Camels and rock band entertain race fans

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iconic band Texas play live on stage after racing at Doncaster on Saturday evening, while the action on Friday on Town Moor includes camel racing before the main racing on the track.

Racing on Saturday evening is set to begin at 6.10pm. and the programme forms the backdrop to The Heartbeat Appeal, a Yorkshire-based charity dedicated to raising funds to enhance the diagnosis, care, treatment and rehabilitation of heart patients in local hospitals.

The feature races are The Sovereign Health Care Handicap Stakes, The Howard Hughes Memorial Handicap Stakes, The Geoff Clarke Memorial Handicap Stakes, while the opening race is a contest for maiden two-year-olds supported by regular sponsors, The Crown Hotel, Bawtry.

Once again at Doncaster, a group of specially-trained camels will be racing at Doncaster on Friday. Camel racing is a huge sport in the Middle East and is becoming increasingly popular in Britain.

The camel racing takes place before the first race on Friday and is part of the Simpson Millar Raceday, a seven-race programme which gets under way at 2.20pm.

Racegoers will be able to get up close and ‘meet’ the camels and chat to the handlers in the Frenchgate Family Enclosure.

Giant screens will enable racegoers to see all the action.

A shuttle bus service will be in operation from the railway station.