THE winner of a competition to name a racehorse has sampled the high life at Chester Races as part of their prize.
Rosemary Burns, of Western Avenue, Blacon, and her husband Tom met the Lord Mayor of Chester, Cllr Brian Bailey and sampled a celebration lunch at the Roodee, as part of their prize with Chester Racing Club.
Mrs Burns, who won her prize for suggesting the name Admiral of the Dee, met the Lord Mayor of Chester, who is also the Admiral of the Dee, a title which dates back to 1354 and involves overseeing the River Dee.
Rosemary also stroked the forelock of the new equine Admiral of the Dee, the horse she named and won a share in.
David Pickering, director of Chester Race Company and founding member of Chester Racing Club, said: “We enjoyed a fantastic day’s racing for what was the last day at Chester this year. We were impressed by the number and quality of the competition entries and would like to thank all Chronicle readers for their suggestions.”
He added: “We hope Admiral of the Dee will continue his winning streak with his winning name now that it has been cleared by the British Racing Authority.”
The Admiral of the Dee is part of Chester Racing Club’s racing syndicate and is a two-year-old bay colt by Catcher in the Rye, stabled with Rob Lloyd’s Racing Stables.