A Day At The Races

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In the first of five programmes this week about enthusiasts who enjoy racing in one form or another, Jo Morris meets the members of an exclusive club for ladies who have a passion for horses.

Caled the Ladies Who Race, it was formed by Mary, widow of racing commentator Michael Seth Smith.

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In the second of five programmes about enthusiasts who enjoy racing in one form or another, Jo Morris meets 17-year-old Sarah Stanmore as she prepares to tackle the English schools cross-country championship.

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In the third of five programmes about enthusiasts who enjoy racing in one form or another, Jo Morris meets ten-year-old Jenna Barnes and her family.

Three generations of the Barnes family have been smashing and crashing their way around the stock car racing circuit for years.

Does the fear of them hurting themselves spoil their enjoyment?

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In the fourth of five programmes about enthusiasts who enjoy racing in one form or another, Jo Morris meets the Cole Norton Dragon Boat Team, run with military precision by ex-army men Paul and Tony.

Will the heavy rain of the past month put a dampener on their training and mean that the most exciting race of the season is called off?

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In the last of five programmes about enthusiasts who enjoy racing in one form or another, Jo Morris meets Louis Llewellyn and the men of Ryhope Pigeon Club.

It is the first race of the season and a tense time for pigeon men as they put their prize beauties to the test.