Jumpers start at Town Moor

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DONCASTER stages its first National Hunt meeting of the 2011-12 season with The Countryside Race Day on Friday.

This new November fixture is the first of 10 scheduled race days over jumps at the track this season.

Before the opening race at 12.50 pm there’s a seven furlong contest for horses ridden by hunt supporters bidding to have the Hunting Act repealed.

There will also be a parade of hounds from hunts including Badsworth & Bramham Moor.

The feature races are The Stowford Press Handicap Chase, The visittheconistonhall.com Skipton North Yorkshire Novices’ Chase and The Mirror Punters Club Novices’ Handicap Chase.

The next meeting at Doncaster is th Victor Chandler Christmas Meeting on Friday and Saturday, December 9-10, followed by another new fixture on Thursday, December 29.