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Isle of Wight holiday 'could include island's Grand National'

Fri 22 Oct 2010

Isle of Wight holiday 'could include island's Grand National'

Holidaymakers heading to the Isle of Wight next spring could find themselves laying a bet on a local version of a famous steeplechase.

The Isle of Wight Grand National takes place on March 27th 2011 and equine enthusiasts can win cash on the sweepstake, as well as enjoying a series of amateur races.

Catch a ride to the venue aboard the Steam Railway in Havenstreet, close to Ryde, before taking a prime spot from which to catch a piece of the action.

Meanwhile, those who have worked up an appetite simply watching the horse events might want to sample the delights at a speciality farm in the Arreton Valley.

The Garlic Farm is dedicated to the foodstuff and according to the attraction's owner, Colin Boswell, the best time to visit is during March, the Telegraph reports.

And on choosing to pursue a career in growing and celebrating the flavoursome bulbs, Mr Boswell said: "Garlic just had an excitement and a curiosity about it."

Posted by Louise Parkes  ADNFCR-3083-ID-800136350-ADNFCR

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