MEMBERS OF C (CHESHIRE YEOMANRY) SQUADRON, THE QUEEN’S OWN YEOMANRY REGIMENT TO GUARD SILVERWARE AT THE BOODLES MAY FESTIVAL
Members of the Regiment have been in attendance across the three days for the Boodles May Festival to guard the silverware presented to winning connections of all races, adding an element of prestige to proceedings.
Racegoers have looked on as a Lance Guard from the Regiment escorted trophies between the Parade Ring, the Trophy Room and amongst the crowds in the Paddock side of the Racecourse – there may even be opportunity for a quick photo!
The Cheshire Yeomanry, an Army Reserve unit based at Fox Barracks on the outskirts of Chester, has a long history with the Race Company as previous Chairman of the Racecourse, Lord Leverhulme joined the Regiment during the Second World War. Philip Lever, the third and last Viscount Leverhulme was the longest serving Lord Lieutenant in the country and was well known for his passion for philanthropy and racing. The Leverhulme stand at Chester Racecourse was built in honour of Chester’s previous Chairman in 1994.
The Regiment have been escorting the historic trophies to the winners enclosure for all races during the three day meeting, including the momentous 188BET Chester Cup, a prize for one of the feature races. Established in 1824, the iconic race is sponsored by 188BET at the Boodles May Festival this year.
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