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Final preparations for Ladies Day at Newbury

Racehourse trainers will be competing against the best in the world, at Newbury racecourse tomorrow.

The traditional Ladies Day event will see around thirteen thousand people descend on the Berkshire town, for a flat-racing programme, which is popular both on and off the track.

ITV Meridian spoke to Andy Clifton from Newbury Racecourse.


Students compete in the finals of robotics competition

Students in action at the robotics competition Credit: Student Robotics

The finals to the Student Robotics international competition are happening today at Newbury Racecourse. There are currently over 40 schools from across the Uk, France and Germany taking part in the league. The students have to build fully autonomous robots. The knock-outs start at around 4PM.

Dubai brings the sunshine to Newbury Races

Feel Like Dancing ridden by William Buick (far side) gets up to beat Boite ridden by Jamie Spencer in Bathwick Tyres Maiden Stakes Credit: Dave Davies/PA Wire
Checking out the form, The Queen at Newbury today Credit: Dave Davies/PA Wire
Take Two ridden by Andrea Atzeni on their way to victory in Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire Handicap Credit: Dave Davies/PA Wire

Maureen, though, came three-quarters of a length clear of Agent Allison in the Dubai Duty Free (Fred Darling) Stakes and will join stablemate Sky Lantern in the 1000 Guineas on May 5.

Take Two (12-1) made it two-from-two since moving to the care of Alex Hales in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire Handicap under Andrea Atzeni, who dashed off to the sauna to make 8st 3lb in the Berry Bros & Rudd Magnum Spring Cup. It was to prove worth the sweating.

Newbury racecourse: the going is good

Officials draw back the protective covers on the racecourse Credit: ITV News Meridian

Racing will go ahead at Newbury today, despite the bad weather.

The track passed an early morning inspection after officials covered the entire length of the track with frost sheets a few days ago to protect it from temperatures which fell to minus 3 overnight.

80 extra ground staff were bought in to help.

The first race will go ahead as planned at 12:50