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Fun day for racecourse

PUBLISHED: 10:35 27 August 2010 | UPDATED: 11:57 16 September 2010

VISITORS to Great Yarmouth Racecourse often back horses with names associated with the sea.

So they will have been delighted when the 7-2 co-favourite Shesells Seashells landed the Avenue Pub Handicap in the hands of the "first lady" of the Weighing Room Hayley Turner at Tuesday's fixtures.

VISITORS to Great Yarmouth Racecourse often back horses with names associated with the sea.

So they will have been delighted when the 7-2 co-favourite Shesells Seashells landed the Avenue Pub Handicap in the hands of the “first lady” of the Weighing Room Hayley Turner at Tuesday's fixtures.

Another market leader, Buthelezi (odds on at 10-11) from the powerful John Gosden training yard in Newmarket, rewarded his supporters by taking the Avenue Pub and Restaurant Novice Stakes.

It was an afternoon for favourites, and the third race - the Avenue Pub and Restaurant Handicap - went that way. Harry Patch, with jockey Neil Callan on board, won at even money.

Another odds-on favourite to win - at 1-2 - was Hamloola in the Yarmouth Greyhound Stadium Maiden Fillies' Stakes. The closing Norfolk and Suffolk Animal Trust Fillies' Handicap was won by the Chris Wall-trained 13-8 favourite Wake Up Call, a filly being successful at Great Yarmouth for the third time in a row this season.

The next fixture is the annual family fun day on Sunday over the Bank Holiday weekend when the first 1,000 children into the racecourse will each receive a free goody bag.

As well as the traditional free entry for accompanied children under 16, there are family entertainments - face painting, children's rides, bouncy castle, donkey rides, children's entertainer, competitions with prizes and an adventure playground.

The first race is at 2pm, and entrance gates will be open from 11.30am. Admission is £20 to the premier enclosure and £13 to the grandstand and paddock enclosure.

Online booking is at www.greatyarmouth-racecourse.co.uk where discounts are available in advance. Accompanied children under 16 are admitted free to the racecourse.

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