CHESTER Racecourse saw horses of all kinds at Saturday's Autumn Festival meeting.

As well as the usual racecard which saw seven races throughout a sunny afternoon, there was also a special panto horse race held.

The charity event was in aid of the Hospice of the Good Shepherd, and was presented by former footballer turned racing stables owner Michael Owen.

Speaking before the event, Louise Stewart, Chief Executive at Chester Racecourse, commented: “The work of the hospice within our local community is so important.

"Most of us know someone – a loved one, colleague or neighbour – who has benefitted from the skills and commitment of the hospice team. As soon as the idea of the pantomime horse race was mentioned, we knew we wanted to get behind it.”

See a gallery above of the action from the day, with photos taken by Simon Warburton.