Warhorse at Fontwell

The National Theatre’s production of Warhorse is making a visit to Fontwell Park racecourse.

Topthorn, the show’s black stallion, along with Captain Nicholls will be on parade before to the first race at Fontwell today Sunday, February 26.

Racegoers will have the chance to come face to face with the life-like puppets throughout the day and learn more about the making of the hit West End play.

General manager Holly Glover said: “I am thrilled that the Warhorse production can join us for our All About The Horse race day. It completes a great family day we are promoting here at Fontwell Park and will give visitors the chance to see these amazing puppets up close.

“This adds to an already exciting programme of entertainment in place for the All About The Horse race day, themed around a fantastic booklet by Love The Races and aimed at broadening the understanding of horseracing. Visitors will have the chance to meet Monsignor the racehorse, enjoy a pony ride, learn the tricks of the trade from a farrier and even have a go on a racehorse simulator to experience some of the challenges faced by a jockey.”

For more information, visit www.fontwellpark.co.uk.