SATURDAY MUSIC NIGHTS LINE-UP AT HAYDOCK PARK RACECOURSE
THE spring and
summer schedule of Saturday music nights at Haydock Park Racecourse
was announced as the venue prepared for its first evening horse racing
of the year. INXS, Hot Chocolate and Boogie Nights top the
bills on the 3 dates at the end of April and in June and July.
Concerts after evening racing have proved most popular at Haydock
Park in recent years, and 2007 is set to be no exception.
* Boogie Nights are first up on Saturday 28 April 2007;
* INXS are the crowd pullers on Saturday 23 June 2007;
* And Hot Chocolate climax the summer on Saturday 21 July 2007.
Boogie Nights will take racecourse visitors back in time to when
platform shoes, mirror balls and flares were hip. They perform
classic disco hits, featuring music from artists as Earth Wind And
Fire, Kool And The Gang, Michael Jackson, and the Bee Gees.
INXS are one of the world's greatest rock bands of the last 25
years, selling more than 30 million records across the world, and
Haydock Park is part of their European tour.
The only band to have had a record in the British charts every year
in the 1970s, Hot Chocolate are most famous for their hit You Sexy
Dickon White, the racecourse's managing director, said:- "This
is a great line-up of acts to entertain the crowds after Saturday
night racing this spring and summer."
The opening music night on Saturday 28 April 2007 is also the 1st fixture
of the Flat racing season at the racecourse, with the 1st race at
5.45pm. The last is at 8.15pm, after which Boogie Nights come on
RACECOURSE ADMISSION DETAILS FOR EACH MUSIC NIGHT
Admission is £8 to the Newton Enclosure, £16 to Tattersalls, £27 to
the County Enclosure, and £41 to the Premier Enclosure.
children aged under 16 enter free.
Senior citizens and students,
with appropriate identification, enter Tattersalls and the Newton
Enclosure at half price.
More details are available at web site
Southport's F2 Sidecar Racing Team Starts Well For 2007 Seasion
Photographs by Eric Rimmer
THE Southport based F2 Sidecar
team Claire Hopkins and Steve Brooks have started the seasion off
well coming sixth at the 21 April 07, Wirral 100, that was held at
Oulton Park. Abbey Racing, whose name was taken from Abbey Hopkins
and her Sheepy did fantasticly well last year succuring Claire's
first Championship win and the hope to build on that success this
"How excited was I!!!! Friday
night I was like a coiled spring could not wait for the 1st race of
the season. After speaking to Steve to confirm the bike was ok and
we were all set for Saturday 21 April 07. I packed the bambi and off
I set. The weather was fantastic and a full grid of 29 entries for
the sidecars. Not just a big grid but a quality one as well, we were
up against top guys like Nicky Crowe & Dan Sayle, Dave Holden &
Jaques, and many more. Steve gave me a scare when he showed up with
a badly bruised thumb but it didn’t hinder his performance during
Practice was a bit hairy, we
looked the part in our new leathers but unfortunately they were so
slippery I had difficulty staying in the chair, this made my arms
pump up and I needed to stop Steve after four laps. I found out
later that Dan Sayle had the same problem and we both solved it by
sticking non slip strips on the chair, supplied by ‘Team Past It’,
thank you Robin & Annette. Unfortunately even though I changed into
my old leathers I was still holding on too tight for the 1st race
and again I experienced the pain of arm pump in lap 4. Steve needed
to slow down to give me a chance to get over for the lefts I was not
a happy bunny when we came in! Steve assured me that we got a good
position 6th. The 2nd race was the same again with pumped up arms in
lap 4, again we got 6th place.
On reflection the times were fantastic, in fact we averaged 82.101
which is almost 5 miles an hour more than we did last season; not
bad for 1st race of 07. Hopefully the arm pump was just a one off."
Claire told us.