Saddle up for National ride
Published:  02 November, 2007

Scottish & Newcastle UK is giving 10 members of the public the chance to train as jockeys and ride in a charity race at the Grand National for the second time next year.

This year's John Smith's People's Race attracted more than 3,000 entries in 10 days and raised more than £100,000 for charity - and S&N hopes to raise five times as much next year.

The competition will be promoted on packs of John Smith's, and entries can be made online at johnsmiths.co.uk and ladbrokes.co.uk, or in Ladbrokes shops, between now and Dec 7.

A shortlist of 32 will be selected to start training and

whittled down to 10

to race at Aintree.

John Smith's drinkers who don't make it into the race will have the chance to win tickets to the Grand National.

Marketing director Sarah Warby (pictured with Clare Balding at last year's launch) said: " Our role as sponsor of the John Smith's Grand National provides us with a unique opportunity to offer ordinary members of the public the chance to become part of Aintree racing history."




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