ARABIAN Racing is in the spotlight at the second year of Chester Racecourse's August Festival of Racing, Food & Drink.
A race under the auspices of the Arabian Racing Organisation will be run on each of the first two days.
Tomorrow it's an open race over a distance of just under a mile while, on the following day, there's a handicap race for apprentice riders over ten furlongs.
Each of the Arabian races - a sport that's rapidly growing in popularity - will be run prior to the start of scheduled thoroughbred racing.
The cameras of Channel 4 attheraces will be at The Roodee to cover the action on Saturday when there is prize money on offer of more than £100,000.
All of Saturday races are sponsored by Betfair, far and away Britain's leading betting exchange - an online phenomenon through which punters can bet on horses and act as bookmaker.
The inaugural August Festival 12 months ago - a showcase and celebration of all that's best about the food and drink industry in the North West - attracted a healthy audience over the three days.
Supported by North West Fine Foods, Made in Cheshire, and the Northwest Food Alliance, the event is being promoted throughout the city centre this month.
* Admission to the County Stand Concourse is £25 (tomorrow and Friday) and £30 (Saturday), to Tattersalls & Paddock £17 (tomorrow and Friday) and £20 (Saturday), for the Dee Stand £7 on each day and for the Open Course £5 on each day. First race times are scheduled for 1.45pm, 1.40pm and 2.25pm. As well as via the website (www.chester-races.co.uk), badges can be bought on the racecourse's credit card hotline on 01244 304610 which is open between 9am and 4.45pm Mondays to Fridays. General inquiries to email@example.com.