Apr 26 2010 By Chris Slavin
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KEMPTON Racecourse hosts “The People's Cup” on Wednesday evening when the fastest spectator can pocket £1,000 by winning a final furlong dash.
The Sunbury-on-thames venue has chosen the free racing night, part of the Racing for Change initiative, to stage a sprint to the winning post when humans and not horses take centre stage.
Contenders will be released from the starting gates as the fourth race of the evening fixture.
Official commentary will accompany the spectacle and the winner will “trot” over to the Parade Ring for a trophy presentation.
Amy Starkey, managing director of Kempton Park Racecourse, said: "As well as offering an evening of free horseracing, we want to give
racegoers a unique experience. The crowd will get to experience the thrill of racing the final furlong during an official race meeting so this is definitely a one-off chance for visitors to Kempton Park."
Entry is free to Kempton on Wednesday, but racegoers must download a free admissions voucher and bring with them to take advantage.
Visit www.kempton.co.uk to get a voucher and for details of the “People's Race”.
Gates open on Wednesday at 5pm with the first race at 6.40pm.