Doddington Short Mat Bowls Club
Hog Roast & Race Night
Hog Roast & Race Night 2017
A night at the races set the scene for another Hog Roast & Race Night on Saturday 23rd September 2017 . Over 100 people attended the event which once again was all in aid of the MAGPAS emergency medical charity.
Generous local businesses and locals sponsored the eight race evening along with the ninth which was an auction race that ended the evening and also sixty four individuals purchased the ownership of the horses for the evening. The sponsorship and winning owners were as follows:
Race 1 – Sponsored by Fields End Water – Winning Owner – Susan Jolly
Race 2 – Sponsored by Doddington Village Hall – Winning Owner – Gary Cooke
Race 3 – Sponsored by David Ford – CIBA President – Winning Owner – Lynda Waple
Race 4 – Sponsored by Reflection – Beauty by Charlotte – Winning Owner – Alan Pollard (Race 4 Double Winner – Joe Peters)
Race 5 – Sponsored by Coneywood Kennels – Winning Owner – Judith Fox
Race 6 – Sponsored by Endersby Awards – Winning Owner – Martin Francis
Race 7 – Sponsored by The Three Tuns – Winning Owner – Sam Cameron
Race 8 – Sponsored by Ian Gowler Consulting Ltd – Winning Owner – Jill Francis
A big thank you to all the sponsors, ticket holders, horse owners and everyone who donated or contributed to the evening. The club was delighted with the positive feedback received following an enjoyable evening.
The MC for the evening was Dave Lines of Soar Valley Race Nights who was thanked for running such a professional event. Fully functional computerised tote systems and equipment along with a large display screen really created a fantastic atmosphere. This year’s Hog Roast was once again supplied by Andy Rose and his team which was enjoyed by all.
MAGPAS Air Ambulance couldn’t provide the lifesaving care without events such as these which raises crucial funds for the charity. Doddington SMBC are delighted to be able to hand over a cheque for £780 to the charity and a cheque presentation will be made at the Air Ambulance base shortly. Upon receiving the news of how much was raised, the Events Officer at MAGPAS said “Wow, that’s amazing congratulations and thank you so very much”.
Watch this space for another night of entertainment.