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[31 MAY 01] STRATFORD RACECOURSE NEWS
Stratford Racecourse Set For Record Attendance

Officials at Stratford Racecourse are hoping attendance records will be broken for this weekend's Intrum Justitia (Horse & Hound) Cup two day meeting.

Race officianados reckon the meeting's main event, The Intrum (Horse & Hound) Cup, has the most competitive field for years, with Blanville hoping to confirm his reputation as Champion Hunter Chaser of 2001.

This final meeting of the Hunter Chase season will marks the end for owner and jockey Philip Scouller. He hangs up his boots after racing on Saturday and he is hoping for a dream end to his illustrious riding career.

The meeting will also see a conclusion to the tussle for the Menís Amateur Riders Championship between Tom Scudamore and Ben Hitchcott who is back in the saddle after his injury. Both riders are set to fight it out over the two-day meeting - the overall winner will be presented with the Bollinger Award at 5.40pm on Saturday.

The Field Awards for the Ladies Amateur Riders Championship will be presented earlier at 5.05pm.

Other events include the Intrum Justitia Parade of Champions featuring equine personalities Minnehoma, Teeton Mill, Earth Summit, Garrison Savannah, Call It A Day and Addington Boy due to take place at 3.30pm on Saturday. The parade will start in the parade ring and continue up the finishing straight, led by mounted Hunt Servants from the surrounding hunts.

Record crowds are expected on both Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, as Intrum Justitia continue their sponsorship of the two-day meeting for the second consecutive year.

Friday evening (1 June) boasts five chases in a seven race card, ensuring chase enthusiasts a great night's racing with the added attraction of Stratford regulars, The Milestone Band.

Saturday will include a number of free family activities. The 'animal-free' National Festival Circus will be performing at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm, while a face painter and a balloon modeller will be mingling with the crowd. A bouncy castle and ball pond will also be available. The Chipping Norton & Blockley Brass Band will be providing musical entertainment.
  

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