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It turns out horse racing and trading recycled materials are strikingly similar. There are highs, there are lows, it’s incredibly fast-paced and afterwards, you’ll likely end up at the bar.

Given the kinship, Monday the 3rd of October saw around 75 members of the Recycling Association descend upon Stratford-On-Avon racecourse. All the races were sponsored by member companies with each race taking place under the sponsor’s name.

2:10 pm saw the Newport Recycling Novices’ Hurdles, the largest race of the day. It was a fiercely contended race, however, it was clinched by a 5-year-old french pedigree, Master Dancer. Having raced most of the track in the second position, Master Dancer took the lead in the final turn and finished comfortably ahead of the rest of the pack. Giving an equally impressive performance was winning jockey Harry Bannister, who after a fall earlier in the day, looked calm and composed as he sealed the win. Not content with just winning the race, Master Dancer also took the Newport Recycling sponsored prize for the best turned-out horse.

Newport Recycling would like to extend our thanks to everyone at the Recycling Association, not only for raising the profile of the recycling industry but also for their continued effort to put on and host such spectacular events.