Five-times British Champion Jockey Willie Carson was on fine form as he delighted crowds at last weekend’s LDF International Polo event at Chester Racecourse.

After presenting the award to the best player, the 73-year-old he nimbly jumped on the back of the Best Playing Pony, some 19 years after his retirement from professional racing.

Over his career, Carson rode an hugely impressive 3,828 winners and was the only jockey to have ridden a horse he bred, Minister Son, to victory in the St Leger Stakes in 1988.

Carson, who served as chairman of Swindon Town Football Club from 2001 to 2007, was present at the annual LDF International, sponsored by Ewloe-based finance provider LDF, where spectators were treated to an action packed two days of polo in the glorious sunshine.

The Stella Artois team retained their winners title for the second consecutive year after an exciting final against Boodles reaching a 5-5 draw, with Stella Artois taking the win with a golden goal.

Polo returns to Chester Racecourse for the England International Polo on September 4/5. For more information or to experience the day, visit .