Warwick Racecourse makes tracks at twinning with course in France - The Leamington Observer

Warwick Racecourse makes tracks at twinning with course in France

Laura Kearns 17th Nov, 2019   0

WARWICK Racecourse is making tracks at twinning with a course in France.

Representatives from Warwick Racecourse travelled to Saumur, on the banks of the River Loire, which has been twinned with Warwick for 43 years.

Warwick was represented by racecourse manager Andre Klein, clerk Jane Hedley and former mayor Mandy Littlejohn.

Saumur’s course, the Hippodrome De Verrie, traces its history back to the mid 19th century and was reserved as a track for gentlemen riders and cavalry officers until the 1970s.

Mr Klein said he hoped the tracks would be twinned in future, much like the two towns.

He said: “There are so many similarities between Saumur and Warwick, when you look at the castle, river and the town’s real passion for the horse and horsemanship.

“We are looking to build a stronger relationship with the racecourse there and establish it as our sister track, and look forward to welcoming over representatives from the Hippodrome De Verrie soon.”

* A MUSICAL celebration highlighted 50 years of Leamington being twinned with Sceaux in France.

More than 50 people from the town near Paris were welcomed to Leamington to mark the golden jubilee.

It comes half a century after the original ‘memorandum of understanding and declaration of friendship’ was signed in 1969.

To celebrate a brass band played outside the town hall, where the memorandum was re-signed by councillors from Leamington and Sceaux to show ‘greater exchanger and understanding’ between the two towns.


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