Families flocked to Musselburgh Racecourse last month for a day designed to entertain and engage children in the sport of horseracing.Â Â Children were entertained not only by top action on the track, but by a new interactive â€˜Kids love the Racesâ€™ roadshow.
Here, budding young jockeys enjoyed finding out more about the equine and human stars of the sport, designing their own racing silks and taking a look at some specialist racing equipment. They also got to check out what racehorses eat to keep them in tip-top condition and learnt about what happens at the track.
Children under 16 were admitted free of charge, making it an affordable day out for all the family.
Rod Street, Chief Executive of Great British Racing said, â€œRacing provides fantastic entertainment and sporting action for all the family and is one of the few leisure activities where kids go free. As well as the thrill of watching horses race around the track at over 40 mph this new, interactive roadshow helps kids get the most out of a great day at the races.â€