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Lady Hilda Clarke, 1929 - 2015

Fri, Sep 18, 2015

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Lady Hilda Clarke passed away on Wednesday evening. Lady Clarke was part of Uttoxeter's rich heritage for 30 years; initially as wife to the Racecourse Chairman but since Sir Stanley's passing in 2004 she has been Patron of the Racecourse.

Lady Clarke was a box holder at the course and also a race sponsor but her real pleasure was her racehorses, especially when they ran here at Uttoxeter.

Lady Clarke had 7 winners last season including 2 wins with Minella Present here at Uttoxeter in October.

Since 1988 Lady Clarke had a total of 93 winners in her own name, in addition to those she shared with the late Sir Stanley which included Lord Gyllene winning the 1997 Grand National.

In memory of Lady Clarke we will be holding a minute's silence in the Parade Ring before the first race on Sunday.

Due to a divided race we now have an 8 race card with 80 horses declared with the first race now 'under starters orders' at 1.40pm. Gates Open at 12noon.

David MacDonald
Executive Director

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