The second ever running of the Vision Varsity horse race will take part on Saturday the 10th of October on Dubai future champions day at Newmarket. The race is a 1 mile flat course and should be over in less than 1 minute 40 seconds but has nonetheless required a huge amount of training! The final teams for Oxford and Cambridge were announced just a couple of weeks ago and since training for both teams has stepped up even further – Oxford are training on racehorses 4 or more times a week with technical sessions with team coach John Reid and individual fitness sessions on top. The team from Oxford consists of Alice Stables (Captain, St Peter’s College), Kacper Pancewicz (Kellogg College), Alice Thomson (Lady Margaret Hall), Bruno Steinkraus ( St Edmund Hall) and Caroline LeClerc (St Catherine’s). We’re all really excited about the race now and looking forward to shoeing some tabs!’
There are still free coach tickets available to and from Newmarket from Oxford by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org Students go free to the actual race day and can book tickets at www.varsityracing.co.uk where there is more information about the race/riders/blogs etc!
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