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And they’re off! The flat racing season hit the ground running with a warm welcome from families in Doncaster.

The borough’s Town Moor racecourse put on a family fun day to celebrate the new season, which started with the Betway Lincoln meeting over the weekend.

The famous fixture traditionally marks the start of Britain’s flat season and has long been a highlight of the borough’s racing calendar, attracting thousands of race-goers each year looking to enjoy a top class sporting and social occasion.

On Saturday, racegoers stayed behind to hear musical entertainment from top impersonator, Elvis2 and to take part in a nine dart challenge with darts legend Dennis Priestley, from Mexborough.

On the second day of the meeting, Sunday, families were also be able to enjoy a spring day out as part of the racecourse’s first family themed event of the year at the Easter Family Fun Day.

Admission was free for children and the event featured entertainment for all the family including fairground rides, a colouring competition and a children’s disco.

Kieran Gallagher, executive director at Doncaster Racecourse, said: “The Lincoln weekend is always a highlight of the racing calendar as it kick starts the flat season in scintillating style.”

He said it was a popular weekend at the racecourse for both parents and children alike.