'Cautious Choice' or 'Brexit' in Newbury?

Newbury Racecourse swept up in Euro events

John Herring


John Herring


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PEOPLE backing 'Brexit' will be keeping a close eye on Newbury this evening. 

With the country going to the polls today (Thursday) to decide its future with the European Union, the topically named 'Brexit' is running at Newbury Racecourse tonight. 

The horse, trained by Pat Phelan, will run in the 6.10pm race and is favoured at 9/1.  

Also racing in the same race on the day of the referendum is 'Cautious Choice' at 33/1.

Moving away from the European Union to Euro 2016 the racecourse has had to refund tickets to people who backed the Republic of Ireland. 

In the run up to the match, the racecourse promoted a special ticket offer for tonight's Pump Technology Irish Night.

The special promo code earned nearly 200 people a refund after Ireland pulled off a 1-0 win over Italy last night; sending them through to the last 16 of the tournament. 

Newbury's Head of Communications, Andy Clifton, said: "Last night's game was an incredible spectacle and the amazing spirit of the Irish team and their fans was a joy to watch. 

"I'm delighted that plenty of those fans took advantage of our ticket offer and will now be coming racing tonight free of charge, although I think I might be in a bit of trouble with the finance director."

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