Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next month.

Rowley Mile
Monday June 9th 2014

Some beautiful sunshine in countdown to Royal Ascot next Tuesday.

Pic: Ron Wallwork holds up the Queen's Baton as Newmarket mayor Rachel Hood and the crowd look on.

David Milnes "Great privilege' for Moore to carry games baton wearing royal silks"

"RYAN MOORE was centre of attention as the Queen's Baton Relay passed through Newmarket's Rowley Mile racecourse on the latest leg of its 190,000km journey to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next month.


"Watched by a crowd of more than 1,000, including his own children Toby and Sophie, Moore donned the Queen's silks for his part in the relay as he carried the baton aloft while trotting down the Rowley Mile on racehorse D'Arcy Indiana.


"Moore said::  "It's a great privilege to be asked to carry the Queen's Baton and be  part of a  great event. There has been a great turnout and thank you to Amy Weaver for providing the horse, who was as good as gold. I'm looking forward to putting on these colours again at Royal Ascot next week, where Estimate and Bold Sniper are set to run.


"Earlier the crowd, which included new mayor of Newmarket Rachel Hood, caught their first glimpse of the baton as it was carried into the members' enclosure by Ron Wallwork. Winner of the  20km walk at the Commonwealth Games in Jamaica in 1966, Walwork has  racing connections as he is a former steward of the Astley Club, the renowned local facility for stable staff.


"He said: "This is quite emotional  for me as I can now remember what it was like to be on that podium in Kingston, Jamaica, all those years ago. "


"After leaving Newmarket, the baton went east to Bury St Edmunds on another leg of its journey, which will end on the opening day of the games on July 23.

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