Prince William’s July Racecourse stag party visit

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Prince William paid his first visit to Newmarket’s July Racecourse on Saturday with friends as part of a stag party.

The prince who now lives just an hour away on the Queen’s Sandringham estate and recently took up his role flying the East Anglian Air Ambulance based in Cambridge, spent much of his time at the track in the pavilions on the opposite side of the course to the stands as a guest of his friend Steve Maclean. And he was on hand to see Pacify, owned by his father the Prince of Wales and trained by Ralph Beckett romp home by 10 lengths in the two-runner Greenhall’s Gin Handicap.

Racecourse boss Amy Starkey said: “We heard he was coming the night before and he came through the public entrance just like everyone else. It was great that his father’s horse won our last race.”