This year’s Trainers Commentary Competition, being held in aid of the 32Red Newmarket Open Weekend beneficiaries on Saturday, 23rd September, will have a new format as Team Newmarket takes on Team Lambourn.
Six Trainers will take to the commentary position at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile in a bid to successfully call home their designated race. However, the real race will be who can raise the most for the very worthy causes supported by the 32Red Newmarket Open Weekend; Racing Welfare, the Newmarket Day Centre and Newmarket Academy.
Jamie Osborne, Joe Tuite and Brendan Powell will represent the Valley of the Racehorse as Team Lambourn and Amy Murphy, Richard Spencer and Mark Tompkins will represent the home team as Team Newmarket. The top fundraiser will not only be awarded the Julian Wilson Memorial Trophy, they will also win a Christmas Party Package for their team as well as a selection of goodies from NAF.
Sara Cumani, Chairman, 32Red Newmarket Open Weekend, said;
“The Trainers Commentary Competition has really turned into a fantastic annual occasion and we are very pleased to welcome the new format of teams from the different training centres this year. We were also very keen to introduce an incentive which would benefit the Trainer and their team, therefore we hope the prize of a Christmas Party package will help each yard back their respective boss.
The coming together of these six trainers will no doubt create a bit of healthy competition which in turn will hopefully help to raise as much money as possible.”
Trainers will be allocated the race that they will be commentating on via a live draw, accessible via Facebook Live, ahead of racing at Newmarket’s Adnams July Course on Saturday. A special guest, to be announced in due course, will commentate on the spare race remaining but will have no effect on the competition between the Trainers.
You can donate to the Trainers via their individual JustGiving pages, which will be open until Sunday 1st October, a week after the competition has taken place.