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Mascot Derby Day

In July Chepstow Racecourse holds it's annual Mascot race which is held for charity. The date of this particular event was 6th July 2002.

It is another of the Chepstow fun days that are held during the summer months and this particular event being held on a Saturday is also covered on the satellite-racing channel " At the Races".


Racing Proper There is of course a full book of races held at the course as this is a Saturday meeting.
There are always plenty of refreshments available especially in the Parade Ring Village which is an added attraction during the summer months.
The Parade Ring Village


1:45 Jack Brown Bookmakers Mascot Derby.

Over one furlong.
(For Mascots of all ages)
In Aid of the NSPCC Full Stop Campaign.

First Prize - 100 Free bet for charity.
Second and Third Prize - 50 Free bet for charity.

1. Bartley the Bluebird, Cardiff City FC
2. Jack the Slip, Jack Brown Book Makers.
3. Cyril the Swan, Swansea City FC
4. Spytty the Dog, Newport County FC
5. Shaggy the Sheep, Merthyr Tydfil FC
6. Whaddney the Robin, Cheltenham Town FC
7. Jolly Green Giant, Yeovil Town FC
8. Dyfrig the Dragon, Chepstow Racecourse.
9. Letheby the Lion, Letheby and Christopher
10. Dino the Dragon., Glamorgan CCC
11. Fergul Sharky, Swansea RFC



Race On It wasn't very long before the runners were off and charging up the last furlong of the course which is the distance of this race.
It was a fairly even break but soon three broke away from the rest of the pack.

A few hundred yards further and there was a clear leader in Spytty the Dog. He ran clear of the others and came in first closely followed by Jack the Slip who was the sponsors Mascot. Coming a close third was Bartley the Bluebird.
At the Post
Dyffrig is very slow After the first three had crossed the line a look way down the course revealed that Dyffrig the Dragon was in big trouble having problems with the course and his feet.
However he did eventually finish and after photographs the runners left the course.
Milling at the end of the race
Third Place Third place went to the Cardiff city mascot Bartley the Bluebird.
Second place went to the Mascot who was representing the sponsors Jack Brown Bookmakers. "Jack the Slip"
Second Place
The Winner The winner of this event was the very impressive Spytty the Dog who is the mascot of Newport County FC.
This was a fine event that was held on a warm and sunny July day, and money was raised for the NSPCC.
The 1 2 3



CLICK HERE for a gallery of images of Chepstow on Mascot Derby Day.




(Note: The photographs in this area were taken in July 2002 and I am not aware of the winners or runners up. If you have this information I will be happy to place the names on the site.)


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