Racecourse rivals go head to head for charityBy Becky Barnes
May 01, 2012
Two racecourse rivals will go head to head in a race at Ascot to raise charity cash.
Chris Stickles, clerk of the course at Ascot, and Kempton’s clerk of the course Barney Clifford will compete alongside 10 others at Ascot on Wednesday, May 2.
They will be raising money for the British Horseracing Education and Standards Trust’s (BHEST) Racing to School programme.
Mr Stickles, 42, of High Street, Ascot, will be riding competitively for the first time and said: “I can’t wait for the challenge – I am really looking forward to the riding on the track I look after.”
He will be riding Mahadee, trained by Ed De Giles, alongside his PA Beccy Green.
Cork-born Barney Clifford has experience on his side as he recorded a career total of 100 winners, including the Midlands Grand National.
The Racing to School Frankel Challenge Trophy will take place at Ascot on Wednesday, May 2, at 5.30pm. Visit www.ascot.co.uk