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The 2013 Charles Owen Pony Racing Series Finals Coming Up at York Racecourse
The finals of the 2013 Charles Owen Pony Racing Series are scheduled for this Sunday, 8th September at York Racecourse, and Charles Owen is thrilled to be sponsoring these great finals another year. The races will feature the best of the jockeys and ponies from the 25 races held this year as part of the Charles Owen Pony Racing Series.
For the first time the York Racecourse will host the Finals of the Charles Owen Pony Racing Series. The gates open at 11:15 AM and there is entertainment scheduled until the action starts on the track at 1:00 PM with the Finals.
The top 24 ponies that accumulated the most points throughout the 2013 Charles Owen Pony Racing Series qualified for the Finals with 12 competing in the 138 cm and 12 in the 148 cm. The Leading Ponies List is available on the Pony Racing Authority website here.
Charles Owen provide all of the jockeys racing in the Finals with a Charles Owen jockey skull of their choice, though most choose the APM, as worn by A.P. McCoy himself.
"Charles Owen has been an ardent supporter of Pony Racing since 2005 and it is one of the companies' longest running sponsorships," said Roy Burek, Managing Director of Charles Owen & Co. "Charles Owen is excited for the Pony Racing Finals and to see the best pony jockeys in the country race to be named the 2013 Charles Owen Pony Racing Champion."
About the Charles Owen Pony Racing Series
Pony Racing was formally introduced in Britain in 2004 with the aim of encouraging more young people to consider a career as a jockey. Since then, over 100 riders have graduated from Pony Racing and are now jockeys with many more also working within the horseracing industry. Pony Racing is for riders aged 9-15 and the PRA hosts races around the country for ponies and riders of all abilities - whether the jockeys are first timers or have years of experience.
The Charles Owen Pony Racing Series is the top echelon of the sport, taking place on Racecourses before or after professional racing, 138 cm (medium ponies) and 148 cm (large ponies) races are staged each time with Ponies and Riders having qualified to compete. Fast, furious and competitive, Charles Owen Pony Races can easily be mistaken for being "the real thing." They take place between April and October with points accumulated for The Finals, which is the pinnacle of the Pony Racing season.
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