of course, our resident racing experts – including champion jockey Tony McCoy and Grand National winning jockeys Bob Champion and Carl Llewellyn – will be on hand to give advice and information, ably assisted by the Racing Village’s team of comperes – Derek Thompson, Richard Pitman and Gee Armytage.

If this sounds a little too energetic, visitors will also be able to enjoy more sedentary pleasures, such as talking to the many exhibitors, taking in the exhibition of famous trophies and racing silks or learning how to groom and tack up a racehorse.

Other attractions at this year’s BHB Racing Village will include prize draws, live racing on
the big screen and numerous trade stands, where visitors can purchase gifts with a racing theme. Among those organisations exhibiting at the Racing Village will be the National Horseracing Museum, the British Racing School and a cross-section of the country’s 59 racecourses.

Commenting on the 2000 BHB Racing Village, Ginny Lemarie, Marketing Executive for the BHB, said:

“The BHB Racing Village is bigger and better than ever this year. We have more trade stands than ever before and more interactive exhibitions for visitors to get involved with. Plus we have all the old favourites, such as the mechanical racehorses, guest appearances by famous jockeys and our Grand Prize Draw.

“We hope that visitors to the Racing Village – whether they are racing fanatics or complete novices – will learn a little more about the sport and thoroughly enjoy themselves in the process.”
For more information on the BHB Racing Village, please contact either:
Ginny Lemarie (British Horseracing Board) on 0860 866039 or
Sarah Brown on 0976 839413,
or visit us on Stand F551, block 32 on Avenue F.