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Photos: Birmingham Mail's Family Race Day at Stratford Racecourse

Hundreds of families enjoy a day out in the sunshine at the Mail's annual event in Warwickshire.

Stratford Racecourse Family Race Day 2014. Leone Brown (14), Samuel Whitehouse (5) and his sister Mia Whitehouse (14), all from Northfield
Leone Brown, Samuel and Mia Whitehouse, all from Northfield, enjoy the Mail's Family Race Day.


It was the day when young and old enjoyed a winning day at the races.

Hundreds of families headed to Stratford Racecourse on Sunday to enjoy the Birmingham Mail’s Family Fun Day.

And they were off to a winning start with the weather after Saturday’s showers made way to a Sunday of sun, which helped boost the crowds at the annual spectacular.

Those aged over 18 could have a flutter on the seven National Hunt races on offer during the afternoon.

Yet families were well catered for, too, with kids able to enjoy a variety of entertainment including pony rides, bouncy castles, slides, face-painting and competitions.

Birmingham Mail reader Alan Hunter, from Sutton Coldfield, travelled to the event with a group of friends and his 14-year-old daughter Amie.

The 52-year-old said: “It’s been a fantastic day. There has been so much for kids to do and it has been great to see them all having such a fantastic time. I will certainly be having a cheeky bet myself later.”

Amie added: “There are so many fun games to have a go at and I love trying to win a few prizes.”

Fellow Mail reader Jenny Hill, 53, from Chelmsley Wood, brought her six-year-old grandson Ryan along for the day as well as eight other family members and friends.

 

She said: “Everyone is having such a wonderful time. There is so much for the whole family to do. It’s a great occasion.”

Youngster Ryan, who had a snake painted on his face, added: “I love playing on the bouncy castles and having my face painted. It is great fun here.”

Alan Mytton, 64, from Kings Heath, came along for the day of fun with his wife Irene and their two grandchildren, Liam and Jack.

He said: “We have brought along a picnic and table and chairs. It is great to just enjoy the racing and with the sun breaking through it is even more enjoyable.

“The grandchildren have a great time as well. There is so much for them to do, it’s been great.”

 

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