THE second August Festival of Racing, Food & Drink is next on the menu at Chester Roodee following the success of the race-course's family funday last Sunday.
The inaugural August Festival 12 months ago - a showcase and celebration of what is best about food and drink 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 during the month.
Highlights of the three days include a speciality food and drink marquee next to the racecourse paddock, a wide range of regional food and drink producers and cookery demonstrations by leading chefs.
Meanwhile, trainer Sir Michael Stoute is considering the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in Paris at the beginning of October for Philip Leverhulme Dee Stakes and Epsom Derby winner Kris Kin.
Though third to Irish Derby victor Alamshar in Ascot's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, the colt still ran impressively after a faltering start.
And Richard Johnson increased his lead over the injured Tony Mc-Coy in the 2003Ú4 National Hunt Jockeys' Championship at Bangor-on-Dee's latest meeting.
The challenger is to be in action again at the next fixture on Saturday, August 16 but the current champion is still likely to be laid-up.
The Festival of Racing, Food & Drink will be between Thursday, 28 and Saturday, 30 August, including Ladies' Day on Saturday. Badges can be bought from the website - www. chester-races.co.uk or the racecourse's credit card hotline on 01244 304610.
The next fixture at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse is on the afternoon of Saturday, August 16. More information is available on the website - www. BangorOnDeeR-aces.co.uk or from the racecourse on 01978 780323.