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Leg 5 Recap: Racing for a Cause at Wolverhampton Racecourse

Leg 5 of 59 saw me drive up to the Black Country to visit Wolverhampton races, also known as Dunstall Park.

I arrived in plenty of time as I wanted to walk the course prior to watching the Grand National.

Amazingly there was not one faller in the entire race, with I Am Maximus coming out on top for the totally dominant Willie Mullins yard.

Wolverhampton Racecourse's management and team were a joy to work alongside today and I cannot thank them enough as the total amount raised today was £417.35 which is bringing me close to the £2,000 mark after just 5 legs. I am so proud of what we are achieving here for Dementia patients and their families through the wonderful charity that is Dementia UK.

I also had the pleasure to meet Hollie Doyle, who is not only a brilliant jockey but a lovely young lady, who really liked what I am doing with this challenge.

One elderly gentleman said to me today, "oh sorry I haven't got any cash", so I told him he can donate online, he made a note of the website address and then said "I'll do it tomorrow if I remember", which I thought was quite apt really.

It's early to bed tonight as I will be up at 6am to head down south to one of my favourite courses, Plumpton, which holds a special place in the heart of my Mum's side of the family as my Uncle and Godfather David Nash lived there for many years and hardly missed a meeting before his passing. 187 miles of driving on a Sunday morning should be OK.

So thanks for reading me babbling on again and as I always say "Together We Can Make A Difference" -

donations are greatly received at Graham Arnold 13th April 2024

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