On Good Friday, I visited the Lambourn Open Day to see the local racing yards and the events programme in the afternoon. Nicky Henderson's yard was a real treat where we could look at the wonderful heroes of the racing world, including Bob's Worth, Long Run, Shakalakaboomboom and many others in their stables.
During the afternoon, we were able to see the parade of the horses including Kauto Star (above middle), Sprinter Sacre, Present View and Toast of New York. The Household Cavalry (above right) gave a stunning display immaculately performed which was then followed by schooling sessions on the gallops. The afternoon ended with a show jumping competition with top jockeys and soldiers of The Household Cavalry battling against each other. Mick Fitzgerald was on hand to provide some of the commentary too. The weather stayed fine and everyone seemed to enjoy the day.