David Walliams has teamed up with young actor Billy Jenkins to launch Great British Racing’s ‘Horsing Around’, a series of comedy sketches to promote racing’s incredible offer that Under 18s Race Free (accompanied by a fee paying adult). The two stars feature in five short episodes showcasing a brilliant day out at the races.
Walliams, a Britain’s Got Talent judge and star of hit sketch show ‘Little Britain,’ plays the embarrassing father of ‘The Crown’ actor Jenkins in the sketches set on a racecourse.
Watch part one of ‘Horsing Around’ below.
Keen to teach his father about a brilliant day at the races, Billy has to endure his father’s bumbling character in a series of scenes. Episode two sets the tone as David gets to grips with the art of picking a winner in the parade ring. Something tells me it might be a while until he’s picking winners though!
The third part of the series sees the first of our racing professionals star as a previous Champion Jockey bumps into the two of them outside the weighing room!
Keep your eyes peeled for the subsequent 2 episodes which will be released across the summer racing season, to showcase racing’s truly unique Under 18s Race Free offering.
There are more than 200 racedays up and down the country over the school holidays, including more than 30 individual family days. As well as thrilling action on track, racecourses provide a range of additional activities for under 18s including pony rides, the chance to meet a racehorse and fairground attractions, making it a great and affordable day out for all.
If you’re looking for a way to spend quality time together as a family over the summer then look no further than an action-packed day at your local racecourse to keep boredom at bay and the kids happy. What’s more – Under 18s really do race free!*
To stay in touch with all Under 18s Race Free content head to the dedicated U18s Race Free website. You’ll find a plethora of information alongside a number of interactive quizzes and games!