Super Cider Saturday really strikes a chord with people in this part of the world and rightly so, the meeting taking place in mid-August during the peak of the flat racing season when Bath’s unique firm ground is at its rattling fast best.
Hats, braces, cider and proper West Country style are the order of the day here as the live racing are complemented by live music performances, including from Somerset legends The Wurzels.
This is the classic case of the official standard of racing mattering not a jot, as one of the best atmospheres of the summer abounds while a seven-race card of mostly Class 4, 5 and 6 races takes place. The feature event is the one-mile handicap worth £8,000, a competitive event often featuring some fine older handicappers.
The cleverest part of this fixture is its twilight scheduling, meaning the action starts late afternoon and carries on into the evening.